Free your body - how to release your fascia to improve your yoga practice.
Sunday, 24 November 2013
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Traditional anatomy has focused on our body as a collection of muscles and bones wired together by ligaments and tendons. Fascia was thought of as the white substance which was 'just the plastic wrap' around the muscles. It is now believed that the role of fascia in movement and activity is just as important, if not moreso, than the muscles. This workshop will introduce the concept of whole-body interconnectedness, how our bodies are actually connected by a large web-like network of fascial structures, from our toes to our nose. These myofascial lines are crucial to healthy movement and in understanding how to prevent or heal pain and dysfunction. This workshop will teach you how to open these myofascial lines using movement, mobilizers and Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) techniques to help improve your yoga practice!
What will you learn?
In this 3-hour workshop you will learn new thoughts on functional anatomy, including the Anatomy Trains or Myosfascial meridians and the concept of tensegrity as it applies to our body. Using this foundation, we will examine the role of fascia in our body and how it relates to both healthy movement and in dysfunction. The concept of Fascial Fitness will be taught and how this applies to yoga practice. Using these concepts, practical methods will be taught using various tools such as foam rollers, massage balls and bands to "free" or "unstick" common problem areas in the body using common yoga postures as our guide.
Who should attend?
This workshop will cover many topics that anyone with an interest in the human body, anatomy and movement will find extremely beneficial. Although we will be using a yoga framework for the practical component, it is not only people with an interest in yoga that will find this workshop helpful. The main groups of people that will benefit from attending this workshop are yoga teachers, yoga students, yoga teacher trainees, pilates instructors and students, physio's, personal trainers, dance teachers, group exercise teachers, martial arts instructors, etc - anyone involved in movement and exercise!
About the Presenter
Trevor Aung Than (Physio, B.Sc) is an Australian trained physiotherapist, presenter and writer. He previously has worked with Cirque du Soleil as a Performance Medicine therapist in Macau, China. In 2011 he trained with Thomas Myers in Hong Kong learning the Anatomy Trains concept which teaches the myofascial meridians. Trevor currently is the Head of Dancer Wellbeing at the West Australian Ballet company and Director of AirYoga, the first and only aerial yoga school in Perth. Trevor has also written fitness and health-related articles for Australian Fitness Network and Australian Physiotherapy Association magazines and presented at the FILEX fitness conference in Sydney 2013. Trevor has combined his knowledge of the Anatomy Trains with movement principles, his physio background and his knowledge of yoga postures into a practical method which can help any practitioner of yoga, pilates, martial arts, dance, etc get more out of their practice!
Before November 3rd - $120
After November 3rd - $140
Before November 3rd with foam roller and massage ball - $180
After November 3rd with foam roller and massage ball - $230
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