Functional Movement

Building a new movement model for a sustainable you


April 12-14, 2019

Fri 5-9PM • Sat 9-5PM • Sun 9-5PM

Location: Calgary, AB

Yoga is a living tradition and continues to evolve as our understanding grows. One of the wonderful qualities of modern postural yoga is the variety of movement that we explore each time we step onto a yoga mat.
As humans, we are designed to move! However, our modern lifestyles, with furniture and lots of screen time, reduce the amount and variety of movement we get in any given day. Because of this, many of the yoga poses we practice either reinforce movement patterns we have adopted, or are not accessible to us in a safe and functional way because of our modern lifestyles.
This exploration of Function Movement brings a new and more current perspective to postural yoga (our yoga poses) by incorporating the latest research in movement science to help you and your students move better and practice asana in an intelligent and sustainable way. Join us for a weekend filled with in-depth information that blends biomechanics, asana, movement and alignment studies through a variety of exercises designed to awaken and restore functional movement to our bodies

Key Concepts

Receive hands-on guidance for addressing some of the postural habits and conditions that our modern lifestyle generates. We will explore exercises covered in the book, Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman, M.S. as well as key exercises from Gert Van Leeuwen’s book, Yoga Critical Alignment.
You will also learn how to:
• Explore functional movement from the lens of yoga asana
• Update yoga poses with new anatomy and movement science that supports the long-term health of you and your students
• Address common modern-day sources of stiffness, weakness and pain such as computer neck and shoulders, low back and buttock weakness, knee issues and more.
• Explore alignment of your feet, knees, hips, spine, shoulders and neck independently of the yoga poses and then explore how to incorporate your new-found alignment awareness into the poses themselves.
• Use new props, such as the spinal strap and half cylinder to identify and address movement blind spots
• Unpack the differences between yoga alignment and biomechanical alignment
• Expand your awareness and gain insight on your own asana and movement practices
• Understand and appreciate the importance of healthy movement and learn how to incorporate it into your day in a way that supports your long-term wellness.

What Will You Gain From This Workshop

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With this Functional Movement workshop, you will learn what it means to have a sustainable yoga practice, where you can maintain mobility, strength and balance as you move both on your yoga mat and off. Explore what functional movement feels like in your own body. You will also accumulate:
• 18 in person classroom hours, including daily asana practice
• Course notes
• Continued Education (CE) credits with Yoga Alliance
• Knowledge of human movement, how to observe bodies and design a yoga practice that supports the health of your joints and connective tissues
• Knowledge of how to use Functional Movement exercises in your classes
• Inquiry and insight into your asana practice
• A community of like-minded seekers to share your path with
• Access to a shared drive with literature and multimedia for further studies

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Course Information

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Location: Journey Yoga, Calgary, AB
Dates: April 12 – 14, 2019
Class Times: Friday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Faculty: Nora Maskey

Payment: $365 (included in 300/500HR program tuition*)
*This program is a part of our 300/500HR Yoga Teacher Training and can be taken on its own or towards a certification.

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