Workshop: Practical Anatomy for Yoga, Rasalila Amsterdam

Date

07-03-2012 - 25-04-2012

Time

10.00h - 13.00h

Price

Single workshop: € 40
EARLY BIRD registration before February 7th: € 185
After February 7th: € 210

* Necessary material is included in the prices.

Language

Dutch/English

Location

Rasalila
Tweede Kostverlorenkade 67
Amsterdam

Information and
registration

[email protected]

Payment transfer to:
Rasalila
5229582
o.v.v. Anatomie voor yoga March

Interactive anatomy based on practicality
For Yoga teachers or Yoga students
Based on the teachings of Paul Grilley

Experience, discover and understand the limitations and possibilities of your body to create a secure, personal, deep and adventurous yoga practice with endless possibilities.

Instead of a mere theoretical lecture about basic anatomy, you will in these six practical anatomy sessions interactively discover, compare and learn with the other participants everyone's anatomical possibilities and differences while doing the most common yoga poses.

You will learn:
- To analyse the most common yoga poses.
This includes learning about: the fundamental bones, the types of joints, the movement definitions and the key muscles and ligaments that get stretched and strengthened in a pose. 
- To observe and see that your own physical capabilities and limitations are different from others (differences in range of motion based on ´tension - compression principle´). Which will make you understand why each one of us may need to practice yoga poses differently (form versus function).
- How to adapt and adjust the common yoga poses to your own needs or possibilities (for your own practice) and to the needs and possibilities of others so as to prevent unnecessary injuries.
- To investigate what can be the relevant therapeutical way of doing a certain pose for different bodies. This will enable you to experiment with the poses yourself and/or to give various options to your yoga students if your aim is to teach or deepen your teaching. 

Schedule:
• Wednesday March 7th (10.00h – 13.00h)
* Comparative anatomy focuses on:
- Concepts: compression and tension.
- The bones, joints, muscles, movements and analysis of individual differences of the wrists and elbows.
* Analysis and practice of backbends, inversions, hand and arm balances: Downward Dog, Upward Dog, Chaturanga, Plank Pose, Adho Mukha Vrksasana,  Bakasana. 

• Wednesday March 14th (10.00h – 13.00h)
* Comparative anatomy focuses on:
- Concepts: compression and tension (repetition) axis and extremities (new).
- The bones, joints, muscles, movements and analysis of individual differences of the shoulder girdle.
* Analysis and practice of backbends, inversions and standing poses: Downward Dog,  Pincha Mayurasana, Camatkarasana, Virabhadrasana I, Adho Mukha Vrksasana, Urdhva Hastasana,  Vrksasana.

• Wednesday March 21st (10.00h – 13.00h)
* Comparative anatomy focuses on:
- Concepts: compression and tension (repetition).
- The bones, joints, muscles, movements and analysis of individual differences of the ankles, knees and femur (leg).
* Analysis and practice of various standing and sitting poses: Padmasana, Gomukhasana, Deer Pose, Sleeping Swan, (Supta) Baddha Konasana, Utkatasana, Virasana, Pasasana, , Malasana, Virabhadrasana I.

• Wednesday March 28th (10.00h – 13.00h)
* Comparative anatomy focuses on:
- Concepts: compression and tension (repetition) axis and extremities (repetition).
- The bones, joints, muscles, movements and analysis of individual differences of the femur and pelvis.
* Analysis and practice of various standing and sitting poses: Trikonasana, Ardha Chandrasana, Frog pose, Horse pose, Virabhadrasana II, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Uttanasana, Parsvottanasana, Paschimottanasana, Sleeping Swan, Balasana, Hanumanasana, Prasarita Padottanasana.

• Wednesday April 11th (10.00h – 13.00h)
* Comparative anatomy focuses on:
- Concepts: compression and tension (repetition) axis and extremities (repetition), proportion and orientation (new).
- The bones, joints, muscles (torso: core, back, chest), movements and analysis of individual differences of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
* Analysis and practice of various standing poses, inversions and backbends: Halasana, Salamba Sarvangasana, Salamba Sirsasana, Ustrasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Bhujangasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana.

• Wednesday April 25th (10.00h – 13.00h)
* Comparative anatomy focuses on:
Analysis of the 8 joints and application of the six concepts to various bodies in order to be able to make an ´therapeutic´ yoga practice for all participants.
* A long personalized Yin & Yang Yoga session in which you will stretch, strengthen and stimulate your whole body. This session will consist of the most common yoga poses covered and all the acquired knowledge and insights on the joints and muscles.