Workshop: Yoga Anatomy 1, DelightYoga, Amsterdam

Date

27-01-2013 - 17-02-2013

Time

14.00h - 18.00h

Price

Early Bird 4 sesssions: €180  (till 22nd of December 2012)
Regular 4 sessions: €200 (after 22nd of December 2012)

* Necessary material is included in the prices. 

Language

Dutch/English

Location

Delight Yoga
Weteringschans 53
1017 RW Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 (20) 428 10 91

Information and
registration

To participate in this very special workshop send an email to [email protected] 
Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when transfer is complete.

Interactive anatomy based on practicality (16 hours)
For Yoga teachers or Yoga students
Based on the teachings of Paul Grilley

With José de Groot

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 4 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.

 

If none of us is equal, why do we have to do the yoga poses in the same way? We all know that every body has its limitations and possibilities, but we often forget these individual differences. We get obsessed with pursuing the "perfect" pose and lose sight of the therapeutic effects and potential of each yoga pose for us as individuals. This can ultimately result in a lot of frustration and may cause injuries.

 

To understand why a yoga practitioner can or can not can do a yoga pose, we must learn to look beyond the surface and understand the natural differences in our skeleton which determines how we move

 

You will learn:
- about the bones, the types of joints, range of movement and their definitions that you use while doing a yoga 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. 
- how to adapt and adjust yoga poses to your own needs or possibilities so as to prevent unnecessary injuries. 
- to investigate what can be the relevant therapeutical way of doing a certain pose. This will enable you to experiment with the poses yourself and create your own practice. 

 

Each workshop contains a yoga session that consists of a combination of Yin/Vinysa Yoga. During these sessions you will experience and try out everything you've learned during in each workshop.

 

A unique opportunity to get to know, analyze and use your body in order to deepen your yoga practice!

Notes:
• This workshop is ideal for beginners, advanced Yogis and Yoga teachers who want to understand their body, want to explore its boundaries and want to create a personal and therapeutic practice.
• The anatomical principles apply to all yoga poses, yoga styles and other sports.  

Schedule:

# Sunday January 27th (14.00h – 18.00h)

* Comparative anatomy focuses on:

- Concepts: compression, tension, axis and extremities.

- The bones, joints, muscles, movements and analysis of individual differences of the wrists, elbows and shoulder girdle.

* Analysis and practice of backbends, inversions, hand and arm balances and standing poses like for example: Downward Dog, Upward Dog, Chaturanga, Plank Pose, Adho Mukha Vrksasana,  Bakasana. Pincha Mayurasana, Camatkarasana, Virabhadrasana I, Urdhva Hastasana,  Vrksasana. 

 

# Sunday February 3rd (14.00h – 18.00h)

* Comparative anatomy focuses on:

- Concepts: compression and tension, axis and extremities (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 like for example: Padmasana, Gomukhasana, Deer Pose, Sleeping Swan, (Supta) Baddha Konasana, Utkatasana, Virasana, Pasasana, Malasana, Virabhadrasana I. 

 

# Sunday February 10th (14.00h – 18.00h)
* 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 like for example: Trikonasana, Ardha Chandrasana, Frog pose, Horse pose, Virabhadrasana 2, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Uttanasana, Parsvottanasana, Paschimottanasana, Sleeping Swan, Balasana, Hanumanasana, Prasarita Padottanasana.

 

 # Sunday February 17th (14.00h – 18.00h)

* 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 cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

* Analysis and practice of various standing poses, inversions and backbends like for example: Halasana, Salamba Sarvangasana, Salamba Sirsasana, Ustrasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Bhujangasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana.