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2021 Workshops for Yoga Teachers

Join me for these lively 3-hour sessions designed to integrate theory and practice via online interaction.  Each of these workshops is on a Saturday afternoon, book via the link and you'll receive the zoom link to join.

Progressive Backbends • 2nd Jan 2021

Hey there, backbending! You snuck up on me so softly, I almost didn't recognise you. That is the spirit of this workshop: organising the filaments of body fabric in just the right arrangement for our effort to pour through harmoniously.

Using props and re-progression techniques, participants will learn a series of backbend preparations ranging from relatively effortless to more effortful. We will focus on learning appropriate ways to reinforce the body's constraints to foster safer backbending techniques in practice for teachers and students. £30 (normal discounts apply)

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The Hip Filament • 6th Feb 2021

The hip is a filamentous flow of tissue that cascades through the diaphragm anteriorly, continuous with the thoracolumbar fascia posteriorly. When we treat it like a waterfall, rather than a bolt or screw, we can tap into the mindset of new paradigm movement.
Using props and progression techniques, participants will learn an approach to awakening hip awareness.
Paired participants will explore how to adjust others in the external hip spirals, and everyone will learn a few ideas for self-adjustment at home. £30 (normal discounts apply)

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Shoulder Care • 6th March 2021

No matter how 'strong' we are, the shoulder joint is a paradox. It is evolving for mobility, rather than for stability. Yet, in dynamic yoga, we would have them behave more like legs. Why do we do that?
 
From downward dog to handstand, yoga seems to be a project for regressing evolution to make our arms into a second set of legs (and vice versa). In this specialist online workshop, participants will learn how to work with the natural spirals in the shoulder to help ease the upper limbs into a greater range of motion for a lifetime of stability. £30 (normal discounts apply)
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Core Restoration • 3rd April 

Your core is a state of mind, not an anatomical region. We can expand and find core, we can converge and find core; stability is the essence of core.

Using props and progression techniques, participants will revise their understanding of "firmness" as part of the journey toward recalibrating the experience of strength. This workshop is suitable for those with some experience of yoga, especially designed with yoga teachers in mind. Anyone practising with a partner from home will be encouraged to try the paired options. £30 (normal discounts apply)

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Thoracic Space Exploration • 1st May 

My longest-running workshop on a pet topic of many a hobbled Ashtangi! So you wanted your heels in Kapotasana, and it felt good to hinge at your lumbar, you say? Until one day... it didn't? Or maybe it never felt like anything but torture.

Whatever the case, backbends ain't about bending your lumbar; rather the opposite! Let's support posterior pelvic tilt and learn how to rotate our shoulders to get that chest-bursting lovebeams to the moon. It is time to feel the spirals of the scapulothoracic rhythm. Bring your unicorn. £30 (normal discounts apply)

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Live Virtual Dissections 2021 

Gut-Brain Sliding Doors

Friday, Jan 8th • 16:00 GMT • 60 mins • Join Karen K with Joanne Avison around the digital cadaver to look at the contents of the ventral cavity: the abdominal organs. We'll consider the fascial containers and embryological origins of the tissues. 
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45-min presentation with 15 mins Q&A. Yoga Alliance CPD digital certificate provided.
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£30 

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The Female Pelvis

Chambers within chambers. What about the female pelvis makes us different from the male phenotype? Join Karen and Joanne Avison for a virtual dissection of the Female Pelvis (chambers within chambers). Friday, Feb 12th • 16:00 GMT • 60 mins •
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45-min presentation with 15 mins Q&A. Yoga Alliance CPD digital certificate provided.
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£30

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Hands to the Heart

Join Jo Avison and Karen K for a live and lush Virtual Dissection of the hand and forearm filament as continuous with the shoulder. Marvel at the mobility as we fade away the layers to expose regions of interest like the carpal tunnel.
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45-min presentation with 15 mins Q&A. Yoga Alliance CPD digital certificate provided.
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£30

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Foot to the Floor

Friday, April 23rd • 16:00 GMT • 60 mins • Join Karen K and Jo Avison around the digital cadaver for a Virtual Dissection of the ankle filament. We'll consider the fascial containers, neurovasculature, and embryological origins of the tissues. Karen and Jo will discuss the anatomy as related to yoga practice and movement in general. 
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45-min presentation with 15 mins Q&A. Yoga Alliance CPD digital certificate provided.
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£30

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Anatomy Core Concepts L1

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