Body of Bliss™ – Experiential Anatomy
February 1 - 3 | YogaSol, Columbia, MO
EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY takes traditional anatomy study from 2D (books and flashcards) to 3D (the skeleton and muscle models) to movement and function–what really happens in your body. This workshop is for the yoga teacher and curious student seeking a deeper understanding of the anatomy and functional movement in the yoga syllabus of poses. All sessions will have a yoga practice, therapy ball rolling and experiential anatomy exercises.
Saturday AM — THE BREATH
Anatomy of the breath, the three abodes of the breath, diaphragmatic health and fascial release of the muscles of respiration are the focus in this first anatomy-based session. The respiratory muscles are integral to core strength, in addition to their vital role of aiding circulation in the whole of the body, and energetically are foremost in the flow of prana in the body.
Saturday PM — THE AXIAL SKELETON
Experiential Anatomy II focuses on muscles, bones and directions of movement for joints in the axial skeleton. Application to yoga postures, breathing techniques and exercises to both isolate and integrate movement patterns are explored in a playful and creative way.
Sunday AM— APPENDICULAR SKELETON
Experiential Anatomy III addresses muscles, bones and DOM’s in the appendicular skeleton with a focus on integration of movement with the axial skeleton. Emphasis is on yoga postures and corrective exercises that reveal the body’s “blind spots,” those muscles that tend to be underused, overused, misused and abused.
Sunday PM — FASCIAL TRAINS
Like laser beams that run through the body, the five fascial trains interweave, connect and signal to all aspects of movement and function in the body. Unpack the Anatomy trains of the connective tissue and you’ll find more ease and ability in movment. Yoga postures from this perspective speak to the flow of energy in the subtle body while cultivating integrated movement. Therapeutically, you’ll begin to understand how no injury is isolated, but how it is supported (or not) from its anatomy train.
Note: Yoga Teachers! All sessions are eligible for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, one finds it attached to the rest of the world.” –John Muir
The weekend Body of Bliss workshop in Albuquerque with Bea was AMAZING! I still glow from
the positive energy she continually broadcasts, the wisdom of the teachings she conveys, and
her playfulness. Thank you Bea for being you.