Knock Me Off My Feet (If You Can)
In the structure of the body, the plantar surface of the foot connects to the ground and is the base for evolution. Generating stability and support at our root in a fast-paced society is valuable. Paying attention to our bones and connective tissues can regulate our nervous system, increase circulation, and improve breathing.
Taking a journey through the geography of our feet and its correlation to our knee joints is sure to benefit awareness in posture, old habits, and provide insight in how to use our base in an intelligent way, to awaken channels in the subtle body. With exercises and standing postures, we will explore range of motion, nourish small bones, bring structural integrity, and strengthen ligaments and the muscles surrounding the joints. Paying attention to our feet provides structure and organization to the entire body.
Through a variety of floor, seated, and standing drills, we will access our base using props such as blankets, blocks, tune up balls, belts, and the wall.
This workshop is open to all levels, even those with no experience with yoga asanas.
It is recommended to bring a set of tune up balls, available in studio.
A Pain in the Neck (And How To Get Rid of It)
Do you suffer from neck/shoulder pain? Have you tried stretching exercises, massage, acupuncture, or other passive therapies with only short-term results? If the answer is yes, this workshop may be what you need.
There’s proof that only stretching your neck won’t fix the aches and pains. The neck muscles and tissues need strength to support the load of the head and better your posture.
In this workshop, we will be specifically working exercises and sequences to bring awareness and strengthen neck muscles, shoulder joints, and rewire the load we place in our tissues around the area.
We will be using therapy balls, blocks, straps, the wall, among other props to do this. Many exercises will be supine, others sitting, and standing as well. This is a workshop that welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to learn how to decompress, relax, and apply easy ideas to feel better in one of the areas where we hold the most tension.
Not Your Mama’s Hip Mobility Workshop
Have you suffered of tight hips? Do you feel your lower back being compressed when driving? Have you tried hip opening postures that feel unattainable?
This workshop is an opportunity to explore and deepen range of movement, develop strength around the hip joint muscles, access scar tissue, find how understanding the hip joint function can help your daily standing-walking habits, and give you the chance to rewire some old patterns.
Through a variety of floor, seated, and standing exercises, we will gradually access the joints, strengthen, and make space in the hip area. Many of the postures are not usual asanas but simple mobile ways to fire up hip muscles, joints, and give space to the lower back. We will use chairs, blocks, blankets, therapy balls, and belts.
It is required to bring a “resistance loop band,” also called Theraband, for some of the practices we will do.