This is Module 11 of the 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited Myofascial Yoga Teacher Training program taught by Christine Wushke. This weekend can be taken on its own as an intensive, can be used as 20 credits toward the 200-hour program, or used towards your Yoga Alliance accredited continuing education. Certificate of completion is available to all participants.
The 3 day Yoga Teacher Training Module will teach you how to place the balls in various poses to get the desired results. We will also go over a number of techniques to effectively release those ‘elastic band’ restrictions, as well as the importance of incorporating rebounding into your yoga sequences.
Rebounding in supine, seated, and standing postures
Understanding unconscious holding patterns, and how to access conscious choice and change through rebounding and unwinding
Sequencing yoga poses to most effectively impact the fascial system
Ball placement in yoga poses
The science of fascia at the cellular and molecular level
Fascial fluid as a ‘liquid crystal’ matrix, the science and the inner journey
DAY 1: MYOFASCIAL YOGA MASTER CLASS
Friday, January 17, 2020
Come join the master class on Myofascial Yoga, ball placement and Myofascial rebounding. The use of gentle pressure is a safe and effective way to engage the fascial system for many whole-body benefits, including tissue hydration, somatic awareness, parasympathetic activation, cognitive flexibility and many more.
Many people understand and love the benefits of long hold poses for engaging the fascial system and strengthening the parasympathetic nervous system. But do you know how rebounding also affects the fascial system? This aspect of self-myofascial release is often the missing link for a movement practice to interconnect the fascial system with the nervous system to create whole-body functional patterns.
What are the benefits of myofascial rebounding? In this workshop, you will both learn the theory and get to experience the many benefits of myofascial rebounding. These gentle oscillations help to retrain elasticity back into overstretched tissues as well as re-train the brain and nervous system toward more functional patterns.
This Master Class is also open to the public and can be taken on its own.
DAY 2 & 3: MODULE 11 - MYOFASCIAL YOGA, LIQUIDS AND BALL PLACEMENT
Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19, 2020
9 am - 5 pm
About 7.5 liters of fluid moves through the extracellular matrix each day. (That’s a lot, considering we only hold 4.5 liters of blood at a time!) When your fascia is restricted, it limits the flow of fluid. Imagine a sponge wrapped up tightly with elastic bands and thrown into a sink full of water: it’s not going to be able to absorb very much.
When we move, stretch, or apply pressure to our body we are squeezing the sponge. If you can successfully allow those deep tissues to let go while you are being squeezed, you loosen the tight elastic. This is why the placement of balls in yoga poses–where and how they apply pressure (squeeze the sponge)–is so important, and why an inner state of mental surrender is so effective for facilitating change.
In addition to adding the element of pressure with soft balls to our yoga practice, we will also explore the benefit of rebounding. Rebounding is the third pillar of myofascial release, and an important aspect to integrate into any movement regimen. In this practice, we tap into the fluid in the cells with rhythmical movements like jostling and rocking to break up habitual holding patterns and restrictions in the fascia.
We already know the effectiveness of using pulse vibrations to break up solid structures (just like when we use sound waves to break up kidney stones with ultrasound equipment); imagine the benefits of utilizing that principle in body movement for releasing stuck fascia.
This Module will teach you how to place the balls in various poses to get the desired results. We will also go over a number of techniques to effectively release those ‘elastic band’ restrictions, as well as the importance of incorporating rebounding into your yoga sequences.
MYOFASCIAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING + MASTER CLASS
3 day training including the Master Class (Friday) and Myofascial Yoga Teacher Training - Module 11 (Saturday & Sunday)
$365 + gst
MYOFASCIAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING - MODULE 11
2 day training (Saturday & Sunday)
$333 + gst
MYOFASCIAL YOGA MASTER CLASS
$65 + gst