Yoga Deconstructed with Trina Altman
November 14-15, 1-8pm
Yoga Deconstructed® Is a Dynamic Expansion of Traditional Asana
These classes will take you on a creative journey filled with endless, playful, and purposeful possibilities. Yoga Deconstructed® incorporates corrective exercise, somatics, and modern movement science to help you and your students stay injury-free and improve strength, mobility, and coordination.
Saturday, November 14, 1-4pm: Put Some Swoosh in Your Toosh
Having strong gluteal muscles can help prevent injury and decrease back pain. But too many times, we’re getting lax in the back – letting our butts develop “gluteal amnesia,” a muscular imbalance that can overwork the hamstrings, hip flexors, and lower-back muscles, leading to pain and weakness. This Yoga Deconstructed®workshop will dispel myths about what to do with your derriere in yoga poses and help you put some swoosh back in your tush. Free your hips so that you can sashay your way to a better behind.
- Learn how, why, and when to use your glutes during your yoga practice, daily life, and other fitness endeavors.
- Explore self-massage techniques, targeted stretches, and corrective exercises
- Connecting the upper and lower extremities to your spine and pelvis
Discover how to build mobility without sacrificing stability using novel exercises that explore dynamic multi-directional movement in the transverse plane. This Yoga Deconstructed® workshop will teach you the foundational principles for adding load, improving strength, and enhancing coordination, so you can master new motor patterns in a slow, mindful way, and be better prepared to load in the transverse plane.
- Creating segmental rotation.
- Using rotation to improve balance and stability.
- Accessing rotation through cross body patterning (crawling and gait).
Pelvic stability is necessary for pain free movement during your yoga practice and activities of everyday life. Modern movement science is now finding that pelvic stability requires more than drawing the navel to the spine and engaging the transverse abdominis. While isolated strength training for the pelvis and core can be beneficial, you also need to practice connecting the upper and lower extremities to your pelvis in a coordinated and functional way to experience true stability and address SI joint dysfunction.
In this Yoga Deconstructed® workshop, you will learn preventative strategies as well as a vast array of dynamic and static exercises that will keep your SI Joint stable and strong. Whether you have sacroiliac dysfunction, or just want to keep the low back area safe during your yoga practice, this workshop is for you.Sunday, November 15, 5-8pm: UnWreck Your Neck
The daily grind might just be wrecking your neck. Most of us spend a large portion of our days glued to a computer screen or texting on the phone. Unfortunately your cervical spine bears the brunt of this repeated stress and strain which often leads to stiffness, painful tension and decreased range of motion. Unwreck Your Neck hands you the tools to undo the damage and prevent further injury.
Think of this workshop as a cervical oasis, a place where you’ll learn self-massage techniques using specialized balls to reduce tension in the muscles and fascia of your knotty neck and upper back.
Soothed, you’ll be ready to address all the tissues of your neck, shoulders and forearms with a detailed focus on your deep neck flexors—the “core” of your neck. Expect to have “a-ha” light-bulb moments as you unveil body blind spots while learning how to change your daily habits to set a new foundation for a healthy, happy neck.
Soothing somatic exercises and myofascial release techniques are also included.All four workshops are appropriate for all levels and qualify for Yoga Alliance CEC’s.
All 4 workshops $230 Before 10/24 • $280 Thereafter
Single workshop $75
Space is limited! Pre-registration suggested.
Please call 626-403-3961