INFORM AND INSPIRE
Movement Anatomy and Applying it to a Vinyasa Flow Practice
This week will be a perfect continuing education program for any teachers who want to take their skills to the next level in understanding of human anatomical movement and how that applies to a modern, safe yoga practice.
Julie Martin has over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike. Her greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness.
This week will be an intensive course, 6 hours per day, and include a daily practice of Brahmani Style Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama and Somatic meditation each morning. Each afternoon will be focused on the theory and applications of information.
We will dive into the exploration of anatomy and movement in relation to a yoga practice. It will involve experiential anatomy and movement analysis. Taking an intelligent approach to anatomy based on modern research by experts in the field we will work with movement patterns, natural and primal movements, why injuries in yoga are on the rise and what needs to change to prevent this, how we can functionally move with the body and not against it.
Once we have delved into the workings of the body we then start to refine our sequencing techniques and bring newness to the movement patterns we present in class based on the anatomical information. You will learn how to structure movement that makes sense, is easy to teach and allows students to find their own way. And putting this together with finding a new language that gives us greater power to inspire our students through the information we are sharing.
If you feel like you don’t understand why you and/or your students are dealing pain or injuries and discomfort from the practice, or you have been repeating “the same old stuff” in your classes too much or you’re uninspired by your sequences then this course will give you everything you need. This is a great intensive to give you a boost in your skills and your confidence.
SCHEDULE OF CONTENT
- Pranayama and Somatic Meditation (Using the awareness practice to be in the body) 1 hour
- Morning Asana/Movement practice (Taking theory of what we are working on into fluid movement) 2 hours
Afternoons: (Each afternoon includes theory and practical application)
- Day One: Anatomy – Understanding the Foot and Pelvis
- Day Two: Anatomy – Understanding the Arms, Spine and Core connection
- Day Three: Anatomy – Spiral Dynamics – Spine, Pelvis and Shoulders in action
- Day Four: Sequencing – Refining our skills to create movement sequences that make sense
- Day Five: Sequencing – Refining our skills to create movement sequences that make sense
- Day Six: Sequencing and Language – With all this new information we need a new language to teach it.
- Day Seven: Sequencing, Language and putting it all together – Bringing all the parts together to make it whole and ensure it is useful.
Early Bird ( full payment by November 25) AED 3000
Regular AED 3500
January 7-11 (Sunday – Thursday), 9.00-16.00
January 12 & 13 (Friday, Saturday), 11.30-18.30
About Julie Martin:
Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness.
15 years ago Julie set up Brahmani Yoga in Goa, India after teaching in Brighton, UK for over 8 years. The largest motivation for the yoga center was to create a community that could join together each winter season and practice without judgement, learn to let everything evolve and be totally inclusive to all yogis. What grew out of that is an international reputation especially in training teachers to challenge the “norms” of the yoga world when they no longer work for us. Julie’s work as a teacher trainer leaves students inspired and empowered. She encourages people to find their own pace, fluidity and strength in a structure that is only a “suggestion”. No longer asking people to get “into” a pose, but if stillness arises in a moment then space is given to pause, feel and sense.
“Your yoga practice should invite you into relationship with your self, your body, your mind and emotions. This is not Instagram yoga or circus skills class. This is moving through layers, feeling, experiencing and observing process, moving towards stillness, moving towards self.