Practicing from the outside in
Saturday 29 september 2018 at 09:30
This workshop is taught in English
Due to her much appreciated workshops in 2015 and 2016, Joan returns to deconstruct various postures, breaking them down to their essential points with a focus on alignment to avoid common mistakes, steer clear of injury, promote strength, and increase energy. This workshop is beneficial for all regardless of the style one practices.
All levels welcome!
Unlocking the Psoas
The psoas muscle is the deepest muscle in our bodies. It lifts the leg when the upper body is fixed and brings the trunk to the legs when the legs are fixed. This core-stabilizing muscle that runs from our trunk to the hip bone affects mobility, structural balance, joint function, flexibility, and much more. In addition to its function to help keep the body upright and moving, it affects two of our most vital systems: digestion and breath.
In this workshop, you will learn where your psoas is and how to unlock this deep muscle creating numerous benefits throughout your body. There will be a brief anatomy lesson learning the psychological benefits of releasing this muscle before a deep two-hour practice opening the abdominal region and releasing the lower back and hips. Open to all levels.
For those of you working with injuries, the tools gained in this workshop will help!
Opening our Side Body
Side-bending postures in our asana practice can be extremely effective to open up the diaphragm, hips, and shoulders. By lengthening the rib cage, side-bending can increase our energy level and allow us to feel invigorated and light. This practice will include exploring lateral bending postures and then end with pranayama to draw us inward and to explore our light within!
Leg work - Inner and Outer Spiral
The inner and outer thighs are a gateway into our pelvic floor and deep core stability. There will be a discussion on how to use our legs and feet to gain awareness of activating the pelvic floor muscles which are deep and intricate muscles that help us resist gravity and can leave us feeling light and buoyant. We will break down standing postures that activate these muscles and play with balancing postures to deepen our awareness of our center. This practice will end with an entrance into lotus and a seated meditation.
Restorative poses bring about a rest and relaxation response in our nervous system to heal deeply. Many of us are always on the go and stressed out, and because of it, experience anxiety, sleep disorders, injury, and sickness. Restorative poses bring the body into a deep sense of healing. Our nervous system calms down and our natural state of energy returns with improved sleep, inspiration, health, digestion and increased vitality. You will need an eye pillow and a desire to lay down and rest! All levels welcome!
See Yoga Journal videos of Joan's teaching:
This workshop is run under the auspices of INFINY asbl and only publicized by Centre de Yoga - La Source. Payment is made to INFINY, not La Source.
There is a 5 € once-a-calendar-year INFINY membership fee even if you are only attending a single session. The 5 € membership fee is necessary for insurance purposes.
Early-bird rate until August 30
Workshop Cost: 180 €
by individual session
- 50 € | Sat. Sep. 29, '18 at 09:30-12:00
- 50 € | Sat. Sep. 29, '18 at 14:00-16:30
- 50 € | Sun. Sep. 30, '18 at 09:30-12:00
- 50 € | Sun. Sep. 30, '18 at 14:00-16:30
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Style: Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga is the branch of yoga that involves physical postures, breathing techniques and other practices to strengthen the physical body and to purify and balance one's energy to increase vitality, equanimity and joy of life. Go to the Hatha yoga page.
Teacher: Joan Hyman
Joan is a distinguished YogaWorks Senior Teacher who weaves her personal yogic journey into popular teacher trainings, workshops and retreats around the world. Her teachings come from an organic, intuitive place as she draws upon the joyful study of ayurveda (the science of life), chakras and meditation. Go to Joan's page.
Location: City center: avenue Marie-Thérèse
The "salle gymnastique" at Résidence Grand-Duchesse Charlotte - Konviktsgaart is a nice, quiet space facing a garden perfectly situated for our yoga classes in the city. It is a few blocks from Hamilius-Aldringen and also has free underground parking. Go to the City: Marie-Thérèse page.