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The Balance of the Psoas and the Piriformis

20th May 2023
at Costessey Centre


The Balance of the Psoas and the Piriformis

Tutor: Gary CARTER

Date: 20th May 2023

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Costessey Centre

Type of Event: CPD

Places Available: 30


THE BALANCE OF THE PSOAS AND PIRIFORMIS

Aims of the Day

To look at the form, function and 3D structure of the psoas and piriformis within the body with specific reference to their relationship to the spine and the pelvis To explain and develop an understanding of the balance of the psoas and piriformis, and their kinetic alignment. To explain the tensegrity of the body with specific reference to the spine, pelvis, femur, psoas and piriformis to encourage an exploration of these muscles in relation to asana through personal practice and group work To encourage an exploration the tensegrity and rhythmic quality of that balance through posture work To explain how these muscles are integrated within their myofascial meridians. To encourage further exploration of these muscles in relation to the myofascial meridians through personal practice and group work To encourage an exploration the tensegrity and rhythmic quality of that balance through posture work

Learning Outcomes

To learn about/ revise the form, function and 3D structure of the psoas & piriformis within the body and to understand the relationship that these muscles have with the spine (esp S1) and the pelvis. To explore these muscles in relation to asana, personally To start to understand the balance of the psoas and piriformis, and its importance for pelvic stability and good posture. To integrate our understanding of these muscles and to relate them to their myofascial lines To develop an understanding of the tensegrity of this area of the body and the balance of the psoas and piriformis To explore these muscles in relation to asana, personally & by observing others and to consider what appropriate instructions should be given to students when teaching them.

Timetable of the day:  10am start 11:30am: 5-10 minute break 12:30-1:30pm: lunch break 3pm: 5 minute break 4pm: end of session

Pre Work for the day:  n/a

Equipment:  Belt, Blocks, Mat.

Level the Course is aimed at:  Experienced Teacher.

Tutor Bio

Gary is a well known, highly respected teacher of Yoga with over 25 years of experience in movement physical training, anatomical study and bodywork practices.. He has lectured extensively on the anatomy of Yoga in the UK, Europe and America. He founded Natural Bodies movement & education, dedicated to teaching, training and encouraging kinaesthetic awareness, ease of movement and efficient body use. Gary's yoga background is based on the work and approach of Vanda Scaravelli which was not so much about executing postures but cultivating the conditions that allow the body’s natural intelligence to awaken.

Teas and Coffees provided, please bring your own lunch.

In case of any cancellation:

1. The event organiser will offer to transfer a person to another event which is on the BWY website. 
2. If this is not possible the event organiser will follow the BWY cancellation policy: • Within 2 months of the event a full refund can be made • Between 8 weeks and 4 weeks prior to the event 50% of the fee (a full refund can be made if there is a waiting list for the event) • 1 month to 1 week – 25% of fee paid • 7 days notice no refund.
3. The event organiser will ask the Treasurer to refund the person by BACS – cheque refunds will only be given in exceptional circumstances.


 


Venue

Costessey Centre
Longwater Lane
Norwich
Norwich
NR8 5AH

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Ticket Type Price Tickets
The Balance of Psoas and Piriformis : Gary Carter £45.00
To look at the form, function and 3D structure of the psoas and piriformis within the body with specific reference to their relationship to the spine and the pelvis To explain and develop an understanding of the balance of the psoas and piriformis, and their kinetic alignment. To explain the tensegrity of the body with specific reference to the spine, pelvis, femur, psoas and piriformis to encourage an exploration of these muscles in relation to asana through personal practice and group work To encourage an exploration the tensegrity and rhythmic quality of that balance through posture work To explain how these muscles are integrated within their myofascial meridians. To encourage further exploration of these muscles in relation to the myofascial meridians through personal practice and group work To encourage an exploration the tensegrity and rhythmic quality of that balance through posture work


Summary

About Gary CARTER

Gary is a well known, highly respected teacher of Yoga with over 25 years of experience in movement physical training, anatomical study and bodywork practices.. He has lectured extensively on the anatomy of Yoga in the UK, Europe and America. He founded Natural Bodies movement & education, dedicated to teaching, training and encouraging kinaesthetic awareness, ease of movement and efficient body use. Gary's yoga background is based on the work and approach of Vanda Scaravelli which was not so much about executing postures but cultivating the conditions that allow the body’s natural intelligence to awaken.