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Strength in Asana with Zoe Knott

15th June 2019
at The Costessey Centre


Strength in Asana with Zoe Knott

Tutor: Zoe Knott

Date: 15th June 2019

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: The Costessey Centre

Type of Event: IST Days

Places Available: 21


About the Tutor

Zoe is a Diploma Course Tutor and also the DCT Training Officer.

Over 30 years of yoga practice with many different teachers from a variety of traditions has resulted in an eclectic style of teaching that has been influenced by all those she has worked with. Her fundamental approach is to build strength as the cornerstone of practice and from there all poses become possible. Asana are broken down and analysed. Zoe looks at the muscles that need to be strong or flexible and works in detail gradually building up the components of a pose.

Zoe has taken the additional BWY modules in Pranayama and Pregnancy. As well as running regular yoga classes, the Foundation Course, Teacher Training and travelling round the country giving Workshops, Zoe runs regular yoga holidays. 

Outline plan for the day

10.00am INTRODUCTION

Techniques to develop strength focusing on:

10.10 Pelvic Floor

10.30 Feet

11.00 Upper Legs

11.30 Arms/Upper Body

12.00 Abdomen

12.30 Easing. Twists

12.45 Relaxation

1.00pm LUNCH

2.00pm Q&A, Discussion, Benefits, Views of Experts

2.30pm Moving in and out of asana using strength

3.30pm Easing. Twists

3.45pm Quiet

3.55 EVALUATION

4.00 CLOSE

Other information

Do be sure to bring belts and blocks to the Workshop

Those attending will:
1. Learn the principles and reasons for working with strength in asana.
2. Consider how this physical practice affects us energetically and is very much a part of the balance that is HA THA Yoga.
3. Learn and practice specific techniques to develop strength.

Aims of the Afternoon

1. To teach how to move in and out of asana in the safest way.
2. To explain how they can relate this to their own teaching.

Objectives

Those attending will:
1. Practice how to move in and out of asana in the safest way.
2 Learn how they can relate this to their own teaching.

Teaching Material Used On The Day

Handouts which are available electronically

Methods of presenting the subject

Class work, demonstration, discussion, experiential, short lecture.

A little about the day below:

My session is called ‘Strength in Asana’ and I would like to tell you a little about what the day will encompass and why I teach and work in this way.

We will look at three areas:

1. The principles of working with strength in asana
(ie why do we even consider this?)

2. Specific techniques to develop core strength 

3. How to move in and out of postures in the safest way.

The key aspect of my teaching comes from a point of safety and I have developed a technique of working with strength in asana to protect the body from stress. 

In my experience Yoga Teachers and seasoned practitioners are already incredibly flexible but sometimes not so strong. Yet we need to have the necessary strength to support the joints. 

The IST Day will include specific techniques to strengthen these areas.

We will also analyze how we move in and out of postures and how to do this in the safest way. Usually in yoga we spend time in postures, adjusting this and that, moving this way and that way. We move into the postures thinking often of the breath but not of which muscles can take us safely into the postures. And more importantly, particularly in the standing postures, which muscles should take us out of postures when gravity is against us.

We must consider the muscles that we need to engage to move us into and out of postures.

The beauty of using strength in this way is that it allows us to be even safer in postures.

If anyone has a question they would like to ask before booking, do send me an email zoeknott@tiscali.co.uk


In my experience Yoga Teachers and seasoned practitioners are already incredibly flexible but sometimes not so strong. Yet we need to have the necessary strength to support the joints. 

The IST Day will include specific techniques to strengthen these areas.

We will also analyze how we move in and out of postures and how to do this in the safest way. Usually in yoga we spend time in postures, adjusting this and that, moving this way and that way. We move into the postures thinking often of the breath but not of which muscles can take us safely into the postures. And more importantly, particularly in the standing postures, which muscles should take us out of postures when gravity is against us.

We must consider the muscles that we need to engage to move us into and out of postures.

The beauty of using strength in this way is that it allows us to be even safer in postures.

If anyone has a question they would like to ask before booking, do send me an email zoeknott@tiscali.co.uk


Venue

The Costessey Centre
Longwater Lane
Norwich
Norfolk
NR8 5AH

Booking

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Strength in Asana : Zoe Knott £50.00
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