BWY Anatomy of Movement Module with Andrea Newman
Tutor: Andrea Newman
Date: 16th March 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:30
St Werburghs, Bristol
Duration and Time:
6 days (one weekend and 4 Saturdays) 10.00-5.30pm
16 and 17 March, 18 May, 20 July, 7 Sept, 9 November 2019
£645 (including BWY £60 course registration fee)
This brand new 6 day course will provide training, in anatomy of human movement for yoga teachers. Led by Certified Advanced Rolfer and BWY DCT Andrea Newman, you will be introduced to informed and up-to-date scientific anatomical information and theories that will enhance the way you experience your own body and how you view your students in class. The course will provide a space to explore and discuss anatomical themes in the context of yoga practice and teaching.
The knowledge and understanding gained will help you to guide your students towards greater integrity of movement in asana by aligning with their body’s natural intelligence. You will explore the application of what you are learning to your own teaching and practice, through guided practice, discussion and keeping a reflective teaching diary.
Finding movement that is a more authentic expression of oneself, is joyful and uplifting. The course days will be fun and light, as we consider the theory, then let it percolate into the unconscious as we enjoy moving our bodies in yoga asana and share our individual insights within the group. The course will take place in a quiet and friendly residential area of Bristol, without parking restrictions and near to the M32.
By the end of the course, you will have:
1) Investigated the wholistic nature of body movement, the role of fascia, gravity, and the organisation of the neurological control system.
2) Developed your understanding of how the human body remains stable and upright while standing and in motion and how this relates to Patanjali’s ‘sthira sukham asanam’.
3) Been introduced to the concepts of tensegrity, fascial plasticity, orientation to ground and space, and kinetic chains.
4) Explored the role of belief, perception and intention in body movement, and how this might relate to the concept of pancha maya kosha.
5) Given a presentation or led a short practice session demonstrating a way of applying your anatomical knowledge to help yoga practitioners develop more ease of movement, safe autonomous practice and greater stability when entering, holding and exiting asana.
6) Completed a teaching diary over 6 months, and discussed and shared ideas with others on the course about how you are using this course of study to enhance your teaching in a meaningful way, for you and your students.
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