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19/77 - Bones for Life

9th November 2019
at St Anthony of Padua Church Hall

19/77 - Bones for Life

Tutor: Marye Wyvill

Date: 9th November 2019

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: St Anthony of Padua Church Hall

Type of Event: CPD Days

Places Available: 0

Bones for Life
Aims of the Morning
To introduce the background and methodology of Ruthy Alons Bones for Life programme
To demonstrate the two main options for the response of the spine to pressure
To explore safe posture for sustaining the dynamic movements that can build bone
Participants will learn practices which foster proportional articulation in all major joints
 Participants will learn to reorganize the most vulnerable areas of the spine, ie neck and lumbar, in a passive and organically accepted way
Aims of the Afternoon
To explore strategies for promoting uprightness and the body-language of gentle assertion
 To look at evolutionary patterns of self-mobilization
Participants will enrich their movement vocabulary through learning a variety of ways to promote uprightness
Participants will experience how utilizing evolutionary patterns of movement can enhance the efficiency and economy of our own movement
Teaching Material Used On The Day
Handouts, black/white board, charts/posters all will be used throughout the day
Methods of presenting the subject
Demonstration, discussion, group/pair work, self-discovery, experiential, short lecture
About the Tutor
Marye Wyvill (Upasana) trained for five years at the Dharma Yoga Centre under the tutelage of Julie Friedeberger and Swami Dharmananda, and later spent four years as a resident and teacher at Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales.
She has also trained on Ruthy Alon's Bones for Life programme, designed to stimulate bone strength through natural movement and weight-bearing posture.
 As well as teaching a BWY-recognized IST course Movement, Pleasure and Insight, she is also co-tutor with Rajesh David on his Nada Yoga courses.
 She has produced three CDs of Yoga Nidra practices.

Outline plan for the day

10.00 Start short relaxation
10.15 Introduce Bones for Life
10.30 Define and cultivate the spines two main responses to pressure
11.20 Focus on neck and lumbar
12.45 Q&A with reference to integrating above into weekly yoga classes
1-2 Lunch
2.00 Exploring strategies for uprightness
2.45 Relaxation
3.00 Improving posture and locomotion through exploring evolutionary patterns of movement
3.45 Q&A with reference to integrating the days work into weekly classes

Other information

Whilst this course is aimed primarily at teachers who wish to integrate exercises designed to combat osteoporosis into their weekly classes, it could benefit anyone with an interest or concern in this field, or anyone who simply wants to improve their posture and movement


St Anthony of Padua Church Hall
115 Headley Way


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