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Online-Hypermobility-finding the middle way

17th October 2020
at Online Zoom

Online-Hypermobility-finding the middle way

Tutor: Susanne Lahusen

Date: 17th October 2020

Time: 10:00 - 15:30

Location: Online Zoom

Type of Event: Open Day

Places Available: 0

This online workshop looks at what hypermobility is and how it affects body and mind, how to recognise it and how to work with it. You might be hypermobile yourself or you simply want to learn more about this condition to guide your students.

  Hypermobility can mean being an elite gymnast, dancer or instagram yogi, or it might mean being severely disabled and not being well enough to take part in most everyday activities. Many people with hypermobility are somewhere in between.

  Today’s culture tends to see yoga largely as a tool to make us more flexible, and classes often attract people who possess greater than average flexibility. Recent research on fascia and stretching is challenging traditional ideas of what is healthy and what leads to ease of movement. Hypermobility might look like an advantage for yoga, but it needs to be addressed with knowledge and awareness, so it does not lead to pain and injury.

 The workshop will be in 2 sessions .Each  session will be a mix of theory and practical ideas and explorations.

 Session 1 10.00-12.30

 Session 2 -14.00-16.00


Specifically, the workshop will address the following points:

   .       What is hypermobility? 

 ·       Tests and criteria for hypermobility and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder

  ·       An overview of Ehlers Danlos and other conditions

  ·       Lesser known symptoms and challenges that frequently come with                                              hypermobility

  ·       Identifying and rebalancing overstretched as well as tight areas, finding strength and                    stability  whilst  mobilising stiffer areas

   ·       Guiding and improving proprioception and co ordination

  ·       Finding language that is helpful

  ·       exploring safe and effective hands on assists

  ·       How to adapt your practice in general classes if you are hypermobile

  ·       Ideas on structuring sessions so that awareness and stability are addressed from the                    beginning  of a  class

   online details to be sent out  a few days before the event


Susanne has been teaching yoga since the early 1990’s. Her own practice started with Ashtanga, Iyengar and Scaravelli yoga. She gradually began to evolve her unique style of teaching vinyasa flow classes based on somatic principles as well as addressing current research in anatomy and biomechanics.

Susanne holds a Yogacampus level 2 teaching qualification accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga. She also has a BSc in Movement Studies and Sports Science, an MA in Dance, and  advanced certification in Pilates, fitness, gyrotonic, and The Alexander Technique. In addition, she has attended many courses on movement improvisation, Feldenkrais,  Body Mind Centring, breath work and myofascial techniques. Susanne previously ran a Pilates Foundation teacher training course, and, for many years, has taught at London Contemporary Dance School, and previously at the Circus Space and Trinity Laban.

 She is a teacher for experiential anatomy and sequencing on the Yogacampus Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Diploma courses, as well as giving classes at The Life Centre. In recent years, she has run many workshops: on yoga as a somatic practice, on hypermobility, and how to include more dynamic stability into yoga, as well as on the art of sequencing.

Her teaching philosophy is to respect individual variations and solutions, whilst encouraging personal challenges and continuous growth and learning.

For further details contact event organiser Sarah Ann Hallett,



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