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CPD open day: Yoga and Hypermobility with Susanne Lahusen

23rd March 2019
at Cathays Methodist Church Hall

CPD open day: Yoga and Hypermobility with Susanne Lahusen

Tutor: Susanne Lahusen

Date: 23rd March 2019

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Location: Cathays Methodist Church Hall

Type of Event: Other

Places Available: 16

Hypermobility and Yoga.

This day, with some practical explorations, will look at how hypermobility affects the body and mind, how to recognise it and how to work with it in students and in our own bodies. 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 practice, but it needs to be addressed with knowledge and awareness so it does not lead to pain and injury.

The practical part of the day is structured to balance stability and mobility. Special emphasis will be given to making the class safe for hypermobile students whilst maintaining flow, interest and challenges for everybody. We will look at sequencing, language and how to broaden our perception of progression. Whilst we are striving for balance, we need to become aware of individual anatomical differences, our habitual tendencies, of how we initiate movement, and how we can find centring and focus without disturbing flow and ease of breath. Most of the sequences will be standing ones, with some supine and seated experiential work and relaxation at the beginning and  the end.
This day is aimed at teachers and trainee teachers, but experienced students are also welcome, subject to space availability.
Tickets for non-BWY members are available from 1 month before the event.
Early bird discounts are available for BWY members up to one month before the event.
About the tutor:
Susanne’s early yoga background was in Astanga Vinyasa yoga, which she began to practise in 1991 with the late Derek Ireland. Other important influences include the release-based work of Vanda Scaravelli, various somatic practices, and the rhythmic and energetic qualities of gyrokinesis and dance. She teaches vinyasa flow at The Life Centre, somatics at London
Contemporary School of Dance, as well as experiential anatomy and sequencing on the Yogacampus Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy courses. Whilst respecting the unique characteristics of these disciplines, Susanne’s approach to teaching has evolved from an awareness of the elements that are fundamental to all movement
On the day:
Please bring, pen, paper, mat and any other equipment you think you may need.
Please use public tranport if you can, or allow time for parking. 
Parking on Crwys Road is limited to 1 hour. Parking behind the Co-op is Pay and Display. Free parking is available on the streets surrounding the Church, but please avoid resident parking bays and dropped curbs. Daniel Street (off Monthermer Road) which runs behind the Co-op often has spaces available (since there's only houses on the one side of the street).
BWY Refund policy:
Refunds are completed locally, so in the first instance contact the local rep:
If possible, we will transfer your booking to another event. If not, refunds are provided by our treasurer:
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Opening of booking to 2 months – 100% of the fee paid
2 months to 1 month – 50% of the fee paid
1 month to 1 week – 25% of fee paid
within 7 weeks – 0% of fee paid
For exceptional circumstances please email
15.3. Refunds for all event bookings may incur a £25 admin fee.


Cathays Methodist Church Hall
Crwys Road
CF24 4NE


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