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Bones for Life

5th October 2019
at Risca youth Centre

Bones for Life

Tutor: Marye Wyvill

Date: 5th October 2019

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Risca youth Centre

Type of Event: IST Days

Places Available: 10


Bones for Life  Marye Wyvill

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 1-2Lunch 2.00 Exploring strategies for uprightness 2.45Relaxation 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



Risca youth Centre
Brookland Road
NP11 6BH


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Bones for life £45.00
Bones for life

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