Giulia Pine – 1st to 3rd of November
After years of dance, yoga, and both stress & trauma related physical injuries, I realized that my own practice and teaching needed something more functional and contemporary than the traditional way I was practicing asana & vinyasa. My path brought me to Threes Physiyoga, a method that merges physical therapy practices with yoga. This meshing of both eastern and western methods of moving, breathing, and healing helped me to discover not only my imbalances and strengths, but brought to light the way in which I see and understand the body’s mechanics and the movement of my students. Yoga, like any other sport, has the ability to create stress related injuries because of the repetition of the movement and alignment in the practice. Your body’s tissues do well with change and variation, an important concept to consider when developing any kind of movement practice.
As a Physiyoga teacher, my group classes and workshops combine corrective exercises and knowledge from the physical therapy world with and around asana to not only challenge the ways in which we move, but to shed light on how we can create more efficiency and clarity in our individual mechanics, as well as heal and prevent some future injuries and pains.
Physiyoga Method Resistance Band
Tensegrity refers to the expansive space we create in our own bodies to optimize movement, joint and muscle health. Tensegrity creates ease and light in yoga asana and in life. Expanding in all directions during movement is how we achieve tensegrity.
Using therabands in a variety of yoga postures and corrective exercises, you will learn how to achieve maximum tensegrity, expansion, and stability through mobility.
Therabands provide excellent tactile external feedback and resistance for the body and muscles to push and pull against, which sends valuable learning signals to the brain to grow from. The bands give us boundaries and help us to strengthen in our end ranges. We activate more passive tissues and connect the dots of our own web. The therabands mimic what is happening inside the body: the interrelationships between the bones that float inside the soft tissue and are held by the muscles and fascia.
In this workshop, you will learn how to use and move your body differently and more efficiently IMMEDIATELY.
- This class will start with a brief explanation of the concepts we will explore through practice. We will start slow, and build upon a foundation of optimal movement patterns and awareness.
- Expect to wear therabands for all poses in the movement sequences and connect with your body somatically to harness control of your movements and learn about your limits.
- We will use the bands as accommodating lines of resistance against which to generate force for creating tensile strength and stability with mobility.
Workshop – The Banded Basics
Ariel Karass – 1st to 3rd of November
The classes I lead are taught primarily in the Vinyasa style. Emphasis is on alignment and body mechanics, thoughtful and creative sequences, flowing transitions, and easeful consciousness . Each class isstructured like a workshop, with a steady breathing rhythm to focus the mind. I weave in bandha practice to deepen back support, core integration, health of the internal organs, and expansion of the respiratory system. Assists include shiatsu techniques for deep release. The work is very focused and intense, therefore savasana and meditation are guided thoroughly.
Friday 2nd of November: 5 RYTHMS
The 5Rhythms is a dynamic movement meditation, while a seemingly simple process, the 5Rhythms practice facilitates deep and unending explorations, moving the dancer beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity & connection.
The 5Rhythms – Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness® – are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness – inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional and intellectual. They are markers on the way back to a real self, a vulnerable, wild passionate, instinctive self.
Description of the event:
This offering is a calling into the embodied simplicity of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms® wave map.
A journey into the rich tapestry of the moment. We will use the dance to dive into our own moving center, a place where instinct meets wisdom and breath welcomes spirit.
All you need is yourself, just the way you are.