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Sat, 25 Sept


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Yoga and Myofascial Release 20 hour course ONLINE

This 20 hour course gives you tools for your own practice and with your students to release tension, improve awareness and impact the nervous system. More details below

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Yoga and Myofascial Release 20 hour course ONLINE
Yoga and Myofascial Release 20 hour course ONLINE

Time & Location

25 Sept 2021, 09:00 BST – 31 Dec 2021, 17:00 GMT

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About the Event

During this course you will learn how to use myofascial release techniques to create space in your yoga practice for added release from the tension system of the myofascia. 

We will look at anatomy and the muscle groups in the chains or trains of muscles joined together,  the major trigger points most commonly found and their referral pain patterns, and look at easy ways to use tennis or myofascial balls, rolled up yoga mats or foam rollers and yoga blocks to ease some of the tension in the system.

The world of fascia research is fascinating and is currently opening up leading us to some amazing insights. We will look briefly at the role of fascia in movement, trauma, memory, communication and nervous system response. 

However this course will be mostly practical guidance, looking at easy ways to translate the heady fascia research into a body based understanding of the effects of myofascia release and the way you can easily incorporate it into your yoga practice without over complicating it. 


Introduction to fascia: 

What is it? What does it do? Types of fascia. what is it made of. What is tensegrity? The role of fascia in communication and nerve innervation

Rolling the feet, lower legs and thighs

Fascial Health and dysfunction:

The healthy state vs unhealthy. Fascial memory and somatic recall. Contraindications to MFR

Rolling the hands, arms and shoulders

The goals of MFR:

MFR and Yoga, Trigger points, types of Self MFR, Things to avoid

Rolling the abdomen, head, neck and spine

Exploring the Lines of Myofascia and the work of Tom Myers in his Anatomy Chains

Rolling around the hips and pelvis

Yoga and MFR Sessions:

1: Exploring the Superficial Back Line

2: Exploring the Superficial and Deep FDront Lines

3: Explorong the Lateral and Spiral Lines

4: Exploring Yoga and Myofascial Release

All sessions recorded and uploaded to member's area. 


"What a treat! 'Yoga & Myofascial Release' course was such a tonic. Stephanie expertly wove together classes to help us understand how the MFR translates into the movement in our bodies- so many light bulb moments (tight hamstrings? try massaging the feet!). I have loved incorporate these techniques into my own practice and into my classes. I can't wait to delve further into myofascial release on future courses with the Shanti Centre. This course really helped me become more in touch with my body and its needs- another great tool to add to my yoga tool box. Thank you from the bottom of my feet to the top of my head."

Laura Tovey founder of Songbird Yoga

Course is 20 hours:

This course has been recorded and uploaded for you.

Includes all live sessions plus 5 full yoga and myofascial release videos included to practice following the course.

Investment £200. 

Open to any yoga teachers or practitioners with a reasonable knowledge of anatomy

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