Physiyoga is the merging of physical therapy principles with yoga. It is the practical application of functional anatomy and biomechanics, applied physiology and kinesiology into a yoga practice to optimise human movement.
The field of using yoga therapeutically is rapidly expanding as students and others desire injury rehabilitation through less conventional methods. Yoga teachers are often the first person a student turns to when they have pain. TPM combines breath, mindfulness and asana with western therapeutic methods to create an approach that is holistic and thorough.
Threes Physiyoga is committed to delivering premium quality education to both yoga teachers, practitioners and physical therapists.
In this Threes Physiyoga Banded Series you will combine your yoga and movement practice with resistance bands. The result? IMMEDIATE information on how to use and move your body differently and more efficiently.
The Banded Basics
Learn the basics of controlled mobility: how to control your end range, create stability in a variety of common yoga poses and movements, and develop tension within your body using your own deep stability system. There will be isolated core work, exploration and execution of "basic" yoga postures that are practiced in almost every Vinyasa or Hatha style class (ex: tadasana, down dog, plank), and emphasis on stacking the body/bones for optimal function and efficiency in movement and breathing. Using resistance bands as props for our poses, we will shed awareness and light to the areas in which we are underworking, or even disconnected to, using the reference point of the bands for our own tensegrity.
Ravelling & Unravelling Your Hips and Twists
Many of us have or may have experienced low back, sacral, or hip joint pain during the course of our lives or during/with our movement practices. In the yoga practice, with all of the forward bending, lunging, twisting and "hip opening", the risk of something running awry with how we are practicing and causing pain in these areas is quite common. This workshop will help you understand how to find YOUR neutral pelvis & thigh bones centered within the hip sockets and how to strengthen the areas around the hip joint to create more stability and mobility around the pelvis. We will dive into the ways in which we can twist, either allowing the pelvis to twist or keeping the hips "square" in twisting exercises and yoga postures and the benefits of both. Using resistance bands, we will access our super-important hip joint rotator cuff, core twisting muscles and powerful glutes. These concepts allow optimal stability and control through the vast ranges of motion that can occur within the hip and pelvis.
Each 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.
*These workshops are open to all levels and are a fun and innovative way to explore and learn how to use your body differently, IMMEDIATELY.
**All props and bands will be provided on site.
About the teacher: After years of dance, yoga, and both stress & trauma related physical injuries, Giulia realised that her own practice and teaching needed something more functional and contemporary than the traditional way she was practicing asana & vinyasa. This brought her to Threes Physiyoga, meshing of both eastern and western methods of moving, breathing, and healing helped her to discover not only her imbalances and strengths, but brought to light the way in which she sees and understand the body’s mechanics and the movement of her 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. The 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, Giulia's 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.
Suitable for all levels
These workshops run at Fix Studio, London Fields.
MONDAY 4th November 2019 THE BANDED BASICS
TUESDAY 5th November 2019 RAVELLING AND UNRAVELLING THE HIPS
BOTH 6:30pm - 8:30pm
EACH WORKSHOP £35 OR £50 FOR BOTH