The Neck: Anatomy, Asana and Therapeutics
Sitting at the top of the spinal column, the cervical spine is not only an important part of that structure, but also an important part of our yoga practice. The neck is utilized in inversions like headstand and shoulder stand, but also in standing poses, twists and even Dog pose. In this workshop we will study the anatomy of the cervical spine, how it moves and how it doesn’t, and how to keep it safe in asana practice.
In addition to Active Practice, the workshop will include Quiet Practice like Restorative poses,breathing and mediation. Each day will begin with a short discussion on living our yoga.
Judith Hanson Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. She is president of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and serves on the advisory boards of Yoga Journal and Healing Lifestyles and Spas. Her yoga training includes study with B. K. S. Iyengar in India and the United States. She teaches yoga classes and trains yoga teachers in kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutra in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also gives workshops throughout the United States, and has taught in Australia, Bolivia, Canada, England, France, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and Russia.
She writes extensively on the therapeutic aspects of yoga. She is the author of:
• What We Say Matters (2009) • YogaBody (2008) • A Year of Living Your Yoga (2006) • Yoga Abs (2005) • Yoga for Pregnancy (2004) • 30 Essential Yoga Poses (2003) • Living Your Yoga (2000) • Relax and Renew (1995)
Currently, Judith is consulting on four studies being conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These studies focus on the use of restorative yoga to reduce hot flashes in menopausal women, to reduce metabolic syndrome, to reduce anxiety during drug rehabilitation, and for women in treatment for breast cancer.Judith Hanson Lasater lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
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Saturday and Sunday:
11:00-1:30pm and 2:30-5:00pm
Tea will be available. If you wish, please bring a light snack for the break.
$250 + tax
$150 non-refundable deposit
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