Yoga Workshop at the Life Centre, Islington: February 2019

Fascia and Biotensegrity – our elastic support systems

In yoga, we’re constantly looking for balance.  Balance between effort and ease, expansion and gathering, tension and compression.  Balancing these opposing forces helps us feel light, spacious and stress-free in our postures, as if we are in flow with the forces of gravity.

Fascia and biotensegrity have become buzzwords in yoga and bodywork and our increasing understanding is helping to revolutionize our understanding of how we move.  We’re beginning to throw away the old paradigms and move towards a new fluid approach to movement practice.

Come and join Catherine for either or both of these workshops.

 


WORKSHOP 1: Fascia – the organ of structure

Life Centre, Yoga, Workshop, London, Fascia, Scaravelli, Catherine Annis, February, 2019Yoga Workshop: Fascia – the organ of structure
Date:
Sunday, 17th February, 2019
Time:
10.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: The Life Centre, 1 Brittania Row, Islington, London, N1 8QH
Price: £25
Booking: Call The Life Centre 020 7704 0919
Getting There:   Please click here

Fascia has become the latest trend in yoga and bodywork.  Practitioners and experts from all fields of movement are discussing and researching it, and it’s revolutionizing our understanding of how the body moves.  We’re beginning to throw away the old paradigms and move towards a new fluid approach to movement practice.

If you’d like to find out more about this magical, almost liquid, connective tissue, and its impact on our yoga practice, join Catherine for this practical workshop to:

  • Learn more what fascia is and how it affects us in yoga
  • Develop approaches to unwind the fascial web in a variety of yoga poses
  • Release habitual holding patterns and areas of restriction
  • Understand the importance of fascia to our structural stability
  • Cultivate a fresh approach to yoga that will return you to free, easy movement

WORKSHOP 2: Biotensegrity – elastic support system

Life Centre, Yoga, Workshop, London, Biotensegrity, Scaravelli, Catherine Annis, February, 2019Yoga Workshop: Biotensegrity – Elastic support system
Date: 
Sunday, 17th February, 2019
Time: 
2.00 – 5.00pm
Venue: The Life Centre, 1 Brittania Row, Islington, London, N1 8QH
Price: £25
Booking: Call The Life Centre 020 7704 0919
Getting There:   Please click here

Have you ever wondered how we can shift rapidly into complex positions, crawl through small spaces, balance on fine wires, and perform dance movements with incredible grace and agility?  We’re able to move in so many varied ways because our structure is organised and supported by the opposing forces of biotensegrity.

Our physical structures are designed to spread the load of the body evenly, so that no one area is under unnecessary pressure or stress as we move around.

This creates balanced and equal forces which transfer between and across the interconnected fibres of muscle fascia and bone, reducing friction, and enabling subtle, fluid and sometimes explosive movement.  Our tissues store energy, so that when we need a sudden burst of power, they are ready to release into recoil, providing us with spring and the ability to run and jump.

Join Catherine for this afternoon session to learn:

  • What biotensegrity is, and how it affects us in yoga
  • Why we need compression and tension and how they work together to create harmony and balance
  • How tensegrity helps give us structural integrity
  • New approaches to exploring your yoga practice
  • How to benefit from an understanding of tensegrity in your yoga practice

 


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