MYOFASCIAL MOVEMENT & MEDITATION
Balancing the Front and Back Body
with Katie Louvat, RYT500, YACEP
Sunday, April 7, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $50, Preregister to reserve your spot.
(3 CEUs for Yoga Instructors)
Our bodies are wrapped in a vast and continuous matrix of connective tissue called fascia. In recent years, movement therapists have identified a number of myofascial pathways that run through our bodies, connecting specific groups of muscles, ligaments, and tendons and crossing multiple bones and joints. Repetitive movement, poor postural patterns, and past injury can lead to imbalance along these myofascial lines which can result in new injury, decreased range of motion in our joints, and chronic pain.
This workshop will focus on the connective tissue and muscles that run up the front and back of our bodies. Balancing these myofascial pathways can lead to increased freedom and health in the ankles, knees, and hips. It can reduce strain and compression in the lower back, free the breath, and dissolve tension that gathers in the neck and shoulders.
Through myofascial release (self-massage), meditative movement, and with support from a visual presentation, students will develop a clear felt-sense of their own unique fascial body. We’ll learn ways to create both length and strength along these pathways so the body can move toward a more easeful, optimal and balanced alignment in both movement and stillness. All levels of students are welcome.