Yoga Neuromechanics: The science of flexibility Investment: $25 Ever wonder why some people are more flexible than others? Or what you can do to improve your own flexibility? In this two hour workshop, Robyn will provide you the with an overview of the neural and mechanical components that modulate flexibility to help you understand the inner workings of your body during yoga asana. Learn how muscle, connective tissue, and the nervous system integrate to govern your range of motion.
Location: Santa Cruz Yoga, Santa Cruz, CA Location: Yoga Mechanics, Montclair, NJ Date: October 19, 2018 Date: October 12, 2018 Time: 6:30-8:30pm Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Building on the concepts introduced in Friday’s Science of Flexibility lecture, we will begin to systematically explore how the nervous system controls, coordinates, and learns movement, and why traditional anatomy isn’t all that important. Pertinent concepts in neurophysiology, neuroscience, motor control, rehabilitation, and pain science will be introduced.
In addition, you will leave with a firm understanding of: • how to assess joint range of motion and movement patterns • the difference between flexibility and mobility and how to improve both • the difference between motor control and stability • how to facilitate motor learning through external, rather than internal cueing • provide effective adjustments to address common movement restrictions
Using a mixture of self-mobilization tools, developmental patterns to improve motor control, and corrective exercise to enhance stability, this training will provide the seasoned instructor with an arsenal to uplevel their game and provide newer teachers a solid foundation of knowledge to enhance learning. The techniques taught in this training will allow you to address individual needs in public classes as well as private sessions. This training is based on an integrated view of anatomy, which provides instructors a different lens to evaluate movement, rather than just muscles. Yoga Neuromechanics: Biomechanics and Motor Learning Location: Santa Cruz Yoga, Santa Cruz, CA Date: October 13 & 14, 2018 Time: TBD Investment: TBD
Tropic Yoga Vacation with Matece & Robyn January 29- Feb 6, 2019 Christiansted, St. Croix Link to view/register: Coming Soon!
During the day, wake up with morning pranayama, meditation and yoga in the outdoor yoga pavilion, cooled by ocean breezes, under a custom-designed tent on an ample, suspended wooden floor. Yoga is followed by scrumptious vegetarian brunch featuring local exotic fruits. Then explore white sand beaches, peaceful harbors and rocky shorelines; go hiking (in many different ecosystems), snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing or kayaking. Visit colorful local festivals, historical and ecological tours and much more. Return to a gentle, therapeutic yoga class in the afternoon to unwind from a day of relaxing Caribbean style. At night we gather around the pool for a sumptuous dinner prepared from local organic produce, then enjoy optional evening activities such as sunset on the west end beach, dancing, or free time.
The vacation residences are steps away from the ocean beach, pool and neighboring beachfront restaurants. The beautifully designed and fully-furnished suites feature a comfortable living and dining area, kitchen (many with washer/dryer), two bedrooms, two baths, and a large open gallery with a view of the beach. Four people share a suite, two in each bedroom. Rent or bring your own gear, and enjoy snorkeling directly off the resorts' beaches. An astounding array of tropical fish, manta rays, sea turtles and starfish dwell in our underwater “backyard”.
The focus of our Tropical Yoga Vacation is Yoga Therapy. We are honored to have Dr. Robyn Capobianco, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT500 with us this year to share her wealth of knowledge and insight regarding how yoga can be used therapeutically to manage pain, injury and address dysfunctional movement patterns. She is offering an optional 15 hour Yoga Therapy Training during our week! You will learn how to design a safe and effective yoga program for your student (or yourself!) that includes self-massage using Yoga Tune Up therapy balls, corrective exercises, and modifications to traditional yoga poses. While this program will provide tremendous value to yoga teachers, it is also designed to be accessible to all yoga practitioners. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to participate! Investment: Retreat Only:Double Occupancy: $1650, Single Occupancy: $2350 Retreat & Yoga Therapy Training: Double Occupancy: $1895, Single Occupancy: $2595 Yoga Therapy Training Only: $285
What's included: Morning Meditation and Breathing Practices Morning Flow Yoga Afternoon Gentle/Therapeutic Yoga 7 nights in double-occupancy resort room Daily Bountiful Brunch and Vegetarian Dinners Shuttle service to and from airport Trip to local farmer's market to taste local exotic fruits and juices Excursion to the "West End" for snorkeling and a sunset beach party Snorkeling Lesson in the pool followed by guided snorkeling to reef behind resort Orientation with tips on island culture, what to see and do, where to shop, etc
Vendor Fair: the first full day we invite local tour operators to the resort to make it easy to plan out your week. The options include scuba diving, kayaking, horseback riding, bodywork, cycling, snorkeling, sailing to the incredible Buck Island Reef National Monument and much more. Plus, our guests enjoy a special discounted rate on tours and excursions.
What's not included: Airfare 1 Dinner Optional excursions Travel insurance (recommended) Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
Yoga Tune Up Therapy Ball Workshop Location: TBD Date: TBD Time: TBD Investment: $50 includes Yoga Tune Up therapy balls, $40 if you bring your previously purchased ones
Individuals often need more than just yoga or a movement practice to help them feel better in their bodies. This 3-hour workshop will provide you with a simple and effective self-myofascial release tool to help you erase pain, improve mobility and increase proprioception. Excavate tension from your head to your toes with simple techniques you can perform any time.