You know you want it. You can have it!
The ability to move well is your right.
The Tissue is the Issue
We need to talk. It's about your tissue...your fascia.
Fascia is the great "network hardware." Its cobweb-like nature encapsulates muscles and weaves around ligaments and bone.
It's a highly adaptable "sweater" made of collagen, elastin, and fiber, can be reshaped and stretched with textures ranging from "fluid, to gluey, to plastic, and finally to crystalline solid" (Anatomy Trains, 19). It's practically everywhere in your body, and it's affecting your movement and your posture continuously. More deeply, it's affecting cellular function.
What I realized coming into the strength training milieu again, after having become a student of yoga, is that I was solving pain problems and restoring function to my joints, my movements, and enjoying greater strength and energy stores in my yoga practice. Depending on the source of information, I was finding, also, that many of the positions in both movement domains were complimentary. I had strategies from a compressive, tensional practice and a subtle, tension-releasing practice that radically altered my tissue composition and increasing my appreciation of each modality.
We're in an era wherein communicating across fields of interest is not just accepted but necessary: we don't have to wait for a knee surgery to tell us "we're doing it wrong." We can take responsibility for our movement and learn from those who have gone before us. Yoga practitioners 2000 years ago were organizing their movements for better breathing patterns and mind state experiences and now we find that power lifters and gymnasts are using many of those same strategies to lift heavier and jump higher.
For two days, I'll distill about 15 years of athletic preparation, yoga, and bodywork exposure into a comprehensive fascia care model and movement diagnostic tool set. We'll explore this through participation with balls, bands, rollers, and weights. We will perform yoga sequences and postural adaptations to learn what differences we can make with the tissue preparation.
- Yoga practitioners will be able to understand that a pose can be optimized for better breathing mechanics and energy movement.
- Yoga teachers will be able to take their personalized adjustments and reinterpret them for hands-on-student work.
- Athletes will be able to find where restrictions lie and make safe, efficient changes in their tissues without leaving them vulnerable to injury like [over-]stretching can.
- Bodyworkers will learn how their clinical work can transfer to and reinforce a client's postural adaptations.
- We will learn how to be our greatest "weakness managers" by prioritizing the spine to fix power leaks and energy sucks.
- We will learn how to expedite healing or recovery post- injury or competition.
- We will understand why you must adopt lifestyle and postural habits to help you excel in your movement paradigm.
Most of all we're going to have tons of fun and no pain faces!
Every participant will receive a hardcover copy of Kelly Starrett's "Becoming a Supple Leopard" to continue your self study
When: Saturday & Sunday June 15-16; 10am-4pm
Where: Tsubo: 1821 W. Hubbard; Chicago
Please reserve your spot with a payment of cash, check, or here.
Scholarships are available--please inquire.