300 YA Credit
All Levels Welcome
These are two areas of the body that receive a lot of focus from yoga asana, but are often not completely understood by the practitioner. They are exceptionally strong and versatile, but also a source of great dysfunction and injury. They are both extremely pliable and function in a delicate balance. Students will take the time to really familiarize themselves with shoulders and hips so that they can practice both safely, and also to their fullest potential. For example, many arm balances elude practitioners. If they were to understand how to fully engage their shoulder girdle, they might find more stability and greater aptitude for these postures. Students will also explore mechanically how injuries occur in the shoulders or hips and what to do when you have an injury.
-How the Rotator Cuff Works
-How the external rotators of the hip function
-Moving in safe ways
-Common injuries and their source
Leah McKellop is a Certified Rolfer® trained by the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. She has over 11,000 hours of professional experience in her field. She has studied Anatomy through the Rolf Institute and the Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment, Inc. She works daily with anatomy in hands-on therapy and training.