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Have you wondered why in yoga class teachers will tell to avoid certain movements, and to do others? Why are the knees and spine subject to injuries? How can we prevent injury?

This anatomy and biomechanics workshop comprises of 5 sessions. These sessions give an overview of the most important musculoskeletal structures involved in a yoga practice, going over muscles, joints, fascia and all their biomechanical features in a holistic, all-encompassing way. Every session will focus on a particular biomechanical area whilst still linking it to the rest of the body. At the end of the session, understanding all the biomechanical traits of a certain area in the body, this knowledge will be applied to asana practice, both in a theoretical and hands-on manner. You will learn anatomy and biomechanics. You will understand injuries and how to prevent them, or how to deal with them in a yoga class as a teacher or student.

Open to all levels, some basic anatomical knowledge recommended.

Understanding Biomechanical Movement in Yoga

  1. Intro + Spine (1)
  2. Spine (2), Pelvis & Hip
  3. Knee
  4. Shoulder
  5. Foot & Hand

Typical Day Schedule
09:00 → 10:30 Masterclass on that day’s subject
10:30 → 11:15 Break
11:15 → 13:00 Anatomy & Biomechanics I
13:00 → 13:30 Break
13:30 → 15:30 Anatomy & Biomechanics II
15:30 → 16:00 Break
16:00 → 17:00 Asana Analysis

With Denies Du Mon (BE)

Denies has been an AntwerpYoga Teacher for several years. Next to teaching yoga and workshops, she commenced her studies in Osteopathic Medicine 3 years ago. It follows that, in so doing, Denies has continued to grow as a creative, innovative and inspiring movement expert. With years of teaching experience and real-life experience both from her teaching as from her studies in osteopathy, Denies has gained a good idea of universal and individual anatomy and biomechanics. Her main goal is to work with yoga, bodies, people,... in a way that advocates healthy, intelligent and fun movement. Her classes and workshops are accessible, fun and full of useful tools. Denies has all it takes to take your practice and knowledge to a higher level.

location: Frankrijklei 107, 2000 Antwerp
price: full week price: 595 euro, early bird discount: 525 euro when booking before 30 November, 2017
payment: IBAN BE83 0016 4497 6015
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