Tiffany Cruikshank - FR1CRU
SI joint issues have taken a spotlight in the yoga community and for a good reason. This vulnerable joint must maintain a delicate balance of supporting our body weight and still being flexible enough to articulate through all of the movements of our day with ease. As a crucial hinging point in the body, this joint is often the culprit of low back pain and hip pain, and this is finally becoming more recognized in the medical community as well as the yoga community. A yoga practice can be an essential adjunct to support and heal this joint, but it requires a more precise and purposeful practice crafted to the individual. This all-day intensive will explore the anatomy of the SI joint and its surrounding musculature, its function, the problems that arise here, how to work with it in a one-on-one yoga setting and potential obstacles to healing this area. This course will be mostly lecture with a short therapeutic asana practice before lunch and interactive demonstrations after lunch. For teachers and anyone interested in learning more about this joint and the application of a more therapeutic practice.
FRIDAY APRIL 13
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Tiffany Cruikshank - SA2CRU
This class looks at how a yoga practice influences the fascia, and the health and resilience of the connective tissue. Beginning with a short lecture, we then move into a vinyasa that puts information into action. The lecture component of this class breaks down the ways a yoga practice can help remodel the fascial tissues and the ways we can work with or against the natural tendencies of the tissues. More importantly, you_ll get a chance to experience these changes in a yoga practice to feel for yourself the effects on the fascia. The yoga practice explores several different styles that involve both movement and stillness. Please have some vinyasa experience but no need to be an expert.
SATURDAY APRIL 14
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Tiffany Cruikshank - SA4CRU
Myofascial release can be a game changer for so many people. One of the reasons I love it so much is that it_s easy to learn how to do it yourself. This class will begin with a short talk on the what, why and how of myofascial release so that you can use it on your own. Then we will work our way through the legs, back and hips, leaving you relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for more yoga tomorrow!
SATURDAY APRIL 14
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Tiffany Cruikshank - SU1CRU
This class is half lecture and half practice. We will begin with a look at how the nervous system and immune system interrelate and interact. We_ll discover the implications of what this means to our perception and response to pain, and how to apply this information to a yoga practice that works with these systems. The yoga practice will be gentle, with a very different vantage point and a very different approach to movement. Come with a with a good dose of curiosity and an open mind to explore your practice with fresh eyes.
SUNDAY APRIL 15
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION