Blake Martin, PhD - TH1MAR
Figuring out the exact muscles used in a yoga posture can be a challenge! What if your yoga anatomy book doesn't seem to cover suspension yoga/goat yoga*/yoga in space? Is there a way to look at a body and figure out what is going on? Through the mighty power of "kinesiology," yes there is! This workshop will provide you with tools to distinguish the force of gravity/goats from the resistance forces in the body, and an understanding of how direction of movement relates to strengthening and stretching in a yoga class on earth, or among the stars! Learn to identify body movements with cool "science" words! Learn the power of using "functional muscle groups"! Learn another person’s name! *Goats not included.
THURSDAY MARCH 28
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (6 HRS)BOOK SESSION
All Levels, Therapeutics, Teacher Training
Blake Martin, PhD - FR1MAR
This six-hour "appetizer" will introduce you to the ancient practice of Thai Yoga Massage, yoga's sister art. In addition to learning a basic 30-minute massage, you will learn how to gently move your partner into assisted stretches, apply pressure appropriately and integrate compassion ("Metta") into your work.
FRIDAY MARCH 29
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6 HRS)BOOK SESSION
All Levels, Teacher Training, Anatomy
Blake Martin, PhD - SA2MAR
This is your brain. This is your brain on yoga. Hear what a neuroscientist has to say about recent clinical research on the impact of the practice of yoga and pranayama breathing on the human brain. Recent findings on stress, the immune response and memory as well as research related to yoga and select neurological disorders will also be discussed.
SATURDAY MARCH 30
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
All Levels, Teacher Training, Therapy
Blake Martin, PhD - SA4MAR
What happens if I feel sad all the time? Can yoga help? Is there any way movement can contribute to my mental health? What does science say is the link between my mind and body? Join neuroscientist Dr. Blake Martin for a lively discussion of how depression is grounded in a physical body, and what recent research says the bodily practice of yoga does to alter the structure and function of the brain. We will consider the importance of breath, posture and community as pillars of a practice that can offer acceptance and hope.
SATURDAY MARCH 30
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
If yoga is a movement vocabulary, then why do we always talk in unison? Where is the room for kinetic conversation, expression, and play? Is there room to create? In this participatory workshop, we will push against the constraints of yoga as a functional form to find new movement possibilities, and opportunities for connection, communication, and community. We will shift our focus from the mechanics of motion to an expressive form, creating something new through the generous application of time, shape, space, and energy.
SUNDAY MARCH 31
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION