Ann Swanson - TH1SWA
Yoga for Arthritis is an evidence-based program based on over a decade of research at Johns Hopkins University. It showed that yoga is safe and effective for arthritis. In this introductory workshop, Ann summarizes the yoga for arthritis facts, safety tips, key pose modifications, research findings, and vital practices for relieving pain. Experience it for yourself in a uniquely modified yoga asana practice and meditation for arthritis and chronic pain.
THURSDAY APRIL 02
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (6 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Ann Swanson - FR1SWA
This workshop is for yoga nerds and science nerds. Ann Swanson demystifies key yoga research in a simple, straightforward way. As outlined in her recent book, SCIENCE OF YOGA, Ann will cover the overarching themes in the scientific evidence to support the profound benefits of yoga and meditation. Learn the key highlights and feel the benefits in every system of your body in this experiential workshop. There will be plenty of asana practice and meditation integrated into the day.
FRIDAY APRIL 03
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (8 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Ann Swanson - SA2SWA
Is yoga currently accessible, safe, and inclusive to everybody? What is the difference between yoga and yoga therapy? Ann proposes that all yoga classes should be accessible, but not all yoga classes are yoga therapy. In this Q+A style talk, she will tackle these questions. Explore the importance of the shift toward accessibility in mainstream yoga and the strides yoga therapy is making in transforming healthcare. The class will start and end with a short chair yoga practice.
SATURDAY APRIL 04
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Ann Swanson - SA4SWA
Perhaps the most profound evidence supporting yoga practice is on meditation, including the popular mindfulness practice. Learn the key research and how your brain and nervous system are affected. This workshop is quite experiential with a meditation and mindful movement built in, including a relaxing mindfulness-based yoga Nidra (sometimes called "yoga nap") to conclude the workshop.
SATURDAY APRIL 04
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Ann Swanson - SU1SWA
Do you have a spark of interest in the ancient Chinese form of energy work and martial arts? Learn an intro to qi gong (and its sister martial arts practice, tai chi) in this introductory workshop. There will be a little bit of science and a lot of meditative movement, including a short, gentle routine that you can use daily for improved balance and vitality.
SUNDAY APRIL 05
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION