April 02-05 2020 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Jenna Switzer

Jenna’s passion for yoga and movement of the human body is manifested in each anatomically focused yoga class. From Yoga Tune Up® to Hot Flow, each class encourages students to experience movement in a mindful way. Her classes are both powerful and explore connecting the breath to the flow of the body.

Jenna’s mentors include Todd Lavictoire, Megan Campbell and Jenn Stow from her foundational Yoga Teacher Training. She quickly built upon her education with her Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 certification and several YTU immersions. Jenna’s had the privilege of assisting five YTT’s in Ottawa and travels across North American to learn, assist and volunteer at various Yoga Teacher Trainings and Yoga Tune Up® classes, workshops and conferences.

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Understanding Your Pelvic Floor

Jenna Switzer - TH6SWI

Through a combination of therapy ball work, yoga poses, chakra and energetic discussions, participants will build a deeper understanding of both the anatomical and energetic workings of their pelvic floor. Whether looking to heal pelvic floor dysfunction, decrease pain, build intimacy with one's inner creative, or simply connect deeper to yoni energy, this workshop will give the key tools to complete student's self-care practice.Students will learn how to use therapy balls and yoga postures to support anatomical and energetic pelvic health.

THURSDAY APRIL 02

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (2 HRS)

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Anatomy for Yogis

Jenna Switzer - FR1SWI

This workshop dives into the complex structure of the physical body to uncover the inner workings influencing the yoga practice. From the systems that regulate stress levels to the muscle pathways that allow you to take your postures to the next level, anatomy is everywhere in yoga. An understanding of the body can help mitigate the likelihood of injuries and decrease the presence of pain during practice or teaching. -Shoulders: Learn the muscles, bones, and other tissues affecting shoulder mobility and what movement practices will best benefit the unique upper body's anatomical structure. Whether handstand strength or bind flexibility, the physical form can best be utilized through the power of understanding -Hips: Learn what's happening between the head, shoulders, knees, and toes! Explore how to take care of hips and low back, as well as learn how this area of the body is affecting ALL other parts. -Core: This area is the literal centre of all that happens in your body! Learn anatomy and how movement, breathing, massage, and meditation aid in loving the core.Students will leave feeling knowledgeable and confident in the deeper workings of their practice and empowers yogis who already are teaching.

FRIDAY APRIL 03

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6 HRS)

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Understanding Your Body's Unique Structure and Biomechanics

Jenna Switzer - SA4SWI

In this workshop students will explore how each body is truly unique in its physical structure and therefore how it can move. From the shape of our bones to the tension in our tissues, our biomechanics will affect the way we practice asana, sit in meditation, and breathe for pranyama. This workshop will give students a better understanding of their body's unique abilities, anatomy, and physiology as well as empower them in their physical practice. During this workshop we will trace scapulas and clavicles on volunteers with washable markers so we can see the different shapes visually. In partners, we will also explore the hip passive range of motion to demonstrate the structural differences in the hip. Handouts would include a brief introduction to each area to be discussed before exploring the bodies in the room.

SATURDAY APRIL 04

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM (2 HRS)

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