With Diane Brun, Riki Richter, & Dr. Raza Awan
Yoga Fix is my attempt to build healthy bridges between the yoga, movement, and rehab worlds. We will deconstruct yoga poses and examine ways to reduce harm and increase longevity. This course will help yoga teachers understand the basics of biomechanics and injury prevention.
We will study:
- joint centration and congruency
- dynamic neuromuscular stabilization breath (DNS)
- difference between mobility and flexibility
- passive as opposed to dynamic stretching
- end range poses and risk reduction
Diane Bruni – www.dianebruni.com
Riki Richter, D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O. – www.synergysportsmedicine.com
Dr. Raza Awan – www.synergysportsmedicine.com
The two main joints, the shoulder and hip, are synovial ball and socket joints. This means that they create rounded movements. Interfering with these natural movements, for example through certain yoga poses, creates unnecessary wear and tear on joint surfaces. The study of joint congruency and end range within joints is fundamental to this understanding. This basic biomechanical information, when applied to yoga, will help to prevent injuries.
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
What is the function of a joint? The answer has been evolving over millions of years. Understanding the function will help you to understand why bones are shaped the way they are. Bones are uniquely shaped for different bodies, but they all share the same function. For example, we’re all designed to walk, and there are variations in gait, but the ball and socket of the hip joint are designed to move in a particular rhythm. When that rhythm is interrupted, the surrounding tissues compensate, which stresses the inner joint surfaces and leads to injury.
This course is for you if your intention as a yoga teacher is to help people feel better in their bodies, or if you want to understand what you can do in your classes to prevent injury without straying too far from traditional yoga poses.
The rhizome model best describes my philosophy to teaching and learning. A rhizome is a botanical term for a type of underground stem that stores energy and can reproduce itself from itself. Examples include the lotus flower, irises, lily of the valley, poplars, ginger, turmeric, and many weeds. They grow underground perpendicular to gravity, sending off shoots upwards at any point. Cut a rhizome anywhere and it can start again. There is no beginning, end, middle, periphery, top or bottom. There are multiple entry and exit points along a continuum that is potentially infinite. Rhizomes are difficult to contain: they follow their own path. The most important aspect of the rhizome metaphor and my teaching style is there is no hierarchy: I present propositions that guide our journey, and there is lots of room for improvisation and questioning. We are learning from each other in an open state of presence.
Price for BOTH Yoga Fix and MRI $1,000 (early bird pricing before July 16)
You can sign up for one or both programs.
After July 16 $1,200 for both or $700 for either.