Integrated Movement Weekend
At YogaYama In Göteborg
When we move as a whole we can feel and experience deeper layers within.
Through understanding the body and its need to move, research has shown that working muscles and body parts in isolation isn’t really a smart system for a structure that is based on tensegrity. From the embryo, we know that everything evolves as a whole unit and that once we begin to honor that in our movement we find a freedom and strength that utilizes the whole. Julie often refers to this as “universal core” as there is nothing in the body that has grown in separation. When we apply these principles to our asana practice the discovery unveils that “effortless effort” we are looking for. Movement and stillness go hand in hand and we become the practice. We take it off the mat and into meaning in our daily lives, our moments guided by our breath and awareness. Using Julie’s unique form of asana and movement, somatic meditation, breath work and awareness exercises the process of “doing” the practice will transform to the state being, fully present with the sense of aliveness we are looking for. These sessions will be full of curiosity and inquiry, pause and presence, stillness and movement.
All practitioners welcome
Masterclass - Brahmani Style
17th August: 16:30 - 19:00
Through a mix of discussion and movement practice, Julie will introduce you to an asana practice that encompasses range of motion, natural movement, finding stability from the inside and working with integration. All ideas we will explore in depth throughout the rest of the weekend. This class will give you a taste of what is to come and guide you to let go of shapes and tune into feeling. We will close this class with a somatic meditation.
Price: 375 kr
Foot, Pelvis & Spine in Relationship
18th August: 09:30 - 12:30
This session will detail in lecture and movement how we can open that dialogue in the most efficient way and understand the power we all have in our feet. We’ll not only “play” with our feet but also experiment with finding stability and balance by negotiating movement so that the conversation between foot, pelvis and spine comes alive.
Integrated Strength - moving from the foot in a flow practice
18th August: 14:00 - 16:30
Taking the information from the morning session and applying it to a full asana practice you’ll experience the power of the foot in propelling the body as well as stabilizing the pelvis and spine. Using the asana practice to find a connection with the present sensation we will play with pulses, spirals and waves and then find the ability to pause and remain curious in the stillness before we move on. Julie will take you on a journey to discover the integration and awareness that gives us an embodied practice. We finsish with a somatic meditation.
Natural Movement - animal locomotion and new ideas about strength.
19th August: 09:30 - 12:30
We have inherent strength and stability within our structures as moving human beings. Our design is to move, travel on foot over long distances, climb trees, crawl on the ground and un-even surfaces. But we have lost that connection due to being in environments that are linear in structure for our safety. This morning is all about getting back to our natural movements so that we can apply that to our regular practice. In short, we’ll have loads of fun!
Using Full Integration in a Flow Practice
19th August: 14:00 - 16:30
Using the whole body and finding the connection to the earth through the feet and also through the hands the natural intelligence of the body arises and creates a strong fluid practice. We take all the information gain throughout the weekend and put it into a final flow practice. Feel how momentum and awareness of earth connection can make you feel lighter in your movement, moving away from just making shapes and working with the body not against it. This is where we can find the effortless effort so that our practice finally unfolds as a moving meditation. We will finish with a somatic meditation.
Whole workshop ( including masterclass); 2200kr
Early Bird (book before June 30th: 1895kr
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Date: 17 - 19 August 2018
Location: Yogayama, Göteborg, Sweden
Time: Aug 17th: 16:30 - 19:00. Aug 18th - 19th: 09:30 - 12:30 & 14:00 - 16:30
Teacher: Julie Martin
Price: Masterclass: 375kr, Full workhsop: 2200kr (early bird 1895 kr)
About Your Teacher
Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness.