Understanding Fascia and the Moving Body
A 3 hour workshop in Hawaii
A 3 hour workshop to help you understand what Fascia is, why it matters and what are we doing in our asana and movement practices to train it and keep it healthy.
The word fascia has been doing the rounds over the last few years and more people are getting interested in its role in the moving body. You may have heard that it is connective tissue or that it is like a wrapping around the muscles, but it is far more than that.
It is only recently that we’ve understood how all of the systems of the body, muscles, bones, cardio vascular, nervous system, et al, are contained in the fascial network that not only frees or limits our movement depending on various factors. It is also the superconductor of information throughout the body via the neural network embedded within its fluid like webbing. Being the only system in the body that is connected to every other system and therefore our most important one.
Our stress levels, our habits of moving or lack of moving, our sleep patterns, immune system and more are all revealed in our fascial network. Everything is held and processed at a fascial level.
During this workshop we will cover the following
- What is fascia, what is it made of and how does it behave in movement and stillness.
- Why it is important to maintain elasticity in the connective tissue - stretching vs. removing resistance.
- Why we need to work with integrated movement instead of isolated movement.
- How the nervous system processes information via the fascial network
- How releasing the locked up energy (prana) within the connective tissue and the joints is essential for a asana practice
Bookings and Inquiries
Date and time
Sunday 3rd November from 12:00 to 15:00
($30 for Waimea Yoga Teachers and graduates of Waimea Yoga Trainings)
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.