|Monday and Tuesday|
|7:00-9:30||Theory and Practice|
|12:00-14:30||Theory and Practice|
|16:00-17:30||Theory and Practice|
The day begins with applied anatomy, alignment principles and therapeutic exercises. These will be presented and then put directly into practice in order to reinforce understanding. At the end of each day, the focus will be on practical implementation of what was covered. Two breaks of 60-90 minutes are included over the course of the day.
The proper positioning of the shoulder and shoulder blade affect our posture as a whole. It cannot really be looked at individually as it is really integrated into the greater picture. Unilateral stress, over- or under-loading, as well as generally poor postural habits can cause pain in the shoulder, as well as in other regions of the body such as the back or the neck. Yoga can be used to effectively balance out the shoulders with specific exercises. It is also important to note that yoga itself is quite demanding on the shoulder, as we often carry our body weight through the arms and we stretch the shoulders to their full range of motion. Precision and a good understanding of anatomy are key to maintaining a holistic, shoulder-friendly practice for you and your students.