I'm delighted to be welcoming Donna Farhi back to Cambridge this year for an Intensive course of study and practice.
The spinal column is the vertical axis of the body and when aligned with integrity the force of gravity falls through rather than into the spine, allowing us to sit, stand and move with ease. In this intensive we will explore the anatomy, kinesiology and functional movement of the spine learning how to practice Yoga postures with greater efciency and thus less strain on the back.
A major focus in this intensive will be learning to release and balance the deep iliopsoas muscles. As the psoas muscles are
a key determinant of the position of the pelvis and lower back, establishing ease in… these muscles paves the way for having
balance throughout the whole of the body. This foundation work paves the way towards establishing a fuid stability within the
spine for lifelong ease in your posture, movement and daily activities.
To support our study of functionally integrated movement Donna will also introduce students to several human developmental movement patterns that are essential for healthy spinal function. Donna will also present several PowerPoints covering general spinal anatomy, the iliopsoas muscles and the sacroiliac joint. You will also receive extensive illustrated digital handouts tosupport your practice post-intensive.
IS THIS INTENSIVE FOR YOU?
This workshop is for anyone who has been practicing Yoga consistently for at least a year and is especially recommended for teachers working with others. The focus of this workshop is on creating spinal health through integrated movement throughout the whole body. Those with spinal problems accompanied by mild chronic pain who are already receiving ongoing Yoga instruction are welcome to attend but this workshop is not suitable for those with acute back pain. While Donna will make every efort to help individuals with specifc spinal problems participants need to respect the limits of what can be attained within a group class in a short period of time as contrasted to ongoing one-on-one Yoga therapy.
A Yoga teacher who has been practicing for 39 years and teaching since 1982. She is one of the most sought after guest teachers in the world, leading intensives and teacher training programs internationally. Her approach to Yoga is informed by the refnement of natural and universal movement principles that underlie safe and sustainable Yoga practice. This concentration on fundamental principles allows student of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic Yoga practice. Considered the “teacher of teachers” students return to Donna’s intensives year after year to be a part of the inspiring evolution of Donna’s own practice and teaching.
Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book; Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness; and Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living. Her fourth book Teaching Yoga: Exploring The Teacher-Student Relationship is a curricular text for teaching trainings worldwide. She has been profled in four separate publications on exceptional contemporary teachers of our time, including Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga .After nearly four decades of practice Donna believes that Yoga is about learning to befriend our self and to be in friendship with others as a means to building greater fellowship with all of humanity. American born, Donna now resides in Christchurch, New Zealand on a 30- acre farm with her horses, Santosha, Liberty and Ambrosia.
CAMBRIDGE INTENSIVE DATES AND TIMES
Friday July 6 2018 — 6.00pm — 8.00pm
Saturday July 8 — Tuesday July 10 2018
10.00am – 1pm and 2.30pm – 5.00 pm (each day)
The Lee Hall, Wolfson College, Barton Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9BB
Please note: There will be NO partial enrolment for this intensive. Class numbers will be limited for this engagement. Depending on numbers Donna will have at least one experienced teaching assistant to help participants integrate the material.
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