Course Outline

Saturday

9:00-10:30am Lecture

  • Using yoga as assessment and treatment
  • Importance of joint mechanics and proper alignment
  • The need for creating Motor Control
  • How AYI  benefits your clients
  • Active vs. Passive stretching
  • Using yoga to strengthen and activate the muscles

10:30-1:00

  • Hip assessment and centration
  • Internal/External rotation techniques
  • The use of isometrics
  • Repositioning of an anterior femur

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30

  • SI joint stability
  • Awakening the glutes
  • Hamstring flexibility

3:30-4:30

  • Back line strength and stability
  • Standing Bird Dog
  • Prone backbends
  • Spinal fluidity

4:30-5:30

  • Arthrokinematics of the knee

Sunday:

9:00-10:00am Lecture

  • Breath is the king of the mind
  • What is yogic breathing/pranayama?
  • Proper diaphragm mechanics
  • Effects of unhealthy breathing patterns
  • Breathing and the FMS
  • Breathwork as meditation

10:00-10:30

  • Techniques for relaxation
  • The effects of the nervous system on the musculoskeletal structures

10:30-12:00

  • Breathwork practice
  • Shallow and deep diaphragmatic breath
  • Ribcage expansion
  • The are of the exhalation

12:00-1:00

  • Cat/Cow assessment for spinal segmentation
  • Posture as a psychological dynamic

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:00

  • Assessing and treating thoracic mobility
  • Passive/active interventions for the thoracic spine
  • How to backbend w/out jamming the lower back

3:00-4:30 

  • Shoulder capsule assessment and treatment
  • Internal/external rotation of the GH joint
  • Scapular control and stability

4:30-5:30

  • Deep diaphragmatic breath
  • How to 4D breathe into every region of your torso
  • Bringing the breath into every day life


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