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WORKSHOP: Biomechanics of the Shoulder Girdle (Washington, DC)

March 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

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Shoulder strength in yoga: The shoulder girdle is comprised of 6 classical joints, and two pseudo-joints. Because of its complexity, yoga asana instruction often oversimplifies important actions in this region.

Since we spend significant time placing weight through the hands and therefore the shoulders in yoga, and it’s wise to be informed. In this workshop, we’ll explore the anatomic structure and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle, and intelligent stabilization of this highly mobile joint.

This workshop will be part discussion / lecture, and part practice to apply what we learn.

Please join for an afternoon of delicious self care for shoulders and anatomy guided by doctor of physical therapy and long time yoga teacher, Ariele Foster. Although the anatomic portion will be geared toward yoga and movement teachers, all are welcome.

2 hours of contact CEUs for RYTs

Read this blog post for a preview, and check out this one to learn about some missing shoulder strength in yoga. 


The Yoga Shala DC
1550 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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