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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Hips (State College, PA)

Sitting is the new smoking….which means we’ve all got some work to do. Tight and weak muscle patterns become embedded into our bodies through furniture and lifestyle. Often these patterns continue to show up on the yoga mat, no matter how many sun salutations we do. Discover specific ways to move on the mat, which […]

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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Fascia (State College, PA)

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Join Dr. Ariele Foster, physical therapist, yoga teacher and founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com for a morning of self-myofascial “release”, exploratory movement and movement science.   Self-myofascial release is a practice that deeply compliments yoga asana and other movement modalities, and has a profound effect of calming your nervous system. It is a self-care skill that will […]

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WORKSHOP: Biomechanics of the Shoulder Girdle in Yoga (State College, PA)

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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, it is wise to be informed. In this workshop, we’ll explore the anatomic […]

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How to Cue the Shoulderblades for Handstand, Down Dog, and more

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Three Fun Tips for Teaching Shoulderblade position in Down Dog, Handstand — and any time your arms are overhead. There’s an enduring myth out there in #yogaland (ok, many enduring falsehoods) that our necks will tense up if we shrug / lift up / elevate the shoulderblades toward our ears. False. Your shoulderblades were designed […]

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Tackling Tight Hip Flexors

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The most common request heard by yoga teachers is “hip openers, please!”. After all, students come to yoga most of the time after sitting. For hours on end. They feel the need to stretch out the stiffness. If you teach yoga, know this: sitting is a passive stretch.  As you sit, most of the posterior […]

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Online Yoga Anatomy Mentorship

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Our signature Online Yoga Anatomy Mentorship is OPEN! To read more or to register, click here. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive reminders, and to hear about related webinars: http://eepurl.com/bsvgRn

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Sequencing Studies Weekend (Destin, FL)

Join Dr. Ariele Foster, as she teaches a sequencing weekend at Destin Hot Yoga in Miramar Beaches, FL. This is part of the 300 hour (professional level) Yoga Teacher Training run by Melissa Shalongo. Current yoga teachers and students are also welcome to pay the drop in fee for these workshops.

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WORKSHOP: Biomechanics of the Shoulder Girdle (Baltimore, MD)

yoga shoulder strength handstand anatomy tips

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 […]

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