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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Fascia (Washington, DC)

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“As a physical therapist, I believe EVERYONE should know the basics of self-myofascial release. It is an essential part of whole body self-care” – Dr. Ariele Foster Join Dr. Ariele Foster, physical therapist, yoga teacher and founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com for an afternoon of self-myofascial “release”, exploratory movement and movement science. Self-myofascial release is a practice […]

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MASTER CLASS: Like Kale for Feet (Baltimore, MD)

Join Dr. Ariele Foster in this Master Class for healthy foot and ankle mechanics. This therapeutic and challenging practice will include: Bunion correctives Self-myofascial release Foot intrinsic strengthening Foot mobility and adaptability Playful balancing New ways of exploring the kinetic chain from the ground up Taking good care of your feet — by focusing on […]

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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Fascia (Baltimore, MD)

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Join Dr. Ariele Foster, physical therapist, yoga teacher and founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com for an afternoon of self-myofascial “release”, exploratory movement and movement science in Way of the Happy Fascia. 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 […]

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WORKSHOP: Like Kale for Feet (Alexandria, VA)

Like Kale for Feet Join Dr. Ariele Foster in this Master Class for the feet and ankles. This therapeutic and challenging practice will include:  Bunion correctives  Self myofascial release  Foot intrinsic strengthening  Foot mobility and adaptability  Playful balancing  New ways of exploring the kinetic chain from the ground up Taking good care of your feet, […]

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WORKSHOP: Posterior Chain Awakening (Alexandria, VA)

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For too long, yogis have “softened” their backsides. “Softening the glutes” overrides natural muscular engagement, has created an epidemic of weak gluteal muscles in yoga practitioners, and contributed to hip pain and impingement.  Clinicians describe “posterior chain weakness” as overdominance of the quadriceps muscles and hip flexors, with poor strength in the gluteal muscles and […]

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Yoga Journal Online Course “Fascia Release for Yoga”

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Join Dr. Ariele Foster in her online course with Yoga Journal “Fascia Release for Yoga”. This powerful, start-anytime, 6-week online course (with a community engagement component) shows how myofascial release (fascia release) is a great compliment to your yoga practice. What is Fascia Fascia is your body’s three-dimensional connective tissue matrix. It encases and weaves […]

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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Hips (Washington, DC)

Sitting is the new smoking….which means we’ve all got some work to (un)do. Tight and weak muscle patterns (ahem…psoas) become embedded into our bodies through furniture and lifestyle. Often these patterns follow us onto the yoga mat, no matter how many sun salutations we do. Discover specific ways to move your hips mindfully on the […]

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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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WORKSHOP: Beyond Alignment: Seeing Bodies (Richmond, VA)

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Beyond Alignment: Seeing Bodies A workshop to better understand individual anatomy on the mat. For movement teachers and movers, there’s a vast sea between: Seeing a body as something to maneuver into poses, versus Seeing a body as something to appreciate and uplift through movement The statement that follows may require a paradigm shift: We […]

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