Better Bandhas : A workshop for understanding and using bandhas in your yoga practice” CEU's available for yoga instructors, workshop open to all!
With Becca Chamberlain, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, LMT, SPT
The bandhas can be a mysterious subject in the practice of Yoga- what ARE they and how do you use them? In Sanskrit bhanda means “to bind or lock” and the Bandhas represent a number of energetic locks within the body that help to enhance the breath, posture, and Asana practices of the yoga system. While they are energetic components of our practice, they have very real anatomical alignment and muscular contractions that help us to unite mind and body during stillness and movement. Whether you are new to Yoga and interested in how to deepen your practice, an advanced yogi looking to strengthen and stabilize your arm balances and inversions, or even a yoga teacher looking to reinforce your students with a deeper understanding of the use of Bandhas during your classes, the workshop is for you! We will discuss the bandhas from an anatomical perspective as well as an energetic one; we’ll physically practice the best ways to locate and engage these locks in movement and in stillness, and play with using them in common yoga postures and transitions so you can feel confident using them in your own practice or guiding others in their exploration of the bandhas. The workshop will be instructed by Becca Chamberlain, an advanced yoga teacher, licensed massage therapist, student physical therapist in UF’s doctor of physical therapy program, and self-admitted bhanda enthusiast. Becca will be offering CEUs for yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance—so don’t forget to mention your status when registering!
With optional CEUs for Yoga Instructors: $20