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Mindful Mobility & Functional Flexibility: Amanda Koh

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Mindful Mobility & Functional Flexibility
A 4 part workshop series by Amanda Koh from Singapore

This is a tremendous opportunity learn from a dedicated and passionate teacher information that is incredibly practical as well as creatively intuitive. This integrative workshop will enhance your individual practice and is relevant for persons new to yoga and yoga teachers. Together we will develop and deepen our understanding of our yoga bodies and practice.

Places are limited to ensure a place early booking recommended.
To Book see Ticket above or go to www.homeofyoga.com
$350 full fee. $320 early booking May 1st. concession $285

"We used to believe that stretching or strengthening a muscle will make us better yoga practitioners because it would mean that we were stronger and more flexible. In the short term, stretching and strengthening enables yoga enthusiasts to get their bodies into yoga poses but after a few years, they hit a plateau and find that stretching and strengthening no longer enables them to go further in asana practice. Frustrated practitioners then increase their efforts in stretching and strengthening and end up creating instability, sustain injuries from over-training and over-stretching, and either end up practicing painfully with injuries, or give up on the practice altogether.

A tight muscle is a muscle which does not fully contract or fully relax. It is a muscle that the motor cortex does not have conscious control over, a condition which Thomas Hanna called "Sensory Motor Amnesia". Releasing it, stretching it or strengthening it will not resolve the issue. The problem is a software issue in your brain not a hardware issue in your tissue.

We need practices that enable connectivity between the Muscle and The Central nervous system. This workshop series enables yoga practitioners to come into yoga from the perspective of functional flexibility and mindful mobility, and enables us to explore the familiar through new eyes. The practices taught in this workshop are the culmination of several years of research and development, and are unique to the yoga teaching technique and experience of Amanda Koh."

Day 1: Saturday 19th MAY 10.00am -1.15pm

Introduction and Forum (1hr)
What are we actually doing in asana? - forum discussion on yoga injuries

(tea break) 15min

Session 1 (2hrs)
Pelvic floor stability and mobility
hip flexors, psoas, glutes, hamstrings, quads
resistant band and slider exercises to stabilise and strengthen
strength vs force, flexibility vs mobility
myofascial release with balls

(lunch break 1hr)

Session 2 (2hrs) 2.15pm-4.15pm
Thoracic mobility & lumbar stability
engaging lower ab and pelvic floor stability to decompress and lengthen vs compress in extensions
resistant bands and blocks

Day 2:

Session 3 (3hrs) 9.30am-12.30pm
Upper trunk mobility - Upper back stability and mobility
Pectoralis, rhombus, lats, traps, upper arm muscle strengthening and stability
tension vs muscle activation/stability
myofascial release

(lunch break 1hr)

Session 4 (2hrs) 1.30pm-3.30pm
Incorporating the mindful mobility and functional flexibility approach in progressive sequencing for classes and self-practice.
Moving traditional practitioners towards Mindful Mobility & Functional Flexibility. Great knowledge for home practice & teachers.