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Moving from within: Therapeutic Practices for Chronic Conditions

Mandala Wellness
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“What are all these blockages in the body? Where do they come from? It’s the mind watching itself.”
~ Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Founder of Body Mind Centering

Join Daphne in a 2-day deep dive into to the matrix of our body-mind connection. This weekend workshop is an exploration into waking up the internal senses to uncover our own physical and subtle mind-body mapping, to help us determine the way we inhabit in our environment and respond to elements and people around us.

The practice will also shine a light on our habitual but unconscious neurological patterning that manifest into how we breathe, our holding gait, and reactivity to circumstances. These are manifested through pre-disposition, deep-seated patterns, and years of conditioning. Bringing together mindfulness with somatic tools, we can gain more clarity into our own feelings and behaviour as an embodied biological process in order to live with greater ease and grace.

We will unearth the treasure trove of our innate healing through embodiment practices in movement, breathwork, yoga therapy applications, traditional Hatha Yoga practices, visualisations, vocalisations, self-inquiry and bodywork so you are EMPOWERED to access your own transformation and healing. Mindfulness, compassion and deep listening are tools we will cultivate to create the sanctity of a therapeutic relationship through the art of touch in hands-on bodywork.

This course is for movers, yogis, athletes, dancers, bodyworkers, coaches. You will be able to apply these tools for teaching yoga or movement, self-care, or in offering bodywork to support your clients and your loved ones.

When we explore from within through sensory approach instead of a cognitive approach, our mind can de-clutter and re-wire towards a moment-to-moment presence in wellness. Hence, cultivating a mindful and practical dialogue in dealing with pain, injuries, anxiety & stress.

Syllabus Outline:
• Yoga, Mindfulness & Bodywork as Therapeutics
• The Anatomy of Breath: the 3 Diaphragms
• Our Relationship with Gravity: Yielding / Propping / Collapse
• Fascia principles & application in movement & bodywork
• Cultivating Spatial & Emotional Intelligence: Proprioception & Interoception
• Embodied Anatomy & Kinesthetics: Feet, Pelvis, Spine
• Spine Condition as well as related causes such as Sciatica / Herniated Discs
• Body Reading: Pathways
• Our Nervous System & the Relaxation Response
• Therapeutic Presence: Holding Sacred Space
• Bodywork: Release Techniques for Chronic Holding Areas (Back / Neck / Shoulders / Digestive Issues)
• Subtle Practices & Classical Yogic Philosophy in Therapeutic Settings

Props Required:
1 x Yoga Mat
2 x Blocks
2 X Blankets
1 x Resistance Band
1 x Tennis Ball or Muscle Release Ball
1 x Eye Pillow
1 x Bath Towel
1 x Hand or Face Towel

Exercise Ball

Programme schedule:
10am to 6pm (10 mins break in AM / PM, Lunch Break: 1.30 to 2.30pm)

Day 1 - Understanding Yoga as Therapy: Posture & Breath
This session will begin with inquiring the movement patterns of our mind & body and understanding the anatomy of breath vis-à-vis the 3 diaphragms. Working through various movement explorations from the inside out to explore our individual unique blueprint. We will look into some chronic holding patterns and learn about creating therapeutic relationship in hands-on work.

Day 2 - Inquiry-based Embodiment: Repose & Release
Building upon the blue print of identifying, articulating, differentiating & integrating our breath within the body, we will further unravel the embodiment process through our relationships with gravity through our feet & pelvis, and sensing the visceral support of our organs, as well as the intricacies of our fascia network connective. We will also release techniques on some common conditions such as back pain, digestive issues, migraine etc through intuitive bodywork.

16 hours Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units (CEU) for yoga teachers applies

Fee: 3mil VND for 1 day - 5,5mil for 2 days
Advance booking: https://goo.gl/forms/iqlBadCS62pUH4743

About Daphne
As a yoga therapist, a movement facilitator and bodyworker of various modalities, Daphne is trained in a multitude of yoga styles & disciplines, and also in the art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang (TCM Abdominal Detox Massage), Tai Chi Massage and Reiki, all of which she infuses into the alchemy of her intuitive bodywork and yoga therapy. Daphne incorporates a heart-centred approach with a solid foundation in biomechanics, breath work, somatic practices and embodiment. She also melds insights from yoga philosophy, neuroscience, and subtle anatomy within her practice. Her therapy sessions, classes, workshops, and trainings are known to focus on breath, mindfulness, and awareness to create the moment-to-moment balance in nurturing the body, mind and spirit.

Daphne is a yoga therapist, an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She created Yoga with Daphne to provide therapy training and mentorship programs for yoga and bodywork practitioners, as well as to bring like-minded people together to share knowledge and insights for the community.


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