WORKSHOP: Understanding Pain & Injury in Yoga
Understanding Pain & Injuries in Yoga
This workshop is for people anyone who wants to learn how to listen, understand and communicate with their body with kindness through the movement modality of yoga, to prevent or heal from injuries.
“Be aware of what your body is trying to tell you. “
“Listen to your body.”
“Know your body.”
Often, phrases like these are thrown around with expectation that people would and should just understand what they mean. How do we begin listening? How do we start getting to know our body? How do we build the skill of listening to our bodies and understanding its language? In this workshop, you will learn the building blocks of what it means to listen and communicate with your body; through the lens of your nervous system & the role in our lives and practice. We’ll explore and understand what pain, tightness, discomfort tells us and learn when and how much to push and challenge ourselves, when to pull back and when to soothe and calm ourselves.
This workshop is divided in theory and practical movement explorations. You will get to inquire deeply about your existing movement patterns and the various positions that you find challenging or painful to apply what you’ve learnt. There will also be time dedicated for discussion and answering questions.
*Fundamentals of Pain Science
*What is pain? How does it affect my practice and movement? How do I listen and communicate with my body? How do I make space to listen better to sensations quieter than pain?
*The Body Map and how to make yours more detailed
*The basic principles of the body i.e. capacity and demand, stress and rest
*The difference between chronic pain and acute pain and how to respond to both through your yoga practice
*How to respond to injuries when you get them
Who is this workshop for
* Yogis who are in pain
* Yogis who have recurring injuries or repetitive stress injuries
* Yogis who have been struggling with pursuing certain external goals in their practice e.g. a movement or pose
* Yogis who are interested in what else they could find more meaning in their practice as well as deepen their understanding of their bodies and selves.
The workshop will be capped at 5 people, so to keep it as detailed and specific to your needs.
Cassandra MakCertified Rolfer® and PTCass is a Certified Rolfer® and PT. She is well versed in movement therapy and manual therapy; focused on working with your nervous system and giving you new options of movement and being. Cass helps people in pain and injury by facilitating them in building new positive habits, learning about their lifestyle, and with movement and manual therapy. This helps people have long-lasting and sustainable change. She provides tools and knowledge clients need to empower them to take their health in their hands, so that they can go on and make better decisions and help themselves in the future.