Advanced Anatomy: Action, Alignment and Adjustments as Teaching tools
“To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving”
∼ Jerry Seinfeld
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Continuing Education: Anatomy

Advanced Anatomy: Action, Alignment and Adjustments as Teaching tools

October 25 – November 1, 2014

with Arielle Nash

* This course qualifies for 50 hours continuing-education credit toward Yoga Alliance 500- and Centered Yoga 1100-hour training certification. Anatomy is a required course towards a continuing education credit.

About the Retreat

This course goes beyond the basic functions of muscles and bones into movement mechanics including the fascial network.  Exploring movement as a chain of events, both controlled and automatic will guide a deeper understanding of anatomy and how the body functions as a whole. These principles will guide us to dissect the actions involved in asana practice, how to identify correct alignment, then learn how to both hands-on adjust students as well as self-adjust.  Education sessions will be a combination of learning theory and practical application, with a focus on “doing”.
Teachers will leave feeling confident in adjusting students and practitioners will gain insight into their own body and practice.

Topics include:

Introduction to Movement Mechanics

  • How movement is learned & created
  • The kinetic chain
  • Cueing Movement vs. direction in teaching
  • Basic Exercise Physiology: stretching, strength and balance
  • The pathway to injury

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Support & Strength

  • The fascial network and fascial lines
  • The principles of Tensegrity and the fluid body
  • Assessing Alignment and Load
  • Identifying stress & strain in the body

Actions of Asana

  • Breathing & Bandhas
  • Entering, exiting and being in asana
  • Forward Bending
  • Hip Internal & External Rotation
  • Twisting
  • Back Bending
  • Inverting

Arielle Nash-Degagne

Arielle Arielle has been interested in human movement since she was a competitive teenage athlete, which led her to pursue her degree in Kinesiology. After her degree and years of competitive sports, she recognized the healing and balancing effects that a committed Ashtanga practice created within her own body. In 2005, Ariellecompleted the Centered Yoga Teacher Training, with Paul Dallaghan, where she was fortunate to be introduced to Sri O.P. Tiwari and the study of pranayama. In addition to travelling through Europe, South America, Central America, India, China and Southeast Asia, she returned to Thailand annually to grow in her practice,prior to making it her home in 2013.

Arielle teaches with humility and aims to guide students toward a better understanding of their physicality. Arielle also teaches anatomy in teacher trainings and continuing education courses, at Samahita and other yoga studios. She is grateful to her teachers, Paul Dallaghan, Tiwariji and R. Sharath Jois who have shared a part of themselves to guide her along this path. For more please see her full see full bio.

Schedule

The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.

7:00 am                  Day Opening, Pranayama
8:00 am Asana Practice: Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore Style
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Brunch Buffet
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Anatomy & Physiology Education Session
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Q&A and Applied Practical Session/Restorative Practice
6:00 pm Dinner Buffet
7:30 pm Optional Evening Program –Video, Tratak or Mediation

Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.samahitaretreat.com/yoga-holidays.html

Rates

Share two bedroom loft     € 940 per person
Semi-Private room     € 1,040 per person
Single superior room     € 1,140 per person

Add On:

    Optional addition to retreat rate
Basic Detox Treatment Package:     € 160 per person
Complete Detox Treatment Package     € 370 per person


Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

We only have two deluxe one bedroom suites located in our most private building closest to the sea. They have a private bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, generous bathroom and an extra large balcony. Both suites offer a modern open living room with sofa bed, LCD TV, working desk and DVD/ iPod Stereo. They are perfect for a family or couple. The additional rate is a flat rate based on the room and is added on to the total rate package whether a single individual, couple or family.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite - Additional cost on the total program package:

  • € 50 per day
  • € 320 for one week
  • € 620 for two weeks
  • € 900 for three weeks
  • € 1100 for four weeks

Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide with you with a private community and greater security. A selection of our rooms enjoy this spectacular sea view, while others enjoy the tropical gardens scene.

The rate is inclusive of:

  • Full yoga program
  • Fully equipped accommodation with AC
  • Full brunch and dinner buffets
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Herbal steam room
  • Salt water swimming pool
  • Wi Fi internet
  • Service charge
  • VAT government tax

Testimonials

Arielle is a fantastic anatomy teacher; students love her! Her presentations are organized and entertaining, and her experience and knowledge of yoga makes the teaching especially valuable.
∼ David Robson, Founder, Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto

Arielle has been one of my favourite yoga teachers for over 8 years in Canada and South East Asia. I am always humbled and impressed by her teaching style and growing knowledge. Her holistic approach is refreshing; integrating her in-depth knowledge in movement mechanics and years of experience as a yoga practitioner and teacher in a high level of spirit. Her love for yoga, sense of humor, and friendliness create a very enjoyable atmosphere to learn. She has helped me deepen my practice, and grow as a yoga teacher, with her on-going encouragement and support. My deepest gratitude to Arielle.
∼ Hang, RYT Ho Chi Minh City