These weekend workshops will offer a unique opportunity to practice and lead postures that are designed who have special therapeutic needs. We will have chance to design practices for all topics each weekend via specific asana , meditation and breath work.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please check suggested and must prerequisitions in between the workshops.
1. Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders
17-18-19 February, 2017
A wonderful opportunity for yoga experts and practitioners to address upper back, neck and shoulder issues. We look at chronic neck and shoulder conditions related to everyday tension due to postural imbalance, as well as common injuries and chronic pain.
You will learn innovative adjustments as a vehicle to alleviating tension in the region of upper back, neck and shoulder. Using a variety of props, as well as movement based somatic releasing techniques, you will develop skills in releasing tension and resolving traumatic holding patterns in and around the upper back, neck and shoulders.
This module will look at some ways to reverse the effects of technology on our posture as address the health of the cervical spine in relation to the upper back and shoulders and help heal the effects of whiplash, frozen shoulder and other injuries.
2. Lower Back and Hamstrings
10-11-12 March, 2017
Whether a result of postural imbalance, repeated use occupational injury, stress, or traumatic event, this module will interest yoga experts and practitioners who want to deepen their understanding of the anatomical relationship of the lower back and hamstrings. You will be given assessment tools to learn hot to identify particular conditions, including sciatica, herniated disk, and lumbar compression.
You will learn how to create initial release and ease of tension, how to modify and adapt classical yoga postures as needed, as well as receive in-depth instructions for a wide range of restful postures supported by props.
The focus will be on how to create effective relief from the symptoms of pain, and then look at how to develop a practice that releases tension and develops supportive strength for a healthy spine.
3. Hips, Groins and Knees
17-18-19 March , 2017
As an expert and practitioner of yoga, many of us aspire towards hip opening, a requirement for many yoga poses. Though in doing so, most of us only ever attain a superficial sensation of stretch and don’t really notice much change. In this weekend, we will look at the essential components of the hip joint and get a clear understanding of true hip opening. With improved hip health, learn to enjoy a greater range of movement and freedom in the yoga practice and activities of everyday life.
In this workshop you will also learn the anatomical relationship between the joint systems of the hips and knees and their connection to the groins. You will be given a skill set that will help you to modify poses and work appropriately for individuals recovering from knee and hip surgery.
You will also develop approaches that build support for these joints along side a variety of adaptations for knee and hip pain or restriction.
4. Chronic Pain, Anxiety and Depression
12-13-14 May, 2017
Many people struggle with either depression or anxiety. Both of these have become more and more prevalent in a society that tends to favour material wealth over emotional and spiritual well-being. The emotional reactions to this alienating experience may range from feelings of low mood or listlessness to always being wound up, “on”, or in some way unable to relax. In almost all cases, difficult emotions are held trapped in the body, manifesting as tension and chronic pain.
This workshop will introduce you to the basics of nervous system theory, it is also an excellent starting place for those interested in Workshop: Stress and Trauma. In this weekend you will learn the connection between these forms of emotional imbalance and the prevalence of chronic pain in those who struggle with either depression or anxiety. The mind-body connection will be looked at with meditation and breath awareness in order to develop a compassionate attitude to emotional distress and physical pain. This work is of great value to yoga experts and practitioners who wish to created to
conditions for whole-person healing.
Suggested prerequisites for this workshop are Workshops 1 & 2 & 3 of this workshop series. Because of the common prevalence of chronic physical pain associate with anxiety and depression, we suggest that you take workshops 1-3, as it is useful to have a skill set that allows you to know hot to work with a variety of pain conditions in order to help create initial relief on the physical level, to then be able to work at the emotional and psychological levels.
5. Stress and Trauma
26-27-28 May, 2017
The ability to be present and in our bodies in deeply challenged by long-time chronic stress and trauma. Experts and practitioners of yoga will discover new ways to reclaim the body and become more present. You will be given approaches to asana and meditation practice designed to settle the nervous system.
You will learn how to read and asses the signs of nervous system distress and how to restore the nervous system to a healthy equilibrium. This has been shown to improve sleep, digestion, reproductive and respiratory function, as well as an over-all resilience needed to cope with the demands of life.
6. Sexual Trauma
22-23-24 September, 2017
The prerequisite for this workshop is Workshop 5: Strees and Trauma of this workshop series. Building on the skills learnt Workshop 5, this workshop is specifically for experts of yoga. Given that an estimated 2 out of every 4 people have in some way experienced sexual aggression at varying degrees, this is almost half of the population – and so it is important to learn hot to create a non-threatening environment in the yoga session setting for everyone. You will learn to develop your instruction with particular sensitivity to language and learn the fundamentals of appropriate touch in physical adjustments. You will also be given techniques to help establish healthy boundaries, and create supportive, nurturing conditions for healing to happen.
29-30 September – 1 October, 2017
The effects of cancer treatment are quite demanding on the body, in this workshop you will be given tools to help support the recovery process While yoga is NOT meant to be practiced during certain stages of illness, once the disease is in recovery stage, yoga can be of great help to create nourishing circulation and deep rest. Yoga can also help with some of the effects of treatment such as nausea and fatigue. The meditation component of this course will teach you how to work with the reality of death and how to make peace with process of death and dying, ultimately creating a compassionate attitude towards life.
8. Autoimmune Diseases
15-16-17 December ,2017
The prerequisite for this workshop is Workshop 5: Strees and Trauma, of this workshop series. Studies have found that there is a close relationship between stress, trauma and the prevalence of auto-immunes diseases. The effects of stress on the nervous system has a direct impact on immunity, and the body’s ability to fight allergens, MGOs, and environmental pollutants.
This workshop is for experts and practitioners of yoga who wish to learn about aetiology of the disease process, as well as yoga poses that help boost a depleted immune system. Meditation instruction will be given help foster nervous system relaxation, love and kindness. The conditions that will be covered are: Allergies, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus and Ulcerative Colitis.
9. Asthma, Snoring and Sleep Apnea
22-23-24 December ,2017
This workshop is for yoga experts and practitioners who wish to address asthma through yoga practice for long term benefits. We will look at yoga poses that reduce or eliminate the symptoms of asthma. You will learn to identify challenged breath patterns and how to create relief for improved respiratory function. Through a series of breath techniques, you will also be given tools to improve snoring and sleep apnea, conditions that interrupt sleep. With improved breathing and sleep those struggling with Asthma, Snoring and Sleep Apnea often notice a more balanced appetite, and find that they are more alert and relaxed in the activities of day-to-day life.
- Each weekend has maximum 3 person capacity.
- Cash payments only. No refunds.
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HOURS: Fridays 18:30-21:30
Saturdays & Sundays 9:00-12:00 / 13:30-16:30 (1.5 hour lunch break)
FEE: 880 TL /EACH WEEKEND
Is co-owner of United Yoga Montreal and internationally recognized as a mentor of yoga experts.
Systematic, profound, thorough, sensitive and challenging, he is a master at leading the mechanics of asana, having studied closely with Iyengar expert Ramanand Patel for many years and undertaken a serious study of Ashtanga yoga.
Hart Lazer offers his practitioners the experience gained from his unique life story and over 25 years as a yoga expert and practitioner. In recent years Hart has explored the effects of Buddhism, yoga and trauma on the body and has developed a multi-dimensional approach to working with human difficulties.