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Mindful Strength Weekend Immersion – Toronto, Ontario
October 5 - October 6
This workshop is hosted by Yoga Detour and will take place at Studio YYZ in Toronto (Yonge and Davisville area). This is a rare workshop that is taking place in a gym which gives us access to open space and resistance equipment. No weight lifting experience is needed.
Dates: October 5th-6th 2019
Read more about the four workshops…
The Science of Strength
This workshop will begin with a group practice, followed by a discussion that looks at where we have been and where we are going in the yoga community. Key concepts like progressive loading, safety, tissue adaptation, joint centration, pain science and “optimal” alignment will be broken down in detail and participants will be encouraged to join the conversation. This workshop will introduce the Mindful Strength method and give participants an idea of why strength is essential to movement and life.
What do the Core and the Upper Body Have to Do With Each Other?
This workshop will begin with breathing, intra abdominal pressure, and core responsivity. There has been a lot of confusion around what core strength is and how we work with it. From there the group will venture into wrist prep, shoulder strength, push-ups, pulling, chaturanga, and all of the questions that come up when we look at upper body strength. A big discussion point will be what does your breath have to do with your shoulders?
The Lower Body From the Feet Up
This workshop will begin with a group practice followed by a discussion on the lower body and how we can strengthen our hips, knees, and feet. If you have been around yogis lately you will have heard a lot about the glutes and hamstrings! Leg strength, hip centration, balance, dynamic stability and the feet as sensors and much more will be discussed in this workshop.
Tying it All Together with Mobility
Mobility means different things to different people. This workshop will look at active range vs. passive range, optimal range of motion, how the nervous system makes us stiff, and how the strength practice is the mobility practice. Certain yoga poses will be outlined and critiqued, and the group will eventually move off their yoga mats and around the room.