This is the second weekend of my Mindful Strength 2018 European tour.
10:00-13:00 The science of Mindful Strength
This workshop will begin with a talk outlining the key principles of Mindful Strength, which include topics like adaptation, the nervous system, strength and aging, joint preparation, mobility, recovery, stability, and mindfulness. Students will be encouraged to bring up any questions or goals they have for the weekend. This workshop will also cover some simple movements with an emphasis on muscle activation and diving into what certain sensations can tell us about movement. Come prepared to listen, learn, and move.
14.00-17.00 Mindful Strength for the upper body
This is Kathryn’s signature workshop and overall favorite topic. Different ways to work with upper body strength with be highlighted in detail including wrist and shoulder strength and rehab, push-ups, arm balances and maybe even handstand. This workshop will guide students through a progression that can be adapted to meet the specific needs of the individual. Push vs. pull will be addressed, as well as injury prevention, and mobility.
10.00-13.00 Master class, and intro to the lower body
This workshop will begin with a 75 minute Mindful Strength flow practice. Students will get a chance to experience how strengthening movements can start to feel like a system of mindful movement. The class will be followed by a brief snack break, before diving into lower body strength and mobility. Glutes, and hamstrings will be covered, as well as ankle health, and how to support the knees, ankles and hips with strengthening movements.
14:00-17:00 Mindful Strength movement and mobility
In this final workshop Kathryn will discuss how strength, movement and mobility all fit hand-in- hand for an overall balanced approach to practice. More strengthening exercises will be given, as well as ideas on how to stretch, blend yoga with strength, and develop a method of practice that suits YOUR body. Sequencing, programming, and class structure will also be outlined, to give students an idea of how to practice Mindful Strength on their own.