The number one reason people come to Yoga (Āsana) is to relieve back pain. While Āsana can be very therapeutic for our spines it, unfortunately, can also be aggravating. Housing both the superhighway of nerves as well the energetic body’s Sushumna Nadi, balancing the graceful architecture of the vertebral column has wide-ranging structural and spiritual benefits.
Join us as we examine technologies that I have seen to be immediately beneficial to my own body and numerous students over the years. Come empower yourself and your students to stop pulling ourselves apart and start reuniting our body, heart and mind.
- Review major muscles and joint structures of the spine
- Develop X-ray vision! Using hands-on techniques discover what is bony compression (that ain’t moving) or muscular tension (eventually might be moveable)
- Discover why no two students will ever experience the same yoga posture in the same way
- View real human bone specimens to gain a deeper awareness of our inner architecture
- Refine your language and verbal cues to be a more thoughtful, accessible and skillful teacher
- Expand your view of the form by learning the energetic correlations of each structure
- Enjoy a full asana, pranayama and meditation practice that weaves together what you’ve learned
$100 in advance / $125 day of
Bio: Kristin’s teachings are infused with the miracle of the human body and the liberating potential of movement. She is the creator of the Kaya Yoga 200- and 300-hour teacher training – graduating over 1,000 students since 2005 – and leads workshops around the world. In love with how esoteric anatomy links so effortlessly to Western anatomy, her MetaAnatomy™ trainings blend serious scientific knowledge with a sense of humor and a deep connection to the divine within us all.
Her teachers have included Sharon Gannon, Katchie Ananda, Adrienne Burke, Rodney Yee, and Rod Stryker and their beautiful teachings, along with her students, continue to inspire her every day. Since 2006 she has been working with Yogiraj Alan Finger of ISHTA yoga and has helped this yogi master translate his teachings to create his 300- hour and ISHTA marma point teacher training. A licensed massage therapist since 1995 (Swedish Institute of Massage,) she also holds certifications in Reiki, Thai massage, neuromuscular and myofascial release, and is a co-author of the book “The Yoga Fan” (2003) and the author of MetaAnatomy™ (2014) which was called “smart and sassy” by Elena Brower and “a luscious resource” by Rod Stryker.