“In resonance all fluid systems are united. I say that no matter where in the galaxy they may be, all fluid systems function as basically one body or organ of intelligence.”
~ Emilie Conrad, Founder of Continuum
~ Emilie Conrad, Founder of Continuum
Trauma-Informed Somatic Yoga TTC: The Fluid Body at Yoga In Common
20th November 2020 – 29th November 2020 (over 2 weekends)
(ONLY LAST SPOT LEFT!)
Our body is made up of two-third fluids just as the planet we inhabit. Organs, fascia, blood, lymph, cerebral spinal fluids form our fluid-filled internal environment. Integrated through the various structures systems of our body, these fluids support our three-dimensional movement, providing fullness and buoyancy from within, and give us new experiences of volume, fluidity, and connectivity. When we are able to differentiate and integrate these systems, they illuminate internal relationships and pathways from inner to outer expression, create new ways to experience our authentic nature, as well as regulate the inflammatory and immune responses, and maintain proper organ and metabolic functions.
Bringing together movement, embryology, anatomy and therapeutics. This training will hone your kinaesthetic awareness of multiple body systems, as well as offer new perspectives on, movement, breath, the nervous system, neuroplasticity and touch. In this module, you will learn to sense and experience the fluid contents of the body, cultivate an intimate relational dialogue in moving from pain into healing.
This training is divided into 2 parts over the course of 2 weeks (Fridays to Sundays)
Our body is Our Brain: Foundations of an embodiment practice (25 hours)
- Somatic awareness & embodiment: cultivating spatial & emotional Intelligence
through Proprioception & Interoception
- The Anatomy of Breath via the 3 Diaphragms
- Our Autonomic Nervous System, the Vagus Nerve & the Relaxation Response
- The Polyvagal Theory and its application in somatic and yoga therapy
- Movement and touch to embody the integration of the organs, connective
tissue, and breath to effect movement efficacy vital to eliminating strain and
- Restorative tools for nervous system regulation
- Bodywork: Gentle hands-on exploration for repatterning and releasing chronic
Diving deeper: Dynamic Alignment & Developmental Patterns (25 hours)
- Upper body alignment: Explore pathways and relationships between the diaphragm, lungs, heart, in support of the head and neck, ribs, shoulders and arms, cervical and thoracic spine.
- Lower body alignment: Explore pathways and relationships between the abdominal organs, digestive tract, and pelvic diaphragm in support of the lumbar and sacral spine, pelvis, legs and feet.
- Postural assessments: developing a clearer understanding of postural habits and holding patterns through a holistic lens of our body-mind.
- Embryology & Developmental Patterns exploration: understanding the origins of movement & our biological support systems
Is this training for yoga teachers only?
This training is for:
- Anyone who is interested in a holistic mind-body practice to heal chronic pain, stress & anxiety.
- Yoga, sports & fitness practitioners looking for efficiency and sustainability in movement and performance, as well as insight into injury rehabilitation.
- Movement educators looking for more clarity in communicating their work experientially and holistically.
- Therapists, bodyworkers, & healthcare professionals who would like to cultivate tactile awareness and body-reading skills.
- Social workers, psychologists, counsellors, caregivers and life coaches looking for simple and intuitive interoceptive and hands-on tools to help clients with self- regulation
A certification of Continuing Education Units will be given upon completion of full 50 hours. You will be able to apply these tools for teaching yoga or movement, self-care, or in offering therapeutic tools to support yourself, your clients and your loved ones.
If you are an aspiring yoga teacher, this program constitutes part of the 200 hours Teacher Training Program.