THE PELVIS IS THE CENTER OF THE BODY. 

Enjoy renewed ease and stability. Learn to use experiential anatomy, yoga therapy principles and somatic practices to become aware of the pelvis as the key to structural alignment of the physical body. Explore the relationship between pelvic alignment and a steady and balanced mind and emotions.                                                                                                                                                          

When: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Time: 1:30-5:30pm
Cost: $115+gst

THE PELVIS IS THE CENTER OF THE BODY.

The bony bowl of the pelvis is both the container and protector of vulnerable organs.  The centre of gravity is generally located at the level of the second sacral vertebra and can be viewed as the "still point" around which the movement of the arms, legs, head and tail takes place.  Structurally, the pelvis is the foundation on which the spine and the upper body rest and through which weight and force are transferred through the legs to the ground and vice versa.  When the pelvis is both aligned and flexible, you can experience both groundedness and an enhanced ability to connect with and flow with Life. Pelvic misalignment can often generate feelings of unsteadiness, imbalance and disconnection both mentally and physically.  A misaligned pelvis can be experienced as a morass of stuck emotions, compromised movement and a source of considerable pain and suffering.  Sometimes working with the pelvis can be like opening Pandora's box but the ultimate reward is ease and stability.  When we develop STHIRA, or steadiness, through the stable physical foundation of the pelvis and legs, the pelvis can be experienced as a centre of stability, power and grounding in which both vitality and stillness live.

IN THIS WORKSHOP, YOU WILL LEARN TO: 

  • Use experiential anatomy, yoga therapy principles and somatic practices to become aware of the pelvis as the key to structural alignment of the physical body.
  • Inquire into the functional balance between stability and flexibility that creates integrity in the pelvis.
  • Realign and stabilize the pelvis and sacrum with movement repatterning and yoga asana.
  • Apply principles and tools of therapeutic yoga to common patterns of pelvic misalignment.
  • Explore the relationship between pelvic alignment and a steady and balanced mind and emotions
 
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ABOUT LEILA

With decades of experience as a clinical massage therapist (RMT), Yoga teacher and Therapist, and a lifelong passion for movement of all types, Leila is a pioneer in the field of movement education. She opened one of the first dedicated Yoga Therapy studios in Canada as well as developing The Anatomy of Yoga Therapy, an innovative 300 hour Yoga Therapy training program that she taught for 15 years.

Leila’s transformational system of therapeutic yoga evolved from her desire to empower patients and students on the path to self-healing. Whether challenged with physical, mental or spiritual issues, Leila skilfully guides students toward a felt sense of their wholeness by exploring experiential anatomy and the interplay between awareness, gentle movement, breath, and mental patterns. By cultivating an awareness of their “living” anatomy and inherent body wisdom, students can learn to apply this intelligence in a practical way to their own healing process. Leila invites students to make yoga a living, transformational process by encouraging them to practice off the mat.