Why certain parts of your body do not open easily during yoga (and/or massage) practice.
A weekend workshop with Robert Henderson.
When you first start yoga, the difference it makes to your body can be enormous. You can feel more energised, more centred, more flexible and happier in your body. You can touch the floor without bending your knees and your mind and body become totally relaxed in savasana. It feels great!
However, sometimes during regular practice, your body doesn’t go the way you want it to. You can feel unexpected stiffness or discomfort in certain areas of your body. Your hips won’t open. Your hamstrings are too tight. Your knees become weak. You get pains in your arms. Your neck won’t turn. Your shoulder blades get stiff.
What is going on? Why are these things happening?
This workshop examines a range of twenty such pains, stiffness and resistances you can feel in your yoga practice. Each condition is fully explained and practical advice is given to help you move through each one.
- Stiffness in the ankles
- Weakness in the fronts of the knees.
- Weakness at the backs of the knees.
- Tight hamstrings.
- Closed hips.
- Weakness in the sacro-iliac joint.
- Pain and weakness in the lower back.
- Coldness in the lower abdomen.
- Mid-back tightness.
- Tightness between the shoulder blades.
- Stiffness in shoulder blade rotation.
- Sharp pain in the scapulae and rotator cuffs.
- Tight shoulders and trapezius.
- Coldness and stiffness in the deltoids and pectorals.
- Pain and weakness in the outer upper arms.
- Inflammation, coldness and weakness in the neck.
Have you experienced any of these issues during practice? Are you curious to know what they are related to and how best to release them?
Then this is the workshop for you!
The cause behind each condition is explained and correct advice is given on how to move through each condition. The insight gained from this workshop is to show that a physical pain in the body is often related to an emotional or lifestyle pain, an energetic pain, and that by addressing the underlying emotional or environmental issue, the physical pain goes away.
The workshop is open to yoga practitioners and teachers alike, as well as to bodyworkers and massage therapists of all modality and level of experience. The answers provided in this workshop will be invaluable.
October 10 Saturday, from 11:00 to 18:00 (1-hour lunch break).
October 11 Sunday, from 11:00 to 15:00
To secure your place a bank transfer is required (please contact us for bank details)
School provides freshwater and tea.
Rules relating to COVID-19 to be followed in school:
Mandatory use of a face-mask (no valve ones!) that covers the nose and mouth at all times, the school has hygienical EC-certification masks free of charge for attendants -1 per day.
Wash hands frequently.
Changing rooms are out of order.
We recommend that you bring warm clothing and a blanket, the workshop room has windows to the outside that will be open to facilitate adequate ventilation.
Bring your own yoga mat (or a big towel) and a pillow from home, the ones in the school are out of use in the current circumstances.
At the beginning of the workshop, attendants will be required to sign a disclaimer "Waiver of Liability"
International Training Massage School and Thai Hand Yoga Center Berlin is a traditional health center that offers professional courses, classes, workshops, treatments and retreats. Students receive internationally recognized certifications. ITM Thai Hand is internationally accredited and also located in Amsterdam and Chiang Mai.
About the Instructor:
Robert Henderson is a Thai massage teacher/practitioner. He has been practicing for twenty years, specialising in energy work and emotional release. He is an authorized Sunshine Network teacher and an Instructor-level member of THAI (Thai Healing Alliance International). He is the author of the book ‘Emotion and Healing in the Energy Body’ and of many articles on the theme of energy and the body in various yoga and massage journals. Robert lives in Vienna and teaches regularly throughout Europe. For more information please visit his website at: www.roberthenderson.info