timings: 10:00-13:00pm + 14:30-17:00pm
More and more Yoga practitioners (and teachers) are showing up to class with debilitating sacroiliac discomfort becoming members of a rapidly growing international “SIJ” Club. In many instances, sacroiliac issues in yoga practitioners are the consequence of repetitive dysfunctional movements, skewed body mechanics and forceful overstretching. Little-by-little, these actions can erode the inherent stability of the pelvis, resulting in pain and movement impairment. This course is an invaluable investment in helping you to prevent and to resolve sacroiliac instability for yourself and your students.
The 11-hour course includes:
— Two in-depth anatomical PowerPoints covering the structure and mechanisms that underlie sacroiliac stability. Donna will demonstrate the relationship between the lumbar spine and hips, and the specific anatomical features that contribute to its stability bias as well as the unsound biomechanics that can leverage into and pry apart these joints setting the stage for SIJ misalignment.
— Identifying key culprits and common yoga practices that erode SIJ stability.
— Three practice sessions that respectively address reducing pain and discomfort, rebuilding pelvic integrity, and finally how to maintain stability while restoring greater mobility. (Practice pdf summary sheets will be provided)
This course is open to both teachers of yoga and students who are interested in both understanding and resolving their sacroiliac joint issues. Donna released this course in June 2018 as a 9-hour online tutorial https://embodiedwisdom.pub/product/course-sij/
. This is the first time this cutting edge course material will be offered as a live intensive in the UK.
Donna Farhi is a Yoga teacher who has been practicing for over 40 years and teaching since 1982. As a post-lineage pioneer, Donna has been at the forefront of generating a new model for teaching and practice that fosters self-inquiry through the cultivation of each person’s inner reference system. Going beyond the archaic pedagogic model that is characterised by “Simon Says” mimicry and rigid formulaic methodology, her approach is to create a safe learning environment where her students can investigate, adapt and evolve their practice to honour their individual needs. Incorporating the rigorous backing of anatomical principles for safe and sustainable practice, Donna offers progressive levels of engagement that allow people of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic Yoga practice. Considered the “teacher of teachers” students return to Donna’s intensives year after year to be a part of the inspiring evolution of Donna’s own practice and teaching.