The New Wave of Yoga
- February 6, 2017 - April 3, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The New Wave of Yoga is about developing a more lateral view of yoga by incorporating different modalities of physical and mindful practices that have yet to be joined with traditional yoga.
Michael and Kathryn sparked a friendship over their mutual desire to expand their understanding of the body, mind, and practice of yoga. From this friendship, the New Wave of Yoga emerged:
- Integrating evidence-based movement patterns into yoga practice
- Going deeper in understanding the role of breathing in both calming and strengthening
- Creating strength in areas of the body that often get over-stretched
- Discovering more dynamic ranges of movement than “traditional” yoga sequences allow without losing the integrity of familiar practices
This online course includes over four hours of videos exploring asana, pranayama, functional physiology, and strength work.
- 8 lectures
- 4+ hours of video
- 8 weeks of support via discussion forum
- Weekly online calls with Kathryn
- Ability to stream or download videos
- Lifetime access
What you will learn
- Understand how to build your practice from the ground up, starting with hand placement, arm actions and wrist health
- Have a toolbox of mobility and stability strengthening exercises that compliment a traditional yoga sequence
- Practice five shoulder positions and understand how each relates to yoga asana
- Connect the dots between mindfulness, yoga breathing, and asana
- Build the perfect plank pose
- Unravel the mystery of the lower body, glutes, and hamstrings in yoga alignment
- Understand core strength and how to tone the different layers of the abdominal wall
- Build the perfect handstand
- Articulate the different philosophies regarding back bending and understand how to make back bending accessible for anyone
- Learn to build your practice from the ground up, starting with hand placement, arm actions and wrist health
- Everything you need to know about shoulders, from strength to mobility, and exercises that compliment yoga practice
- An in-depth look at yoga breathing, bandhas, and connecting the dots within the physical and mental poles of the practice
- Learn about scapular stability, building the perfect plank, smooth transitioning into upward dog and how specific exercises are essential for fluidity
- Unravel the mystery of the lower body, glutes, and hamstrings
- Build the perfect handstand, a recap of wrist health, and information on what to do with your head, shoulders, core and legs
- Core strength and the many ways to tone the layers of the abdominal wall
- Explore different philosophies regarding back bending and learn how to make these poses accessible for anyone
Is this course for you?
This course is open to students of all backgrounds and levels. It is especially great for teachers looking to learn and articulate an integration of evidence-based movement and traditional yoga sequences.
How it works
You will receive login information for our Distance Learning Platform. A module will become available on the platform each Monday over the 8 weeks of the course. We recommend that you break the course up into 8 weeks; watch the video lecture at the beginning of the week and integrate the techniques into your daily yoga practice. A discussion forum and weekly online calls are optional components of the course meant to support you in your practice. Dates and times for the weekly calls TBD. These calls will be recorded for those unable to participate.
Facilitated by Michael and Kathryn Bruni-Young.
Hear from the community
“Excellent information, addressing very real issues for yoga practitioners.”
“I really deeply appreciate the respect for and knowledge of anatomy that was brought into this course. I’m grateful that the body is considered the blueprint that informs the practice, rather than the practice being imposed on the body. It is clear that both Michael and Kathryn are committed to this practice and to offering insight and support to the community.”
“This course brought more awareness to the importance of strength training to complement yoga; better understanding of how and why injuries occur and how to prevent them; better understanding of my own weaknesses and strengths and how to improve practice without injury. It has turned my yoga world upside down…in a good way!”
“I was having a wrist issue when I started the course. The wrist exercises helped tremendously, and my wrists feel stronger than ever. I am now doing a lot of the things I learned in the course every day in my practice. Learning unique exercises helps me to focus on alignment rather than “how far can I stretch into this pose.”
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