We live in a culture that extols constant productivity. From sunrise to sunset, we move at a breakneck pace in order to meet the day's demands. Is it any wonder that we have distanced ourselves from the body's signals of discomfort? Such signals may be a particular chronic ache or perhaps a more abstract sensation of overall stiffness. This path leads to decreased energy and an inability to embrace each day with optimal vitality.
But there is another path. First we must unlock the mysteries of why and how our bodies hold onto unhealthy movement patterns. Then we can address and correct our bodies' biomechanical inefficiencies and so move throughout our day with greater consciousness and fluidity, ultimately opening, healing, and re-energizing ourselves.
Join Harvey Deutch, physical therapist and yogi, for a weekend that focuses on spinal awareness and mobility, with emphasis on the lumbar spine and major joint systems of the lower body. Through group discussion and pranayama and Iyengar-influenced asana, you can discover that sacred balance that arises from the convergence of core strength, flexibility, and the spiraling lines of energy within the body.
In addition to a yoga mat, please bring your curiosity and desire to share in the group experience, compassion for honoring your body exactly as it is, and a sense of humor.
CE credit for physical therapists; see leader.