SELF CARE SATURDAY
Date: June 26th
Location: Lalor Park Community Centre, 1 Freeman Street, Lalor Park
Foam Rolling, Trigger Ball Workshop, Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release.
Learn how to give yourself a full-body tune-up just about anywhere, anytime. Learn how to use the foam roller, tennis ball, golf ball and stretch major muscle groups. Learn one of the easiest and fastest ways to stretch, recover, and prevent injury by using myofascial release!
You will increase muscle flexibility and reduce pain by releasing tension in the connective tissues of your whole body. This workshop is great for physical aches, pains, stress, anxiety and also a great refresher in physical self-care.
- Have muscle tension from overuse or poor postural habits?
- Run out of time to book a massage when you really need one?
- Not look after your own body enough?
This workshop will infuse Yin Yoga techniques, therapy ball and foam rolling methods to release tension through the whole body. We will release fascia through the upper body (face, neck and shoulders, chest and arms, abdominals), upper and lower back, and lower body (glutes, legs, and feet). This is perfect for anyone carrying tension around their neck and shoulders from posture, work stress, sports, new mums, and those with sore backs and legs from over-use, training or health conditions causing muscle soreness such as fibromyalgia.
Special Guest Yin Yoga with Rosalind Evans
Teaching movement for the past 18 years, Rosalind founded and owns Kinetica Yoga & Pilates and works closely with a number of professional sports teams and athlete development squads as their yoga/mind/mobility coach. She is currently the yoga and meditation facilitator for professional football teams - NRL NSW State of Origin Blues team, Penrith Panthers and the Sydney Swans.
Rosalind’s classes are dynamic and strong, with a sound focus on alignment and deep connection to the breath and mind. Rosalind found yoga has offered both herself and her students an avenue to explore, listen, nurture and transform.
Yin Yoga is different from many other styles of yoga as it involves long, slow holds that target the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of yoga practice. Suitable for nearly any student, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic activities that we are mostly used to that focus on muscular strength and contraction. Once you have experienced this practice, you’ll realise traditional exercise programs offer only half of what the body needs for optimum function.
This is a day you get to give back to your body...
Why the foam roller, tennis ball and golf ball?
- I believe in simplicity
- These 3 items are accessible to most people
Our session will end with a 10-minute meditation to leave you relaxed, free and floating in bliss after your physical self-care experience.
Please note that workshop tickets are not refundable but are transferable to another guest. Limited to 30 people
Why is physical self-care beneficial?
Self-myofascial release techniques can help pry apart muscle adhesions, knots and trigger points. It works by targeting the myofascia, the web of connective tissue that runs throughout the whole body, surrounding our muscle bundles and fibres. Muscles that are locked-up with adhesions cannot fully contract or stretch and can create dysfunctional compensation patterns that lead to more imbalances throughout the body. Aches, pains, injuries and diminishing returns in performance are inevitable side effects from these imbalances.
My techniques do so much more than just apply pressure to an annoying knot - it provides a micro-stretch into areas of myofascia that have become adhered due to damage, lack of use, poor nutrition, scar tissue, or emotional holding, that’s right, it is perfect for over thinkers and those with anxiety to help free up the stress stored in the body. It accesses the tissues in a way that a normal yoga class or stretching cannot.
Learning my techniques means that you have full control over the amount of pressure you apply and the convenience of being able to work on any trouble areas at your fingertips. You can spend longer in the areas that need attention as well as get to exactly the right spot. Whilst it doesn't have to replace your regular massage or body work sessions, it will certainly help you to maintain your body and prevent pain for longer periods between sessions, saving you both time and money, especially if you’re on holiday or away for work.
My workshop will also reduces your stress by switching on the parasympathetic nervous system, micro-stretching the muscles and re-calibrating the muscle's resting length by switching off nerves that were maintaining unnecessary tension in the muscle.
What does my workshop involve?
The ultimate in physical self care.
My workshop combines Yin Yoga long-hold stretching, therapy ball massage techniques, foam roller massage techniques, breath work and meditation.
We work on releasing a few areas at a time (for example, using balls or a foam roller on specific areas in the upper back) before moving into a yin yoga posture (long hold stretch) to lengthen and realign the tissue.
No yoga experience is necessary, as Yin Yoga is different from many other styles of yoga as it involves long, slow holds that targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of yoga practice. Suitable for nearly any student, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic activities that we are mostly used to that focus on muscular strength and contraction. Once you have experienced this practice, you’ll realise traditional exercise programs offer only half of what the body needs for optimum function.
What do I need to bring:
•You can bring a yoga mat/towel, your own therapy balls, foam roller and yoga block (however all will be provided)
•Yourself in stretchy or comfortable clothing - loose, comfortable clothing gym wear, no yoga experience required.
*Please note that workshops tickets are not refundable but are transferable to another guest.
*Limited to 30 people
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