Weekend Workshop with Sam Akers, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, CMT
Anatomy of Breathing
How does the breathing affect the spine, the fascia and the SI joints of the body? How does the breath or lack of it, affect the abdominals? In this weekend, trainees will learn sequencing for yoga and breath (fluid breathing, as well as incorporating asana into classes that free the breathing and diaphragms). If the breath is not full and free or there is holding of the breath, the internal fascia is not able to remain open and juicy, thus drying out. It can then glue to the inside of sternum, ribs, psoas, and so on. The breath is meant to be the internal massage for all of our organs, fascia, and muscles. When the breath is not free, fluid, or understood, pain can be the result. This is also the weekend for working with the spine. Trainees will learn in depth, about spinal conditions, & how to work therapeutically in group classes or one on one sessions.
All weekends include morning meditation or breath-work, as well as buddhist philosophy and/or lecture for the weekend's topic.
8:30-12pm Friday, at Samantha’s home space
1-5pm Friday Om Shala Saturday/Sunday
8am-5pm Om Shala
Sunday’s class will include attendance in Sam’s 9:00am Align and Flow. Class will follow the topic of the weekend. Trainees will receive reading suggestions prior to the weekend, as well as a manual for some weekends and handouts.