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Stu non ha bisogno di introduzioni o presentazioni, sappiamo tutti chi e’ – sicuramente lo avrete visto nei video intervistare insegnanti famosi sulle asana e sull’anatomia delle asana e i nostri corpi.

Dopo il grande successo dell’anno scorso, Stu ritorna a Milano per passare un weekend assieme a noi alla ricerca e scoperta del nostro corpo e di come meglio adattare le asana a noi!

Se cmq volete informarvi su quello che fa, quello che ha fatto etc ecco qui la sua bio:

Stuart e’ il fondatore del famoso sito e canale YouTube loveyogaanatomy.com. Negli ultimi 7 anni ha insegnato anatomia relativa allo yoga in teacher training e in workshop in giro per il mondo. Pratica da 15 anni, ha una laurea triennale scientifica in Health Studies, e negli ultimi 10 anni ha offerto Therapeutic Bodywork (lavoro terapeutico sul corpo) esclusivamente per praticanti di yoga. La filosofia di fondo che lo guida nella sua condivisione e’ che la conoscenza non ha nessun valore a meno che non possiamo capire come usarla ed applicarla. Tenendo presente tutto ciò, i workshop che offre si focalizzano su:
* cosa ci rende individui
* come possiamo capire i nostri limiti e restrizioni
* come possiamo evitare infortuni e creare equilibrio

Stuart cerca di portare più divertimento e sperimentazione funzionale in ogni workshop e sottolinea l’importanza di capire il concetto al posto di perdere testa dietro ai dettagli.

Messaggio da Stu:

“I workshop introducono concetti anatomici in un modo accessibile e divertente, trovando modi molto pratici per offrire l’opportunità agli studenti di scoprire quei muscoli e zone del corpo che li limitano e di comprendere come possono lavorare su quelle zone. L’idea e’ che tramite maggior comprensione di come diverse parti del corpo influenzano le posture finali, gli studenti e gli insegnanti possono imparare a liberare quelle zone chiuse, creare sequenze piu efficienti, così riducendo il rischio di stressare zone vulnerabili muovendosi nel modo giusto. I workshop sono adatti a tutti gli stili di yoga perché al posto di guardare l’allineamento specifico di ogni stile, Stuart mostra la strada per esplorare cosa sta ostacolando il raggiungimento di un allineamento desiderato. Ad ogni studente di ogni livello saranno date le informazioni in strati multipli, dando così la possibilità a ciascuno di esplorare in un modo pratico e adatto al proprio livello.”

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Dettagli del programma in ITA a breve!

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Stu doesn’t need any introduction or explanation, we all know who he is – surely you will have seen him in countless videos interviewing famous yoga teachers discussing asanas and the anatomy of asanas adapting them for our bodies, videos on injuries etc

But if you still wanna have a read on what he does, what he has done, here is his bio:

Stuart has been teaching yoga related anatomy for the last 7 years both on teacher trainings and international workshops. He has been practicing yoga for 15 years, has a BSc Hons in Health Studies and for the last 10 years has been offering Therapeutic Bodywork exclusively for yoga practitioners. The underlying philosophy that guides what he shares is that knowledge is of no value unless we can understand how to use it and have use for it. With this in mind the workshops he offers focus on: what makes us individual, how can we understand our limitations and restrictions and how can we avoid injury and create balance. Stuart endeavours to bring as much fun and practical experimentation into every workshop and emphasises the importance of getting to grips with the concepts rather that getting bogged down in the detail.

A message from Stu:

“The sort of workshops I offer come under the title of “Working with What You’ve Got” and are arranged relating to the major joints of the body (Ankles, Hips, Shoulders/Wrists and Spine) and associated posture groups (Forward Folds, Hip rotations, Backbends, Shoulders, Twists and Binding). The workshops introduce anatomical concepts in an accessible and fun way and are very practically based with the intention of allowing students to discover those muscles and areas of the body that are restricting them and demonstrating ways that they can work on those areas with more specificity. The idea is that through greater understanding of how different areas of the body influence the finished postures students or teachers can learn release restricted areas, to sequence more efficiently and also reduce the risk of taking stress into vulnerable areas by moving in the right places. The workshops are suitable for all styles of yoga because rather than looking at specific alignment that might relate to one style or the other I take the route of exploring what might stop you achieving the desired alignment. All level of student is catered for by providing the information in multiple layers and allowing students to practically explore at their own level.”

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Program details:

Friday Oct 18th | 3-6pm
Workshop for Teachers Only: Personal Training Skills for Teachers
Using yoga anatomy to enhance the quality and effectiveness of personal yoga programs.

This workshop is designed to provide the skills necessary for teachers to be able to tailor yoga programs to the needs of their personal clients. We are not talking Yoga Therapy but instead the ability to assess and determine how best to progress your student in the direction they desire or require.
It is clearly evident that we are not all made the same and along with that comes differences in strength, flexibility, endurance, psychology and much more. To raise the quality of your teaching and deliver the best programs for your students you need to be able to make informed decisions about where they are now and what is required to take them to the next level.
By providing specific skills in the following key areas this workshop aims to assist you in becoming a more professional and effective teacher:
• Foundation in evaluating asana (postures)
• Basics in body reading
• Determining strength and restrictions in clients
• Progressions and working with restrictions
• Practical implementation of concepts
• Guidelines on beneficial sequencing and program requirements

Saturday Oct 19th | 10-1pm
Workshop: Breath

I don’t think that anyone would argue that the breath is a central theme in Yoga and that it may influence us profoundly on many different levels both on the mat and in everyday life. In this workshop we will start by exploring the mechanics of breathing, looking at both the internal workings and the visible external shape changes to the ribcage and belly. From there we can easily then apply those concepts to asana. We will also consider how breath influences the nervous and circulatory systems, the effects of manipulating the breath when doing various pranayama practices and play with the various options when linking movement and breath.
– Open to all.

Saturday Oct 19th | 2-5pm
Workshop: “Unraveling the Gatekeepers”

In Ashtanga Yoga there are particular postures that are often referred to as ‘gatekeepers’ because they frequently halt the progression through the series of even the most enthusiastic and determined student. In other styles as well there would be postures in any given sequence that might be considered peak postures, providing extra challenges for the student. Presupposing that the student has the technical knowledge to perform the particular posture, sometimes the difficulty is a strength thing, sometimes a missing range of motion (ROM) or easily a combination of both, maybe balance or even fear enter into the equation. In this workshop we single out some of the more tricky postures such as Bujipidasana, Marichyasana B & D, Supta Kurmasana and Pasasana as vehicles for understanding how to deconstruct difficult postures into understandable elements that can then be worked on individually or used as the basis for sensible lead in sequencing. If time allows we will also open up the discussion to include postures being worked on by individuals at the workshop. Of course what will be a peak posture for one person might not present much challenge at all for another depending on their individual make up. Exploration of these more difficult postures allows you to better understand where your restrictions and weakness might be as they are less easily accommodated or avoided in these situations.
– Open to all

Sunday Oct 20th | 10-1pm
Workshop: Challenge Stu

In this workshop, students are encouraged to bring with them postures that they have trouble doing or want to know more about and we base the workshop around those postures and student’s difficulties, learning as we explore their restrictions and strengths/weaknesses.
More info to come!
– Open to all

Sunday Oct 20th | 2-5pm
Workshop: Arm Balance

Arm balances can be fun and exciting to play with even if they are not part of your normal practice. They build strength, co-ordination and focus but they can also put pressure on the wrists and shoulders if we are not ready for them. In this workshop we will take an anatomical look at the skills, proficiencies and ROM we require, before exploring the technical detail of how to perform the different arm balances. There will be a large percentage of practical experimentation with the exact content being tailored to suit the general ability of the class. Instead of handstands will be looking to include:
– Bakasana
– Parsva Bakasana
– Koundinyasana A and B
– Eka Pada Koundinyasana
– Eka Pada Galavasana
– Astravakasana
– Grasshopper
As well as a variety of lifts.
– Open to all

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Workshop costs:
45 eur per workshop
Fri, Sat & Sun – 200eur
Sat & Sun – 150eur

Confirmation of your attendance at the workshop only through payment.
(Merely clicking “going” on the event will not be considered as booking).

Cancellation Policy:
– if you cancel 2months prior to the start of the workshop – 100% refund
– if you cancel 2-1 month prior – 75% refund
– if you cancel 1month prior – 50% refund
– if you cancel 1month – 2 weeks prior – 25%
– if you cancel within 2 weeks prior – no refund

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