Hypermobility and Yoga 101
a workshop for yoga teachers, students or health professionals
Are you a yoga teacher with hypermobile students?
Would you like to know how to offer practices that are safe and beneficial for *all* but especially those on the hypermobile spectrum?
Are you a yoga student who thinks they might be hypermobile? Are you conscious of 'hanging' in joints or feeling like you aren't 'feeling' what you are supposed to?
It is estimated that over 50% of the yoga practising population are hypermobile and this extends to 80-90% of teachers!
In this workshop, we will explore how hypermobility shows up on the yoga mat (although anyone from any fitness modality such as pilates, martial arts is welcome ) and how yoga teachers can support hypermobile students in an individualised and compassionate way.
The workshop will be a blend of theory, practice and experiential anatomy. Anyone is welcome but teachers are especially encouraged to attend and can log the day with either Yoga Alliance USA or Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.
What will we cover? (subject to time!)
Hypermobility the basics - what is it?
Beighton & Beighton criteria
The Nervous system - in particular how to self-regulate
Proprioception & Interoception
The role of strength training
Yoga and the 'myth' of stretching
Types of yoga and impact on hypermobile bodies.
Hypermobility and mental health
Who is this workshop suitable for?
Anyone with an interest in this area but probably yoga teachers, pilates teachers, martial art instructors
Abby has been teaching yoga for 21 years and has worked extensively in the dance community and with many hypermobile bodies! She has undergone specialised training in Dance Science and is a lifelong student of the moving body.
Bene is a qualified Chiropractor, Yoga student and teacher, Hypnotherapist and is currently undergoing training as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
Bene is also hypermobile herself and brings her lived experience to this workshop.
September 11th 2022
Counts for YACEP hours with Yoga Alliance USA