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Greater Baltimore Yoga Workshops

Refunds are not allowed 2 weeks before each workshop.

You may register for any workshop by:

1. Mailing in the printable registration form [click here] with check or credit card 
to GBY, 9628 Deereco Rd, Timonium, MD, 21093
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2. Calling Jean at [410-560-2980] with credit card 

3. Coming in to the Timonium office in person with cash, credit card, or check

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5. Directions: Greater Baltimore Yoga is located in Timonium Commerce Park at 9628 Deereco Rd. This is 2 blocks south of Padonia Road. The intersection of Padonia and Deereco Roads is the first right just off exit 17 of 83 north [Harrisburg Expressway.] Exit 17 of 83N is 2 miles north of the Baltimore Beltway at exit 24.
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Hatha Yoga as Physical Therapy:
Therapeutic Exercise
Stan Andrzejewski, PT

September 23 December 20

$425 - 20 contact hours - 2 CEUs
This course meets basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2.0 CEUs.

This 13-week seminar [20 contact hours] will meet weekly for 90 minutes. This includes an evolving lecture series intertwined within the hatha yoga classes. There would be an additional 30-minute introduction on the first night.  This seminar will introduce the ancient art and science of Hatha Yoga as therapeutic exercise and neuromuscular re-education. Hatha Yoga can be defined as skillful conscious movement. Hatha Yoga will be presented as movement therapy for those working towards more optimal posture and movement skills. This seminar will present inefficient posture and faulty movement as the cause of many musculo-skeletal problems. We will look at cervical spondylosis, lumbar disk disease, lumbar facet and sacro-ilial joint compression, knee derangement, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff impingement.  Hatha Yoga will be shown as a physical therapy modality, developing gross motor skill from sound biomechanical principles.

Class #1: Grounding I

  • Grounding through Heels , Lifting Toes

  • Integrating Actions/Skills of Grounding, Centering, Lifting

  • Inhaling /Exhaling through Nose

Class #2: Grounding II

  • Grounding through Ball of Big Toe, Big Toe

  • Gripping Toes, Hyper-extending Knees interfere with grounding

  • Play of Opposites : Ground to Lift and Stretch in Opposite Directions

  • Pause on Inhale/Move on Exhale to the edge of the pose

Class #3: Grounding III

  • Grounding through Inner/Outer Heel [lifting outer/inner arches of feet]

  • 4 Corners of Feet and Hands, Patterns of Collapse

  • Predominance of either Outer Heel or Inner Heel/ Ball of Big Toe Grounding

Class #4: Grounding IV

  • Grounding through Inner/Outer Spirals of Upper and Lower Extremities

  • Facilitating Centering and Lengthening with Grounding Spirals

  • Hip Rotation and Groin Movements,

Class #5:  Centering I

  • Lift Hip Bones [ASIS], Top Thighs Back into Neutral Pelvis

  • Tucking/Rotating Pelvis into the direction of the pose [Neutral in vertical poses]

Class #6: Centering II

  • Sacrum/Tailbone Down, Groins Back into Neutral Pelvis

  • TailBone down into back Heels down from Outer Spiral, Groins back from Inner Spiral  

Class #7: Centering III

  • Navel to Spine into Neutral Pelvis

  • Core Stabilizing

  • Tilting into Down Dog, Tucking into Plank   

Class #8:  Centering IV

  • Sit Bone point straight down in Pelvis Neutral, Internal Plum Line Stance

  • Sit Bones lift in Forward Bends

  • Root through Crown, Crown through Root

Class #9:  Spinal Lengthening with Thoracic Backbending I

  • Clavicle Lifts as Sacrum Descends

  • Arching Thoracic Spine to Neutral

  • Stabilizing Pelvis when lengthening spine

Class #10: Spinal Lengthening with Thoracic Backbending II

  • Stabilizing Scapula : Down In and In

  • Inner Edges and Bottom Tips of Scapula push anteriorly, Arching Thoracic Spine as in Bridge

  • Ball of Index Finger Grounding Pushes, Heel of Hand Grounding Pulls

Class #11: Upper Extremity Elevation

  • Clavicle Up, Scapula Down,T-Spine Arching to Elevate Arm with Humerus Gliding Inferiorly

  • Body grounding, centering, lengthening, stabilizing to allow arm in open chain movements

Class #12: Inner Body Imagery facilitates Outer Body Movement

  • Tails of Rooting

  • Review

Class #13:  Inner Body Imagery facilitates Outer Body Movement

  • Ball of Belly Rotations

  • Lead of Perineum

  • Review

9/23 - 12/20

Tuesdays,Wednesdays, or Saturdays

7:45 - 9:15 pm

This course meets basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners 
for 20 contact hours or 2.0 CEUs.


Kofi Busia
July 6 - 9, 2017

 

  

Kofi Busia has been teaching for over 33 years. He has held one of the few Senior Advanced Certificates in the Iyengar tradition for over 30 years.

Born in Ghana, he came to yoga as a student at Oxford University and has taught professionally ever since. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he studied with BKS Iyengar at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, South India.

Author of The Gift, the Prayer, the Offering, Kofi now enjoys family life in California during a sabbatical, writing two more books.

He’s known for his storytelling, challenging sequencing, and sensitive adjustments.

Thursday, July 6

9:30 - 12:00 pm $60

Thursday, July 6

3:30 - 5:30 pm

$45

Friday, July 7

9:30 - 12:00 pm

$60

Friday, July 7

3:30 - 5:30 pm

$45

Saturday, July 8

9:30 - 12:00 pm

$60
Saturday, July 8

3:30 - 5:30 pm

$45

Sunday, July 9

9:30 - 12:00 pm

$60

Thursday - Sunday, July 6-9 all 7 classes $350

   


Hatha Yoga as Physical Therapy : Low Back Pain
Stan Andrzejewski PT
TBA

This one day [7 contact hours] course will distinguish between disk herniation and lumbar facet, S/I joint compression syndromes in movement evaluation and treatment.

2.5 hours lecture/ 4.5 hours lab [Yoga Class].

7:30 am Registration & light refreshments

8:00 History of Yoga

8:45 Movement Therapy Paradigm

10:00 Break

10:15 Reawakening the Spine: Chest Openers

10.45 The Art of Stretching: Groins, Hips, and Hamstrings

11:15 Foundations: Standing Poses

12:15 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:15 Hatha Yoga for Discogenic Back Pain

2:30 Break

2:45 Hatha Yoga for Sacro-ilial Pain

4:00 Questions and Answers

4:30 pm Dismissal


Hatha Yoga as Physical Therapy :Neck and Shoulder Pain
Stan Andrzejewski PT
TBA

This one day [7 contact hours] course will look at cervical spondylosis and rotator cuff impingement syndrome in movement evaluation and treatment.

2.5 hours lecture/ 4.5 hours lab.


 

7:30 am Registration & light refreshments

8:00 History of Yoga

8:45 Movement Therapy Paradigm

10:00 Break

10:15 Reawakening the Spine: Chest Openers

10.45 The Art of Stretching: Groins, Hips, and Hamstrings

11:15 Foundations: Standing Poses

12:15 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:15 Hatha Yoga for Neck Pain

2:30 Break

2:45 Hatha Yoga for Shoulder Pain

4:00 Questions and Answers

4:30 pm Dismissal


Victor van Kooten Workshop
TBA

GBY welcomes Victor back for his eleventh annual visit. Victor has been recognized as one of the first few senior advanced Iyengar certified yoga teachers in the world. He is a true visionary of modern day yoga teaching asana as a vehicle to channel and express energy within the poses. He encourages every student to explore their own inner pose as a way to manifest the outer forms. Victor is a source of inspiration for many of the teachers at GBY.

Following is a piece first written by Victor, then later edited by Mary Frankos.

Victor van Kooten was born in Holland in 1940. His determination to become a painter was supplanted by his passion for yoga once he began his study in 1966 with Dona Holloman, a renowned yoga teacher. Victor then studied with B.K.S. Iyengar of Poona, India where he became one of Mr. Iyengar’s most senior teachers, and was entrusted with assisting students who /had serious physical challenges. He bec - ame known as a gifted teacher with a particular skill in giving both imaginative and p/rofoundly insightful adjustments to students. While in Poona, Victor became partially paralyzed, and over the time of his recuperation he discovered the power and healing quality of gravity (tamas). Out of his recovery grew his fascination and passion for understanding the energy body, and its ability to expand outwards and take flight like wings, as well as to descend deep into the earth, as do roots.

Since 1984, Victor has traveled the world and taught with his partner, Angela Farmer. Together they have developed a unique style of teaching, avoiding formulaic instructions, and instead sharing their unique visions of how energy naturally flows through the body. They see yoga as a kinetic process, beyond systematizing, one involving every living cell. By articulating their own vision, they inspire confidence in their students to look inside and move according to their own unique way of moving. Through this process there develops a personal language and vocabulary with which the student can dialogue with his/her body. Out of this dynamic dialogue there develops a sense of profound vitality, empowerment and ease.

Through his own experiences and his teaching with Angela, Victor has created From Inside Out, a series of four volumes of yoga “notebooks”, the most recent of which is subtitled Living Breath. In each book of the series, Victor uses his artist’s eye and deep understanding of yoga to illustrate his visionary images of elemental energy patterns. The drawings are complemented by his evocative text, written in his own incomparable linguistic style.  In addition to his “notebooks”, the essence of his teachings can also be found in Angela’s critically acclaimed videos, “The Feminine Unfolding” and “A Flow Class with Angela”.

Victor explores breath as being the connective tissue between body and soul. Through an awakening of deeper levels of perception, it will be possible to have a sensory experience of our own lungs, arteries, and nerves, which like rivers, collect the waters from myriad small streams and send them on to the oceanic realm. Though breath may be the central theme, we will be moving through postures and sitting in quiet meditation as well. These practices will focus on creating lines of awareness from one part to another, immobilizing certain areas and wriggling free the adjacent area. By gaining an ability to move every body part independently of the other and see their connection to the whole, a new level of freedom may be experienced.

9:30 - 12:30 pm

$60

3:30 - 5:30 pm

$45

9:30 - 12:30 pm

$60

3:30 - 5:30 pm

$45

9:30 - 12:30 pm

$60

3:30 - 5:30 pm

$45

9:30 - 12:30 pm

$60

all 7 classes $330