Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM
Discover balance and freedom using the Alexander Technique Movement Principles. The vehicle of movement will be, Pavanmuktasana, The Joint Freeing Series. This beautiful and ancient practice from India, is a simple and clear way to open and strengthen the body, while coordinating movement and breath. Gently prepare for a more in depth asana practice or any other activity of your choice.
Learn the gentle practice of moving each joint through it’s natural range of movement while developing the habit of moving freely and easily, breathing deeply. Finding the place where you are to be in a deeply relaxing and satisfying place. A place for all your activities, without tension and excess effort.
Get acquainted with the different types of joints in your body:
- Ball and Socket
We all have these joints…do you know how to use yours?
Our time together is designed to:
- Open the body and mind to freedom
- Create habits that promote health
- Release tension and pain, while moving freely
- Express your authentic and true self
- Roll back the clock and have fun
The way a person moves and thinks about how they are moving creates their movement result.
Knowledge is power, knowledge is bliss.
I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed and learned from the Joint Freeing Series workshop at Yogaville. Right off the bat on Friday night you identified the issue I have, trying to walk since my hip arthritis has gotten so bad. It is such a relief to walk normally again! Every now and then I catch myself slipping back into my awkward flatfoot walk, but I immediately feel the difference and make a correction. –Beth
Hope is really an amazing teacher! Her teaching comes directly from her own experience of physical pain, and 25 years of practices of Alexander technique that helped her as well as many other students to relieve the suffering. Moreover she always brings full joyfulness to the class so that everyone will be playing with their bodies and joints. And through the laughs and fun all pains will automatically be relieved –Ray
Dearest Hope: Because of who you are and the great knowledge you impart… I am sitting, standing, walking and sitting in half lotus for meditation with absolutely no pain! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for “joint free Yoga”! With immense gratitude! –Minakski
Hope Mell’s passion and purpose is helping people find freedom in their bodies. Freedom of movement and movement without pain. She found Integral Yoga in 1967 and began her studies with Sri Swami Satchidananda. She was certified to teach Integral Yoga Hatha in 1974.
Marjorie Barstow came into Hope’s life in 1979 and she began learning The Alexander Technique. She was certified to teach by the Alexander Alliance in Philadelphia in 1988. Mukunda Stiles was her Structural Yoga Therapy teacher and mentor, graduating in 2005.
Over three decades she has refined her skills and developed a unique approach that synergistically combines the unique powers of Yoga and the Alexander Technique, that is adaptable to everyone.
Hope’s dream is that everyone has enough freedom in their lives to live their purpose fully.