Yoga for the Core: Understanding the Anatomy of Your Center
with Letícia Padmasri, M.A., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
September 18 - 20, 2020
This isn’t a typical core workshop—you won’t work out to exhaust your center. You will learn practices that strengthen your core, but more than that, you will develop an awareness of your physical center. Awareness is the key to developing core stability, the perfect balance between strength and mobility. This workshop is suitable for Yoga therapists, teachers, and devoted practitioners.
A major muscle impacting this process is the psoas muscle. Among the most common problems caused by dysfunction of the psoas muscle are lower back and hip pain, though many other areas of the body can also experience pain.
Join Padmasri to learn how a stable core and functional psoas muscle can enhance joint integrity, muscle tone, breathing, and healthy organ functioning.
In this workshop, you will:
- Understand the role of the psoas muscle in core awareness and stability
- Learn to release and soften your psoas muscles
- Learn Yoga asanas for improved core stability
- Discover the connections between the core and breathing
- Explore sitting habits and seated asanas for improved meditation experiences
Learning to develop core awareness and improve core stability can be nourishing, freeing, and will directly affect the quality of your life.
One of the most important core muscles is the iliopsoas. Because of prolonged sitting and other habits, this muscle ends up restricted. A healthy psoas is the first step toward a steady and comfortable Yoga practice. In this workshop, you will explore the psoas, working with core awareness through the practice of Yoga asanas. By working with your center, you can develop the ability to consciously respond to life situations rather than react to them. You can refine your capacity to be alert, responsive, and open-hearted.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 13 contact hours. You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected]
- Integral Yoga 300-hour: 13 hours towards RYT 500 designation
- Yoga Therapy: This is one of the elective modules to become certified as an Integral Yoga Therapist
Leticia is extremely knowledgeable and her presentation was very clear. She really took the time to make sure we understood each point as she progressed through the program. — Elizabeth Fox
Excellent course—full explanations, in detail, with illustrations and take-home worksheets; we were also able to practice many positions to incorporate what we were learning. — Theresa Gilman
I can’t believe how much I learned in just one weekend. This workshop truly transformed my practice and my teaching. Padmasri is a masterful teacher! She offered a perfect blend of theory and experiential practice. — Zac Parker
This seminar arrived in my life when I most needed it; with “chronic” back pain, I needed a way forward. This class was perfect, thank you for offering this class! Padmasri is the best teacher I have ever experienced! Thanks, Padmasri! — David Rapp
Letícia Padmasri is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, a certified Advanced Integral Yoga® Hatha teacher, and a certified Raja Yoga teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, a master’s degree in education, and has dedicated many years towards the study of exercise physiology. She combines her love for the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda with her interest in the body’s structure and function, helping students of all levels adapt their practices to achieve optimal health and total well-being. In addition to being one of Yogaville’s primary teacher trainers, she also offers workshops and seminars in the US and Brazil.…
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