All Meetings are in Tucson Local Time (MST).
Day 1: Thursday February 25
|Noon||Maria: Opening Welcome; Present Syllabus & Manual|
|1:00||Movement Refresh Video – Foot Relief Joy (Includes break)|
|1:30||Maria: “Begin with the Feet” Powerpoint Lecture|
|2:00||Watch Video: “Dorsiflexion Assessment at wall.” 1. Practice assessment on self & do 3 part mobility plan; 2. Reassess dorsiflexion on self.|
|2:30||Partners: 1. Single Leg Stance video; 2. Refer to manual p. 28 for protocol overpronation/oversupination; 3. Assess each other; do protocol as needed & recheck single leg stance.|
|3:00||1. Q&A: 10″; 2. Maria finish lecture.|
|3:30||Partners: 1. Watch videos – overhead squat, thoracic rotation; 2. Assess each other; 3. Practice therapeutics from slides 14 & 15 of powerpoint; 4. Re-assess overhead squat and thoracic rotation. See also page 28 manual. TAKE A BREAK.|
|4:30||Pulse Diagnosis & Wrap-Up. (Done by 5:15pm)|
Day 2: Friday February 26
|Upon waking||Morning Sadhana on own|
|9am||Maria: Self-Awareness using mudras and breath. Discussion of rolling patterns|
|9:25||Movement Refresh Video on own & TAKE BREAK|
|10:00||Maria: Lecture “Understanding Gait & Assessing Large Movements” Powerpoint|
|10:30||Partners: Do the following with each other. Only watch videos if needed. |
1. Foot assessment – use PDF form
2. Single Leg stance, Overhead Squat, Thoracic Rotation (refer to p. 28 manual)
3. Gait analysis: from prior short video/photos of your assigned partner (refer to p. 33 in manual for note taking).
4. Discuss above findings with partner, create & try short treatment plans.
5. Reassess Large Movements: single leg stance, overhead squat, thoracic rot.
Self-inquiry question: What behaviors have I learned or taken on that have directly affected my Posture for good or bad?
|1pm-||Yoga Nidra & Lymphatic Mojo Flow: Michelle Bowles (includes short break)|
|1:50||Maria: *Advanced Assessments Part 1 – Use of manual & reference to videos.|
Begin with Use of Goniometer (reference to manual p. 66-68)
*Each Advanced Assessment segment with Maria: includes virtual assessing, live assessing or referral to manual & video, and experiential with students working on each other virtually.
|2:20||*Advanced Assessments Part 1 – Continues|
Virtual Assessment – Partners: Pulsing, Dorsiflexion/plantar flexion, hyperextension, straight leg hip flexion, hamstring check at wall.
|3:30||In-Person Assessment – Maria demonstrates & refers to manual references: Pulsing, leg length check, dorsi/plantar flexion, straight leg hip flexion with goniometer.|
|4:00||If time permits: Maria assesses one student virtually. Done by 4:45pm.|
Day 3: Saturday February 27
|8am|| Neurogenic Yoga & EFT with Torrey Postal, RYT-500. TAKE A BREAK.|
Suggested Props: Blanket, strap, blocks
|10:15||*Advanced Assessments – Part 2|
Maria demos, videos, manual and in-person assessment guidelines.
Pectoralis minor check, Shoulder internal/external rotation, Shoulder flexion, Carrying angle.
|11:20||Partners: Practice virtual assessment; Q&A|
Self-inquiry question: Think about aspects of your life where a stronger sense of core support would benefit you.
|1:00||Maria: Core Support & Stabilization with experiential.|
*Advanced Assessments – Part 3
Maria demos, videos, manual and in-person guidelines.
Psoas test, Rectus abdominis, Transversus abdominis, Glute Max test
TAKE A BREAK
|2:10||Appropriate treatment guidelines – discussion of protocol in manual; Q&A|
|3:30||Maria – Virtual Assessment on one student with other students helping. Done by 4:30.|
Day 4: Sunday February 28
|8am||Linda Benton – Yoga for Scoliosis |
Required Props: Four wash cloths or small towels, two blocks, two blankets, yoga strap, bolster, folding chair
|9:45||Maria: Self-Awareness using mudras and breath. Q&A from homework.|
|10am||Upper Body Issues – shoulder issues.|
|10:50||*Advanced Assessments – Part 4 with Maria|
Knee flexion, hip external/internal rotation, glute external rotation
Self-Inquiry: Stability before Mobility; Weak/Strong, Flexible/Tight, Release
|1pm||Body/Jaw Alignment – TMJ |
– How to assess TMJ: watch in-person assessment
– Break up into pairs: Assess TMJ with Differential Diagnosis.
|3:15-4:45||Maria Live – Virtual Assessment on one student |
– Discussion of what is expected for final exam
Day 5: Monday March 1
|8a-9:30||Leslie Howard – Pelvic Floor Yoga Therapy – Lecture & Experiential|
In this workshop we will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the muscle groups of the pelvic floor, discuss mula bandha, abdominal health and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana. The workshop will begin with anatomy, lecture and discussion, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often ignored area.
15 Minute Break
|9:45||Tools for Sustained Joy: 5 stations with a virtual partner: 1. Hip mobility/knee balance; 2. Hip balance with pelvic blocks; 3. Shoulder Assess/practice; 4. Rotations; 5. Core stabilization.|
|11:05||Q&A – 10 minutes|
|11:25||Graduation Ceremony. Done by noon.|