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A Day of Movement Medicine

January 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A day of Movement Medicine

Saturday January 4th 12-4:30pm

Join Michelle for an afternoon of movement medicine by attending both her workshops.

“Movement Medicine: Primal Patterns”

Saturday, January 4th 12-2pm

Explore mindful movement through space, off the mat, and towards your primal instincts.  In this all-levels workshop, students will explore movement patterns that are seldom found in ‘traditional’ yoga practice, yet are vital to moving well in the world. This workshop provides a bridge between classical yoga asana and functional movement patterns that cultivate confidence, strength, coordination, resilience & ease within a life that’s always in motion.

Leave your mat at home, and come ready to play!
Learning Objectives Include:
  1. primal movement patterns
  2. bodyweight training
  3. the treasures of ground & floor-based practice
  4. locomotion, transitions through levels (supine -> sitting -> 4s -> feet -> hands + dynamic balance)
  5. tensional integrity or floating compression
  6. mobility vs flexibility
  7. essential elements of coordination & adaptability
“Movement Medicine: Nature’s Pathway”
Saturday, January 4th 2:30-4:30pm
Yogic embodiment practices heighten connection to our instinctual body, and bring an ease to flowing with life. In this session, students will examine the patterns of Nature within the body and use them as guidance for movement practice pathways.  Areas of focus involve concepts from modern movement science and somatics in application to joint health, proprioception and caring for our nervous system.  We will diversify our embodied awareness through floorwork, fluid core connection, joint mobilization, and mini vinyāsas that liberate familiar movements from linear models of imagining the body. This workshop invites students to unwind habitual movement patterns and expand options for greater ease in the movements of life as well as our embodied practices.
Learning objectives include:
  1. – variation in human form
  2. – joint centration (alignment) & safety
  3. – sustainability of movement practices
  4. – a look into modern movement science
  5. – the magic of interoception (internal, embodied awareness)
  6. – the power of free-form movement


This course provides 4 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF’s 300 Hour Program [4 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

#blacklivesmatter – As yogis, it is our responsibility to practice right action and work hard for change. Will you join us?