Feet are Fundamental: Spirals
The arches of our feet arise from the spiral of the bones and ligaments, and are supported when we find a three dimensional pathway of weight through the osteoligamentous structures of the foot. In this workshop we will explore the ‘twisted plate’ model of the foot, and ways to support the arches of the foot through the bones and ligaments as a foundation, so that muscles can be free to play their role of adapting, responding and creating movement. Through this we can find the dynamic balance we need to be grounded and at the same time able to move through space.
Explore the ‘heel foot’ and ‘ankle foot’ model of the foot
Experience the three-dimensional path of weight bearing through the arches of the feet.
Discover how the feet inform the spirals of the legs and pelvis
The spirals of the feet help protect and integrate the ankles, knees and hip joints in all asana, and with the spirals in the feet we can also find dynamic support in any standing asana and ways to initiate fluid movement in sitting and reclining asana. With these somatic movement principles, a yoga practice can become more grounded, dynamic and integrated.
May 5 – 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 9:30 – 12:30 am, lunch break, 2 – 4 pm
For further information and registration please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ester at 347.9400771
Amy was on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for ten years and co-taught with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen for five years. She has taught embodied anatomy and movement workshops for programs in the United States and internationally, and is a Program Director for the School of Body-Mind Centering.
Amy co-authored with Leslie Kaminoff the best-selling book Yoga Anatomy, and is the Education Director of The Breathing Project in New York City, where both Amy and Leslie teach. Visit her website