905.401.YOGA (9642) hello@gentlydownthestream.org

Ribs, Rotation + Respiration

ESSENTIAL SOMATICS® MOVEMENT EXPLORATION

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 11:30am-2pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Back by popular demand!

With visiting instructor Sandi Beaupre. Sandi is 1 of only 5 practitioners in Ontario teaching Clinical Somatic Education (and 1 of 21 in all of Canada), with the Essential Somatics® school.

Join us for a mid-day workshop, applying Essential Somatics® movement exploration to improve our breathing. Proper breathing comes from a relaxed centre, so we will explore movements that release tension around the front, back and sides of our bodies and allow us to move more easily.

This workshop will teach you to stand taller, reach further, rotate more easily, walk more freely and breathe more fully!

How we breathe provides clues as to how we live our lives and what’s happened to us. Habitual patterns can interfere with our ability to breathe deeply and relax fully, often showing up as a locked rib cage that doesn’t move well, a tight diaphragm, and shallow breath.

This can affect oxygen uptake to our brain and heart, which can then lead to other health concerns. Proper breathing comes from a relaxed centre, so we will explore movements that will release tension around the front, back and sides of our bodies and allow us to move more easily. 

In this workshop we will explore pandiculation – a style of movement where we, (1) contract into pre-existing tension, (2) release slowly with control and attention, and (3) completely relax and let go. The movement patterns are based on the 3 Stress Reflexes discovered by Thomas Hanna, which affect your entire being. Exploring these patterns will guide you on an intimate journey of self-discovery and awareness of how you move (or don’t move!), breathe, respond and react to life and carry yourself through space.

 

Cost: $80 (includes HST)
Please register early, the class will only run with a set minimum number of participants.

Pre-register by email hello@gentlydownthestream.org or call us at 905.401.YOGA (9642) or call/text Heather at 519.400.7862

For more information about the workshop or to connect directly with Sandi, call/text 519.760.1372

Who is leading the class?

Sandi Beaupre

Sandi Beaupre

Visiting Instructor

Sandi is a wellness practitioner, movement educator, Reiki master, and facilitator, based in Guelph, Ontario…

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