Stillpoint Yoga London Workshops
Our workshops, events and retreats at SYL are an extension of our ethos and add detail and context to our daily sharing of assisted self practice. We host and collaborate with teachers who have inspired us and then run events that expand on this inspiration so that it filters back into daily practice. These events, we believe, add greatly to the different areas of what it means to practice yoga and to inspire people to look and feel that bit deeper. For us it is important that we develop long-term personal relationships with those who come and teach at SYL. This then helps to knit the SYL community together – our community being every little connected part, from practitioner, to SYL teacher, to external teacher.
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Summer At Stillpoint Workshop Schedule 2018
Stillpoint Yoga London | One Day Intensive Workshops
We like to support our regular SYL teachers and those in our community who have skills we think would benefit from being shared. These events run throughout the year and are events we feel add to the work we do daily. Come along and connect with these great teachers.
Hypermobility on the Mat
A day of discussion, theory and experiential learning
with Jess Glenny
Sun 23rd September 2018, 10:30-16:30
Price: £85 (£75 early bird until 31st July)
Location: Stillpoint Yoga Brixton, 41-43 Acre Lane, SW2 5TN
Full workshop details here
Are you a yogi diagnosed as hypermobile? Do you suspect that you may be hypermobile? Have you suffered dislocations, repeated injuries or unexplained pain? Are you a yoga teacher interested in knowing how to work with hypermobile students more effectively? This workshop is an exploration of the neglected area of yoga and hypermobility. Hypermobile people are generally over-represented in the yoga world, yet they can often go unrecognised and receive little guidance about how to practise in ways that are beneficial to a hypermobile body and nervous system. Many of those who teach hypermobile people are equally in the dark.
This workshop will be looking at what hypermobility is and how it can affect much more than just our joints. There will be a little yoga practice, plenty of time for sharing experiences and pooling ideas, some facts, a few broad principles, and lots of enquiry into particular adaptations we might make to enable individuals in the room to access postures in a more stable and functional way to feel safer, more grounded and more present in practice.
Who is the workshop for?
Yoga practitioners who are, or think they may be, hypermobile and hypermobile/non-hypermobile yoga teachers. Hypermobile people who are also neurodivergent are welcome to this workshop.
Jess and hypermobility
I have been practising yoga in a hypermobile body since 1981 (I have Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility Type) and teaching hypermobile people since around 2003. I am neither a medical professional nor an expert on hypermobility; I teach out of my own practical experience of making yoga friendly, accessible and beneficial to hypermobile people ranging from elite professional dancers to those who are very incapacitated by Hypermobility Syndrome. I work with the whole person rather than just the body, and approach HMS as a multi-systemic phenomenon.
What people say about the Hypermobility on the Mat workshop:
“Jess’s teaching on hypermobility is eye-opening, fascinating. I recommend it very highly for anyone who is hypermobile, suspects they might be, or who teaches labelled or unlabelled hypermobile students.” – Sally Lander (yoga teacher)
“I can’t recommend this workshop enough. It’s fantastic!” – Paul Thomson (yoga teacher)
“An excellent workshop. Jess is clearly very knowledgeable in this area. I really gained a lot and have already put some of the teachings in practice – my students are very grateful!.” – Nicola Harpin (yoga teacher)
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