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Threes Physiyoga Method™ Resistance Bands & Yoga Workshop with Giulia Pline

Tensegrity refers to the expansive space we create in our own bodies to optimize movement, joint and muscle health. Tensegrity creates ease and lightness in yoga asana and in life. Expanding in all directions during movement is how we achieve tensegrity.
Controlling our range of motion so that we are stable andmobile is a hallmark of tensegrity. Using resistance bands as tactile feedback and resistance to radiate and press out against teaches us HOW to harness tensegrity.

This weekend of Threes Physiyoga Method™ Resistance Bands and Yoga workshops is designed to give you a deeper and clearer understanding of the body, the science behind resistance bands and why their application is extremely potent for the body, brain, and yoga practice, the importance of movement variability and adding load to movement for long term health, and creative ways to build more mobility and strength throughout your entire body. We will use the bands in a variety of yoga poses, and with various corrective exercises to achieve maximum tensegrity, expansion, and stability with mobility. You will learn how to use your body differently immediately.

  • Each class will start with a brief explanation of the concepts we will explore through practice. We will start slow, and build upon a foundation of optimal movement patterns and awareness.  
  • Expect to wear resistance bands for all poses in the movement sequences and connect with your body somatically to harness control of your movements and learn about your limits. 
  • We will use the bands as accommodating lines of resistance against which to generate force for creating tensile strength and stability with mobility. 

About Threes Physiyoga Method™: 
Physiyoga is the merging of physical therapy principles with yoga. It is the practical application of functional anatomy and biomechanics, applied physiology and kinesiology into a yoga practice to optimize human movement.
Threes Physiyoga Method (TPM) was created by three experienced physical therapists and yoga teachers, Diana Zotos, Emily Tomlinson and Helen O’Neill. Together they have developed a systematic way to observe the body’s movements during asana. From these observations, the method then applies scientific knowledge and understanding to optimize asana. 
The field of using yoga therapeutically is rapidly expanding as students and others desire injury rehabilitation through less conventional methods. Yoga teachers are often the first person a student turns to when they have pain. TPM combines breath, mindfulness and asana with western therapeutic methods to create an approach that is holistic and thorough.

The Teacher
As a B.F.A Dance major at The Boston Conservatory, Giulia Pline began practicing yoga to supplement her dance training. Fast forward a few years and injuries later, she began to pursue more extensive studies in anatomy and physiology and made the shift to teaching yoga and movement full time.
Giulia is a Threes Physiyoga Method™ teacher, a method that merges physical therapy with yoga. Her teaching combines corrective exercise, functional mobility work, and knowledge from the physical therapy world with yoga and pranayama (breathing) practices, opening the door for her students to experience a more efficient, connected, and inquisitive way of understanding the body, movement, and breath.
Giulia is an FRC mobility specialist and is currently working on studies and certifications with the DNS and ELDOA methods.
As a Physiyoga teacher, Giulia has developed a series of resistance band and yoga workshops that integrate resistance and mobility work for greater proprioception, strength, awareness, and spaciousness in the yoga practice. She teaches these workshops around the U.S, Canada, and Europe. Giulia is the creator of a weekly resistance bands + yoga class that takes place twice a week at Kula Yoga Project Soho in NYC where she also teaches non-banded group classes.
For further information please check-out www.giuliapline.com

Giulia Pline will offer this workshop on Saturday and Sunday of November 2, and 3, 2019 at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: The Banded Basics
Learn the basics of controlled mobility. How to control your end range, create stability in a variety of common yoga poses and movements, and develop tension within your body using your own deep stability system. There will be isolated core work, exploration and execution of "basic" yoga postures that are practiced in almost every Vinyasa or Hatha style class (ex: tadasana, down dog, plank), flow sequences with bands and emphasis on stacking the body/bones for optimal function and efficiency in movement and breathing. Using the therabands as props for our poses, we will shed awareness and light to the areas in which we are underworking, or even disconnected to, using the reference point of the bands for our own tensegrity.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Raveling & Unraveling your Hips and Twists
Many of us have or may have experienced low back, sacral, or hip joint pain during the course of our lives or during and with our movement practices. In the yoga practice, with all of the forward bending, lunging, twisting and "hip opening", the risk of something running awry with how we are practicing and causing pain in these areas is quite common. 
This workshop will help you understand how to find YOUR neutral pelvis and thigh bones centered within the hip sockets and how to strengthen the areas around the hip joint to create more stability and mobility around the pelvis. We will dive into the ways in which we can twist, either allowing the pelvis to twist or keeping the hips "square" in twisting exercises and yoga postures, and the benefits of both. Using resistance bands, we will access our super-important hip joint rotator cuff, core twisting muscles and powerful glutes. These concepts allow optimal stability and control through the vast ranges of motion that can occur within the hip and pelvis.

This workshop is suitable for all levels.

Giulia teaches in English.

The costs are Fr. 160.- for the entire workshop (2 sessions), or Fr. 90.- per session.

The number of participants is limited.

Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.

For further information, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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Entire Workshop (both Parts)
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 14:00 to 17:00
Price160.00 CHF
Session 1 - The Banded Basics
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 14:00 to 17:00
Price90.00 CHF
Session 2 - Raveling & Unraveling your Hips and Twists
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 14:00 to 17:00
Price90.00 CHF