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Workshops

Nicky Knoff Yoga Therapy Workshop

Dates: Sun 11 October 2014 - 12 October 2014


Costs: Full - AU$250  

About the workshop:
Nicky Knoff is a 4th Series Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Practitioner, Certified Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Certified College of India Teacher with Bikram Choudhury, Long Term Vipassana meditator, WWII concentration camp survivor, Founder of 6 Yoga Schools (New Zealand, Australia and America).

WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?
Yoga therapy is the holistic approach to physical and mental well-being which treats acute or chronic ailments, injuries or misalignments by bringing the whole body into symmetry and balance through yoga:
* Yoga poses (asana)
* Breathing (pranayama)
* Meditation
* Relaxation
* Philosophy

SCHEDULE
Saturday 11 October
1:00pm - 3:15pm Neck and back
3:45pm - 6:00pm Shoulders

Sunday 12 October
1:00pm - 3:15pm Hips
3:45pm - 6:00pm Knees and feet

FEES
$250 for the full workshop (if paid by 1 September 2014).  
$75 per session (if paid by 1 September 2014).  To book individual sessions, please contact us.

YOGA THERAPY - HOW DOES IT WORK?
Yoga therapy is distinct from other forms of conventional therapy in that it works to alleviate localised symptoms as well as addressing the causal and peripheral imbalances that would otherwise allow problems to re-occur.  It recognises the body and mind are interconnected through the agency of breath and there is a direct link between mental and physical states and the condition of the breath.

Long slow, steady yoga breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which creates a feeling of peacefulness (the 'relaxation response'), allowing for quicker healing.

Meditation techniques are used to calm the mind, remove anxiety and also to direct the attention to the injured area, for improved healing.  Modified yoga postures are used to encourage healing through increased blood, nerve, lymph and prana flow.

The student is trained to move anatomically correctly, working towards harmony with body, mind and breath.

WHAT TO BRING
Camera
Notepad

WHAT TO WEAR
Suitable clothing for practice.