BWY East Midlands Region

IST 17/178 The Anatomy of Balance : Stepping up your anatomy

IST 17/178 The Anatomy of Balance : Stepping up your anatomy

Tutor: Lesley Dike

Date/TimeLocationType of Event
24/09/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Papplewick Village Hall
Places available: 0

Do your feet meet the floor in the correct way?

Is your brain connected to your foot to produce the right response?

How do we stand on one leg? What’s wrong if we can’t?

The morning will be spent looking at the underlying anatomy, from the feet upwards. We will look at how foot posture affects balance, learn the nerve supply to the foot and understand which muscles in the lower leg help control our balance. The key issue of foot-to-brain connections will be covered, plus the crucial role of pelvic muscles in our balance. We will look at the role of the ‘core muscles’. Fixing strategies and proprioception will end the morning’s session.

In the afternoon, we will look at classic yoga balance poses and unpick what is going on in the yoga body. A PDF handout will be sent out by email after the training. Please bring your own lunch and tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

About the tutor

Les qualified as a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga in 1981. Later she embarked on a career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, which is when her anatomy learning really started. Understanding anatomy revolutionised the way she teaches, with a strong emphasis on safety and on healthy movement habits. She worked in the NHS for 8 years and then slowly moved into developing her own private practice ‘Physio for yoga’. Her major influences are Pete Blackaby (yoga teacher and osteopath) and Joanne Elphinston (physiotherapist and coach). Les takes a very functional approach, weaving her physiotherapy knowledge into yoga asana. Her style is honest, refreshing and entertaining. Her enthusiasm for anatomy is infectious… who knew anatomy could be so much fun?!

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