Yin Yang Yoga Workshop for the Shoulders and Upper Back
with Marije Paternotte (E-RYT 500)
“Understanding without practice is better than practicing without understanding”.
In this workshop Marije will share her experience and knowledge of anatomy of the shoulders and how they influence your yoga practice, so that you too can practice with better understanding.
Do you experience a limited range of motion in your upper body when you practice yoga? Does Downward Facing Dog give you an awkward feeling in your shoulders? Do you find backbends challenging, and are you not sure how to change that? In this workshop we will explore whether your body is limited by muscular tension or skeletal compression, and how to work with that.
A sequence of passive (Yin) poses to release tightness in the shoulders, and a subsequent slow (Yang) flow of postures to stretch the muscles in the chest and upper back, will allow you to explore a renewed range of motion in your body.
Through her training to be a professional ballet dancer, her innate body awareness, self-study and several sustained injuries, Marije has developed a keen eye for precise and safe alignment of yoga postures. She believes that “understanding without practice is better than practicing without understanding”, as she learned from her teacher Sarah Powers. Read more about Marije on www.marijepaternotte.com