Deane Juhan eloquently brings alive and makes accessible and intriguing the subjects of anatomy and physiology. These workshops allow us to develop new images and new language in order to more deeply understand the anatomical, physiological, and philosophical aspects of the body-mind.
These workshops are designed to address the particular needs and concerns of bodyworkers of all kinds: yoga teachers and students, pilates and movement instructors and students, and any one interested in understanding more about the body.
Breaking Through Common Myths About Anatomy and Kinesiology
• What is the nature of restrictive habits of postures, movements, and what are the most successful models to follow in the processes of lengthening and strengthening that maximize students’ ability to develop into the asanas?
• What are the basic neuromuscular systems that both habituate dysfunctional limitations and offer the development of freedom from those restrictions?
• 90% of our musculature control happens on an unconscious level, and 90% of the nervous system is involved. How do students successfully negotiate with these systems in order to expand their possibilities of development?
This is a 2.5-hour Lecture
Originally trained in-residence at Esalen Institute from 1973 to 1990, Deane Juhan has been a professional bodyworker for 30 years. He is a Trager practitioner and instructor, with a private practice in the Berkeley area. The author of "Job's Body: A Handbook for bodywork," and "Touched by the Goddess: The Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Dimensions of Bodywork," he has long had a passion for understanding the relations between mind, body and spirit and the creative forces at work in all self-development, healing and artistic expression. His workshops have been presented all across the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. Their content is focused on both cutting edge research into many aspects of the body-mind and his years of experience as a practitioner.