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.
Understanding, Dealing with, and Learning to Avoid Injuries in the Upper Body
• How do past injuries hamper students’ abilities to develop their asanas? What accommodations need to be addressed in order to heal these past injuries, and not exacerbate them?
• What are the attitudes and methods students need in order to successfully navigate the neuromuscular and bio-mechanical systems and most effectively and safely develop both strength and lengthening in their practice of the asanas?
• What are the areas of anatomy that most typically are involved with past injuries, and most usually need to be paid attention to as they develop their practices?
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.