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.
Breathing—the replenishing of oxygen and elimination of carbon dioxide—is our living organisms most pressing and constant need. This exchange in our lungs effects the metabolism of every living cell. You will repeat this tidal rhythm between 15,000 and 20,000 times a day, making it by far the most repeated movement you make. The breath is one of the primary focuses of yoga.
- What is the extensive anatomy of the breathing process?
- What is the biochemistry of breath that brings the life force to all our six trillion cells?
- How is this crucial support of all living processes distributed throughout our bodies?
- How are the asanas designed to facilitate this process of distribution?
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.