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.
The Feet: How We Establish Grounding and Balance: Our feet are our direct connection to the Earth and the platforms of our complex bipedal balancing act.
The price that we have paid for the immensely creative use of our arms and hands has been the great responsibility thrown upon our feet for support, balance and locomotion. To serve us well they need to be exquisitely sensitive, extraordinarily strong, and consciously supported in their alignment and development.
We will look in detail at the anatomy and function of the feet; discuss their roles in yoga and other movement modalities, and their treatment with massage therapy.
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.