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 Neck and Jaw - The muscles of the jaw and neck include some of the strongest, relative to their size, in the body (muscles of biting and chewing) and some of the some of the most delicate and subtle in their functions (the musculature of articulate speech).The neck is the skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and neural link between the brain and the rest of the body. Its freedom of movement (and its restrictive patterns) effect a wide range of our organism’s health and dysfunctions.
• How do dysfunctional muscular patterns of the neck and jaw create distortions of the cranial bones and adversely restrict the freedom of their movement in the crania-sacral rhythms?
• How do the muscles of chewing effect many dental problems?
• How does the musculature of the mouth and throat shape the quality of our voice in verbal communications?
• How do restrictions in the jaw and neck effect our lymphatic and immune systems?
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.