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 pelvic girdle is the primary organizer of our center of gravity. It is the largest and densest bone in the body, and provides attachments for more muscles that any other bone—extending from the top of our torso to below our knees, and stabilizing us in the field of gravity. Because of the considerable forces of poor posture, chronic stress, and restrictive patterns of movement, the pelvis is vulnerable to many chronic imbalances, misalignments, and pain.

• What is the skeletal and muscular anatomy of the pelvis?

• How does the pelvic bowl support our internal organs, and how does this effect our process of breathing?

• How does the pelvis effect the entire spine?

• What are the typical skeletal areas and muscles that commonly contribute to stress and pain?

• How are the yoga asanas designed to both strengthen and lengthen the muscles related to the pelvis.

This is a 2.5-hour Lecture

Course Curriculum

  The Pelvic Girdle
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Deane Juhan

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.

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