Recuperative Yoga Workshop: Head-To-Toe Yoga: Release Stiff and Achy Shoulders, Upper Back, Tight Hamstrings and Neck Muscles
When: Friday, January 18 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Location: MPR-3, Rice Recreation Center
Description: Learn techniques to help reduce tension in the neck, low-back and hips and improve postural alignment. This class is great for those who want to improve their practice and feel better.
Instructor: Marti E.
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Detailed Description: Head-To-Toe Yoga: Release Stiff and Achy Shoulders, Upper Back, Tight Hamstrings and Neck Muscles
We can make a muscle longer through passive stretching, but if we want our lengthened muscle to stay longer then we are going to have to change the other muscles that interact with our target muscle, if we want to make a muscle longer, we must behave in ways that recondition the entire muscle group to our longer muscles. If we have lengthened our target muscle, we must adapt the opposing muscle group. We must shorten our opposing muscle to take up the slack. We do this by contracting those opposing muscles enough times that they retain some muscle tone. Muscle tone means that even when we are not consciously tightening a muscle, some of the muscle fibers within that muscle are still contracting. Getting opposing muscle groups in tone is an easy process.
Of course, all of this has to be applied more than once in our lives, preferably at least once a week. It also is important for us to notice the postures of our body during our day since they are responsible for much of why our muscles might be tight in the first place.
This workshop will include:
This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.
This program qualifies for YACEP credits with Yoga Alliance
About the Instructor: Marti Ewing
Marti Ewing, Certified Yoga Therapist, ERYT- 500 hours teaching experience
Specialty since 2009 is Recuperative Hatha Yoga.
- Restores and maintains body's appropriate range of motion
- Creates good alignment
- Develops muscle balance
- Cultivates physical awareness¬†
Recuperative yoga recognizes that not every pose is for everybody and puts the spotlight on muscle functions and body mechanics. Simple exercises and yoga postures restore balance, strength and flexibility. This very specialized practice is good for those recuperating from an injury or illness. It also benefits athletes recuperating between games.
The advantages of this practice can be seen in faster recovery times, longer strides and better range of motion. Marti initially sought out this practice to help her with lower back pain and sciatic nerve issues. She found her lower back pain was almost completely healed with consistent practice. This is when Marti became passionate about teaching people this practice to create more balance in mind and body. Her teaching incorporates strength building and stress reduction techniques, along with restorative practices.
When Marti is not teaching group fitness she can be found coaching others in healthy lifestyle choices in her private practice and a variety of other clinical settings.
-She created the yoga program in the Integrative Medicine Department at St. Luke‚Äôs Hospital in the Houston Medical center, where physicians write consults for yoga and meditation. This includes work with hospice patients.
-Worked with Baylor College of Medicine to create a class for post-op breast cancer patients and has special training in Pink Ribbon Yoga
-Developed a meditation component for initial nurse training at St. Luke‚Äôs Hospital
-Presented at The Texas MD Anderson Yoga Conference for Health to other yoga therapist and medical staff.
-Workshops and Retreats on health¬† yoga , nutrition, music therapy , dance and health coaching.¬†
Everyone can benefit from a customized practice that recognizes the needs of each body. Through functional anatomy and understanding how muscles work together, Marti can guide a lifelong practice for optimum body strength and injury prevention, as well as reduced stress
Education, Training and Certifications:
Pink Ribbon Yoga
Fitness for Baby Boomers
Certified Yoga Therapists
MD Anderson Yoga and Oncology
Health Living and Nutrition from Cornell
Silver Sneakers Certified
Bachelors in International Studies, Texas State