India Retreat

A7307967

Marma Bodywork for Self-Healing

$450
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Self Massage and Marma Point Therapy is an ancient healing art, deeply rooted in the science of Ayurveda. Working on the physical body and subtle bodies simultaneously, this healing modality aims to relieve tension in the musculature, binding and displacement in the endocrine system, and most importantly: obstacles in the energetic body, by means of clearing the "sen lines" or energetic pathways that connect the chakras and the nadis. An understanding of these adjunct therapies is an incredible tool for yoga therapists as a means of reaching the subtle body without the active participation of the recipient's mind; and can be used when assessing range of motion, acute injuries in the musculature, actual flexion and extension, and where the participant may be holding emotions and guarding in the body.

Required Reading:

Ayurveda and Marma by David Frawley. (Pre-Read Chapters 1-4)

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Clair Davies. (Bring to class)

Materials: A tennis ball, 5-inch ball, yoga blanket, 2 blocks, small and large bolster, yoga strap, Ayurveda and Marma by David Frawley, and The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Clair Davies.

Instructors
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Jenny "Sevika" Young

Jenny started yoga for her daughter in 2010 but stayed for herself. This is when powerful healing began to transform her body, mind, and spirit, not necessarily in that order. Through a regular asana and sitting practice, studying with phenomenal teachers and soaking in the love of the beautiful yoga community, she has begun to discover a quieter mind. She became RYT 200 certified through Prana School of Yoga and Health in 2012 as well as Thai Massage from Thai Body Work in 2012. She became ERYT 500 certified in 2015, and a Certified International Yoga Therapist in 2017. As a teacher, she sees each student as whole. She strives to create a supportive environment in which each student can safely experiment in uncovering the beauty and joy that reside within the heart of each of us. This support can include traditional yoga therapy, massage therapy, and a synergistic blend of the two. She is a perpetual student and is furthering her yogic and massage studies on the pelvic floor and myofascial release.