"The part can never be well unless the whole is well" - Plato
Traditional anatomy has focused on our body as a collection of muscles and bones wired together by ligaments and tendons. Fascia was thought of as the white substance which was 'just the plastic wrap' around the muscles. It is now believed that the role of fascia in movement and activity is just as important, if not moreso, than the muscles. This workshop will introduce the concept of whole-body interconnectedness, how our bodies are actually connected by a large web-like network of fascial structures, from our toes to our nose. These myofascial lines are crucial to healthy movement and in understanding how to prevent or heal pain and dysfunction. This workshop will teach you how to open these myofascial lines using movement, mobilizers and Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) techniques to help improve your yoga practice!
What will you learn?
In this 3-hour workshop you will learn new thoughts on functional anatomy, including the Anatomy Trains or Myosfascial meridians and the concept of tensegrity as it applies to our body. Using this foundation, we will examine the role of fascia in our body and how it relates to both healthy movement and in dysfunction. The concept of Fascial Fitness will be taught and how this applies to yoga practice. Using these concepts, practical methods will be taught using various tools such as foam rollers, massage balls and bands to "free" or "unstick" common problem areas in the body using common yoga postures as our guide.
Who should attend?
This workshop will cover many topics that anyone with an interest in the human body, anatomy and movement will find extremely beneficial. Although we will be using a yoga framework for the practical component, it is not only people with an interest in yoga that will find this workshop helpful. The main groups of people that will benefit from attending this workshop are yoga teachers, yoga students, yoga teacher trainees, pilates instructors and students, physio's, personal trainers, dance teachers, group exercise teachers, martial arts instructors, etc - anyone involved in movement and exercise!
About the Presenter
Trevor Aung Than (Physio, B.Sc) is an Australian trained physiotherapist, presenter and writer. He previously has worked with Cirque du Soleil as a Performance Medicine therapist in Macau, China. In 2011 he trained with Thomas Myers in Hong Kong learning the Anatomy Trains concept which teaches the myofascial meridians. Trevor currently is the Head of Dancer Wellbeing at the West Australian Ballet company and Director of AirYoga, the first and only aerial yoga school in Perth. Trevor has also written fitness and health-related articles for Australian Fitness Network and Australian Physiotherapy Association magazines and presented at the FILEX fitness conference in Sydney 2013. Trevor has combined his knowledge of the Anatomy Trains with movement principles, his physio background and his knowledge of yoga postures into a practical method which can help any practitioner of yoga, pilates, martial arts, dance, etc get more out of their practice!
Testimonials - Read what people have said about this workshop!
"Thanks so much Trevor!...I am trying to incorporate this into my routine assessment with my patients.... which is quite challenging as it requires a "new way", but a way for which I have been searching for a while! It brings together so much of my physio specialisations!!!!! THANK YOU!!
Lynn Matthews (Physiotherapist)
"Trevor's workshop on fascia is completely worth the time for any person looking to increase their movement and especially for all fitness professionals, in just three hours he provided me with the tools to become a more skilful and safe personal trainer. He provides you with the theory and practical to apply to any situation. The knowledge and insight you gain is super exciting and makes you want to come back for more - continuously! I found it invaluable and can't wait for the next one. - Thanks Trevor!”
Paul Rossodivita (Certified Natural Trainer) Primate Fitness
“Jenny & I cross train & pilates forms an integral part of this training. We both attended Trevor’s Fascia Workshop on May 25th & found that Trevor’s practical approach enabled us to gain a good working overview in only a 3-hour workshop of how fascia works & how the use of pilates/yoga rollers & massage balls can be readily used to reduce/alleviate aches, soreness & other associated body discomfort related to training & other activities that form part of our everyday working & recreational lives. We have already integrated it into our cross-training & we look forward to future workshops soon………….thanks Trev"
Harry Adams and Jenny Collins
Why should I attend?
This workshop will be a unique opportunity to learn more about your own body, learn why you may have pain and dysfunction and how to address it. Rather than being a passive form of treatment such as going to your physio/chiro/osteo/etc this workshop will give you the tools to begin to address some of your own problems or to help educate your own students about how to free their own bodies. Considering most physio or chiro appointments these days cost approximately $80-$100 for a single consult, attending this workshop will be money well spent.
I already do yoga - isn't that enough for my body?
For some people this may be the case, but for others it may not be so. Stretching is only part of the solution when it comes to addressing tightness and restriction in the body. Fascial tissue can become 'bound' or 'glued' due to injury, inactivity or postural (bad)habits. If this stuck tissue is left alone without treatment, adhesions in the tissue can form and only specific types of movement or pressure can relieve the adhesions.
But I learnt anatomy already. What more do I need to know?
As mentioned before, traditional anatomy focuses on the bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons and their actions in a microscopic fashion. It is not wrong, but it is only part of the picture. The myofascial lines provide a more holistic viewpoint of the body; what affects one part of the body will have an effect on the whole of the body. The information in this workshop is slowly gaining momentum worldwide. Be one of the first to know about it.
I have an injury - may I still attend?
Yes, this will be no problem. Modifications of techniques will be given as required. Please just inform us prior to the workshop.
What should I bring?
A pen and notebook as you may wish to take notes or draw pictures. If you already have a foam roller you can bring it with you as well as a yoga mat and a water bottle. Foam rollers and balls will be available for purchase on the day at a special workshop rate. We have EFTPOS facilities on-site.
If I book and then can't make it can I get a refund?
Refunds will be given only for cancellations made 7 or more days prior to the workshop date. Please be aware that these workshops have sold out previously well before the workshop date. You may transfer your ticket to another person but this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the workshop date. No other refunds or credits are available. In extenuating circumstances please contact the organiser.
Why learn from Trevor?
Often it is difficult to find health practitioners that have both theoretical and practical knowledge. Trevor has not only studied with some of the most respected industry leaders in anatomy and movement science (Thomas Myers, Ian O'Dwyer, Michol Dalcourt, Steve Cotter) but has applied this knowledge in the real-world setting with world-class athletes at both Cirque du Soleil and currently at the West Australian Ballet. Trevor himself knows about his body as he has an extensive martial arts background; a Nidan (2nd-level) black belt in Okinawan Gojo-Ryu and has trained in Kung fu and Tai Chi in Perth, Harbin (China) and in Macau for over 10 years. Trevor currently is also regularly instructing AirYoga and Circus Conditioning classes.
Bookings are ESSENTIAL! Maximum number of participants is 35.
Any other questions?
Please feel free to email email@example.com or call Trevor on 0452 614 775.
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