Where: Oceanflow Yoga Studio
When: Sunday 13th May
Time: 10 am – 4.30 pm
‘Twist out the Tension – Free the breath and unravel the spine’ (10:00 AM – 13:00 PM) This workshop focuses on exploring how we release tension in the muscles that restrict our breathing, and that limit the movements of our spine – through working with the hips, the shoulders /chest, and the side body. It also explores breathing mechanics, some methods of pranayama, exploring how each of the practices effects the internal systems of the body.Join me on the mat for this intelligently sequenced and anatomically conscious fun and explorative workshop. This workshop is for people just beginning their physical yoga practice, practioners looking for deeper insight into mobility and flexibility in Twisting, and also for any other practitioners / teachers looking to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the body in twists and breathing mechanics, and how to efficiently and safely approach the practice.
“Building a Bridge” (13:30 PM – 16:30 PM) Bend so you don’t break – a backbend workshop for beginners and those that wish to deepen their back bending knowledge. Our spines are an incredible combination of strength and flexibility – of Sthira and Sukha. Learning to backbend safely comes from gaining a deeper understanding of how we can find both ease and strength in our physical practice. This workshop looks at both the applied anatomy, and the applied physical practices you can use to ‘Build a Bridge’ (Upward Bow/Urdhva Dhanurasana) + various other backbends. Incorporating various methods of physical practice to release the anterior (front) and lateral (side) chains of the body, and also to activate the anterior chain (back body) – this workshops aims to give you a deeper insight into how you can find strength, stability and ease in your back-bending practice. This workshop is for people just beginning their physical yoga practice, practioners looking for an introduction to mobility and flexibility in backbending, and also for any other practitioners / teachers looking to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the body in backbends, and how to efficiently and safely approach the practice.
Dan Morgan, founder of DCM Lifestyle, is an international E-200 RYT Yoga teacher, YACEP & modern wellness advocate. Dans passion is to inspire the masses to discover a healthy balance in the way that we each live our lives – to live a life that truly resonates with our authentic selves. Founded with a belief that the yoga practice doesn’t start and stop on the mat, Dan leads classes that encourage a deeper individual exploration. Dan leads specialised workshops & CPD Trainings, co-hosts international Yoga Teacher Trainings & Retreats, and also guides regular yoga classes when back at his hometown of Cardiff. With a constantly evolving personal practice, taking inspiration from both traditional and modern teachings his classes provide a balance of strength and mobility, exploring the anatomical breakdown of postures to help practitioners achieve the breakthroughs in their own personal practice.With the ethos ‘teach people, not postures’ and a belief that every body is unique – he leads a practice that goes beyond the postures. Having always used a physical practice as a gateway to explore the yoga practice as a deeper way of being, Dan teaches using Yoga asana (postures) as a way to ground into the present moment, and then as a tool to move deeper into self understanding, consciousness & awareness.