"Integrity of our Sacred Spine" with Monica Gauci (Yoga Therapist, Chiropractor)


Sat Jun 08 2024 at 08:00 am to Sun Jun 09 2024 at 02:30 pm


Θάσου 3, Μελίσσια, 15127 Melíssia, Greece | Athens, AT

Dr Monica Gauci brings her vast knowledge and experience as a Yoga Therapist, a Doctor of Chiropractor and 45 years of personal yoga practice to these topics.
Her work and insights as a therapist make her workshops powerfully relevant. Her teaching is inspired by her passion to educate others to empower them to heal and care for themselves.
* Mantra and chanting are integrated into each Workshop appropriate to the
topic being taught.
* Where there is an anatomical/theory base to the Workshop, PowerPoint presentations are used as a visual supplement to aid students to better understand and integrate the information presented.
* A digital manual with the mantras and PowerPoint presentation are supplied.
* There is a strong practical component to each Workshop, which makes the material relevant and applicable.
* These workshops are interactive and questions are encouraged to make the material pertinent to those in attendance.
* This workshop contributes to yoga association continuing education (CE) points.
A holistic look at the structure, function and energetic effects of the common thread in all yoga asana styles and techniques – our spine! Our modern lifestyle exacerbate the ill effects of poor posture, mental stress and spiritual discontent and our spine bears the burden of these stressors. Likewise it is the influence of our spine, its
central energy channel and energetic centres that enables yoga it to work its ‘magic’.
In this workshop we explore the spine as the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual axis of our body and being.
A study of the development of our spinal curves reveals the energetic system that is at the core of every yogic technique, from asana, to pranayama to meditation. Each curve bows to the chakra at that corresponding level. We explore these energy centres, how they reflect our evolution, emotions and expression with a view to
understand how their gentle activation is what makes the beneficial effects of yogic asana so unique.
We look at the architecture of the spine and how its structure determines our functional abilities. The anatomical section aims to educate students to respect differences both within the spine and between individuals. It is these differences that predict varying degrees of limitations and potential in the different movement
types of asana.
We study the ‘stress’ points of our spine and how to reduce these stressors. Here we also look at the passive stabilisation system of ligaments as well as the active stabilisation of the intrinsic and extrinsic spinal muscles. We examine how the role of segmental stability compliments the role of the muscles that provide larger prime movements. We explore spinal mobilisation techniques and asanas that enhance spinal stability and health as well as practical ways to modify how we perform any asana to spare our spine that it can be healthy and last us for a long lifetime.
Included is a look at common pathologies of the spine including disc problems, and where possible, their therapies.
This workshop includes Vedic healing and Tantric spinal meditation chants, cakra meditations, and concludes with a Spinal Focus asana class to revise and help students integrate the therapeutic exercises and postures taught throughout the workshop.
Book your spot: [email protected]
Cost: 240 euros

Where is it happening?

Θάσου 3, Μελίσσια, 15127 Melíssia, Greece, Θάσου 3, 151 27 Μελίσσια, Ελλάδα,Melíssia, Attiki, Greece, Athens

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