Art of the Bowspring

10 Key Areas of the Body


10 Key Areas of the Body

Join Desi Springer and John Friend as they move us through 10 Key Areas of the Body. These are: the ribcage, shoulders, arms, hands, hips, legs, feet, waist, neck, and head. Once each of the ten key areas of the body can be isometrically engaged, students can fuse all parts by using a set sequence of alignments. These ten areas are then grouped into five subsystems: the Heart (ribcage), Wings (shoulders, arms and hands), Roots (hips, legs, and feet), Apple-cores (waist/lower back/belly, and neck/throat) and finally, Crown (head). Closed postures are our unconscious default positions, for protection or rest. On the other hand, open postures mean movement and active functionality. The Bowspring yoga method aligns the body through open postures. This is the perfect workshop for people new to postural alignment and new to yoga.

Observation of 10 Key areas of the Body

Students will be asked to have their standing posture photographed or videoed from the front, back and side, so they can observe specific default alignment for each of the 10 key areas of their body. Students can also make self-evaluation through palpation of these key areas.

1. Ribcage 2. Hands 3. Arms 4. Shoulders 5. Feet 6. Legs 7. Hips

8. Lower Apple-Core – Waist / Lower Back / Belly 9. Neck 10. Head

Schedule: (20 Hour Module)

January 29, 2020 / Wednesday Evening 6:30 - 7:30 pm Skype

Each weekend includes, Wednesday evening check in via Skype. Homework and reading assignment and any prep materials will be sent out and discussed on Wednesday night session. Asana, practice, meditation and workshopping is included for each weekend session.

January 31, Friday 4:30 - 9:30 (5-Hours)
February 1, Saturday 12:00 - 6:00 pm (6-Hours)
February 2, Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm (4-Hours)

Part of the Teacher Training Track: 200-Hour & 300-Hour

Open to the Public: Weekend Cost: $350 (non-members) / $325 (members)

Yoga Alliance Certifications Available with 200 or 300 Completed Hours.