Personalized Alignment
& Fascia Intensive

Foundational Training for Yoga Teachers, Advanced
Practitioners, and Health Professionals

with Anneke Louise and Ann-Sophie Briest

August 23-28, 2021

Presented in English

Bring Your Skills to a New Level and Use the Physical Body
as a Gateway to the Deeper Layers of the Being

This unique Yoga Alliance-registered (50+-hour) program—which is the first six days of the full Yoga Therapy Immersion—will give you a window on a fascinating, effective, and truly integrative area of yoga training.

Over six days, you’ll explore applied physiology and the functional anatomy of movement in yoga. Diving deep into the performance of asanas, you’ll learn about correct alignment and how to make adaptations for each body type.

You’ll also learn about fascia as the body’s largest sensory organ, attuning to its importance in functional movement.

The skills you acquire will enable you to bring a highly individualized touch to your classes. You’ll be able to support your students with impairments of the fascia and posture. And, by knowing how to incorporate props and adaptations, you’ll find the safest and most beneficial way for each student to practice yoga and move their body.

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Whatever your background, this course will lead you on a profound journey into yourself. Using the physical body as a gateway will help you develop self-acceptance, inner knowledge, and mindfulness. For more information, please click here.

Note: This course doesn’t include instruction in diagnosing or treating physical or mental health conditions.

Content

Join Us and Dive Deep Into:

  • Fascia, tensegrity, and its bodily equivalent, the “fascia line system”
  • The mechanics of contraction
  • Fascia and the emotional body
  • Personalized asana performance
  • Restriction and subsequent compensation
  • Safe movement and intentional lines
  • The use of props, individualized variations, and alignment
  • How to understand pain in yoga
  • Approaches to mindfulness training that support awareness across the yogic bodies

Testimonials

Daily Schedule

7:00-8:00Meditation (optional)
8:15-8:45Breakfast
9:00-12:30Lecture, Fascia Intensive class, group exploration
12:30-13:00Lunch
13:00-14:30Break: Time to rest and continue group exercises/homework
14:30-15:00Meditation
15:00-19:00Lecture, Fascia Intensive class, group exploration
19:00-19:30Dinner

Workshop Leaders

Ann-Sophie Briest

It has always been Ann-Sophie’s aspiration to bridge the modern, scientific knowledge of the West with the ancient, experiential wisdom of the East. As a medical doctor, yoga therapist (C-IAYT), yoga teacher (RYS-500), and a yoga practitioner (ten years’ experience), her expertise lies in the field of therapy.

Ann-Sophie understands that health refers to all levels of the being. As such, her teachings and treatments reflect a purely integrative approach.

On a personal level, her sense of being “healthy and alive” is enhanced by being in the company of loving friends and family, spending time in nature, and regular meditation practice.

Ann-Sophie Briest and Anneke Louise

Anneke Louise

Anneke is an enthusiast of life, connectivity, and that which drives humans to evolve and aspire. This motivated her to pursue an international career in sustainable business and talent development. It also fueled her passion for yoga.

Anneke has experienced yoga’s deep healing power on many occasions—first as a fervent practitioner and student, and later as a teacher. Finally, her passion got the better of her, and from this, Samarasa Healing was born.

As a yoga and meditation practitioner, a Hridaya Yoga teacher (HTTC 2015), and a certified yoga therapist, Anneke now offers workshops and teacher trainings internationally. Ann-Sophie understands that health refers to all levels of the being. As such, her teachings and treatments reflect a purely integrative approach.

On a personal level, her sense of being “healthy and alive” is enhanced by being in the company of loving friends and family, spending time in nature, and regular meditation practice.

“Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like rays of the sun.”
-B.K.S. Iyengar

Pricing and Application