Spinal Integration: The Centre of our Yoga Practice

 December 7, 2019   12.30pm - 6.30pm  with Catherine Annis

“Become more centred and integrated in all our movements, simple or complex”

We’re delighted to welcome Catherine Annis back to Whitespace! She is well known for her Scaravelli inspired practice and teaching which focuses on deepening physical awareness and alignment to reveal the natural freedom of the body, particularly the spine.

Our spine is a spectacular piece of engineering.  With 33 interlocking bones, 24 moving vertebrae and 139 synovial joints, it is the initiator and driver of all our movement.

It’s intimately involved in all our movements, from sitting, to standing, running, walking and breathing.

In yoga, it’s at the centre of our practice.  It feels good to consciously initiate our movements from our spine and supports us in becoming more integrated and centred in our practice.

This integration informs and benefits our bodies in all movements, complex and simple, so we begin to move with more ease and grace, both on and off our mats.

What to Expect
During this practical yoga workshop we’ll learn more about:

  • The anatomy of the spine and its relationship to the whole body
  • It’s role as housing and protector of the central nervous system
  • How the spine initiates and responds to, our movements
  • The delicacy, strength and adaptability of our spines

Finally, we’ll explore the central question:
Can we learn to feel our spine, and relate to it as the central organ of all our movement?

And can this understanding help us to become more centred and integrated, in all our movements, simple and complex?

Join Catherine to increase awareness and understanding of your spine, and how it acts at the heart of your yoga practice.

Who’s it for?
The workshop is suitable for experienced practitioners (minimum of 6 months regular practice) and will be especially useful for those who want to explore spinal health through integrated movement throughout the whole body; this includes yoga teachers and teachers currently in training.

Note: Workshop is suitable for anyone currently working with chronic, spinal issues, including disc issues.  Anyone with newly diagnosed or acute issues should seek advice from a qualified medical practitioner. 

Workshop Date and Investment
Saturday 7th December
12.30pm-6.30pm

Full Price: £70 | Earlybird: £65 (Ends Sunday 22nd September)
Members: £63 | Earlybird: £58.50 (Ends Sunday 22nd September)

About Catherine
Catherine Annis is well known for her imaginative and practical approach to yoga. With over 35 years of practice, her Scaravelli inspired practice and teaching focuses on deepening physical awareness and alignment to reveal the natural freedom of the body, particularly the spine.

She is an attentive and thoughtful teacher and highly skilled at adapting poses to accommodate all levels and types of students so that everyone leaves class feeling that they have made a fresh discovery about their yoga practice.

She’s been a member of the Triyoga teacher training faculty and the Teachers Advisory Committee and teaches regular weekly classes and workshops in London.

Booking Information

Book online today or give us a call on 01908 566610.
Spaces for this event are limited and so will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid. Bookings are all on a first come first served basis and confirmed upon payment.

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