Therapeutically Advancing Your Practice - Yoga Immersion with Matt Giordano

Saturday  8 August  2015  7:00 AM    Sunday  9 August  2015 5:00 PM
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Moving forward and practicing more advanced postures is gratifying and fun, but our ambitions to go deeper into asana can also become injurious. In this weekend immersion, we will learn how to have your cake and eat it too—heal, keep your body healthy, and advance your practice. With proper biomechanics, we open energy lines in the body that promote healing–not destruction. Specific actions in our practice help the body feel safe and relax the nervous system, allowing muscles to release and giving us the power to dive deep into poses with ease. Keep your practice fun, advanced and therapeutic. This is appropriate for students of all levels and intended for yoga teachers to deepen their knowledge of proper biomechanics, and looking to find and share new depth in their practice.

Schedule -


7a -9:15 - Master Class - Anatomical Focus on the Shoulder Girdle - Boundless Freedom:

Shoulder Openers Dissolve tension and tightness in your shoulders and learn the biomechanics that make it easy! Many of us fall into patterns where we believe if we continually repeat an action, our goals will eventually workout. This only rings true when we are repeating a recipe for success. Matt Giordano will offer you a yoga practice that gets you into your body and gives you a strong understanding of a complex joint that can otherwise be a bit of a mystery. Having rehabilitated his own shoulder from a nearly shattered collarbone and fractured scapula, Matt’s knowledge speaks from experience and an excitement to share the tools he has picked up along the way. Boundless Freedom is appropriate for all levels. This course can be used for therapeutic and/or advancement purposes.

10a - 1pm The shoulder girdle - proper biomechanics. theory, discussion, application.

2pm -5pm - Finding Your Voice as a teacher - intended for Yoga teachers or anyone looking to find their own voice.


7am -9:15 Master class - The Keys to Hip Opening

Tight hips can feel impossible to open. No matter how long you stay in pigeon, the next day it’s back to square one. Static stretching alone does not lead to flexibility. Through Matt’s deep knowledge in bodywork, yoga and anatomy, he will teach you how to transform once unyielding hip joints. Learn how to adjust alignment, prevent knee pain and engage the muscles to support the bone structure. This hip opener course will immerse you in the tools needed to access greater range of motion.

10am - 1pm The pelvic girdle -proper biomechanics. theory, discussion, application.

2pm - 5pm

Thai and Fly: AcroYoga Therapeutics

AcroYoga has a softer side that compliments the intensity of Yoga and Acrobatics. We will get to recieve and give thai massage both in the air and on the ground. Learn and gain tools to take care of and help release tension for your friends, students, clients. Everyone leaves relaxed and smiling.

Investment is 45 per class or 200 to preregister for the entire weekend.

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Rise Yoga & Movement Arts Center
422 Broadway, Suite 202, Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
Rise Yoga & Movement Arts Center
422 Broadway, Suite 202, Saratoga Springs, NY, United States