With Minyoung Kim on Feburary 20, 2016


"Office Syndrome" can be simply defined as the negative effects of the daily routine of being sedentary, i.e. sitting at a desk for hours at a time. The most common effects of Office Syndrome are: chronic back pain, weak core muscles, tension in the neck and shoulder area, loss of flexibility, chronic tiredness and loss of energy. 


This workshop is designed to understand the crucial role of the core in Office Syndrome, how to strengthen and truly engage the core to promote longevity and vitality in the body and mind. 


Date: Saturday February 20, 2016 

Time: 10:30 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:30 (lunch provided during break)

Eligibility: This workshop is open to anyone suffering from the effects of Office Syndrome, as well as to yoga and Pilates instructors who want to increase their knowledge. No prior yoga experience is necessary.


Fees: $75 for 5 hour workshop, including lunch

The goals of the workshop are:

  1. To educate participants on the importance of the core, common misconceptions about the core, the definition of "office syndrome," it's negative effects on the body and mind and how to counter it's effects

  2. To explore various therapeutic movements, exercises, asanas that provide relief for the effects of Office Syndrome

  3. To provide specific tools to counter the effects of "office syndrome"


Module 1 (morning session)  

  • 10:30 - 12:00: What is the "core" and how does it relate to Office Syndrome"? Review the basic anatomy of the core, address common misconceptions and it's crucial role in Office Syndrome

  • 12:00 - 13:00: Personalized body alignment assessment: Learn about the alignment of your individual body and discuss results as a group


Module 2 (afternoon session) 

  • 14:00 - 15:30: Exploration of core movements: Learn what it truly means to engage the core. We will learn how to strengthen the core, explore various core movements, pelvic floor engagement and healthy movement patterns.

  • 15:30 - 16:30: Putting it all together in a one-hour led core therapeutics class

About Minyoung

Minyoung first came to yoga after a motorbike accident left her hospitalized and unable to walk for a month. She credits yoga and her dog, "Herbie", for the rehabilitation of her injuries and unexpectedly the vast healing powers that comes with her practice. Although Minyoung is rooted in her yoga practice, her yoga adventures with anatomy have led her to various movement therapies - Pilates, Feldenkrais, the Franklin Method, Anatomy Trains with Thomas Myers, etc. Minyoung is a yoga alliance certified 200 E-RYT, yoga teacher trainer, specializing in anatomy and pre- and post-natal, a senior pilates instructor and works with high profile private clients in movement therapy. She is a self-professed anatomy geek and a staunch believer of joy, breath, homemade yogurts and keeping it real.