“What are all these blockages in the body? Where do they come from? It’s the mind watching itself.”
~ Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Founder of Body Mind Centering
This workshop is 2-day deep dive into exploring the matrix of our mind-body to understand our holding patterns and blockages through functional and embodied anatomy. We will work with movement, breath inquiries, and bodywork as tools for transformation and healing. We will also tap into classical yogic philosophies and how it relates to our physiology and nervous system. By understanding alignment as a process of constant balancing and embracing change, we can learn to cultivate a mindful and practical dialogue in dealing with pain, injuries, anxiety & stress.
Through an inquiry-based approach, Daphne will guide you into uncovering your own healing through our physical and subtle mind-body maps. Learn mindfulness, self-care and hands-on techniques in supporting yourself and others.
ABOUT DAPHNE CHUA
As a bodyworker of various healing modalities, Daphne is trained in the art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Detox Massage), Tai Chi Massage and Reiki, in which she infuses into the alchemy of her intuitive bodywork and yoga therapy. Her therapy sessions, workshops, and trainings are known to
focus on breath and awareness of the mind-body connection. Together with a sense of play and curiosity, she hopes to create a nurturing presence in the body, mind and soul through the embodiment of these teachings. Daphne has completed over than 2,000 hours of teacher trainings and has taught close to 3,000 hours in classes, one-on-one sessions, special needs yoga, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings. She is a yoga therapist, movement educator, bodyworker, Anusara Inspired™ teacher, and a E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She started assisting and co-teaching in teacher trainings since 2013, and has been running her own embodiment and inquiry-based therapeutic training modules for the last 2 years. Daphne is currently in the process of completing her accreditation in the graduate certification program of Yoga Therapy to further her passion in helping others lead an embodied and holistic lifestyle.
Each 6-hour session: $85
Both workshops (12 hours): $160
EARLY BIRD discount if paid before November 12: $75 for one session, $125 for both workshops
This workshop is suitable for practitioners interested in gaining an understanding of the therapeutic aspects of yoga as well as yoga teachers seeking to broaden knowledge of yoga therapy. 12 hours CEU for yoga teachers.
Limited to 22 spots per workshop.Reserve your spot by completing the registration form below!
OUTLINE OF TOPICS
Understanding Yoga & mindfulness as therapeutic tools
The anatomy of breath & the paradigm of breath & dis-ease
A look into common back pain & body imbalances through the Psoas & Fasia network
Basic bodywork modalities & self-care techniques for pain & stress relief
Day 1 -- Understanding Yoga as Therapy: Posture and Breath Saturday November 18th from 12 - 6:30 PM
This session will begin with inquiring the movement patterns of our mind & body and understanding the anatomy of breath. Working through various movement explorations of our breath patterns from within to understand our individual unique blueprint. We will look into various conditions of the spine and pelvis with hands-on techniques on releasing tension from troubled areas such as the back, shoulders & neck
Day 2 -- Inquiry-based Embodiment: Repose and Release Sunday November 19th from 12 - 6:00 PM
Building upon the blue print of identifying, articulating, differentiating & integrating our breath within the body, we will further unravel the embodiment process through our relationships with gravity, the support of our visceral organs, as well as our fascia network. Experience functional anatomy through a look at the elusive Psoas muscle and its relationship with our physiology & nervous system.