Downloadable course material
Eligible for 20 CEUs with Yoga Alliance
What's included in the course:
- 6 x 3-hour classes
- 6 homework classes
- 1 final completion practice
- 1 course manual
- A digital copy of Christine’s book ‘Freedom Is Your Nature’
- 3 audio meditations for your ongoing practice
About the course:
Myofascial Yoga is an embodied, fascia-aware approach to functional movement and holistic self care.
Targeting the nervous system and fascial system in movement practices is important for building a healthy relationship with our body, mind, and spirit both on and off the yoga mat. Learning the language of our nervous system states, from the inside out, gives us a detailed and nuanced view of our internal landscape, and an instruction manual for moving and meditating well.
- would like to learn more about the remarkable role of fascia
- struggle with anxiety and want to understand it from a physiological perspective
- would love to build a more resilient nervous system
- are looking to better understand your and your students' bodies and cues to create more personalised practices... then this course is for you.
Through a combination of lectures, mindfulness-based movement practices and experiential homework assignments, you will navigate the often untapped wisdom of your body and the power of your integrated brain and nervous system.
This is a recording of a live, online course Christine taught in October 2021.
In this course you will:
- Learn fundamental concepts such as polyvagal theory, the window of tolerance model and brain-heart coherence, integrative yoga principles, neural plasticity and a somatic approach to movement, from a theoretical and experiential framework.
- Understand the basics of fascia anatomy, particularly the fascial lines that are directly and indirectly connected to the vagus nerve.
- Discuss the latest research in neuroscience of mindful movement, breathwork and meditation.
- Learn how to track your nervous system and analyse how it responds to different mindful movement practices and breath practices in order to create a detailed map of your own internal landscape.
- Explore your holding patterns so you can begin to unravel and unwind them to support healing and release persistent pain.
- Consider several different types of self-care, self-love, and self-respect, and dive into all of them with different forms of practice.
- Learn how to track non-verbal body cues and how to use that information to create a safe container for your students, and teach client-centered classes.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed to be a fascia-focused guide for movement and self-care. It is suitable for:
- Yoga teachers and movement educators.
- Anyone who wants to learn how to move their body better, reduce pain levels, and create an empowering yet gentle self-care program.
If you have ever been curious about the body/mind aspect of yoga and how it can help you or your students, come and join us for a deep dive into a fascia-aware and nervous system-informed approach to yoga and movement.
What is a trauma-informed movement (or self-care) practice?
The neuroscience of mindful movement
What is a somatic approach to wellness and self-care?
A deeper dive into your nervous system states and how it affects your tissue tone
A fascia-focused approach to functional movement, meditation, and self-care
How to track the non-verbal body cues and use that information to create a safe container for your students
About Christine Wushke:
Christine Wushke is a myofascial release expert, a certified yoga therapist, a registered massage therapist and a Hakomi practitioner with over 20 years of experience. Christine runs the Journey to Light Wellness Center and is the author of the book 'Freedom is your Nature'. Christine’s effective techniques will help you build self-awareness, interoception and, most importantly, a loving relationship with your body.