3-Week Morning Challenge:
‘Freeing the Spine’ with Naama
Oct 28-Nov 15, 2019
Studio Sonne; Sonnenallee 67
Please register here.
What did the snake really say to Eve?
As we move through life, we tend to focus on what can be seen: our achievements, failures, how we look, what we own, and the external reality. In this outcome-oriented way of living, we forget our centres and depth. We lose ourselves, our energy, our feeling of safety, balance, and orientation.
This workshop is an invitation to redirect our attention to the place where things begin, the core of our being – THE SPINE.
We will connect with the spine from an anatomical as well as an imaginative-energetic perspective.
Using different methods such as Yoga, Meditation, Feldenkrais and Dance Improvisation, we will deepen the connection we have with our spine, unlock it and see if that will assist us to walk through our life with more integrity, flexibility and liveliness.
Open to all levels, all bodies and all spines.
A full commitment to the whole 3-week period is necessary in order for the process to unfold in its full depth.
Week 1: Connecting with our spine
– Anatomy of the spine and its movement possibilities.
– What is the image we have of our own spine?
– What is our relationship with it?
– Correct effort distribution throughout the spine in the yoga practice.
Week 2: Unlocking the physical and the subtle energy spine
– Increasing movement availability in the spine
– The central energy channels: Ida, Pingala and Sushumna
– The 7 energy centres on the spinal cord – The Chakras
Week 3: Integration
– How does our centre connect to our extremities?
– How does the spine connect to our environment?
– What happens in our spine when we meet others?
– How can we change the world through our spine?
Naama Ityel is a Yoga teacher, dance teacher, dancer, choreographer, and a Feldenkrais practitioner. She received her Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga teacher certification in “Abhinam School of yoga” in Dharamsala, India, and has taught Yoga since 2009 in the style of Vinyasa flow. Apart from Yoga, her classes are inspired by Buddhism, dance, Feldenkrais and different somatic approaches.