The first in a 2 part series focusing on injury prevention and rehab, working to enable students to develop their own individual practice to stave off their own niggles.
Injuries can occur at any time (often the most inconvenient time!), from an accident or fall to an injury sustained taking part in exercise or sport. Depending on the injury it could take weeks or months to recover and anyone who has suffered an injury will resonate with the agonising recovery period and the itching to get back to normal! Common causes of injury include: failing to warm up properly before exercising, failing to cool down properly post exercise and pushing your body beyond your current fitness level.
This workshop explores the use of yoga poses to help stave off injuries and introduces ways to try and speed up the recovery process. By the end of the workshop each participant will have developed an understanding of: common causes of injury, the recovery process and how yoga can help. Participants will also explore yoga mobility, flexibility and strength routines, with a more detailed focus on a small selection of postures specifically selected to strengthen the body and improve flexibility. Finally, participants will explore body listening and be able to create their own personalised practices to help address their injury prevention needs.
This workshop does not cover specific injuries, e.g. wrist pain, ankle pain etc but instead focuses on the foundations of injury prevention and how to use yoga to increase your resiliency.
The workshop will be delivered by Matt Potts, a yoga teacher who discovered the wonderful effects of yoga practice during rehabilitation for a dislocated shoulder obtained whilst playing rugby. It will be based on relevant academic literature and the experience of Matt.
Saturday 29th July 11am - 1pm
£20 (Discounts available for W&W students subscribed to monthly memberships)
[Please note that due to the popularity of our workshops, there is a 7 day cancellation on all of our workshops & events in order to allow the space to be filled by someone else]