photo credit: Pete Longworth - BE THE SPACE - Fascia Vinyasa Yoga teaches you the art of mindful, natural movement for a deeper sense of ease and embodiment - stimulat...
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– BE THE SPACE –
Fascia Vinyasa Yoga teaches you the art of mindful, natural movement for a deeper sense of ease and embodiment – stimulating, conditioning and rejuvenating your myo-fascial web.
With the Fascia Vinyasa practices and tools you
// elasticise, tonify and strengthen the connective tissue
// establish a deeper core connection (fluid core) for more lightness, fluidity and freedom in movement
// increased outer – and inner awareness (proprio – and interoception)
// prevent injury through caused by lack of body awareness and movement integrity
// detoxify the body through movement and a purifying, centering breath
// improve mobility (flexibility + strength), circulation, metabolism, immune function and energy
// get leaner muscle and a more defined frame
// experience a feeling of overall lightness and ease.
‘Yoga should not be a training for body control; on the contrary
it must bring freedom to the body.’ – Vanda Scaravelli
WHERE SCIENCE MEETS THE SOUL
fascia * – ‘the biological fabric that holds us together’ (Tom Myers) , vinyāsa – movement and breath, wave, cycle, gradual progression, sequential movement evolving into a continuous flow creating a movement meditation, art, variation, yoga – union, interconnectedness, freedom
In a Fascia Vinyasa Yoga class, you will move through purposefully sequenced three-dimensional patterns of spiraling, gyrating, arching, folding, leaning, pulsing, twisting, squatting, lunging, sensing, changing the angle, tempo, and intensity to involve more of your myofascia.
FVY offers tools for bringing the natural flow of fascia and life into your yoga practice, and from your practice into your life.
We use a variety of progressive movements to melt and awaken stuck areas, especially in the back, hips, neck, chest and legs to allow smooth transitions and subtle inflections. You will learn to transition mindfully with control, and momentum. The breath is your foundation.
In FVY we move with least effort, we are in the flow, changing the sense of place, time and perhaps of self.
A deep yoga experience not only gives us more mobility, balance and fluidity, it also opens us up to a different way of being open for the new; a new way of thinking, of being inquisitive and free.
It’s not surprising that yogis are interested in different bodywork modalities such as massage, reflexology, Bowen, Rolfing and the like. Whatever we do, yogis know, the key is variety.
Our body, mind and soul respond exceptionally positive to change.
// Myofascial Meridians (according to the Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers)
// Prana Vayus
// Centering / Fluid Core Connection
// Sensory / Fluid Refinement (Proprio – and Interoception)
// Fascial Glide
// Tissue Toning
// Elastic Energy
// Fascial Release Techniques / Re-hydration
// Somatic Awareness and Meditation
– FOLLOW THE FEELING –
In Fascia Vinyasa the emphasis is on the breath, the inner experience and on intelligent, therapeutic alignment.
Fascia Vinyasa is not a yoga style, yet a effective addition to your self-care and yoga practice, overall toning, well-being, vitality and longevity.
This practice is based on Alexa’s studies and training in the tradition of Hatha yoga, meditation, the work of Vanda Scaravelli, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and B.K.S. Iyengar.
It also integrates
// the current fascia research
// the teachings of Tom Myers (KMI Structural Integration and the Anatomy Trains)
// the concepts of Faszio – Fascia Health and Wellness in Germany as taught by Miriam Wessels and Heike Oellerich and
// the work of international Rolfing instructor, fascial anatomy teacher and researcher Robert Schleip.
TEACHER IMMERSIONS & TRAININGS
‘I just taught a private class and she was absolutely hooked with the little bit of Fascial titbits I sprinkled in and wanted more!! Alexa Nehter I love you and hope you continue to do more!!!’ – Mid Merry , Yoga Teacher , MidMerry.com
Level 1 – 20 HOUR TEACHER IMMERSION
// Fundamentals of Fascia Science and Fascia Longevity Hygiene
// the Myofascial Meridians in detail
// the Myofascial Meridians in action (Restorative Yin and Dynamic)
// Level 1 Fascia Flow Movements and Example Sequences
// Level 1 Imagery & Cueing
Contact email@example.com for dates and details.
Level 2 – TEACHER TRAINING
// Level 2 Fascia Flow Movements and Sequences
// Fascia Yoga Advanced Sequencing
// Progressive Teaching & Differentiation for Class, Course, Retreat and Training Settings (Define / Refine / Redefine Yoga Matrix)
// Level 2 Imagery & Cueing
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for dates and details.
UPCOMING CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS
November 26 , Awakening Fluid – Fascia Vinyasa Masterclass, PERTH Sense of Space Subiaco
3-5 20 h Fascia Vinyasa 20 h Level 1 TT , PERTH Sense of Space Subiaco
22 March Fascia 101 & the Myofascial Meridans in Yoga (4hs) SYDNEY , TBA
PAST EVENTS 2017
October 21 , Fascia 101 & Myofascial Meridians in Yoga (4h immersion), Shri Yoga Brisbane
FIJI RETREAT: Ignite Your Practice – Discover Your Soul
Melbourne, Fascia 101 & Myofascial Meridians in Yoga (4h immersion) , Body Flow Yoga (sold out , waitlist only)
Exmouth Ocean Soul Safari , Western Australia
in collaboration with Wholesome Life
June 30 – July 2
20 h Fascia Vinyasa Teacher Training , Adelaide, The Yoga Centre
15th – May 1st KMI Structural Integration Training
16th – June 1st KMI Structural Integration Training
March 25 – 31
Life as an Offering UBUD – Bali
in collaboration with Yogascapes
The Yoga Vine / Perth: Fascia 101 & Myofascial Meridians in Yoga (4h immersion), 1-5 pm (sold out)
Future Dreamers, Byron Bay: Awakening Fluid Fascia Vinyasa Master Class (2h’s) Moon Sundowner / (sold out)
Wallabi Yoga, Mid North Coast NSW: Fascia 101 & Myofascial Meridians in Yoga (4h immersion) , Taree , 9 am – 12 pm / eve yoga.com / (sold out)
AMUSU Studio : Fascia 101 & Myofascial Meridians in Yoga (3 h immersion), 5 – 8 pm / (sold out)
The Yoga Centre, Adelaide: Fascia 101 & Myofascial Meridians in Yoga (4h immersion), 10.30 am – 2.30 pm / TheYogaCentre.com.au / (sold out)
Adelaide, 7th October 2016 @ theyogacentre.com.au
Kiel/ Germany, 7th of November 2016 @ yoga-in-kiel.de
Forster / NSW , 20th of November 2016 @ yogastudioforster.com
Newcastle / NSW, 16th of December 2016 – Fascia 101 & Anatomy Trains in Yoga
May ,15th 2016 – Fascia Vinyasa – Where Science meets the Soul , Yoga Loft Newcastle
Wanderlust Thredbo, February 2016: Come as You Are. Leave as Spiderman
Evolve Yoga Festival January 23rd, 2016: Fascia Vinyasa
Wanderlust Sunshine Coast, October 2015 : Surf On Earth – An Exploration of the Fluid Core & Weightlessness
Yoga Fair Hamburg / Germany, September 2015: Do Less, Feel More. The Art of Undoing – an Introduction to Scaravelli Yoga + Anatomy Trains in Yoga
Wanderlust Cockatoo Island, February 2015: Weightlessness
BOOK A WORKSHOP
Bring Fascia Training 101 & Fascia Vinyasa Yoga to you.
To find out more, please email Cheryl email@example.com, ‘Fascia WORKSHOP REQUEST’
“I am a 54 year female who has exercised daily and up until the past 5/6 years to excess for 30 years (the last 5 with much less intensity due to my body breaking down from years of endurance training for triathlons).
It has been from injury, all over body tightness, aches and fatigue that I got into yoga. I have been doing yoga for the past 4-5 years with the same intensity, strive for excellence and that give 110% which I have always done and though I could feel, see and know it was working for me it was still hard work!! That was until Alexa came into my life with her gyrating, wiggles, swirls and moves that ‘just seemed perfect for me and me alone’.
End of each class I would think ; how did she know exactly what I needed? Then Alexa started talking about these moves working our fascia. That’s when it all fell into place.
I would close me eyes and do what felt right for me; I would follow my own intuition and do what I needed right then and there; I would listen to my body and know what was needed and be okay with that.
Alexa helped me to trust and believe in myself.
This revelation was such a huge relief to me as I’d been working so hard at doing and not enough at just being. I now practise all my yoga by listening to my inner self and doing what feels right for me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul Alexa for coming into my live and making it so much richer and more free!!
Cheers and happiness wherever you may go.” – Sue Walker
“After my first fascia vinyasa yoga class, I immediately felt physically lighter, mentally clearer and a deeper sense of peace. A few weeks into practising fascia vinyasa yoga, my body started to clear a deeper layer o
emotional energy. This very quickly led to substantial mental clarity on the need to change a few things in my life that were no longer working for me. I got really clear on how i choose to spend my time and energy, and the physical shifts I had experienced gave me the inner strength to take action to change things for the better.
I didn’t expect it to have such a profound impact, but i am pleased and grateful that it did. I continue to love my fascia vinyasa yoga classes!
It’s a wonderfully intuitive practice, that helps me get present with my body and sense into what is asking to be moved and stretched on that particular day. It’s a special way to nurture myself and treat my body with care and respect.
I feel amazing after each class; lighter, bouncier, more flexible and fluid in my movements. I also carry a sense of calmness and peace with me afterward that can last for days.”
– Jordana Read, Leadership Coach (www.emergingpresence.com)
*Definition from the International Fascia Research Congress: “Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue system that permeates the human body. It forms a whole-body continuous three-dimensional matrix of structural support. Fascia interpenetrates and surrounds all organs, muscles, bones and nerve fibers, creating a unique environment for body systems functioning.”
‘Do not kill the instinct of the body for the glory of the pose.’