Teaching & Incorporating Dowel & Self-Massage Techniques into Led Classes and Your Own Daily Regimen
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This unique training will focus on highly effective, yet very simple techniques to quickly soften the muscles and tendons and sooth the superficial nervous system, using a dowel and other props. Doweling is a form of self-therapy used to loosen layers of tension and stress that lie beneath the surface of the skin. The sensations created by the dowel are similar to receiving a massage, but the individual remains in control of the pressures applied.
This training is divided into 3 sessions, each of which will focus on a different area of the body, with specific guidance re the parts of the body being affected, benefits and contradictions. The 4th session will recap and refine the techniques learned, specifically for teachers or prospective teachers. Some basic yoga postures will also be incorporated into the sessions, with an exploration of why specific yoga postures should follow tissue-softening for specific areas.
Participants will finish the training with knowledge about how and when to incorporate the learned techniques into yoga classes, and/or one’s own daily self-care regimen.
Offered in-studio & online.
Dowel Kits can be ordered from the studio in advance for use in the training (but not required – see below).
A dowel kit consists of a dowel (a rod approx. 2 feet in length and made of wood), 2 railings (rectangular shaped); and 2 blocks options. Kits can be ordered by emailing the studio and a pick up time can be arranged.
1 dowel plus 2 railings: $30 + HST ($20 if purchased with the workshop series)
1 dowel plus 2 railings and 2 blocks: $55 ($35 if purchased with the workshop series)
$45 + HST per session or $120 + HST for all 3 dates, per person
$175 + HST for all 3 dates, per family, if participating online.
“ This workshop is open to all serious students. As well, it is part of Yoga Light Studio’s 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training Program, and all participants will receive 15 contact hours towards this certification, upon completion of the training. These hours can also be used towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours.”