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Yoga for achy Bodies and stressed-out Minds: tapping your inner Pharmacy with Suzanne Zuber

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Do you or your students struggle with tight hamstrings, sore knees, or hips that just won’t open? Do you suffer from back pain or neck pain or general dis-ease? Is there an effective way to deal with these conditions through yoga?

This 2.5 hour exploratory workshop offers simple strategies to align your body in yoga poses for maximum freedom and stability. Gain an understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics, so that you will be able to select the right pose to balance out whatever muscle-imbalances you are experiencing or seeing in your students. Not only will you get more 'health' out of your yoga poses: by integrating your body, you can achieve greater clarity of mind and contentment in everyday life.

What you will gain:
- strategies to lengthen & strengthen your muscles
- specific, poses, sequences and cues for low back and neck pain
- modifications for yoga poses
- an understanding of movement & stabilization of major joints in the body
- simple cueing to achieve freedom in joints & muscles
- simple breathing and meditation exercises for stress and pain relief
- the ability to effectively harness your body's innate ability for healing

This practice-based workshop is for beginners, intermediate and advanced students and teachers, includes a warm-up, and applied anatomy throughout.

Cost: $45 before / $50 day of


Suzanne Zuber (RYT 500), European-American yogini and international yoga instructor, has been fortunate to study in-depth asana, anatomy, therapeutics, and the various Yogic traditions and philosophies with world-renowned Hatha and Vinyasa teachers. With Noah Mazé, she earned her 300-hour Yogamazé teaching certificate during a year-long course of study in Berlin, focusing on Iyengar-based alignment Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. She is a graduate of the 200-hour Anusara-based yoga teacher training with Siri Peterson, Chrissy and Kenny Graham, and has further studied with Abby Tucker, Jim Bernaert, and Sianna Sherman. She has taught at various studios in Stockholm, Munich, and the Bay Area, and currently runs a yoga-program for students and teachers at the German International School of Silicon Valley (Berkeley campus).