February 1-8, 2019
An Exploration of the Psoas
With Kari Harendorf
Level: Open (all students welcome)
Details: Attend one or both Friday sessions of this 2-part workshop
Cost: $60 per workshop, $110 for both in advance
Part muscle, part neural pathway, the psoas forms the foundation of our core, and is a center of awareness and emotion. It’s also a frequent culprit in back pain and sacroiliac dysfunction. Due to our culture and lifestyle, this main hip flexor is chronically shortened, tight and dry. Problems with the psoas can affect a myriad of body systems and many aspects of your life. Through lecture, simple movements, awareness exercises, and restorative asana, we explore the structure and power of this mighty muscle. Learn approaches for freeing the psoas in order to access greater freedom and ease in the body. This workshop with Kari Harendorf will be split into two parts, and students can attend one or both sessions. All levels are welcome.
Part 1: Friday, February 1st, 1:45-3:45pm
Session one will explore the psoas in the physical sense and from a western perspective, learning about its location, action, function and relations of this mighty muscle.
Part 2: Friday, February 8th, 1:45-3:45pm
The second session will delve into how the psoas muscle and its mechanisms are connected to the fight or flight response of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), the enteric nervous system (ENS) and the gut-brain connection.