Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat
Sunday 8 March 2020
A day of information, sharing, & experiential learning, with leader in the field Jess Glenny
10am-5pm at The Arc Centre, Islington, London N1 7DFThe Arc Centre is wheelchair accessible. If you have any special needs, please let us know. We will do our best to accomodate them if at all possible.
You will need to complete and return a participants' form with health questions on booking. We provide learning in small group settings for deeper learning and attention.
• Are you a yogi diagnosed as hypermobile?
• Do you suspect that you may be hypermobile?
• Have you suffered dislocations, repeated injuries or unexplained pain?
• Are you a yoga teacher interested in knowing how to work with hypermobile students more effectively?
This workshop is an exploration of the neglected area of yoga and hypermobility. Hypermobile people are generally over-represented in the yoga world, yet we often go unrecognised and receive little guidance about how to practise in ways that are beneficial to a hypermobile body and nervous system. Many of those who teach us are equally in the dark.
In this workshop we will be looking at what hypermobility is and how it can affect much more than just our joints. There will be lots of information, plenty of time for sharing experiences and pooling ideas, and practical enquiry into particular adaptations we might make to enable individuals in the room to access postures in a more stable and functional way, and to feel safer, more grounded and more present in practice.
Who is this workshop for?
• Yoga practitioners who are, or think they may be, hypermobile.
• Hypermobile and non-hypermobile yoga teachers.
What people say about Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat
“Jess’s teaching on hypermobility is eye-opening, fascinating. I recommend it very highly for anyone who is hypermobile, suspects they might be, or who teaches labelled or unlabelled hypermobile students.”—Sally Lander (yoga teacher)
Jess has been practising yoga since 1984 and teaching since 2003. She is a Yoga Register Teacher (Elder) and a C-IAYT registered Yoga Therapist. She has hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos and has been working with hypermobility for over a decade. She says "I am neither a medical professional nor an expert on hypermobility; I teach out of my own practical experience of making yoga friendly, accessible and helpful to hypermobile people ranging from elite professional dancers to those who are very incapacitated. Good movement strategies are key here, but they’re not everything. I work with the whole person, not just their biomechanics, to help them to feel more peaceful, fulfilled and at home in their body."