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After decades of working with clients and training thousands of teachers around the world, Yoga MedicineΒ© distilled the core components of a therapeutic practice into a series of workshops for both the new and avid yoga practitioner.

This intensive will cover topics that are hard to fit into group classes, but are crucial for yoga practitioners and teachers to understand in order to help prevent injuries and optimize the way we move. You will leave with an arsenal of information to instantly incorporate into your practice and teaching.

Shoulder – 6-9 pm Friday, November 6th
The Shoulder girdle is a common area of struggle for both the new yogi and the regular vinyasa practitioner. The shoulder joints are inherently inclined towards mobility, creating the need to cultivate stability when we challenge the joints in weight-bearing poses like chaturanga dandasana. During a short lecture you’ll learn the anatomy of the shoulder and a theoretical approach to working with these joints therapeutically before moving through guided practices that enable you to immediately translate this knowledge into your body and onto your mat.


Hip – 8-11 am Saturday, November 7th
This workshop explores the need for equity between stability and mobility in the hip joint. In a yoga practice hip stability occurs naturally to some extend, but what each of us needs to maintain balance in this joint can vary greatly from person to person. Through a brief lecture and guided yoga practice, you’ll look at the structure and function of the hip joint and dig into how to individualize for your persons needs even in a group class.


Spine – 1-4 pm Saturday , November 7th
The central theme of this workshop is maintaining the integrity of the precious structures of the spine and all that it entails. Learning to move efficiently, with the support of the core, glutes, and legs is key not just in a movement practice but also the challenges of our lives. Through a combination of theory and practice you’ll understand how the parts of the spine work together with the core and legs, and learn how to move with solid mechanics that allow you to rewrite your autopilot responses.


Myofascial Release – 9-12 pm Sunday, November 8th
Understand what myofascial release is and how it works before learning a few important things to avoid and how to use it on your own. We’ll move through a myofascial release practice that explores the areas we’ve found to be most helpful in the legs, hips, shoulders, and back. You will leave with self-care information that you can use right away. This practice is myofascial release only (no yoga) and is open to everyone, no yoga experience needed.


All 4 workshops $189 or $50 per workshop

*If you cannot attend the workshops/intensive live, sign up anyway and we will send you a recording of the sessions which you will have one week to view!

These hours qualify for 12 credits towards the Yoga Medicine 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training or 12 hours of CE for yoga teachers as registered with Yoga Alliance.

*This intensive will take place entirely online.

*After you register and before the workshop is scheduled, we will reach out to you via email to give you all the information you need to join the workshop online.

*If you cannot attend live, sign up anyways! We will record the workshop and send you a recording which you will have a full week to view

*Cancellation policy: No refunds can be offered. If you provide 24 hours notice that you cannot attend, Yogabliss will credit your account the tuition for the workshop.


About the instructor: Lara Ederer

Lara EdererLara is a 500 E-RYT, Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutics Specialist in the Seattle area. Lara is currently in the YM 1000 hour YTT under her teacher Tiffany Cruickshank and is very active in the local yoga education community. She is the co-founder of Viveka Yoga School and has lead 5, 200 hour YTT programs and is currently co-facilitating a 500 hour one. Lara is an anatomy nerd and can often be found upside down when she isn’t busy with her family.


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