What Are We Actually Doing in Asana?

with Matthew Remski, ERYT500

5-hr Online Course

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Course Highlights

Millions of people roll out their mats every day to practice yoga. They seek body-mind healing, a sense of presence and calm, and a doorway for personal development. For the vast majority, yoga delivers on its promises. But some practitioners injure themselves as they pursue their goals, even while they’re doing practices they are told are “therapeutic”. But many of these same practitioners are injuring themselves in the process, even while they’re doing practices they are told are “therapeutic”. This raises some basic questions about the claims to safety and health value that yoga culture freely makes. Join yoga teacher and celebrated author Matthew Remski for a unique online course that explores this unexamined topic through data collected from more than one hundred interviews and eight years of research.

10 conditions that contribute to injury and how to address them

Learn about asana in historical context through the latest available research

2 key problems in the practice of “adjustments”

Learn about identifiable and concrete problems in modern asana practice, and about the thought leaders who are addressing them.

3 tensions between religious and scientific paradigms in modern asana that confuse issues of safety and therapeutics

How do we assess whether something is “therapeutic?

Student/teacher/studio barriers to increasing safety

Learn about how inequality is a structural cause of injury

Most common injuries according recent data, and how to learn more about the risks of poses in individual circumstances

7 Strategies to improve safety in practice and in the classroom

Matthew Remski, ERYT500 is certified as a yoga therapist, an Ayurvedic consultant and is the author of 8 books including “Threads of Yoga.” He facilitates programming for yoga trainings internationally, focusing on yoga philosophy, meditation, Ayurveda, and the social psychology of practice. From 2008 through 2012 he co-directed Yoga Festival Toronto and Yoga Community Toronto.
This course will provide you with important tools for understanding the many factors of yoga injury, and equip you with key resources for building a sustainable practice for yourself and/or your students.

About Matthew Remski, ERYT500

Matthew Remski has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1996, sitting and moving with teachers from the Tibetan Buddhist, Kripalu, Ashtanga, and Iyengar streams. Along the way he’s been certified as a yoga therapist and an Ayurvedic consultant, and has maintained a private practice in Toronto since 2008. From 2008 through 2012 he co-directed Yoga Festival Toronto and Yoga Community Toronto, non-profit activist organizations dedicated to promoting open dialogue and accessibility. During that same period he studied jyotiśhāstra in a small oral-culture setting at the Vidya Institute in Toronto. He currently facilitates programming for yoga trainings internationally, focusing on yoga philosophy, meditation, Ayurveda, and the social psychology of practice. In all subject areas, he encourages students to explore how yoga practice can resist the psychic and material dominance of neoliberalism, and the quickening pace of environmental destruction. Matthew is also the author of eight books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

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You will be able to download the videos to your computer and watch anytime you like. They are yours to own forever.
COURSE DETAILS

 

  • Watch immediately upon purchase

 

  • Videos are yours to own forever

 

  • E-course is approximately 5 hours total

 

  • Questions? Email us at mettaversity@gmail.com

 

  • BONUS! Q&A video download

 

  • 5 CEUs of credit
You will receive an email with links to download the videos from this course immediately after purchasing. 

Questions? Email us at mettaversity@gmail.com

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(+ $1.87 processing fee)

 

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