mindful strength with kathryn bruni-young
immersion weekend for yoga teachers + long-time practitioners
Saturday + Sunday May 2 + 3
10:30am - 5:30pm
Strength is accessible to everyone.
Kathryn Bruni-Young is a yogi turned movement educator. She believes that strength training can be more accessible than other forms of movement, and that it has healing qualities that are especially important for yogis and older folks. This weekend is perfect for yoga teachers looking fo a new perspective on movement practice, and long-time yogis looking to get stronger.
Part One – The Science of Strength Building
This workshop begins with a 90 minute Mindful Strength practice followed by a lecture and discussion on the science of getting stronger. In this workshop Kathryn covers how and why people build strength. From the neurological adaptation that happens almost immediately to progressive strategies that take weeks, months and years, the body adapts in amazing ways. Ideas such as variable movement, training out of alignment, joint preparation, and adding strength to yoga poses will be discussed and experienced.
Part Two – The Secret to Better Upper Body Strength
Upper body strength can be challenging to build especially when we don’t have a solid progressive strategy in place. Why do poses like chaturanga, upward dog and handstand feel so hard? In this workshop Kathryn will teach you a progressive strategy to build your upper body strength beginning with the wrists and moving all the way to the trunk. Pulling will be covered in detail and well as push-ups, sun salutations, twists and many strengthening exercises with the resistance bands. Participants will also learn how the breath and the core relate to the upper body and how we can enhance our strength and mobility by tapping into certain breath practices.
Part Three – Leg Day
This workshop brings leg day to the yoga studio, because who doesn’t need stronger glutes and hamstrings? The day will begin with a 90 minute Mindful Strength practice followed by a discussion and Q&A session. From there, many lower body exercises will be explored from functional movements to yoga poses. Participants will learn new and creative ways to use blocks, bands and blankets as their “gym equipment” many of which can be immediately added to any style of yoga practice. Balance will also be outlined in detail, moving beyond tree pose into dynamic stability.
Part Four – Mobility For All
Mobility is a confusing topic these days, some of us seem to have too much while others only dream of feeling limber. In this session Kathryn teaches different ways to look at mobility, from active to passive and everything in between. Strengthening at the end ranges will be a recurring theme, as well as strength training as a means of acquiring range of motion while also reinforcing it. There are a number of ways to enhance mobility, stretch, and practice, this is just the beginning.
$300 for the 2-day immersion
$240 for Members
* Cancellation Policy: Account credit issued for cancellations more than 7 days before this event. Within 7 days, no refunds or cancellations.
your workshop presenter
Kathryn Bruni-Young is an international teacher, the host of the Mindful Strength Podcast and a creative thinker in the progressive yoga movement. Her work bridges the gap between yoga practice and strength training, and challenges dogmatic views on alignment, safety and how we practice. She has been teaching for over a decade and has specific interests in pain science, biomechanics, strength training and encouraging students to develop critical thinking as well as curiosity.