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Therapy for Asana with Lars Mathiesen
29 August – 2 September iapm mall

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About the Workshop
Treat your asana with Myofascial Release (MFR) therapy. Fascia is an energetic layer in the body that connects the systems of the body. It often gets tight or clogged in areas and as a result reduces energetic flow. 
 
Come learn Myofascial Release (MFR) therapy techniques to unlock stuck, stubborn and tight areas of the body. Use MFR to discover a greater energy flow through old injured areas, and increase range of motion and overall muscle functioning.
 
Combine MFR with mindful alignment of the fundamental yoga poses to bring greater vibrancy into your practice. Develop a heightened awareness of these energetic lines as alignment points and integrate them into your asana practice.
 
Taught in English with Mandarin interpretation.
 

Schedule & Description
29 August - 2 September
Monday, 7pm - 830pm
- Forward bends. 
Unlocking the hamstrings using MFR and exploring detailed alignment of forward bends both standing and seated.
 
Tuesday, 7pm - 830pm - Shoulders
Using MFR to increase range of motion and understand shoulder mechanics and then focus on strengthening.
 
Wednesday, 7pm - 830pm - Hips hips hips.
Use MFR to target the front, sides and back of the hips.  
   
Thursday, 7pm - 830pm - Twists and Core.
Learn to get strong and also to let go using MFR. A great balance.
 
Friday, 7pm - 830pm - Backbends.
Take care of the spine and keep it young. Use MFR to find more space in strategic areas for comfortable backbends. Find the joy in backbends in a safe nurturing way. 
 

Tuition
FULL WORKSHOP:
Therapy for Asana
29 August - 2 September
Total 7.5 hours
Early-bird 20% discount: RMB 1440 (ends 8 August)
Regular Price: RMB 1800
 
SINGLE SESSION DROP-IN:
Therapy for Asana
29 August - 2 September
1.5 hours / session
Early-bird 20% discount: RMB 320 (ends 8 August)
Regular Price: RMB 400

 

Terms & Conditions
Photos and video may be taken on our premises by Pure employees, solely for Pure marketing purposes.
Early-bird 20% discount:
Early-bird discount ends 8 August, 2016. Please see above for listed prices.
Refunds/Cancellation:    
· No refund or credit will be given for cancellation starting ends 8 August 2016.
· All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund. 
Special offer from Pure Apparel:
· 20% off all Pure Apparel retail products for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.
· This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
· This promotion can only be used for one transaction.
· This promotion is non-transferable and non-refundable.

To register, please contact the studio or see reception.


About Lars

Lars first sought out yoga back in his home country of Canada in 1998, as a way to help recover from a back injury and deal with a particularly stressful time in life. After a few weeks of classes, he felt a visceral knowing that yoga just made sense. Creativity began to flow easier in his design career and the things that once stressed him seemed much easier to deal with. The circumstances in life didn't change, but he felt that somehow practising yoga helped transform his attitude to life. He says it felt like magic and gives thanks to the focus and discipline of the Ashtanga practice.
 
As he continued to practise over the years his curiosity and interest in anatomy and the philosophical side of yoga grew. He joked about becoming a yoga geek. He began taking workshops and discovering other methods of Hatha yoga and was intrigued by the science of alignment and art of sequencing. Lars is an integrator by nature and from the Ashtanga lineage, he is strongly influenced by the writings and teachings of both Richard Freeman and Paul Dallaghan. They both have ways of invoking states of meditation with a single breath while in a pose.
 
From the alignment-based lineage of Iyengar, he is also influenced by the teachings and writings of Doug Keller who is a humble wizard of anatomy and alignment as each body is unique. Because of them, Lars is forever committed to being a student. Lars humbly gives gratitude to all his teachers, both formal and informal, who have shared their knowledge, inspired him and showed him that there is much much more to yoga than poses on the mat.
 
Lars' motto is: focus yes, even discipline, but serious is not required. His light-hearted style of teaching invites you to explore poses with curiosity and to go deeper into feeling a posture using breath as a tool and guide. He has a way of making the easy postures challenging and the challenging postures easier, step by step, using techniques learned in the so called 'easy' postures.
 
Breath, focus and meditation are the key elements folded into an ashtanga/flow class; yin/meditation; a detailed alignment hatha class; or, a private lesson to address imbalances or overcome the bottle neck in one's practice. He is currently focused on the study of yoga as therapy and continues to use his own practices to go deeper into observing and understanding the best moment in life, now.

If you have any questions about our events, please email our events team here.

iapm mall
L6-615 iapm mall
999 Huai Hai Zhong Road
Xuhui District
Shanghai
China
T +86 21 5466 1266
F +86 21 6403 3338








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