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Where's your head at!?

  • Boheme and Body Wellness Shala Varsity Lakes (map)

Where our head is in space seems like a silly concept.. its on top of our shoulders of course, right?

Well .. Modern life as we know it has enticed our bodies into the most interesting and abnormal positions - the biggest one being where our head is located on our bodies. Technology, Office jobs and busy lifestyles have literally knocked us off centre, resulting in all sorts of things like fatigue, headaches and a lack of concentration. When our head and neck alignment is imbalanced over a long period of time, it can throw off some of the body’s most important balancing and restoring systems! 

Lets spend an evening finding out what these are and where our heads are at ! 

What to expect : 
- Find our how much does your head actually weighs
-Learn simple techniques to balance your longest cranial nerve, and increase your vagal tone, stimulating your parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest).
- Find out where your head sits in space, your postural tendencies and how to break old patterns.
- Reset your body’s movement patterns with crawling, skating, yoga, and dancing! 
- Many tasty treats

Why would this workshop be important to you ?
You will learn tools to be set up in your body to age gracefully with less tension and more freedom. 

Investment : $20 + booking fee

About the Facilitators : 

Mollie Cox of Jala Yoga is a passionate Ashtanga practitioner and marine conservationist. She is a qualified RYT650 Ashtanga teacher with 5 years of maintaining a (6) daily Ashtanga self practice, and over a decade of regular yoga practice. Her background in gymnastics, yoga and various forms of movement over 22 years has given her a thorough understanding of the Anatomy of the human body and the way it moves. She is also a Qualified Body Work + Massage therapist with 9 years experience.
She has extensive experience in holding space for the psycho-emotional and energetic transformation that yoga initiates, and specialises in teaching Yoga for the Nervous System and its link to Mental Health. 
She teaches Yoga in an is an accessible, authentic way, with a progressive alignment focussed approach that honours the source of this philosophy and practice as well as the individual practitioner. 
She travels to India regularly to assist her teacher Yogacharya Lalit Kumar in facilitating + lecturing on Teacher Trainings. 
Mollie follows the direct lineage of Sri K Pattabhi Jois + Sharath Jois, via her teachers Mark Robberds, Deepika Mehta and Yogacharya Lalit Kumar.

Xinia Alderson is a body nerd who has extensive experience in the fields of dance, yoga, pilates, and performance coaching. 
Xinia has had a steady Yoga practice since 2006 and is continuously studying the practice.
She regularly visits India to study in Mysore with Ashtanga Guru Sharath Rangaswarmy, grandson of Sri K Pattabhi Jois, founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute, and in December 2017 received her blessing to teach the Ashtanga Yoga method - Authorization level 2. 
In 2014 Xinia also completed her Diploma in Yoga from the Wellpark Natural Therapies Collage in New Zealand. 
She graduated in December 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Dance from AUT University. 
She has performed and choreographed in many festivals and companies in New Zealand and Canada, including; Black Grace Dance Company, Tempo Dance Festival, and the Auckland and Dunedin Fringe Festivals for the AUT Dance Company and under her own dance collective Trip Stumble Fall Productions, established in 2010.
Xinia travels and teaches working with a range of people, from ballerinas to body-builders. Loving the way each body is totally unique!

Earlier Event: July 10
Pranayama 101