INTRODUCTION TO CORE PRINCIPLES
This session will begin with a talk outlining the key principles of Mindful Strength, which include topics such as adaptation, the nervous system, strength and aging, joint preparation, mobility, recovery, and stability. Kathryn will dispel myths around what core activation is, how it feels, and how a strong core truly supports us.
UPPER BODY STRENGTH & MOVEMENT
This is Kathryn’s signature session and overall favorite topic. Different ways to work with upper body strength with be highlighted in detail including wrist and shoulder strength and rehab, push-ups, arm balances and maybe even handstand. This workshop will guide students through a progression that can be adapted to meet the specific needs of the individual. This workshop, along with the others will begin with simple isolation, then progress to whole body movement, followed by less linear patterns and highly variable practice.
LOWER BODY STRENGTH & BALANCE
This session will begin with a 75 minute Mindful Strength flow practice. Students will get a chance to experience how strengthening movements can start to feel like a system of mindful movement. The class will be followed by a brief snack break, before diving into lower body strength and mobility. Glutes, and hamstrings will be covered, as well as ankle health, and how to support the knees, ankles and hips with strengthening movements. Balance will be a main theme in this workshop, how we can improve our balance using novel movements and building stability through dynamic movement.
MINDFUL STRENGTH METHOD & MOBILITY
In this final session Kathryn will discuss how strength, movement and mobility all fit hand-in- hand for an overall balanced approach to practice. More strengthening exercises will be given, as well as ideas on how to stretch, blend yoga with strength, and develop a method of practice that suits YOUR body. Sequencing, programming, and class structure will also be outlined, to give students an idea of how to practice Mindful Strength on their own.
Kathryn is the founder of Mindful Strength, the host of the Mindful Strength Podcast, a dynamic teacher with over a decade of experience and a creative thinker in the yoga revolution. She has been named one of the fifteen millennial teachers to watch by Yoga Journal Magazine, her online courses are enjoyed by people all over the world and she is currently writing a book on the topic of strength training with a mindful approach. Kathryn has a small studio in Williamstown Ontario, she is an avid knitter and loves learning about movement, rehab and how the human body and mind coexist. www.kathrynbruniyoung.com
- 10:30-12:30pm| Intro to Core Principles
- 12:30-2:00pm | Lunch (not provided)
- 2:00-5:00 pm | Upper Body Strength & Movement
- 9:00-12:00pm| Lower Body Strength & Balance
- 12:00-1:30pm | Lunch (not provided)
- 1:30-4:00 pm | Mindful Strength Method & Mobility
Travel & Arrival
- Please plan to arrive at The Blue Mounds Dharma Center, 2979 Main St, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, between 10-10:20 am. There is a class in the studio until 10 am.
- There is street parking.
- There is no lodging at the Dharma Center. If you are coming from out of town and need lodging recommendations please contact me.
Other Things to Expect
Please bring your own yoga mat as mats are limited at the center. The Dharma Center is in walking distance to the Blue Mounds State park with many hiking trails. You may consider packing a lunch as there are no restaurants in Blue Mounds. Lunches are an hour and a half break to allow time to travel ten minutes to Mt. Horeb where there are several restaurant options.
The full weekend workshop is $250.
Payment is required in full to reserve your spot.