This workshop will teach participants techniques to give themselves a full body massage just about anywhere, anytime, using official Yoga Tune Up brand therapy balls.
Have muscle tension from overuse or poor postural habits?
Run out of time to book a massage when you really need one?
Not look after your own body enough because of financial constraints?
This workshop will show you Yin Yoga techniques and Roll Model® therapy ball methods to release tension through the whole body. We will release fascia through the upper body (face, neck and shoulders, chest and arms, abdominals), upper and lower back, and lower body (glutes, legs and feet). This is perfect for anyone carrying tension around their neck and shoulders from posture, work stress, sports and new mums, and those with sore backs and legs from training for winter sports. GET TICKETS
Release knots and trigger points to instantly relieve tension
Use long hold stretches (yin yoga) to further release the myofascia
Learn a complete, whole body massage from head to toe that you can use to “tune up” and maintain your body
Why the Yoga Tune Up brand therapy balls?
These rubber balls are designed specifically for massage – the rubber yields to mold around bony prominences, they also grip (unlike a tennis ball) to allow for grab and shear around the tissue and fascia layers, and they responsive having both spring and give with body weight and pressure. Balls can access precise trigger points and navigate hard to reach tissues at the joint junctions better than a traditional foam roller, and are a portable travel companion to keep you pain free on the road.
We will use Yoga Tune Up balls as a massage tool as well as yoga props to support us through this practice, which can be made as gentle as you wish. I will have a variety of other equipment on hand for those that prefer a gentler (or firmer) option. Students that find floor therapy ball work painful will have the option to do techniques against the wall, which allows the student better pressure control, or using softer balls.
Our session will end with a 20 minute yoga nidra meditation to leave you floating in bliss after your full body massage experience.
“My name is Stewart. I am the least flexible participant in your yoga class today!! Cyclist with thigh/glute strain. Thanks so much for today’s class. While not wanting to overstate it, my body and post the class, my mind, felt liberated after doing Yin. I have enjoyed all your classes, but the Yin today was just the tonic,
Stewart Caust” (Therapy Ball/Yin class participant – Jan 2017).
“I bought massage balls a few months back and had been playing about with them. However, once I was in Deanne’s class I realised that I was only using them to a fraction of their potential! She explained everything very concisely and made it easy to follow where the balls should be placed. I learned lots of new techniques and feel the confidence to use them everyday in my own practice. Thanks so much Deanne! Xx” – Claire Nisbett, October 2017
“I have weekly massage for chronic pain, learning how to do it myself or even paying to come to a workshop each week would save me money. It also means whenever I have a flare I can treat myself” – Sarah, December 2017
“After completing the Therapy Ball Workshop I felt amazing! As a Massage Therapist I have attended a few similar events but this one really excelled. I was impressed with the content in the workshop and how it was demonstrated to be done at home in your own time. Deanne presented the workshop beautifully and I would completely recommend you invest in your body and experience one of her upcoming workshops” – Kristy Jenkinson, September 2017
Please note that workshops tickets are not refundable but are transferable to another guest.
$40 2 hour workshop
$35 (BYO Yoga Tune Up ball)
$60 workshop + Yoga Tune Up ball
We will end our massage with a yoga nidra session for a full relaxation experience.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing/gym gear, no yoga experience required. Check out the Facebook event for updates.
Deanne combines her anatomy knowledge from her career as a health professional, as well as her massage training and over 20 years of yoga experience to create yoga sequences for athletes, utilising therapy ball work to release trigger points and knots. She works with several sports teams as well as holding regular Therapy Ball and Yin Yoga workshops for the general public to teach students techniques that they can easily do at home. Deanne is one of 3 Australian Roll Model® Method certified practitioners, authorized to use the Roll Model® brand methods and products. She also loves the vigorous practice of Ashtanga yoga, a practice she has been dedicated to for over 10 years and teaches beginners courses in this style of yoga.
Come join in this high flying weekend of acroyoga fun. Suitable for all levels, learn to flip, fly, spin, and play in a fun new way. No matter what your experience is you will be challenged in a way that is appropriate for you. We will be starting at the basics, disecting movement and body mechanics to allow everyone to move and flow with ease. We’ll then layer and build allowing you to begin to move in ways you didn’t imagine. Finally, we’ll begin to play with creative process and intuitive flow.
We will build a safe and supportive space to allow everyone a fun and transformative experience. Come alone, with a partner, or with all of your friends.
When: Saturday 30th April & Sunday 1st May 2016
10am – 1pm & 3pm – 6pm BOTH DAYS
Where: YOGA GARAGE, Belair Community Centre;
1 Burnell Drive, Belair SA 5052
Kaelyn is a certified Acro Revolution teacher and has completed the Bossy Flyer Teacher training. She grew up as a competitive gymnast and coached gymnastics at various gymnastics training centers throughout her college career.
Outside of AcroYoga, Kaelyn is a Certified Occupational Therapist and Bodyworker. She utilizes her training of anatomy and body mechanics to allow others to move with ease. Her teachings emphasize technique, communication, trust, and safety, and ensure that all participants will find an appropriate challenge, feel supported, and have fun. Her main focus in both her own practice and her teaching is on creative process, movement exploration and flow, dance lifts, hand to hand, and pops.
Kaelyn has taught in more than 30 US states as well as internationally, and is very excited to be coming to Adelaide to share her love of Acro with you all. She is available for private lessons in handstands, yoga, therapeutic yoga, acroyoga, acropeutics, or basic tumbling. Please email [email protected] with any questions, concerns, or to schedule a private lesson
What types of people do yoga? What brought you to this practice? Why do you keep stepping on the mat?
All types of people do yoga – young and old, short and tall, slim and large, stiff and flexible, men and women. I started youngish (18), to help manage chronic knee pain. We all come to yoga for different reasons.
Some people come because they are injured and can’t do their normal training (and soon discover how wonderful the practice is), many people come to ease depression and anxiety, some people come to yoga so they might build strength (that was me), of course people come to lengthen out tight and short muscles.
In short yoga appeals to: Athletes:enhancing their performance and minimizing risk of injury. Students: increasing focus, decreasing stress and anxiety. Parents:Hey – kids are stressful sometimes (yes let’s admit it…. ) This practice can help parents embrace the patience & understanding needed and also connect to a sense of self – some time to spend just on them. (we do need to fill the bank – not just empty it) Community: A sense of community or belonging is a basic need along with shelter and food. Being a part of a regular yoga class can give us a sense of community and belonging. We share in the challenges and the joys of practice together and feel closer because of that shared experience Sufferers: Back pain? Trouble sleeping? Anxiety? Depression? Hip pain? Headaches? Low energy? These are just some of the reasons that we find ourselves on the mat. Often people come to yoga to help fix some type of physical pain, but also energetic or mental disturbance or imbalance.
What health benefits are there for people doing yoga both in the short and long term?
Short term – even one yoga class is better than none. We take the opportunity to actually take notice of what’s happening in our body. Maybe even learn tools to help us in daily life. To be accepting, patient, kind, to think and act without forceful action – and maybe even stretch out and build strength as well! Long term – All that and more! Our bodies and minds become resilient – strong, flexible, aware. Our joints remain in better shape – more fluid and lubricated, our immune system is stronger, digestion is improved (dis – ease in the digestive system can express itself as disease in the body), we sleep better – which restores all of our bodies systems. Our brain is sharp, focused and uncluttered.
Why do you step on the mat? Share your experience with us in the comment box below