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Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat

Are you a yogi diagnosed as hypermobile? Do you suspect that you may be hypermobile? Have you suffered dislocations, repeated injuries or unexplained pain? Are you a yoga teacher interested in knowing how to work with hypermobile students more effectively? This workshop is an exploration of the neglected area of yoga and hypermobility. Hypermobile people are generally over-represented in the yoga world, yet we often go unrecognised and receive little guidance about how to practise in ways that are beneficial to a hypermobile body and nervous system. Many of those who teach us are equally in the dark.

In this workshop we will be looking at what hypermobility is and how it can affect much more than just our joints. There will be some theory, a few broad principles, lots of time for sharing experiences and pooling ideas, and plenty of enquiry into particular adaptations we might make to enable individuals in the room to access postures in a more stable and functional way, and to feel safer, more grounded and more present in practice.

Who is it for?
Yoga practitioners (of all degrees of experience) who are, or think they may be, hypermobile; hypermobile and non-hypermobile yoga teachers.

What people say about Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat
Jess’s teaching on hypermobility is eye-opening, fascinating. I recommend it very highly for anyone who is hypermobile, suspects they might be, or who teaches labelled or unlabelled hypermobile students.”—Sally Lander (yoga teacher)

I can't recommend this workshop enough. It’s fantastic!—Paul Thomson (yoga teacher)

An excellent workshop. Jess is clearly very knowledgeable in this area. I really gained a lot and have already put some of the teachings in practice – my students are very grateful!—Nicola Harpin (yoga teacher)

I thoroughly enjoyed the hypermobility workshop. Jess made it such a lovely experience – interesting, explorative – and it was so nice to be around people with similar issues. I would seriously recommend this workshop to all.”—Hannah McCarthy (hypermobile yoga teacher trainee)

I really enjoyed these workshops. Jess’s sknowledge is phenomenal, and she delivers it in a really accessible and approachable way.”—Jane (hypermobile yoga teacher)

What I learned during this workshop has had a massive positive impact on me and how I look after my body. All the aches and pains, and the difficulties I had with my posture and gait and with yoga poses now make so much sense. I’ve been able to use what I learned to start making some changes to how I live and move, and I feel so much better for it. Perhaps, most importantly, I now know how to make sure I’m properly relaxed to help stop the old autonomic nervous system kicking in even when I’m lying down!Susanna Jolly (hypermobile yoga practitioner)


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