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Hips for Life: A Hip Opening workshop with Jacci Collins

Jun 15, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The hips are a complex joint comprised of many powerful muscles that either connect to or cross by the hip joint. (Iliopsoas, glutes, hamstrings and adductors, to name a few.) Along with muscles, there are ligaments and tendons, nerves, blood vessels and bursae to contend with. It is no wonder we crave release in this area.

The hips also house a very powerful energy system, the second chakra. They are the emotional center for many of us, acting as the junk drawer of the body. By clearing the hip joint with a thoughtful, targeted yoga practice we have the opportunity to transform physically and mentally. This allows the natural healing powers of the body to activate, creating freedom in the pelvis and an increased sense of overall well being.

In this workshop we will discuss the anatomy of the hips as well as their energetic qualities. We will also explore the hips experientially with a hip opening practice that will leave you feeling open, aware and at ease.

This workshop is part of a weekend intensive, Yoga For Life,  dedicated to the health and longevity of all the major joints of the body, but may be taken independently.

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Jacci Collins | View Full Profile »

Jacci’s journey in yoga began over 14 years ago when she sought out Ashtanga yoga as an alternate form of training for her career as a professional dancer. Once on the mat, she discovered that yoga was not only the perfect way to balance out the body’s strengths and weaknesses, but it also left her feeling peaceful and at ease. As her awareness grew she was able to manage chronic injuries left in her body from a career in dance. She even averted pending low-back surgery by committing to a steady and mindful yoga practice. She remains constantly humbled by how deep this practice can penetrate. A firm believer in the body-mind connection, she encourages her students to move away from the ego and into the true self. She is currently teaching hatha, flow and vinyasa yoga throughout Vancouver. Her classes emphasize a strong awareness of physicality along with self-acceptance and trust in the innate intelligence of the body. Jacci is a registered yoga teacher (RYT200) as well as a registered teacher trainer (E-RYT200) and has proudly been teaching yoga to all ages and abilities since 2004.

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Date: Jun 15
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: $55 +GST Register Here
Format: Weekend workshop

Location: Sun Studio & Lifestyle Store
2608 West Broadway
Vancouver , BC Canada
Phone: (604) 739-2009