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BandhaYoga Workshop with Ray Long, MD


  • Pierson Auditorium - UMKC 5000 Holmes Street Kansas City, MO, 64110 United States (map)

Once again Ray Long, MD will enlighten us about the new and exciting procedures and research in osteopathic surgeries that helps us as yoga teachers to serve our clients and students, while sharing fundamentals as he always does when he comes to visit us in Kansas City. The schedule will be refined as we get closer, but it is highly recommended that you attend the entire workshop as the sessions tend to build on each other. Anyone can apply for continuing education credit and receive a completion certificate to file with Yoga Alliance or any other registration body. 

If you are enrolled in the IIYS Advanced Study program or the professional KC Yoga Therapy Training Program, this course is mandatory and will be accompanied by an examination that will be emailed to you. 

Human anatomy and physiology is a vast subject, as is the art of yoga. Nevertheless, combining knowledge from both fields is extremely beneficial to the yoga practitioner. Athletes can improve their performance and experience fewer injuries through a basic understanding of their musculoskeletal system. Similarly, yoga practitioners can benefit from the application of Western science to their practice development.

Join Ray Long and Chris Macivor for a weekend journey into the body. This workshop is not just about anatomy and yoga, but about the inter-connectiveness within our body. This year, Ray Long will be introducing more therapeutic applications to his practice and will have even more cutting edge technology through which to gain wisdom and understanding about the amazing body and yoga.

Here are topics that will be covered in this interactive workshop:

Fundamentals:

·      Introduction to muscle awakening and body clairvoyance

·      Form and function of the skeleton

·      Form and function of the major joints

·      Ligaments in yoga

·      Muscles and tendons

·      Stretching physiology

·      Stretching biomechanics

Application of the fundamentals in asana:

·      Standing poses (awakening the psoas)

·      Forward bends

·      Hip openers

·      Twists

·      Back bends

·      Arm balances

·      Inversions

·      Restorative poses

 Pranayama:

·      Anatomy and physiology of breath

·      Opening the thorax

·      Fundamentals of pranayama

We hope you will join us for this experience.  Come prepared to practice, with yoga mat, any needed personal props and a container with lid for water. Please refrain from using strong smelling lotions or perfumes as they can cause allergic reactions. 

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday and Sunday Registration at 8:30 am, Program 9-Noon, Lunch, Program 1-4:00 pm providing 12 lead teacher contact hours. 

Registration Information: 

Tuition is $300 for entire workshop. Partial attendance is available on the registration page. 

Register here! 

Travel, Parking & Lodging:

Fly into Kansas City International Airport (MCI) on Friday, November 9. Click here for Google Flights. Southwest Airlines and Allegiant have great deals and are not included in the Google Flight search.

For lodging discounts near the Country Club Plaza, click here.

For parking, you can Download a campus parking map here. 

Food & Drink: Bottled water will be made available for purchase on-site, however food items are restricted. We will give you plenty of time for nourishment and there are many great places to eat nearby.

Books:

Dr. Long's books are not required for this workshop, however If you want to purchase any of the BandhaYoga Books, click here to purchase. 

Certificates of Participation:

You will have one month (30 days) after the completion of the workshop to download your certificate that will be either emailed or link sent to you via Dropbox. Certificates are issued for full program participants only. If you need a replacement certificate for any reason, there is a fee of $20 (see registration page for replacement certificate).