Free Introduction to YogaFST with Dale Johnson @ Ahimsa Yoga Studio Oak Park, Oak Park [16 September]

Free Introduction to YogaFST with Dale Johnson

14:15 - 15:30

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Ahimsa Yoga Studio Oak Park
441 South Blvd, Oak Park, Illinois 60302
What if you could practice alignment inspired Yoga AND movement based strength training at the same time, creating lean, strong, supple muscle? That’s the premise behind YogaFST or Functional Suspension Training. You already practice Yoga, combine Suspension Training with practice and create a new level of strength and awareness in your body, mind and spirit.

In this FREE workshop, you will be introduced to Suspension Training (ST) using Resistance Bands (RB). Combining the two in this unique way offers strength in full R.O.M. (Range Of Motion), exploration of the underdeveloped senses of Proprioception and Interioception using instability, and the engagement of Core Strength and its’ effect on balance. Bodylastics Resistance Bands (RB) are surgical tubing of varying thickness with attachable handles. Bodylastics RB’s used in this class have a patented Anti-Snap feature that would prevent break/snap from overstretching. What other benefits would you find in practicing YogaFST:
-The focus, breath, awareness, and alignment you create during your traditional Yoga practice is the foundation of YogaFST.
-Easy to use. Create you Suspension Point, thread your RB and start your practice. On the fly adjustment of resistance. When using traditional weight training, you need to change out the bars or hand weights to add or reduce weight. With RB’s, as you move your feet closer/farther away from the suspension point (SP), you add/reduce resistance.
-Supple strength created in all 3 planes of movement as you extend/contract to counter the forces of resistance. The lower body is tasked with maintaining stability and balance to support the upper body, which is moving under resistance in space. You are simultaneously tractioned and suspended.
-Deepening presence in your connection to your body through developing the senses of Proprioception (the ability of the mind to sense where your body is moving in three dimensional space) and Interioception (the ability of the mind to feel the inside the body).

You have a Yoga practice. But you feel that there are certain postures that are more difficult due to lack of upper or lower body strength. Maybe you perform strength training at a health club, but it doesn’t address your needs for Yoga. Or you have asymmetrical strength in your body. Or you just want to try a different body movement activity that is challenging. With YogaFST you can do all of that.

Not appropriate for beginning students, those with recent injuries or chronic pain from past injury.

This session is intended to guage interest in a pre-paid, four-week course of YogaFST classes.

Dale Johnson, 200 RYT, has been practicing for 10 years and teaching since 2013. He started his Yoga practice 2007 after the second L5/S1 Microdiscechtomy. Like many who come to practice Yoga, it started with a desire to recover and heal from an injury. And like many who stay with the practice, he found a much deeper connection.
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