Fascia Awareness in Yoga & Movement – Keys to Enhancing Soft Tissue Resilience and Releasing Chronic Tension Patterns

Course Info

Enroll Now

Christine Wushke

Christine Wushke has over twenty years of experience helping people find wellness and spiritual transformation. She is a certified yoga therapist and registered as a continuing education provider with Yoga Alliance. To her work with yoga she brings her background as a Certified Hakomi Practitioner...
Tuesday, May 28 & Thursday, May 30, 2019 
8:30 pm Eastern / 5:30 pm Pacific
Join us live or listen to the recordings!

Fascia Awareness in Yoga & Movement – Keys to Enhancing Soft Tissue Resilience and Releasing Chronic Tension Patterns

Add a new dimension to your yoga practice by integrating fascia awareness and a mindfulness-based approach to movement!

If you have ever been curious about the body/mind aspect of yoga and how it can help you or your students, this program is for you.

Study online with myofascial release expert and yoga and Hakomi therapist Christine Wushke to learn how a restricted fascial system can lead to symptoms of pain, and how mindfulness-based solutions can help.


What You Will Learn:

  • Explore ways to release fascia restrictions in a safe and effective manner using gentle yoga and movement-based practices.

  • Understand the nervous system’s role in pain, and how to use neural plasticity bring about lasting change and overall well-being.

  • Learn how to create new and healthy movement habits to gently strengthen your tissues for more functionality in your everyday tasks.

  • Gentle Yoga-Based Myofascial Awareness & Release

  • Research is telling us that fascia is actually much more sensitive to pain than muscles are. And not only is fascia much more sensitive to input, but we’re also learning that pain and threat are highly linked… which means that the type of self-care tools you use matters


Studies also show that the ability to relax into mild sensation (e.g., light pressure) is very successful in pain reduction, while tensing or bracing in response to the fear of more pain can be counterproductive.

Taking time to develop greater awareness of sensations in the fascia and working with myofascial release techniques can offer a chance to reflect inward and calm the nervous system while also hydrating tissues to achieve an overall feeling of well-being. In this course, we will look at some of the key ways to use yoga for myofascial release to create a regular selfcare routine to maintain the health of this vital tissue.

This sequence can be used as a stand-alone sequence for times of high pain levels, or as a preparation for the following sequences for a more global and long-term solution to pain conditions.


Mindful Micromovements

Mindfulness-based practices have been shown to create functional movement patterns by reprogramming motor control in the brain. These healthier movement habits aid our tissues in becoming stronger and more pliable which offers us more movement possibilities in our various undertakings. In addition to facilitating healthier movement habits, these mindfulness-based practices improve executive function, neural variability, and decision making.

To put it quite simply: mindfulness-based movements impact both your brain and body to not only make you smarter and stronger, but also help you experience less pain.

Mindful movements are also done in smaller, micro ranges of movement. Moving within tiny ranges is also beneficial for those with chronic pain conditions. Micro-movements that feel pleasurable will motivate more movement, which will then lead to a gradual improvement of range of motion and strength in a safe and organic way.

An added benefit to micromovements is that they retrain the brain out of fear, encouraging new pathways to move in healthy ranges in a way that doesn’t trigger the brain’s alarm system and thus trigger more pain responses. When someone is in pain for a long time, they become hypersensitive, and the slightest movement has the potential to trigger pain. This hypersensitivity can lessen in time as the body and brain learn that movement is safe.

We will start these movements small, and gradually increase to an optimal range for each individual.


Biotensegrity and Functional Strengthening

Healthy fascia maintains an even balance of both strength and mobility. Micromovements are a great way to improve mobility and variability. When it comes to strengthening, the most effective approach is to adopt whole body solutions for functional strength. In this section you will be introduced to the principles of biotensegrity and how these key movements transfer appropriately to your daily tasks. Whole body strengthening is a safe and effective way to prepare your body for the demands of your lifestyle without strain.

In this sequence we will look at the principles of biotensegrity and explore how we can integrate them into our yoga practice to facilitate strength and function. This helps to prepare us for our daily tasks with more ease and safety. We will use functional movement to gently strengthen the tissues for greater mobility and resilience which often results in injury prevention as well as a greater tolerance for pain.


Embodiment Meditation

A meditation practice that focuses on inner awareness has huge benefits for pain management and self-care. In this segment of the program we will focus on a mind-body approach to self-care by learning meditation techniques that are body-centered instead of thought-centered. We will journey through sensations in the body, learning reframing techniques to train your brain to focus on pleasure rather than pain.

By the end of this program you will be able to ease your body back into a movement routine that will be less likely to trigger more pain, and more likely to start retraining your brain and your tissues out of pain and back into pleasure.


This Premium Course also Includes These Bonuses:

  • Yoga practice video: A yoga practice with Christine designed specifically for this course. 

  • Recordings of All Webinar Sessions: It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get access to the recordings of all webinar sessions - both MP3 (downloadable) and MP4 (streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.

  • Transcripts of All Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the webinar sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.

Tuesday, May 28 & Thursday, May 30, 2019 
8:30 pm Eastern / 5:30 pm Pacific

Join us live or listen to the recordings!