Last Saturday's BackMitra event had a great turnout, even though…
If you follow this blog you know how much I appreciate Marta Puig and her work with the BackMitra. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain.
I met Marta last year when she signed up to my applied anatomy tutorials. She had just moved back home to Sabadell after living in Mexico for a number of years. During her time abroad, Marta fell in love with yoga. She explored various styles and eventually trained with a number of teachers. She also changed the course of her professional career to become a full-time yoga teacher and studio owner.
Among the people she studied with in Mexico, Brigitte Longueville stands out. Brigitte has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and runs her own yoga school in Mexico City. In recent years, as a result of her apprentiship in Gert van Leeuwen’s Critical Alignment Therapy Technique, Brigitte designed an amazing yoga prop called the BackMitra. This prop is to be used in therapeutic / restorative yoga classes which Brigitte trains teachers to do.
I feel extremely lucky to have met Marta and to have been introduced to her work with the BackMitra. It is good stuff! And it is because of this very special contribution to the yoga practice that I’ve teamed up with Marta to offer a 3-part workshop combining experiential anatomy and yoga. Yum!
Marta and I believe that anyone can benefit from knowing anatomy. Understanding some basic concepts will bring you deeper into your body and your practice. You will also gain a greater understanding of the effects the movements you perform have both in your yoga practice and in your life.
Our 3-part workshops are designed with beginners in mind. Each class revolves around a set theme: I will start off each class by breaking down a few essential anatomical concepts in an easy-to-undertand manner that is aplicable to your practice. Then, Marta will lead a guided yoga class to explore and integrate the new information on your mat. We sincerely hope this workshop will be of value to your practice and your life.
I hope to see you in class!