There is really nobody in our modern culture who doesn’t experience some neck and shoulder tension. When it is not addressed it can turn into a chronic problem that causes headaches, jaw tension and general discomfort.
Sachiko will offer postures to help release current neck and shoulder tension as well as re-pattern the muscles and alignment of the neck and shoulders to avoid future pain. Participants will gain more complete understanding of neck and shoulder care to apply to their practice.
Who is this program for? It is best for students who have some yoga experience. It is wonderful for anyone who feels general stiffness and occasional pain due to compressions and minor misalignment. It is also suitable for those wanting to learn basic movements and strength building so they don’t injure themselves. If you have major injuries, please contact Sachiko before registering.
This workshop is open to all levels of students. It is in-person at our Berkeley studio.
$45 – Early Bird Special – register by Sept 24 and save $10
$55 per person
Sachiko Nishizawa Willis is a practitioner and a certified yoga teacher, with particular interest in therapeutic effects of the yoga practice. She is drawn to Iyengar Yoga for its inclusivity, and its methodical cultivation of focus, intention and discipline using the body first as the tool. She is captivated by how this approach transforms and empowers one toward wellness on and beyond physical level, and aims to share her understanding and enthusiasm with students. Sachiko came from Japan to study theatre in the U.S., and worked in that field for 20 years.