Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Weekend of Anatomy and Ayurveda with Richmond Dickson
Saturday and Sunday, May 20th & 21st 12:30-5pm each day at DY Rittenhouse
- Saturday 12:30-5pm: Yoga and Ayurveda: Practices for Healing and Strengthening the Bones, Joints, and Nerves ($45 by 5/6, $55 after*)
What are the keys to sustaining a lifelong yoga practice? How do we maintain a dynamic practice without creating “wear and tear” injuries, instability, or exhaustion? Like the pillars of a sacred temple, the bones, joints, and nerves comprise the foundation of the body, mind and spirit. The hatha yoga and Ayurvedic traditions articulate systematic practices for healing and strengthening this ground of our being in a simple and accessible manner. Integrating both Eastern and Western anatomical models, we’ll explore the profound interrelationships between the bones, joints, and nervous system and apply the tools of Ayurveda and hatha yoga in a mindful, non-competitive and non-violent way to bring together the balance between willfulness and sensitivity.
Richmond Dickson has been practicing, studying, and teaching yoga since 2002. He studied the physical and energetic forms of the body while training in myofascial and musculo-skeletal anatomy, and hands-on therapeutics at the CORE Institute School of Massage Therapy and Bodywork. Richmond went on to head the Department of Sciences at the CORE Institute, where he oversaw the curriculum for the Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology Program.
- Sunday 12:30-5pm: The Issues Are In The Tissues (Ayurvedic Wisdom in Western Anatomical Science) ($45 by 5/6, $55 after*)
Ayurvedic Medicine explains that the body consists of seven major tissues including: blood, lymph, muscle, fat, bone, marrow/nerve, and reproductive tissues. When in balance these tissues nourish each other in a harmonious trickle down processes that results in vibrant health and longevity. However, when out of balance, they become divisive and often work against one another in pursuit of self-service at the cost of the host organism – THAT MEANS YOU! Join Richmond Dickson in this informative practice and lecture on the correlations between the eastern and western views of the physical and energetic bodies, and how both perspectives are useful, if not necessary, for the yoga practitioner and/or teacher of today.
*Take the entire weekend for $80 by 5/6, $100 after!
Richmond holds a B.S. in Alternative Medicine from Everglades University and was trained as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist at Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Throughout his 10+year professional career as a Massage Therapist and yoga instructor, Richmond has worked to help his clients better understand their postural habits in order to correct dysfunctional patterns, reduce the potential for injury, and rehabilitate chronic pain syndromes. He is the former Studio Director of All One Yoga in Boston, MA, and former Performance Therapist at Titus Sports Academy in Tallahassee, FL. Richmond lives in Boston, MA where he gives lectures, teaches public classes and workshops, and offers private bodywork and motor re-education sessions. He is the owner and director of The New England School of Therapeutics, an entry and advanced level training institution for professional massage therapists.
Workshops priced out above — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoga