Movement Lab

with Joseph

6  Workshops

12 April

3 May

10 May

24 May

14 June

28 June


6:30-8:30pm CT

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The six sessions are a part of the Mind Oasis Yoga Immersion and is part of a larger 16-week module: Asana and Movement Lab with Michael Hewett and Joseph Schwartz. You can enroll in this module independently, in the longer Asana and Movement Lab, or the entire Immersion.

Breath, Breathing, and Nervous System Response
Three lenses
Effective journaling

Joint Flossing and Open-Chain versus Closed-Chain Joint Mechanics
Bottom-up versus top-down approach
Leg drive and standing postures

Spinal Mechanics 
Applying the Functional Compass 
Core to extremity

Principal Actions of the Five Primary Kinetic Chains
Kinetic chains
Pyramid Rising
Sun and Moon

Gait Master class
Lumbar decompression

Joseph will be incorporating somatics rooted in the 5 Primary Kinetic Chains paradigm through five anatomy sessions.

The 5 Primary Kinetic Chains The 5 Primary Kinetic Chains (5PKC) – developed by Joseph Schwartz – are based on the theorem behind Andry Vleeming’s Core Subsystems and how those subsystems connect the entire fascial fabric through the kinetic chains.  Each chain outlines a primary physiological principle in movement: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and fascia do not work in isolation. They work synergistically to create movement.  When movement is balanced and efficient, the players are all cooperating.

This is an excellent way to learn how the chains work in your body while also learning about anatomy and alignment and the basis of movement, your breath!

Upon registration, you also get access to Joseph's Gentle Moving Meditation series (live or recorded).

About Joseph

Joseph Schwartz is the developer of Dynamic Neuromuscular Assessment™ Seminars and The 5 Primary Kinetic Chains. He is the author of Applied Anatomy for Yoga Therapeutics Manual

Schwartz’ exploration and study in the somatic field has led him on a 30+ year journey of finding joy being in the body. His passion is to give people a movement experience that creates a shift in perception. His inquisitive nature continually asks him to look deeper at why different practices have different physiological effects, such as how the tangible and the non-tangible interface with this vehicle we call the body.

Click here to read Joseph’s curriculum vitae.

Pricing Options

These workshops are included in the Immersion registration fee. Anyone wishing to join independently, can enjoy tiered-pricing options.Supporter pays for your registration plus scholarships. Sustainer pays for your registration. Community is the scholarship rate.

About the Yoga Immersion

led by Michael Hewett and Guests

"We need more Jedis, not more teachers" - Michael Hewett

This Immersion is for any level yogi who wishes to take a deep dive into the world of yoga --including the physical, spiritual, and healing aspects of this ancient modality. 

Through weekly live and recorded sessions:

- learn the full system of yoga, 

establish a meaningful physical practice, 

- engage the wisdom of functional movement,

learn how Buddhism and the science of yoga perfectly complement one another

Yogini and Mind Oasis Program Manager, Allison Joy has produced a 4-month odyssey to completely blow your mind and heart wide open.  

Students also receive an All Access pass to any and all Mind Oasis yoga classes, meditation series, and workshops to attend thru the end of July

Want to know all the knitty gritty details? Click HERE. 👈

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