Webinars with Robin at Yoga U

Continuing Education Webinars are educational and experiential courses that help teachers and students develop a better understanding of how the body and mind function. They range in subjects from: Structural Therapy clinics (e.g.: low back, neck and shoulder or knee), to courses in yoga for anxiety and depression related to psycho-spiritual healing. These programs offer techniques that help improve nutritional health and emphasize relaxation such as: Meditation, Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation), and Ayurveda are informative and instrumental for healing. 

Enjoy these webinars, presented by Robin Rothenberg via Yoga U Online and transmitted over the web. No matter where you are in the world — and even if you cannot tune in at the time of the actual broadcast — you can still benefit from taking the webinar at a time that works best to you. Listen to it as many times as you like!

 

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Yoga, Fascia, and the New Anatomy of the Body

A groundbreaking course with Tom Meyers and Robin Rothenberg

presented by YogaUOnline

Level:  All Levels

Could it be that most of what we’ve learned about muscle anatomy and the biomechanics of movement is wrong—or at the very least, not the full picture? Robin is working with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains to help you understand your fascia and its immense role in your health. 

In a groundbreaking new online course, Fascia and the New Anatomy of the Body, Tom and Robin come together to offer a revolutionary perspective on fascia as it pertains to movement in general and the practice of yoga specifically. 

For more than 400 years, the field of anatomy has been dominated by Newtonian biomechanics, which views muscle action in terms of levers and pulleys. However, the dynamics of movement are far more complex, says Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains.

“You are about 70 trillion cells,” Myers explains. “Fascia is the web that holds them all together in their proper placement. Understanding fascia is essential to understanding the dance between stability and movement.”

What does this all mean for your yoga practice? A lot, as it turns out. In a groundbreaking new online course, Fascia and the New Anatomy of the Body, Tom Myers and yoga therapist Robin Rothenberg, founder of Essential Yoga Therapy, come together to offer a revolutionary perspective on fascia as it pertains to movement in general and the practice of yoga specifically.

From our blog:

Yoga for Back Pain: The Essential Guide to Lower Back Pain Relief

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Class Length:  Two 1-Hour Sessions; One 1-Hour video practice
Yoga Teacher CEUs:  1.0
Level:  All Levels

Each session is approximately one hour long. No matter where you are in the world, you can still benefit from taking the webinar at a time that works best to you. Listen to it as many times as you like!

Thirty-one million Americans suffer from low back pain, and increasingly, people with mild to moderate back pain seek out yoga classes to find relief for the condition. In this environment, it’s critical for yoga teachers to understand how to assess and address these conditions with intelligence, and above all, how to keep students safe.

In this course, Robin will focus on the chronic tight/weak lower back that results from sedentary life style and poor postural alignment, as well as arthritic conditions like stenosis that limit range of motion.  The emphasis will be on understanding the multifactorial nature of back pain to develop insight into how yoga can help support the healing process.

This Premium Course Also Includes These Bonuses!

  • Yoga Practice: Enjoy a yoga practice that Robin will create specifically for this course.
  • Transcripts of Both 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 sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.

Yoga for Stress Relief – Ancient Pathways for Creating Greater Resilience, Courage, and Equanimity

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Class Length:  Two 1-Hour Sessions; One 1-hr video practice
Yoga Teacher CEUs:  1.0
Level:  All Levels

Each session is approximately one hour long and will be recorded. No matter where you are in the world you can still benefit from taking the webinar at a time that works best to you. Listen to it as many times as you like!

Ever wondered how to quiet that neurotic roommate in your head that keeps perpetuating feelings of worry or stress?

We all experience moments of nervousness, worry and stress. But excessive anxiety and obsessive thinking can lead to sleepless nights, emotional meltdowns, high-blood pressure and in general will undermine our health and well-being in many ways.

In this 2-part online yoga course, yoga therapist and author Robin Rothenberg takes an in-depth look at how yoga can be used to relieve anxiety, calm mind and body, and soothe the spirit. Even long-standing patterns of chronic stress, tension and trauma can be shifted, if we learn to change habits of thinking and become less reactive to outside triggers that would normally set us off.

Robin links neuroscience and the physiology of chronic stress to the ancient yogic teachings, sharing in a practical way how you can apply specific techniques to interrupt the mental whirlwind and soothe your soul.

What You Will Learn

  • How our mind triggers the body’s physiologic panic button and loops back on itself – and how yoga can stop the cycle in its tracks!
  • Time-tested breathing and meditation practices combined with simple movements that literally can re-program your mind and body
  • Ways to chill out and re-compose yourself on the spot when triggers arise
  • Yoga provides a powerful mind-body technique to help heal or manage stress and anxiety. Most importantly, the techniques covered in this webinar, if applied consistently over time, will literally re-wire your set point so you’re less likely to react to stimulus that previously would have sent you spinning.

This online course is of value to those who suffer with anxiety, as well as professionals who are interested in employing the teachings and practices from the yoga tradition to support their client’s transformation. Experiential practice is woven through the webinar to help you embody the teachings more fully.

This Online Yoga Course Also Includes These Bonuses!

  • Yoga Practice: Robin has created a special video-taped practice for the course with yoga asanas and breathing exercises illustrating the principles discussed in the sessions. Practice between the two webinar sessions and add it to your library of yoga video practices to enjoy going forward.
  • Transcripts of Both 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 sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.
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Yoga For Back Pain – Keys to Preventing and Healing Sacroiliac Instability

Class Length:  Two One-Hour Sessions
Yoga Teacher CEUs: 1.0
Level: Yoga Teachers and All Levels
 

Each session is approximately one hour long. While millions of Americans suffer from pain in the low back and pelvis, many back and hip issues are actually the result of sacroiliac instability (SI), i.e. an imbalance in the sacroiliac joint, which often goes undiagnosed or is improperly treated.

Alarmingly, yoga practitioners appear to experience S.I. problems at a significantly higher rate than in the average population. So the question is: How does this destabilization of the sacroiliac joint occur and what aspects of our approach to your yoga asana practice predispose us for SI?

It is critical for yoga teachers to understand how to assess and address this condition with intelligence, and above all, learn how to keep themselves and their students safe.

In this 2-part online course, nationally renowned yoga therapist Robin Rothenberg, director of Essential Yoga Therapy and author of The Essential Low Back Program: Relieve Pain and Restore Health, will share her decades of experience in working with people living with chronic S.I. pain and hypermobility issues, many of them as a direct result of their yoga practice.

In this course, Robin will focus on the key differences between lumbar and sacral issues; the importance of core engagement and stabilization practices; safe sequencing and the challenge of breaking our addiction to the practices that we love that are actually ‘himsa’ – harming to the body

Robin co-authored and taught the groundbreaking National Institutes of Health studies on yoga for back pain with Karen Sherman published in the Annals and Archives of Internal Medicine in 2005 and 2011 respectively. Seventy-eight percent of the participants in the NIH study experienced a significant reduction in their back pain levels following just 12 weeks of yoga practice.

What You Will Learn

  • Important do’s and don’ts when working with students with S.I. pain
  • How to distinguish between students with hypermobility and sacroiliac joint instability versus students with chronically tight/weak lower back condition
  • Postures that help bring relief, posture types to avoid or use with caution
  • How to organize a yoga practice to maximize pain relief and ensure your students’ safety
  • The importance of breathing and sequencing when working with people with SI conditions
  • Key principles of core stabilization for students with sacrum pain
  • How to provide a safe way to learn to stabilize and strengthen the pelvic girdle.
  • Lifelong tools to help maintain stability and restore overall well-being.

Class Length:  Two One-Hour Sessions
Level: Yoga Teachers and All Levels

The ancient yoga masters instructed us to conserve our prana so our mind would be clear and our energy vibrant. Linking breath to prana they discovered the secret to health through a process of reduction and subtlety. Yet, our modern day yoga classes have us noisily respiring at huge volumes that expend prana and may in fact be detrimentally affecting our health! Robin has spent the past eighteen months investigating the link between the original teachings of pranayama and respiration as she has come to understand it through the Buteyko breathing method.

In this two part webinar, Robin Rothenberg will illuminate us about the process she has undergone and the basis for her conclusion that when it comes to breathing: less is literally more. She will also address the physiology of breath reduction as it impacts CO2 and O2 levels and its value in addressing chronic stress syndromes such as HBP, IBS, asthma, COPD, headaches, anxiety & chronic fatigue. This webinar will invite you to reexamine your current pranayama practice - and may literally transform every breath you take!  

What You Will Learn:

  • How to make sense of the mass confusion of pranayama techniques by learning the fundamentals of respiratory science in a clear and accessible manner

  • Why bigger breaths burden the body and increase the physiologic stress load

  • The quintessential value of CO2 and it’s unique role in maintaining proper pH, oxygenation and control of the inflammatory response

  • How reduced breathing can help control food cravings and support weight loss while increasing aerobic capacity 

  • The intimate connection between over-breathing and snoring/sleep apnea

  • How Dr. Buteyko correctly identified the over-breathing syndrome and developed the technique of reduced breathing to successfully address asthma, COPD & High Blood Pressure  

  • To directly experience the link between prana and citta - vital energy and the mind through the practice of reduced breathing. 

  • To control the breath as was originally intended by the yoga masters by making it more subtle and refined consistently throughout the day and night.

This Premium Course Also Includes These Great Bonuses!

  • Yoga Practice Video: Enjoy a yoga practice video that Robin will create specifically for the course. The intention of the practice is to integrate the reduced breathing into an asana practice and to give students an opportunity to explore the impact of the breath on the postures and the postures on their breath. The asanas are intentionally kept simple so the effect of working with the breath can be more fully experienced.  It is a complete practice with pranayama woven in throughout. 

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

  • Transcripts of Both 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 sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.