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Karen Kirkness

Karen Kirkness, MFA & MSc Human Anatomy from the University of Edinburgh, is author of Spiral Bound: Integrated Anatomy for Yoga. She is the creator of Anatomy Inspired, an online course for creative movers to practice innovative anatomy teaching & learning techniques. Karen is an E-RYT 500, YACEP & SYT, and PhD candidate with research in Medical Sciences at Hull York Medical School where she teaches embryology and anatomy on the Gateway to Medicine programme. She founded her Edinburgh-based studio, Meadowlark Yoga, in the early 00s and since then has embraced an inter-lineage approach to yoga.

Session

B6 Filament Flow (Slow)
Date: Friday 29 Apr 2022 Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a fascia-informed movement class that will invite all levels to move at a slower pace. This work invites practitioners to tune into their spirality, with movement progressions that begin very simply and invite development within rotational constraints. Karen will offer options for deepening the Filamentous exploration using longer holds, intensifying spirality, and sounding the exhales.

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E4 Filament Flow (Dynamic)
Date: Saturday 30 Apr 2022 Time: 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Enjoy a dynamic, fascia-informed movement class that will challenge all levels. This work invites practitioners to tune into their spirality, with movement progressions that begin very simply and develop into longer sequences with opportunities to lift the heart rate and calm it back down with breathing techniques. Expect a very active experience that rebalances the nervous system, leaving you refreshed and invigorated.

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H8 Spirality in Anatomy
Date: Saturday 30 Apr 2022 Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Spirality in nature is everywhere we look, and resides in every movement we make. To be spiral is to curl, to resonate with vibration, to converge and expand with the breath. Spirals are found universally, leaving a twirling pattern in biologic tissue, pea tendrils, the horns of ruminant animals, weather formations and the motion of galaxies. Nature always seeks the most energy-efficient forms, which is why we see evidence of the natural world manifesting in spirality all around us. Nature’s dance through the music and mathematics of form leave patterns in nature that provide natural constraints, and in life we find it arising in complexity. Join Karen in a presentation of the spiral constraints that inform and infuse every movement we make.

Join Karen for a kineasthetic workshop exploring hyperbolic geometry and make your own model of spirality and breathing. All materials provided.

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