NINA WATSON

Netherlands

Yoga Medicine

Nina Watson is an International RYT500 Yoga, Yoga Medicine, Pilates, Yin and Yoga Tune Up® teacher from the Netherlands, with more than two decades of teaching experience

After living and teaching for the last eight years in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Nina is now living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

One of her greatest loves is traveling the world and teaching workshops and retreats.

One of her greatest loves is traveling the world and teaching workshops and retreats.

To her Yoga is a path of Self-Realisation, the art of getting good at being yourself. She is a warrior of self acceptance.

Nowadays we live so much in our head that if we are not careful we become detached from our bodies.

By inviting people to take residence into their bodies, they ease tension, establish body awareness and learn to re-connect with themselves.

Nina continues to be a dedicated student of anatomy, movement and meditation

Workshop Description

Unwinding the Backline

"my low back hurts ", "My hamstrings are tight ", "my feet are sore". These are commonly heard phrases both in and out of a yoga studio. Issues like these are usually addressed by choosing different poses that might offer some pain relief, Right?

But it is in fact more important to look at the interconnectedness of the whole body, using a "big picture " view in order to be able to create a balanced approach. When we look at the fascial interconnectivity of the body, we can clearly see how interrelated the body is. Researchers are discovering more and more about the role fascia plays in bodily functions. One area of focus is the role of the thoracolumbar fascia (TLF) in back pain!

The superficial Back Line is a continuous line of connective tissue extending from the bottom of the foot up the backside of the body over the top of the head. Tension, movement patterns, trauma or strain here tends to transmit throughout this fascia line. The muscles involved in this line are some of the most common culprits for back, leg and foot pain. Rather than thinking of them or working with them as individual and separate entities, it is important to work with them holistically, as a team.

In this workshop we will be using Myofascial Release techniques and Yoga asanas to release the fascial restrictions in the superficial backline!

" Myo Yin "

This class combines the use of myofascial release techniques and Yin Yoga asanas. Myofascial Release is a safe hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure onto the connective tissue restrictions in order to reduce or eliminate pain and restore motion.

Fascia is a strong connective tissue which spreads like a web throughout the body from head to foot, front to back, and side to side three dimensionally without interruption. Fascia is similar to the threads in a fabric. It is an interwoven fibrous net that covers and encapsulates every structure in the body including muscles, bones, organs, nerves and blood vessels. Fascia surrounds every single cell and because of fascia's orientation and structure, frequently pain maybe experienced in one area, whilst the actual restriction can be at a location far from where the pain is felt.

In a normal healthy state, fascia is hydrated and pliable, with the ability to glide and stretch freely. Through injury, trauma, surgery, overuse and poor posture, fascia loses its natural form and becomes ropy, hardened and tough - similar to the texture of leather or beef jerky.

Today, MFR is being incorporated into various movement therapies, such as yoga. In fact, Yin Yoga is in essence a form of MFR as it works to stress and release the fascial tissue through our postures. When we incorporate the tools of MFR with Yin Yoga we can open the body more fully to increase the circulation of the blood & chi energy to the tissues of the body aiding in the relief of discomforts that are associated with a multitude of physical disorders.

This workshop will melt your stress away and let you reconnect to your body in a gentle and more compassionate way.

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