Finding Your Intelligent Edge: The Key to Developing Soft Tissue Resilience and Lifelong Antifragility

Session One: Monday, June 24, 2024
Session Two: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Session Three: Thursday, June 27, 2024 – Livestream Yoga Practice
8 pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific

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In this comprehensive 3-part online course with renowned Yin Yoga expert Bernie Clark, you will learn how to tap into your body’s innate capacity to adapt and grow stronger through appropriate stress. 

Drawing from emerging research on antifragility, this course will provide you with safe, accessible tools to develop resilience against injury and increase longevity.  

Overloading our tissues can lead to injury and joint degeneration over time. However, new models suggest that applying appropriate and managed stress may enhance the durability and robustness of our bodies. 

This phenomenon is known as antifragility. Just as muscles grow stronger with progressive training loads, our connective tissues may thrive under moderate, controlled strain. 

In this course, you will gain a foundational understanding of antifragility principles. We will cover:

– How antifragility applies to health, healing, and longevity

– Key concepts like hormesis, distress and eustress, and biological intelligence as they apply to our yoga practice

– Practical lifestyle tips to promote antifragility daily 

You will learn how variations in our human structure affect how we can load the tissues and how to harness antifragility approaches, specifically through Yin Yoga. This gentle, meditative practice applies moderate stress to connective tissues through long-held, passive postures. 

Over time, this stimulates adaptation processes that enhance elasticity, resilience, and function. Bernie will guide you step-by-step through constructing balanced, nourishing Yin sequences. You will also learn the essentials of technique and the benefits of specific postures.

Additional topics include:

– Targeting different connective tissues with appropriate stresses   

– Understanding your individual uniqueness and how variations in our structure dictate the shape of yoga postures

– How to determine your intelligent edge to build greater body awareness and interoception

– Balancing tension and release for optimal adaptation  

– Cultivating mindfulness and ease during practice

Progressively loading tissues beyond their normal levels of strain may be key for increased strength and shock absorption over a lifetime. Our connective tissues remodel based on the forces applied during use. Harnessing mechanical signaling and biological intelligence can thus improve resilience dramatically with age.  

Ultimately, this course will provide you with an essential skill set for maintaining exceptional joint health and soft tissue function over the long term. You will gain practical wisdom to support antifragility daily through safe, managed stress, with Bernie’s decades of experience.

Key Themes: 

  • Increasing robustness through targeted exercise
  • The value of stress
  • The dangers of comfort
  • The reality of human variation
  • Your unique biology and biography
  • Skeletal variations dictate the shape of your postures
  • Function over aesthetics

This Course Also Includes:

  • Yoga Practice Video:  Join Bernie for a livestream yoga practice: 1) Explore tension and compression and 2) Map your own variations.
  • Recordings of All Sessions: It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get access to the recordings of all webinar sessions – both MP3 (downloadable) and MP4 (streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
  • Transcripts of All Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a particular part of a course? Even the best note-takers miss a point every so often. With the webinar session transcripts, you can refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you doubted.

Join Us Live or View the Recordings!

Session One: Monday, June 24, 2024
Session Two: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Session Three: Thursday, June 27, 2024 – Livestream Yoga Practice
8 pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific

This course qualifies for 3 CEs with Yoga Alliance.

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Bernie Clark (E-RYT 500) has been following a yogic path since 1978, originally purely through the practice of Zen meditation but eventually through the addition of asana practice.

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