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Are you ready to dive into the next layer of your practice and develop a true sense of mastery? Yes, this is the training for you. This Immersion uses the Elements (Earth,Water, Fire, Air, and Space) as a basis for self awareness and deeper knowledge of both body and mind. The Elements of Mastery will take you step by step through the body and provide you with the skills to truly understand your own body both energetically and practically. You will learn to feel your anatomy through “Muscle Actions” and observe what I call “joint relationships” to gain a total understanding from mind to body. In addition to Asana practice this training offer postural clinics, partner exercises,  and hands on adjustments to develop a stronger kinesthetic connection to precise muscle actions and structural alignments. If you are wanting to take your Asana practice to a new level of mastery, feel better in your body, and attain the skills to help others feel good in their body than this immersion is perfect for you.

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Are you ready to dive into the next layer of your practice and develop a true sense of mastery? Yes, this is the training for you. This Immersion uses the Elements (Earth,Water, Fire, Air, and Space) as a basis for self awareness and deeper knowledge of both body and mind. The Elements of Mastery will take you step by step through the body and provide you with the skills to truly understand your own body both energetically and practically. You will learn to feel your anatomy through “Muscle Actions” and observe what I call “joint relationships” to gain a total understanding from mind to body. In addition to Asana practice this training offer postural clinics, partner exercises,  and hands on adjustments to develop a stronger kinesthetic connection to precise muscle actions and structural alignments. If you are wanting to take your Asana practice to a new level of mastery, feel better in your body, and attain the skills to help others feel good in their body than this immersion is perfect for you.

With this training you get:

  • 3 Guided Meditations
  • 5 Asana Workshop Practices
  • 15 Videos Breaking Down Postures and Adjustments
  • The Elements of Voice Workshop

 

You will develop

  • Masterful Technique in Your Asana Practice
  • Deep Anatomical Knowledge and Injury Awareness
  • Skills to Lock in A Powerful Meditation Practice
  • Purposeful hands on adjustments

 

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Section by Section Description

Element: Earth

approach: Physical Asana Practice and some discussion

Focus: Mastering the foundations

The hands/wrists, Feet/Ankles are perhaps the most under studied parts of the body in the asana practice, yet they are the first connection that our core has to the earth. By shifting our focus to the foundation we will develop a profound body intelligence that grants us access to even the most challenging standing postures and arm balances. We will also see how strengthening the muscles that connect to the feet and hands provide massive potential for restored and prolonged health to all of the joints above. 


Element: Water

Approach: Asana Practice and Workshop Style Demonstrations

Focus: Mastering the Hips

Layering on our understanding of the Feet, Ankles, and knees, this practice will add on the potential structural options "Alignment" and muscle actions available to us within the myriad of hip openers. Some of the postures covered will pigeon, double pigeon, lizard, cow faced pose. In addition we will explore what is required of the body in order to move into the more "advanced" postures like lotus pose and leg over the head - neither of which will be required of anyone, but the pathway will become clear for the purpose of understanding our own potential range of motion. On the subtle body layer we will pay close attention to body feedback, aka sensation, to break through any stuck emotions or physical holding patterns in order to find a true sense of freedom in our life. 


Element: Fire

Approach: Physical Asana Practice and some discussion

Focus: Shoulder Stability and Freedom

Most of our life is spent on our feet and as a result, shoulder mastery can be challenging. This workshop focuses on making the complex shoulder girdle feel simple and easy without sacrificing the amazing potential we have for mobility and stability. We will break down scapula-humeral rhythm, and finding stability and mobility for both the shoulder blades (scapula-costal joint) and the arm bones (gleno-humerol joint). On the subtle level this workshop will be focusing on transformation, and the evolution of our practice and awareness. Fire provides us with the heat necessary to melt away old physical and emotional patterns, providing us with a blank canvas to form new patterns that serve our overall sense of well being and joy.


Element: Air

Approach: Decompressing and Freeing the Spine

Focus: Heart Opening 

Layering the skills we have learned in the previous workshops, we will integrate our masterful understanding of our arms and legs in order to free up our spine. Students will develop a strong understanding of the muscles of the core and back and how they can stabilize and/or mobilize the spine for backbends. The ultimate intention is to provide more space for the body to breathe without obstruction and tension. As a result of our body feeling more free to breathe, our nervous systems will simultaneously enliven and relax creating that ultimate state of Yoga - both awake and relaxed - balanced. 


Element Practice

Approach: Asana Practice

Focus: Putting The Elements together for a full Class

Strong Sequence that helps to unlock some of the most challenging poses in the asana practice. This particular practice brings together all of the attributes of each element as well as the techniques learned in each practice.


Elements: Space

Approach: Discussion, and Guided Meditation 

Focus: Integrating Knowledge into Wisdom

The main intention for practicing yoga for most of us is to feel better on all levels. Simply put, we all practice yoga because we are trying release the layers of tension that hold us back from experiencing our own deep sense of Joy and Freedom. Through questions, discussion, and guided meditation we will allow our mind, and body to process and fully absorb the experiences from out day. 

 

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Elements of Mastery Payment Options

One Time Payment, 2 Easy Payments

6 Comments

  1. Hi Matt,

    I’m interested in the Elements of Mastery Part I. I’ve taken a couple of your classes and like how you break down the asana flows. Is this Program something I can return for home practicet or does it expire after a certain amount of time?

    Mary

  2. Hi,
    I am interested in purchasing the Elements of Mastery Part I. I am not new to yoga; however, I stopped practicing and I am trying to get back and be injury free. I am not an instructor, just a person who loves the benefits of yoga and needs to stretch tired calf and foot muscles.
    Thank you.

    1. Hey Ethel, the Elements of Mastery is packed with really great workshops, which are audio recordings. There are videos to accompany the audio recordings for when I do visual demonstrations, however they are not completely necessary, but nice to have. If you are dedicated and really ready to jump into the practice I would go this route. However, If you are just looking to try something and don’t know where to start, I would highly recommend the Hips: Rock and Unlock Em which is a video that I consider to be essential for any yoga practitioner regardless of level, age, ability and so on. http://www.theyogimatt.com/hips

  3. Hey Ethel, the Elements of Mastery is packed with really great workshops, which are audio recordings. There are videos to accompany the audio recordings for when I do visual demonstrations, however they are not completely necessary, but nice to have. If you are dedicated and really ready to jump into the practice I would go this route. However, If you are just looking to try something and don’t know where to start, I would highly recommend the Hips: Rock and Unlock Em which is a video that I consider to be essential for any yoga practitioner regardless of level, age, ability and so on. http://www.theyogimatt.com/hips

    1. Thank you, Matt! I will get the Hips:Rock and Unlock Em video first then. I do appreciate your taking the time to reply and connect with all the people who love yoga and follow you. By the way, I am already trying the exercises “Get Your Feet in Shape” and I cannot thank you enough!

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