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Floorwork and Mobility Workshop with Jon Yuen

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For the first time in Singapore, we will be hosting the movement teacher Jon Yuen for his signature floorwork and mobility workshop! Come join us for this two day seminar where he will teach us the finer points of moving our bodies with control and grace as well as delivering his unique approach to mobility and movement practice.

Payment is set as:
$400 SGD (Early Bird); $450 for 1 day or
$750 SGD (Early Bird); $800 for 2 days.
Early Bird is payment made before 26th Feb.

About Jon:
Jon Yuen is a trainer, writer, and teacher at the Academy for Personal Training in Norway. Jon aims to convey knowledge obtained from scientific research in a transparent and simple way, making it accessible to everyone. By giving people the tools needed to understand and appraise the principles behind various training approaches, his workshops and presentations promote autonomy and confidence in any kind of movement oriented practice.
With a background in professional dance and martial arts, his main areas of competence are strength, conditioning and skill development.

More information at http://www.yuenjon.com/

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“Physical qualities are, as resources, finite, but the ways we can apply these resources are almost infinite,”

This workshop is based on a simple premise;
An increase of body control should produce freedom of movement.
This freedom will only be obtained when we start to evaluate and analyze movement for what it is: a mental action, as much as a physical event. To achieve this, we’ll be studying and practicing floorwork. The very nature of this forms of movement will develop a mental acuity, as well as build the strength and resilience to function in more planes.

What you will learn:
Freedom of movement won’t be achieved by learning exercises alone. Rather, it is a skill which is built upon the understanding of fundamental “movement concepts”. By developing and experimenting the movement concepts below, and combining these into longer sequences, we´re going to establish how we can expand our movement repertoire in a personalized manner.

- Inversions
Inversions are a fundamental acrobatic skill. Many of the current approaches to handbalancing consist of stringent techniques and one-size-fits-all systems of progression.
We’re going to focus on the principles of balance and apply these in a manner that fits the individual, instead of forcing the individual into a technique that doesn´t necessarily fit her/his body, or her/his goal

- Low Gait and Stance
The amount of control we obtain, in any sort of position, should be reflected in our ability to move freely in, out and through these positions.
In this part of the workshop, we´ll go through an extensive selection of squats and other lower body positions and focus on how the options these movements grant us. By mapping out all the possibilities available, we can develop mental strategies that let you move closer to the ground, and with greater ease.

- Pods and Precision
Pods are positions in which your hands and feet are in contact with the floor. In these positions, we´ll establish how you can position your body in such a way that it frees up movement in a specific extremity and move them to specific points. Also known as "precisions".

- Rolls
Execution of rolls depends on an insight into gravity and momentum. Even more importantly, they rely upon on a keen understanding of and connection to body parts we seldom use as bases of support when moving, like the neck, head, shoulders, spine and hips.


The Principles of Mobility
Of all the physical qualities, none are quite as perplexing as flexibility.
There are literally thousands of methods and tools that all claim to be beneficial for improving our ranges of motion. Besides wrecking our brains trying to figure out which one to choose, *the problem* is not that none of these methods work.
The problem is that they all work.

At least to a certain extent.

Because of this, the question we become most prone to asking is “Which one method/tool should I choose to get the best possible progression?”.

However, the question we should be asking ourselves before trying to figure out “what works best” is..:

By understanding the underlying principles mechanisms of mobility, we not only “get” why there are so many methods and tools that seemingly work - we also see their limitations, and by doing so, can create even more sustainable and effective strategies towards flexible and mobile bodies.

- Defining mobility
- How it works: Improving ranges of motion
- True or false: The benefits and myths of mobility
- The strategy: A holistic approach to mobility
- Therapeutic mobility and body mapping
- “Go to” mobility exercises

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