Seeing and Understanding Bodies

with Ada Lusardi and Gay White
September 2019 – June 2020

In these eight seminars, developed over many years by Donald Moyer, we will explore the body in detail, starting with the feet and working our way up through the neck and head. We will consider developing skills for observing anatomy, energy, contour, and alignment. This series is open to graduates of The Advanced Studies Program or by permission of the instructors.

SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING BODIES I
with Gay White
Saturday, September 7th, 2–5pm
In this seminar we will explore basic questions of alignment.
Reading: Rolfing, Preface; Chapters 1–2.

SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING BODIES II
with Ada Lusardi
Saturday, October 5th, 2–5pm
This seminar will focus on the feet and ankles, especially in standing poses.
Reading: Rolfing, Chapters 3–4.

SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING BODIES III
with Gay White
Saturday, November 2nd, 2–5pm
In this seminar we will explore the proper alignment of the knees and legs.
Reading: Rolfing, Chapters 5–6.

SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING BODIES IV
with Ada Lusardi
Saturday, January 4th, 2–5pm
This seminar will consider the alignment of the pelvis and develop awareness of the sacrum and tailbone.
Reading: Rolfing, Chapters 7–8.

SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING BODIES V
with Gay White
Saturday, February 1st, 2–5pm
In this seminar we will discuss the importance of the inner groins and the iliopsoas.
Reading: Rolfing, Chapters 9–10.

SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING BODIES VI
with Ada Lusardi
Saturday, March 7th, 2–5pm
This seminar will cover aspects of the thorax, with particular focus on the sternum, collarbones and scapula.
Reading: Rolfing, Chapters 11–13.

SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING BODIES VII
with Gay White
Saturday, May 2nd, 2–5pm
In this seminar we will explore the relationship between the arms, elbows, wrists, and hands.
Reading: Rolfing, Chapters 14–15.

SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING BODIES VIII
with Ada Lusardi
Saturday, June 6th, 2–5pm
In our final seminar, we will consider the head and neck, with particular emphasis on the cervical curve.
Reading: Rolfing, Chapters 16–18.

*These seminars may only be taken as a series.*
$485 for 8 seminars

Ada Lusardi‘s classes and workshops marry the heart and science of yoga by offering nuanced and precise teaching with warmth and humor. A self-professed “anatomy geek,” she leads classes and retreats throughout California’s Bay area and around the country. She is a graduate and faculty member of The Berkeley Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program. Ada is a long time student of Donald Moyer and Mary Lou Weprin, and she is a perennial student of yoga and life.

Gay White is Director of The Yoga Room and Co-Director of The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program. She has studied asana and pranayama from Donald Moyer since 1991, and she studied from Geeta Iyengar at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Gay’s classes and workshops are dedicated to alignment and awareness in a safe and creative mixed-level learning community. Gay also leads yoga retreats and intensives locally and in New Mexico. She has been making dances since 1975, and is director of the Yoga Garden Dancers.


Workshop Cancellation Policy:
15 or more days in advance: $20 service charge | 14 to 8 days in advance: 50% charge | 7 days or less: no refund | Fees are non-transferable | Checks must be received within 7 days to hold your registration