May 9-13 | Self-Care for Movers with Brendan Jensen (TO)
Dancemakers Centre for Creation , 10am-12pm
$50/week or $12 to drop-in, email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register
Please note our prices include HST
Self-Care for Movers will focus on targeted myofascial release & trigger point therapy by using specially designed high grip rubber balls & focused movement routines that help penetrate through layers of skin and muscle to massage deeply into your high tension areas. Yoga Tune Up® is a blend of yoga and corrective exercise principles combined with various stretching modalities designed to highlight joint mobility and stability. The results are immediate relief from chronic tension, increased power through a greater range of movement, increased strength and healthy, supple joints. YTU allows a practitioner to custom-fit poses and postures that help them practice pain free for a lifetime.
Each day participants will be lead through a series of therapy ball sequences targeting different muscle groups, followed by exercises that investigate a peak pose or theme. Open to movers of all experience levels, this workshop will promote openness, relaxation and physical resilience.
Brendan’s earliest yoga practice arose from an effort to find balance within the rigorous regimen of a dance vocation. His performance career has spanned over a decade -having graduated from the National Ballet School of Canada- during which time he has performed internationally with some of Canada’s leading contemporary companies.
Brendan strives to ensure his yoga and performance practice continue to inform each other. He completed his certified Moksha Yoga training in 2009 and has since developed a successful teaching practice across Canada. In 2011 he trained in Yin yoga with Tracey Soghrati (Soghrati Yoga) and in 2014, studied under Yoga Vini in Rishikesh, India; with further education in Asana, Philosophy, Pranayama and the Shat Kriyas. In 2015 he became a licensed Yoga Tune Up® teacher under the instruction of Jill Miller.
Brendan spends the majority of his time teaching in Downtown Toronto. He has also co-led international retreats that offer intensive explorations in the practice of togetherness; operating from the belief that people thrive in community, where the individual can find personal definition in the transformative force of fellowship.
Brendan is eager to learn and grow with anyone willing to enter the studio and share their practice. He offers an open mind and heart with a healthy dose of realism; exemplified in one of his late mothers favourite quotes:
“Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.”