Join Alicia for an experience that won't just align your yoga practice...but get into the deep rooted triggers of the aches and pains that we all face off the mat at one time or another.
Alicia will start with the foundation, literally...our FEET. We’ll work with getting optimal movement, engagement and awareness. How we stand, walk, warrior and more can have a profound effect on the overall health and physical longevity of our active bodies. Work towards healing what holds you back now, or preventing what could in the future.
This workshop is perfect for all levels, beginner to most seasoned practitioner. A unique opportunity!
Fluid Anatomy is a 10-hour program designed for 200-hour yoga teacher trainees. During the course of the program, we will focus on basic anatomy and kinesiology (the study of movement). We will delve into the skeletal and muscular system as it relates to the yoga asana practice. This course is accessible to those new to anatomy, a thorough review for those familiar and comprehensive for those looking to apply it to their yoga practice and prevent injury. With fun exercises and group activities, students will become more mindful with their own bodies on the mat and in their daily living.
Fluid Anatomy, led by Alicia Molloy, was developed as part of the Fluid Yoga® training program. Fluid Yoga® is a style of vinyasa yoga built upon the principle that we are fluid by nature. Like water we continually flow under applied stress: smooth, poised and graceful. Our experience in this life is ever evolving, fluid and constantly changing, as is our physical body.
The physical practice of yoga asana has the potential to heal and prevent injuries. Having an understanding of the joints and myofasical system can aide in having a practice of longevity. Its important as we move into more depth and repetition over the years of practice, that the forces we are putting on our bodies are sustainable. As teachers, we have an opportunity to reduce the potential for injury for our students and the opportunity to change students’ relationship to their yoga asana.
In this three day course with Alicia we’ll explore a deeper understanding of the yoga asana and how to prevent common yoga injury. Learn to optimize alignment and engagement while flowing. Alicia will help to simplify the complexities of the joints including key muscles, cartilage, common injuries and the fascial system and how to keep the body safe and strong for a lifetime of practice. Come prepared to breakdown poses, take a new perspective on the body, and lots of fun!
The Fascial System—based on research from “Anatomy Trains” by Tom Meyers.
Comprehensive breakdown of the “lines” and how to lengthen them in your yoga practice, and how to use them to deepen your practice. It’s fascinating!!!
The Shoulder Joint- Functional Anatomy & Common injuries: Rotator cuff impingement, Frozen shoulder, arthritis, hypermobility, tendonitis & bursitis.
The Hip Joint- Functional Anatomy & Common injuries: Hip Impingement (FAI), bursitis, hip replacement, snapping hip syndrome, Yoga Butt, Piriformis syndrome.
The Knee Joint -Functional Anatomy & Common injuries: Meniscus tear, patellar tendonitis, LCL sprain, ACL sprain, Baker’s cyst, Patellofemoral pain syndrome, bursitis, ITB syndrome.
"I'm focused on optimizing others’ potential for happiness through the practice of yoga."
With over 10 years of experience in sports and orthopedics after training 6 years at Northeastern University’s Masters program for physical therapy she has been able to help patients heal from injury and inspire them to change their lifestyle to prevent future injury. Always treating with a heavy focus on posture, movement patterns and body mechanics, Alicia has been a perpetual student of learning traditional researched-based practices in medicine, newly developed techniques and alternative medicine that have been shown to help people live their lives pain-free. Alicia began teaching yoga only after she found an extremely therapeutic effect from her own personal practice of yoga. After training with Kevan Gale in Fluid Yoga she gained the tools and the experience to begin applying yoga poses, breathing techniques and guided meditation to her patients in need. She is focused on the overall well-being of her patients and students. When she is not working with patients in the clinic, or teaching group classes, she is teaching the anatomy portion of various teacher trainings and holding workshops for yoga teachers and students for injury prevention.