Mindful Strength Weekend with Kathryn Bruni-Young – Europe
About Mindful Strength and Kathryn Bruni-Young
Kathryn Bruni-Young has been teaching yoga and movement for over a decade. Her love of physicality and movement led her to Ashtanga yoga, which she practiced with her mother and Richard Freeman during her teen years. In her early twenties Kathryn experienced a couple of injuries, which began her lifelong exploration of how the body works, and how strength, and mindfulness together can be healing. She worked with movement teacher Ido Portal, which began her journey into strength and functional movement. Mindful Strength is the culmination of years of training in different fields including joint preparation, biomechanics, mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, weightlifting, bodyweight strength, Pilates, and yoga.
Kathryn is passionate about helping her students feel more confident in their bodies, and more embodied in their practice. Her weekend workshop is accessible to different types of practitioners, and different levels. Time will be spent on the floor, practicing, talking about key principles, breaking movements down into details, and playful creative movement. Kathryn is the host of the Mindful Strength Podcast, she runs a small studio in the countryside of Ontario, she teaches all over the world, and is in the process of writing a book.
Read more about Kathryn Bruni-Young here: https://kathrynbruniyoung.com/
Friday October 19
18.30-20.30: Introduction to Mindful Strength
This workshop will be a great introduction to the practice of Mindful Strength, and how strength work can be a healing practice. Kathryn will give a talk, and lead the group through a Mindful Strength practice that will warm everyone up to the key concepts of strength and mobility.
Saturday October 20
09.00-12.00: The Science of Mindful Strength
This workshop will begin with a talk outlining the key principles of Mindful Strength, which include topics like adaptation, the nervous system, strength and aging, joint preparation, mobility, recovery, stability, and mindfulness. Students will be encouraged to bring up any questions or goals they have for the weekend. This workshop will also cover some simple movements with an emphasis on muscle activation and diving into what certain sensations can tell us about movement. Come prepared to listen, learn, and move.
Saturday October 20
13.00-16.00: Mindful Strength for the Upper Body
This is Kathryn’s signature workshop and overall favorite topic. Different ways to work with upper body strength with be highlighted in detail including wrist and shoulder strength and rehab, push-ups, arm balances and maybe even handstand. This workshop will guide students through a progression that can be adapted to meet the specific needs of the individual. Push vs. pull will be addressed, as well as injury prevention, and mobility.
Sunday October 21
10.00-13.00: Master Class, and Intro to the Lower Body
This workshop will begin with a 75 minute Mindful Strength flow practice. Students will get a chance to experience how strengthening movements can start to feel like a system of mindful movement. The class will be followed by a brief snack break, before diving into lower body strength and mobility. Glutes, and hamstrings will be covered, as well as ankle health, and how to support the knees, ankles and hips with strengthening movements.
Sunday October 21
14.00-17.00: Mindful Strength Movement and Mobility
In this final workshop Kathryn will discuss how strength, movement and mobility all fit hand-in- hand for an overall balanced approach to practice. More strengthening exercises will be given, as well as ideas on how to stretch, blend yoga with strength, and develop a method of practice that suits YOUR body. Sequencing, programming, and class structure will also be outlined, to give students an idea of how to practice Mindful Strength on their own.
What to Bring
– Notebook, writing materials
– Yoga mat
– Snacks, water
Early Bird 1950 nok (registration before September 15)
After September 15: 2450 nok