Spirit comes in first through the breath, then into nerves, into the blood, into the muscles, then into the bones.
The breath is a key to letting in the Spirit.
PTS has been offering IHOP (Intuition, Health, Openness, Possibility) classes since 2011. Have you ever wondered what IHOP is all about or maybe you just wanted to try out a class?
We have a amazing opportunity coming up and are inviting YOU to join us In Person in Los Angeles, OR Live Stream, OR via Recording for a two-day IHOP-5 class.
You do not have to have taken an IHOP class before!
Temple of the Soul: The Art of Sitting, Standing and Walking.
What is the class about?
“There will be less theory than practice, more practice than thinking and mostly the experience of being where we are and moving with subtlety and awareness into Grace; physically of course; and as a container of the Soul: thus the title.”
Joanne Avison – IHOP-5 co-facilitator
Posture and alignment underpin every movement we make and play a huge part in our ease of movement and coordination, helping the body perform more efficiently and with less risk of wear and tear, spinal pain, joint restriction and soft-tissue injuries. No matter how old we are, or what shape our body is in, we can always make improvements towards better posture and alignment. Not only does it look lovely, it also provides a way of moving with less strain and less muscle fatigue, allowing us more energy for everything we do – including spiritual exercises.
The principles of good posture and alignment apply to any movement or environment. In this class we will be learning the shape and feel of aligning and moving our body when we sit, stand and walk. It’s a lifestyle choice that will benefit us for the rest of our lives.
“Fascia is the connective tissue of the body that includes our skin. Fascia is the computer system of the body. It links all of the body together in one big system. The largest organ in the body is the skin. The fascia tissue is what connects the muscles with our underlying structure. It’s so instantaneous that we can have a report out of our body to our sense mechanism through the fascia, immediately.
When fascia is moved by a bodyworker, or sometimes even by ourselves, it releases signals that we receive in our mind – pictures of the past, traumas, holding patterns, etc. It’s showing us why we hold, because it’s releasing. It’s like hitting a computer button that says, “Here comes this information.” So when we get into the type of position where we’re relaxed, these mechanisms are all being alerted to share input.”
John-Roger, DSS (Sharing at an S.E. Workshop, Seattle, 5/26/84)
When is IHOP-5 taking place?
IHOP-5 will take place on Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7 (10 am – 6 pm both days). This is just before IHOP-4’s extended April weekend (April 8, 9 & 10).
You can join us In Person in Los Angeles, OR Live Stream, OR via Recording
Do you have to be in IHOP-4 to take it?
Who can attend?
It is for Discourse subscribers only.
How much is it?
If you sign up you will charged the same tuition you are paying for IHOP-4.
If you are not currently in IHOP-4, the regular tuition will be $275 at Prana; tuition will be $250 Live Stream or Recording.
Who is facilitating it?
Joanne Avison will be co-facilitating with another somatic expert, Brooke Thomas, of Liberated Body. Both Joanne and Brooke are on discourses and very attuned to the mystical and spiritual aspects of movement and fascia. As you may already know, Joanne has written, in my opinion, the best book out there on fascia: Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement.
Brooke has interviewed over fifty of the leading somatic experts in the world and is an experienced Rolfer and movement expert. She is also a ridiculously nice and nurturing person.
There will also be a guest lecture/appearance by classical dance maestro Stefan Wenta who will be sharing his considerable experience, having been immersed in the ballet world for over seventy years, and showing us how it can be applied to bring artistry and balance to our everyday actions and movements.
I will be guiding the IHOP-5 class over the two days of the class through an interview format. This will keep things within the MSIA purview while allowing for a lot of interaction with the participants, both in the room and online. My questions will pretty much be your questions. We will explore the multidimensional aspects of fascia, breath, biotensegrity, embryology, and sacred geometry in practical and useable ways as it pertains to our health and movement.
If you would like additional information on fascia, you can check out “Understanding Your Fascia” By Julia Lucas Published in Runner’s World, June 10, 2011.
Why would I want to take IHOP-5 if I am taking IHOP-4?
IHOP-5 is designed for those folks who want to delve deeper into the mysterious and wondrous workings of the body in movement. IHOP-5 gives us an opportunity to share a depth of knowledge and experience to an engaged and interested audience that we would not have time for in IHOP-4. This class will be of particular interest to bodyworkers and somatic
practitioners of all disciplines, and anyone who wants a more fluid and mobile body.
How do I sign up?
If you would like to take the class, please contact Danielle Peterson, PTS Registrar, at DanielleP@pts.org or 1+ 323-328-1958.