YBR is a unique approach to body work coming from the great mind of Yamuna Zake. Yamuna introduced the concept of applying traction across a joint while actively stripping muscle from its origin to insertion. This technique was called (YBL) Yamuna Body Logic. With over 35 years of success, the YBL concept extended into self treatment through necessity.
Yamuna suffered from overused everything due to the physical demands that body work creates for the practitioner. Yamuna was alone working in Spain. In the absence of a good therapist, she devised a way to apply YBL concepts through the use of body positioning using a ball as the contact point. Yamuna body rolling became a combination of rolling on a ball with neutral-aligned body positioning that created sustained traction. The ball not only provides pressure, but adds resistance and separates the tissue due to the sinking factor. Sinking into the ball stretches, unwinds, and elongates compressed muscle, bone and connective tissue.
Don and Sherri have been certified Yamuna instructors since 2010. They introduced Yamuna Body Rolling to the Bow Valley and offered weekly classes and workshops at their hot yoga studio in Canmore. Don became drawn to the workshop setting and choreographed 3 different workshops staying true to the Yamuna philosophy. Don believes in balance before bulk. Focus on balancing out the core and its associated muscle groups before going for the bulk of the body and trying to roll out every individual area. A 3-hour workshop focuses on balancing out the entire pelvis girdle and ribcage. A 3-hour workshop gives each participant an opportunity to explore their body wholistically and treat their own specific muscle or connective tissue restriction. Don loves the 3 hour workshops because he is a true believer in the sum of all the parts and loves a captive audience to torture / educate about connective tissue and its relationship with muscle.
YOU LEAVE A 3 HOUR WORKSHOP FEELING MYOFASCIALLY FREE, STRONGER AND SMARTER.
You will learn to balance hamstrings with hip flexors. Take on the battle of the groin vs. the IT band. Don’t forget the Glutes and how they oppose the pubis bone. Just when you think you can’t learn any more, we got the mack daddy, the Diaphragm. You will leave hip loose and ribcage free. 3 HOURS OF ROLLING IS WORK. REAL WORK DONE BY YOU. Don and Sherri will be there guiding you safely but you will be doing the work while educating and healing yourself.
So in the world of fitness there is the runner. The runner needs... what do they need? They need it ALL. Even though we respect and admire the sport, it is the craziest form of suffering the human body can take. We have designed a runner specific Yamuna workshop because they need it. This will incorporate the entire leg including the foot. The introduction to foot wakers will change a runner’s life. What’s a foot waker? Come and find out! Forest Gump would still be running if he had foot wakers.
Why stop at the shoulder? This workshop saves the entire shoulder girdle and the ribcage. You will learn to roll from the Diaphragm to the base of your head in 3 hours. Show me a corrupt shoulder girdle and I’ll show you an associated chronic mid back, neck, or shoulder problem that haunts your daily routine. Each participant will leave with an understanding of how the ribs, the collarbones, and the shoulder blades have to work together and how to restore length and balance to restore pain free movement. 3 HOURS OF ROLLING IS WORK. REAL WORK DONE BY YOU. Don and Sherri will be there guiding you safely but you will be doing the work while educating and healing yourself.