Yoga Tune Up® is a therapeutic yoga-inspired class that is designed to ease pain, improve posture and enhance performance using a unique blend of yoga, pranayama, corrective exercise, self-massage (self-myofascial release/SMR) and techniques for physiological down regulation. It is a challenging but accessible practice that attracts students of all ages and body types, and it benefits all movement practices you do—including, if not especially, the movements of your daily life.
Yoga Tune Up® teachers have a deep understanding of biomechanics; a fascination for fascia; insight into the physical, physiological and energetic effects of breath (pranayama); a commitment to self-care; and a mindset that encompasses holistic wellbeing. Tools to enliven and enhance proprioceptive sense are a big component and benefit of Yoga Tune Up®. Sankalpa, a positive intention or spiritual resolve, also is a facet of the class. Yoga Tune Up® is a great self-care class that complements all of the movements you do in your life.
Jill Miller, the creator of Yoga Tune Up® and a long-time yogi, is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of yoga, fitness, massage and pain management. Gwen regularly assists Jill at Yoga Tune Up® and Roll Model® workshops and trainings. Yoga Tune Up® teachers historically have included yoga instructors, Pilates instructors, massage therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and psychotherapists. We now also have Crossfit coaches who recognize the need for teaching mobility and healthy movement in their weight-loaded practices. Jill's friendship and partnership with Dr. Kelly Starrett, a San Francisco physical therapist and Crossfit coach who educates about the importance of proper biomechanics and mobility for athletes introduced this new population into the Yoga Tune Up® mix. Each of us gravitated to teaching this embodied practice because it speaks to our own desires to move well and feel good in our bodies, and to share the same with our students.
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." ~ Pablo Picasso