Abby was dragged along to her first yoga class at the age of 15 by her mother. Little did she know then, but yoga would change her life completely. Abby completed her first 200-Hour Teacher Training with Ana Forrest in 2008 – with no intention to teach. The Forrest Yoga Foundation Training changed Abby’s life course away from the pursuit of a PhD; she couldn’t leave the connection to spirit and community that yoga awakened within her. Inspired deeply by the practice of yoga, Abby has continued chasing her passion through many additional yoga trainings, including another 200-Hour Training with Natasha Rizopoulos of YogaWorks, and Advanced Teacher Trainings in Rocket Yoga, Forrest Yoga, and Yin Yoga. Abby attended Massage School in 2010 and is a practicing massage therapist and energyworker. She has continued to grow her fascination of the body through multiple bodywork trainings.
In Abby's classes you'll find intelligent sequencing and lots of individual attention and hands-on assists. Abby encourages her students to make deliberate and mindful choices in each moment - to listen & connect to their own inner wisdom through continuous, moment-to-moment self-inquiry. A Teacher's Teacher, Abby wrote, created, and taught her own 200-Hour Teacher Training, and runs Advanced Teacher Trainings in topics like Hands-On Assisting, Functional Anatomy, and Safe Sequencing.
Abby believes that yoga is not only deeply personal practice, but also a community - and that we can help to heal ourselves and others through the practice of yoga. Off the mat, Abby loves to read, cook, and bake, and is mom to three fabulous cats - Kitty Boo, Billy, & Pashmak.
Abby Dobbs instructs the following:
Bodywork & Massage Workshop
POWER OF THE HUMAN TOUCH
Who should attend
Have you ever felt called to learn more about massage and therapeutic touch? Whether you already work with the body, or have little experience - this workshop is for you!
Bring a friend or partner, or come solo! All students are welcome - no experience with massage or yoga necessary.
What will be Taught
The session will begin with a short discourse on the functional anatomy of the entire body - including discussion of how muscles and fascia work together, and how to approach giving and receiving touch in a therapeutic way.
Then, we will learn techniques from an array of bodywork modalities including Shiatsu, Tui Na, Thai Yoga Massage, and Myofascial Release. We will practice tools to work with common compensatory patterns that we see in the modern body - paying particular attention to problem areas like the neck and shoulders.
What will be learnt
You'll walk away with new skills that can be applied to any person you connect with through touch. And would have received some sweet touch for yourself.
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