Yamuna Zake is a master body worker, teacher and a visionary healer who has dedicated her life to understanding how the body works, helping thousands of people around the world to create positive change in their bodies through the system she created, Yamuna Body Rolling.
Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) is a powerful therapeutic fitness technique which uses small, special balls and one's own body weight to roll out the body, joint by joint, across muscle chains until there is more space and ease overall.
Almost immediately one can feel a greater range of motion, more freedom and a sensation of just having had an amazing and effective massage, “Similar but better than any deep massage, bodyrolling is the ideal compliment to a yoga practice, enabling you to deepen your practice, open up restricted areas, create space and develop an intuitive understanding of your own anatomy."
Yamuna’s journey began at 15 when she started practicing Yoga and continued into early adult life as she taught yoga and helped open one of the first yoga studios in New York. Later, it was during the birth of her child, where she sustained an injury and lost stability in her left leg, that her career changed course and developed into the global system and business that we now see created. She was frustrated by the lack of help and support out there for recovery and began to figure out healing her body by herself, through yoga, and her own hands on research and touch. It wasn’t long before Yamuna’s students were bringing their friends with more serious structural issues and very quickly she began to build a worldwide reputation for being able to heal injures no one else could. After treating thousands of people, she realised she had to develop a system that could make her work available to everyone. The development and use of the Yamuna balls came about as she wanted to create a way for individuals to work with their own bodies, just as her hands would therapeutically do so previously in her one-to-one sessions.
Now Yamuna sells her own specialised balls and her work has grown organically through word of mouth. She continuously creates new work, always with the concept of providing education and products that will work and help people to self-heal, maintain and prevent injury.
Yamuna® Body Rolling is now in 24 countries and growing. She has over 2,000 certified practitioners worldwide. She and a team of strong and well-trained certifying instructors offer their certification courses worldwide. The world flagship Yamuna® studio is based in New York City’s Greenwich Village on Perry Street. All the Yamuna® work can be experienced there and is a destination spot for many people around the world.
We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to host Yamuna for two public events coming up on September 10th. This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from her and and the wisdom she has gained from decades of research and application.
The first workshop, ‘Maintaining a Healthy Back’ is essential for those with any level of back issues and, indeed for everyone. A healthy spine is the backbone of greater freedom in the body.
In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of how to build a long and strong back, maintaining healthy lumbar, thoracic, and cervical vertebrae and discs. Through using the Yamuna balls and method you will elongate muscles, release your spine, improve alignment, depend your breathing and increase the relaxation response in your nervous system.
The second workshop on the same day is a full ‘Body Rolling Masterclass’ to reorganise the entire structure and work on all muscle chains to bring the whole body back to how it should be. Suitable for all levels of experience, both events compliment each other and should not be missed!
Read more about these individual workshops here and visit Yamuna's YouTube channel here.
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