Yoga with Dawn Adams

Dawn's style of teaching yoga and Yoga Tune Up® combines the fundamentals of human movement with a commitment to a balanced, healthy practice.

What a faBALLous weekend with the super-intelligent folks at @spiritpathyoga in #anchorage! They really kept the ball rolling 😊 and ramped up the creative vibe to 11. Thanks, @akginger_g for facilitating #therollmodel weekend, and for being such a community builder! #YTU #ytutrain #embodyyourbody #selfcareishealthcare #ROLLaxation

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How to learn major parts of the brain quickly

This is so cool! I love this novel way to model the brain’s structure #neverstoplearning #brainsarecool
https://youtu.be/FczvTGluHKM

Learn how the brain works in 5 minutes using only your hands. Support me on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/thepsychshow Topics: - Cortex, gray matter - Whit...

What a fun weekend at #yogaworkslarkspur with these super-movers and rollers! We shared a lot of movement play with #therollmodel method and had a ball! Thanks everyone for coming out to play 😊🙏

Yoga with Dawn Adams's cover photo

Photo credit: Marilyn Isaac Photography

Who could resist? Evidently not I 😎💕 such cheerful #blackcats to discover in #newyork

Finally! #hamiltonsf #musicaltheatre #dayout #culture

Jenni Rawlings Yoga

Via Jill Miller, Jenni Rawling’s blog that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking about yoga in the public space. Lots to consider. It’s interesting reading and interesting to contemplate how the digital world is changing our interactions while expanding our potential communities. #whatisyoga #personalpractice #wheredoesthematendandtheworldbegin

This is a *big* topic for me personally, for my fellow yoga teacher colleagues, and for the greater yoga community in general. I therefore poured a lot of thought and time into writing my newest blog post: “What Makes Yoga Yoga? A Response to Social Media Critics”.

Many people claim to know real yoga when they see it. In fact, the act of accusing people of doing something that “shouldn’t be called yoga” in social media videos & posts is becoming more & more common these days.

As innovation in the yoga world rises in the forms of creative sequencing, unique props, and different approaches to the practice, I know that the question of “how much can we innovate and still call it yoga?” is on many of our minds.

Check out my blog post to see how I address the issues of boundaries, authenticity, and social media critics in the yoga world.

I hope this piece offers you an interesting perspective to mull over, and perhaps some helpful ideas for responding the next time someone suggests that what you teach “isn’t yoga”.

Thank you for your support in reading and sharing this perspective if you feel that its message is of value! 💙

https://www.jennirawlings.com/blog/what-makes-yoga-yoga-a-response-to-social-media-critics

Paper bags rock!

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3-Day Tune Up

Summer is for self-care! This is a great way to remind yourself to do a little every day to keep yourself moving. #YTUtrain #TheRollModel #SelfCareIsHealthCare

tuneupfitness.com Register today and for three days, receive video and friendly anatomy information to help target your pain and help you live and feel better in your body!

“And all I see is my domain” ~ #PandasRule

Self-care should be high priority in these stressful times, and I appreciate these new studies on this burgeoning field. It’s gratifying to find out that we don’t have to beat ourselves into submission to find relief. #TheRollModel #YTUtrain #NoPainNoPain

It doesn’t have to hurt to work. What’s the best way to soften your hard body?
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You don’t have to grind down your soft-tissues to get them to lengthen, soften, or loosen. In fact, the more you bully your soft tissues, the more you arouse their innate defense mechanism. They brace in response to threat, via the muscle spindle response. Guess what else braces? Other nearby muscles who rally to protect the tissue under attack.
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The more you push, the more they push back. So when you’re rolling yourself like you’re ironing your birthday suit, your fascial tissues will likely swell and inflame full of defensive cytokines and make you feel even more swollen & stiff than before. Often as you roll, or stick or whatever, the “ouch” that you feel is your nervous system kicking into high gear and telling you that you’re pushing too hard, and to please back off. Are you listening? Or BALLdozing through it?
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I started studying massage at age 18 & practiced self massage to replicate the hands of Masters on my own body. I’ve experimented with every kind of self-massage object; from wood, to metal, rubber, vibration, foam, sports balls, gadgets, you name it. My own subjective experience? 🌑🌑🌑
Soft is supreme. 🌑🌑🌑
I’ve been a soft-tool dealer for more than a decade, but there have been scant studies on soft tools, it seems like the hard tool brands and sports balls (especially lacrosse balls) have dominated the market and the research. That’s why its so refreshing to finally see superb peer-reviewed research (not pay for placement research!) that exposes the truth about HARD vs. SOFT.
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“The results of this study indicate that therapeutic tools providing gentle pressure are superior to those providing firm pressure.” Check out this study by Yushin Kim et al https://tinyurl.com/y4vdagwv and this by @dr.robyncapo et al https://tinyurl.com/y496aqnr
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Learn more Tune Up Fitness Roll Model courses. Or join me & Tom Myers Anatomy Trains this summer on the coast of Maine. Click bio link.
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#fascia #therollmodel #yogatuneup #selfmassage #selfmyofascialrelease #lacrosseball #alphaball @jonfkroll pic!

Ratatouille tonight! #springfling #veggiesrock #tasteofsummertocome

If you didn’t make it to the Alameda Free Library book sale today, they’re bringing it back this fall! I probably don’t need more books (ahem) but I can always find something interesting to add to my collection 😎#bookaddict #librariesrock #readmorebooks #lifelonglearning

Save the dates! The #YogaTuneUp Breath & Bliss Immersion in Sacramento/Elk Grove has been rescheduled to the fall — September 6-8 — at the lovely studio, My Yoga Room (http://www.myyogaroom.net/trainings-contact-us). This 3-day breathing extravaganza will open up new doors into down-regulation, provide techniques that will help to promote resiliency, and help develop strategies for more blissful breath. Come play and get inspired, literally! @tuneupfitness #YTUTrain #YTUBalls #seekresiliency #breatheinblissout

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Meditation and yoga can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggests

Via Elise Fabricant -- a fascinating review of the literature on the potential benefits of mindfulness practices, beyond flexible hamstrings :-) #mindfulnessmatters #breathe

sciencedaily.com Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study.

Garden is started! This year, hoping for a bounty of #romatomatoes and Early Girls. The newcomer to the party is #gingermint. Wishing everyone a wonderful spring and happy planting! #springishere #newbeginnings #bountifulharvest

There's still plenty of time to register for Breath & Bliss in Sacramento (Elk Grove), at the beautiful studio, My Yoga Room, from April 26-28 -- come play! Early bird pricing has been extended through Monday, 4/8, so register now to secure the discount and your spot. Times like these call for the ability to rest, recover, and become more resilient -- skills that we will be developing during this 3-day training. More information here: http://www.myyogaroom.net/trainings-contact-us #YTUTrain #breathemovelive #YogaTuneUp #YTUballs #SeekResiliance

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Women's Pain Is Different From Men's—the Drugs Could Be Too

Via Kate Hamm — this is absolutely fascinating, and highlights why research is so vital.

wired.com A new study shows clear differences in the biology of how men and women feel pain, a reminder that sex-specific pain medications might benefit us all.

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Developmental Movement: Hips & Shoulders

Movement play dates are the way to go, folks! Getting together with my friends lately has reminded me of some practices that I've let fall by the wayside, and in the spirit of sharing, here's a great blog piece about recapturing range of movement at the hips and shoulders that I've shared before but it's well worth revisiting -- enjoy! https://mindfulmvmnt.org/2017/06/06/developmental-movement-hips-shoulders/?fbclid=IwAR14z4HYpaGQXejURYP7VbwvTARzs_uC1-KMNhAwk_pcFP1r-Sdl5HCv4ZI

mindfulmvmnt.org Ah it’s been so long since I’ve been able to write! Taking a little time off to focus on my work has been good and inspirational. So let’s start off this new wave of inspiration…

[03/07/19]   Very excited to be signed up for the Postural Respiration course in Oakland this April 6-7, and looking forward to diving deeply into breathing mechanics. I think this course will help me to keep connecting the dots and integrating the knowledge that I've picked up from taking other courses (most recently, Immaculate Dissection in NYC) and to get the most out of upcoming trainings (Z-Health, here I come!). #lifelonglearning #knowledgeispower #bodyofknowledge

An interesting article to open up a discussion on yoga as the new “it” modality. Not every pose is for every body, and many of us should honor our anatomical and myofascial uniqueness to support our health, rather than attempting to achieve an aesthetic ideal. #YTUtrain #embodyyourbody #perfectlyimperfect

When yoga hurts instead of heals....Mayo Clinic with an astonishing 12 year investigation of yoga related injuries in their clinic. Yoga teachers and clinicians, please read.

https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(18)30940-6/fulltext

Pandas love Cheese! #pandaandcheese #lazyweekend #californiakitties

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Breathing Through the Nose May Offer Unique Brain Benefits

The relationship between breath and memory -- absolutely fascinating article! Many thanks to my student John for mentioning this to me. Hopefully more research will be forthcoming. #breathandbliss #YTUtrain #diaphragmdynamics #breathedeeplyremembercompletely

nytimes.com Could nasal breathing be more helpful for our brains than breathing through the mouth?

#shiftisintheair #vote #midtermsmatter

#TheRollModel trainings are heading south this winter! Join me at Tri-City Wellness the weekend of December 8-9 for some #ROLLaxation, #stressrelease, and #fascianating self-care techniques that you can share with friends, family, students and clients! #selfcare #movementismedicine #motionislotion #YTUballs @yogatuneup @alazerbini

Who knew that cheeses really love water? #ifIfitsIsits #cheeseslackmanners #5MonthOldKitten #growingupfast

Yoga with Dawn Adams

[09/30/18]   Back from #Chicago -- Yoga Tune Up Level 1 at Prairie Yoga is done! And I am so grateful for the opportunity to co-teach with my YTU bestie Laurie. The best news? We are taking this show back on the road to YogaWorks Walnut Creek next week, starting Wednesday, 10/10, to a brand-new room of brilliant movers. #YTUTrain #LevelUp #IlovePrairieYoga #MovementIsMagical #YTUBalls #SpringboardIntoLearning

Yoga with Dawn Adams

"Those that teach us the most about humanity aren't always human." #donaldhicks
So glad to share a home with these two, Asiago and Panda. They have definitely taught me some lessons, and the lessons keep on coming. Look at those cuties! Time spent with a cat, or cats, is never wasted.
#kitties #cut #cuties #animala #animallover #friendship #bathtime #zen #zenmasters #catsofinstagram #love #yoga #yogi #yogatuneup #kiss #cuddletime

It's finally here. We are so excited to be leaving for our Chicago training on Friday. If you are in Chicago we still have a few spots left 💥🤸🏼‍♂️❤️😁
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This fall!! Chicago IL! Walnut Creek CA! 2 chances to experience the Yoga Tune Up®️ Level 1 Teacher Training with me and my amazing co-teacher @laurmoves.
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Summer may still be sizzling but this Fall we are turning up the temperature on all things movement 💥💪🏻🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️ ⚡️💫 Explore embodiment in uniquely creative ways and tune up your awareness so you may move with greater understanding and confidence during any movement practice. .
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#yoga #yogatuneup #yogatraining #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #fitfam #yogaforstrength #mobility #functionalmovement #ytu #therapyballs #embodiment #anatomy #yogaanatomy #movebetter #breathe #joblove #movementmotivated #ytutraining #ytuballs #ytu

Level 1 Teacher Training. We cannot wait to share this amazing experience with Midwest movement enthusiasts this upcoming week!
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Yoga Tune Up© Training - Level 1 is coming to Chicago - Now's your chance to experience an embodiment practice like no other!
Learn how to tune in to your awareness though a therapeutic style of corrective exercise that balances between the worlds of yoga, fitness, pain management and myofascial self-care. Students will delve into integrated anatomy training and body mechanics that offers a deep understanding of the body and a confidence that can be applied to any movement practice. Go beyond formulaic instruction and gain the confidence to innovate and create.
Yoga Tune Up© Training - Level 1
September 22nd - 29th, 2018
42 Contact Hours
@PrairieYoga
Lisle, Illinois
Early Bird Special Pricing until August 24th!
Curious to find out if our #YTUTraining is for you? Sign up for a Master Class!
We are honored to train at the @Prairieyoga facility for our #Chicago Yoga Tune Up© Level 1 training. Stay up to date with more details from hosts @laurmoves, a IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist and @yoga_dawn_ca RYT-500, ERYT-200, YACEP instructor, who will lead this innovative movement training.
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The website for registration is: https://prairieyoga.org/workshops
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#yogatuneup #therollmodel #ytutherapyballs #jillmiller #rmm #ytu #tuneupfitness #rmmpractitioner #Sacramento #elkgrove #myyogaroom #beautifulsouls #passionateinstructors #myofascia #myofascialrelease #thescienceofrolling #sequencing #therollmodel #ytutrain #ytuballs

I just had to repost. We definitely had a ball last weekend. 🌚🌚
Thanks @yogini_dee and @gretchencorbin96161 for teaming up with me on this. Great to have you all there.#Repost @yogini_dee ・・・
Here are some pictures from the Roll Model® Method training in Sacramento last weekend. I had the chance to assist (with @gretchencorbin96161) @yoga_dawn_ca to share the passion of rolling🤩 at the beautiful space of at My Yoga Room, Elk Grove, CA.
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Please dm if you want to learn more about the RMM:)
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Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Certification Teacher Training October 11th- October 17th
➡️Register at www.tuneupfitness.com
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#yogatuneup #therollmodel #ytutherapyballs #jillmiller #rmm #ytu #tuneupfitness #rmmpractitioner #Sacramento #elkgrove #myyogaroom #beautifulsouls #passionateinstructors #myofascia #myofascialrelease #thescienceofrolling #sequencing

So much fun teaching this training over the weekend! It's really great to be a guide for this next generation of soon to be @yogatuneup practitioners. Thank you, My Yoga Room for being such a marvelous host! #TheRollModel #YTUTrain #YTUBalls #SelfCareIsHealthCare #EmbodyYourBody

Don't be afraid to catch feels! It's completely normal to fall head over heels with Yoga TuneUp®! You will catch all sorts of "feels." The feelings of being strong, healthy, good, connected, healed, happier, and healthier through your whole body and mind.
You can't fake feeling this good. Learn the tools to heal yourself! You don't need to pay for an expensive massage therapist or chiropractor or take pain medication. All your need is yourself and Yoga TuneUp®, and the willingness to try. Reduce aches and pain, stress, tight muscles, tension, shortness of breath, chest tightness, headaches, tmj, plantar fascia issues, adhesions, and scar tissue. also caught mad feels for all these strong, beautiful, smart, supportive ladies. Thanks for being part of my path and letting me be part of yours.💥💪🏼🤸🏼‍♂️🙏🏽❤️
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Come move with me every Tuesday Morning 9:00-10:00am @ Alameda Island Yoga
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Future trainings I get to Lead Teach 🙏🏽❤️
The Roll Model® Method: Science of Rolling
Saturday, September 8, 2018 11am-7pm
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The Roll Model® Method: Ball Sequencing & Innovation: Sunday, September 9, 2018 11am-7pm
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Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Certification Teacher Training October 11th- October 17th
➡️Register at www.tuneupfitness.com
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#yoga #yogatuneup #tuneup #heal #healing #yogateacher #howto #fitness #fitnessgoals #passion #work #lifeswork #strength #core #bayareafitness #alameda #fitnessgoals #lifegoal #teacher #practice #practitioner #stretch #soul #heart #alamedayoga #prepwithprops #prop #backbends #learn #strength #feels #catchfeels

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