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Applied Anatomy for Yogis & Yoga Teachers: Injury Management & Prevention w/ Mariel Freeman

In this specialized workshop we will explore anatomy through the lens of the most common aches and injuries that show up in yoga classrooms. Trainees will learn precise biomechanical alignment techniques that help manage and prevent common aches and injuries including low back pain, forward head posture, rotator cuff, hip bursitis/torn labrum, and others.

February 23rd 2:30-7pm $85


Mariel Freeman began practicing yoga in 2001 while studying at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2004, she discovered her philosophy teacher, Dr. Douglas Brooks, and completed the first of many teacher trainings with Todd Norian in Massachusetts. In 2006, Mariel moved from from Sarasota, Florida to her hometown in New Jersey to study closely with her mentors, Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny.

In her teaching, Mariel inspires students to directly access and celebrate the intelligence of embodiment through precise alignment and Rajanaka Tantra philosophy. As a life-long student, she shares the great wisdom and generosity of her teachers in all of her classes. Noted for her collaborative teaching and organizing, Mariel has partnered with Be Well Philly, The Kimpton Hotels, Lululemon and others, to celebrate diversity and empower sustainable community. She founded Three Queens after the three Goddesses in the yoga tradition; Kali, Saraswati, and Lakshmi, who represent dissolution, creation, and sustenance.

Mariel currently resides in Philadelphia, where she co-owns Shot Tower Coffee. She is dedicated to revitalizing the Queen Village neighborhood by building businesses that draw the community together. Mariel's classes can be found here.