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Grace + Gravity

Catapult forward in your understanding. A workshop with Jenny Otto is your springboard.

Grace + Gravity: Calming the Nervous System through Yoga

Sat, November 2 – Sun, November 3, 2019
Jacksonville, FL – Beaches Area

In one weekend, you will understand the nervous system better. Learn the body’s boundaries: guarding, physiological, and anatomical. Also explore therapeutic yoga sequences including nerve glides and tension tamers. Gain effective strategies to reduce grip and strain as well as reduce pain and anxiety. Master yoga teacher trainer and professional structural integrator, Jenny Otto, will help you make connections. Guaranteed you will know more and learn something new.

Grace + Gravity is open to yoga teachers, movement specialists, and students who love to learn more and deepen their knowledge about how to take better care.

Our Grace + Gravity weekend includes (3) offerings.

  • From the Ground Up – Saturday Morning
  • Strategies for Mid Body – Saturday Afternoon
  • Strategies for Upper Body – Sunday Morning

From the Ground Up

Saturday, November 2,  2019
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Feel grace + gravity as you explore the fascial and nerve connections from your feet to your pelvis. Learn therapeutic techniques that help calm your nervous system and facilitate positive change. Open to teachers and students of all levels and movement traditions.


    Strategies for Mid Body

    Saturday, November 2, 2019
    2 – 4 p.m.

    Understand fascial and nervous system connections through your pelvis, sacrum, ribs, and diaphragm. Learn how to unlock patterns that hold you in flight, fight, freeze. Discover a new, calmer state of being that allows you to access your power, breathe, and explore range of motion with greater ease and less effort. Open to teachers and students of all levels and movement traditions.


      Strategies for Upper Body

      Sunday, November 3, 2019
      9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

      Delve into therapeutic ideas for your head, neck, shoulders, and upper ribs. Explore the effect of therapeutic sequencing combined with knowledge of fascial connections to eliminate grip and strain. Learn tension tamers that you may bring into your self care practice immediately. Open to teachers and students of all levels and movement traditions.

        Grace + Gravity weekend includes (3) Offerings for only $160

        • Grow connections.
        • Empower your personal practice with deeper wisdom.
        • Discover yoga and fascial release.
        • Explore your muscles, connective tissue, and fascia.
        • Gain effective knowledge-based cues.
        • Understand therapeutic techniques that help calm your nervous system.

        About Jenny Otto

        Teaching yoga since 1990, revered and respected, Jenny Otto has trained hundreds of yoga therapists and advanced yoga teacher trainers through Body Balance Yoga School of Yoga Therapy. Jenny has been teaching and developing wellness, exercise and movement therapy programs nationally since 1980.

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        Jenny Otto has trained yoga therapists and led advanced teacher training.

        Jenny Otto’s Experience

        Jenny is also a Certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integrator specializing in visceral manipulation, visceral and peripheral nerve therapy and osteopathic listening. Structural Integration, which is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf, manually releases tensions in the body that prevent a more balanced alignment.

        The capacity to transmit movement information depends on a teacher’s embodiment. Central to embodiment is one’s own kinesthetic empathy which Jenny owns through personal practice and teaching yoga for over 35 years.

        Jenny’s teaching is compassionate, inspirational and fun. Her clear and precise teaching style is authentic and is committed to awakening a deeper knowledge and understanding of the body, mind and spirit. She brings warmth, humor and creativity to her teaching, as well as detailed knowledge in working with injuries and special conditions.

        In 2007, Jenny began studying with Thomas Myers of Anatomy Trains and has participated in dissections of human cadavers with Myers to further her understanding of the body. As well, she has participated in dissections with Eric Root and Todd Garcia. In 2010, Jenny also began her studies with Hubert Godard — Dancer, Rolfer, Professor and Movement Educator.

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        Gain hands on knowledge of the nervous system and therapeutics.

        Her unending quest to bring a deeper understanding of the body to her students and to all of the teachers she trains, takes Jenny Otto around the world. And she shares the depth of her knowledge and her love of yoga as she travels worldwide leading Yoga Retreats and teaching Yoga Workshops, Yoga Teacher Trainings, Yoga Residencies and Yoga Therapy Trainings.

        All workshops, teacher trainings and classes with Jenny Otto fulfill Yoga Alliance Teacher Continuing Education Requirements.

        Join us to deepen your connections.

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        about the author

        Lisa Long, M.A.

        Lisa Long wants to live in a world where Love gives you a "permission slip" to drop the mask and be who you are. Known for her hearty and full-body laugh, Lisa meets people where they are in the present moment. She passionately believes in the healing potential of movement. As a teacher and producer/writer, her work has been featured on Good For You blog, CBS television station affiliates, and telelvision cable channel networks as well her print manual called "Home Practice: A Guide for Healing from Breast Cancer" was published by a 5 hospital health care network. When she's not helping others reach their fullest potential, you'll find Lisa hiking a trail to a waterfall or riding her bike at the beach. Her latest collaboration with a university launches in 2020.

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