Roll With It Monthly Spotlight Series

Spotlight Roll With It Series (In-Studio & Online)
with Jen Mast of Revolution Community Yoga
2nd Tuesday Monthly @ 7 – 8:30pm in the downstairs Waterfall Room and Online
Each workshop is $25 pre-registration or $35 day of workshop
Registrants will receive a recording of each workshop they attend that they can access for 2 weeks after the workshop date.

Journey To Better Body Awareness.  Reduce Pain, Increase Range of Motion and Improve Functional Movement In A Compassionate And Long-Lasting Way. Let’s Take a Fascial Deep Dive Together!

WORKSHOP DATES (descriptions below):

September 13thFeet, Ankles, Calves

October 11thQuads, Hamstrings & IT Band
REGISTER:  {In-Studio}{Online}

November 8thPsoas & Diaphragm Connection, Core
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December 13th – Glutes & Hips
REGISTER: {In-Studio}{Online}

January 10th – Spine Align… Roll, Realign & Stabilize
REGISTER:  {In-Studio} • {Online}

February 14th – Carpal Tunnel, Arthritis, Too Much Texting!
REGISTER:  {In-Studio} • {Online}

March 14th – Shoulders, Armpits, Upper Side Seams
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April 11th – Neck, Traps, Pecs & More
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May 9th – Face, Jaw, Migraines
REGISTER:  {In-Studio} • {Online}

June 13th – Bottom to Top ~ Whole Body Work-In
REGISTER:  {In-Studio} • {Online}


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

September 13th
Home FEET Home: Feet, Ankles, Calves – Oh My!!

Let’s tour the “wheels” of our bodies. Our feet literally walk us through life. Everyday starts with our feet hitting the floor and our bodies in motion! 26 bones, 30 joints and over 100 named muscles make our feet one of the more complex and unique body parts. BUT feet are also the furthest body part from the brain and easy to ignore since they are often hidden in shoes! Over time, dropped arches, bunions, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, corns and other foot issues can form. This workshop will discuss prevention techniques to keep feet, ankles and calves supple and healthy. We’ll practice strengthening, rolling and ROM techniques to support movement of the lower legs. AND we’ll create our own unique and individualized “FOOT SPA”!

October 11th
Quad Quencher, Ham”STRING” Sammy and a side of IT Band!
This functional workshop will dig deep into the quad and hamstring connection. Our quads often play the “super hero” roll in our bodies, jumping in whenever they get a chance. Sadly, our hamstrings take a back seat. Let’s get to know these muscle teams more intimately. Learn how to “turn off” what is chronically on and “turn on” what is chronically off. We’ll floss, shear, plow, x-fiber, nourish and mobilize in this feel good sequence that will leave you stretched out, rolled out, more aware of the compensatory impact these muscles are having in other areas of your body. Are you ready to embody your body?

November 8th
Ring Around Your Middle: Psoas & Diaphragm Connection, Plus CORE and MORE!
This workshop will aid us in developing a better understanding of the interplay between these important muscles (Psoas and Diaphragm) and the impact they can have on the rest of the body both positively and negatively. Roll, release and strengthen your middle and build a rapport with your core! This workshop is full of surprises! Let’s get curious and uncover these hidden muscles and hone in on our interoception skills through breath, subtle movements and deep relaxation. We’ll unwind and redesign our inner axis!! Benefits include better awareness of the psoas, its compensatory patterns and its role as “super hero”. Experience exercises for strengthening the “frontal plane” as a way to quiet the psoas, breathe better, unlock the ribs and improve the cooperation between the psoas and diaphragm fascia. Are you “Fascia”nated yet?

December 13th
Bottoms Up! Glutes and Hips
Does your SEAT need a treat? This workshop will take you through a fascial release sequence that will help with proprioception (knowing where our body is in space and time) and understanding the role of the glutes and surrounding muscles. We’ll then work on mobilizing, strengthening and moving the muscles in the hips as a way they are meant to move. In the words of Shakira – “Hips don’t lie”. Learn about common hidden issues that can arise from hip asymmetries like: SI, Knee, low back and even shoulder pain! IT’S ALL CONNECTED!! Let’s give the tush a little squish!

January 10th
Time to Spine Align; Roll, Realign and Stabilize
Text neck got you down? Do you struggle with low back pain? The spine is a structural masterpiece made up of 24 vertebrae and 70 joints. Let’s take an indepth look at the many movements and functions of this unique formation that has carried you around your whole life!! We’ll shed light on habits and postural patterns that are often ingrained into our neural pathways from a very young age. Over time, overuse, underuse and abuse of our bodies can start a chain reaction of pain. Together we’ll map and learn the feeling and sensations around the spine, we’ll discuss strength, stretch, range of motion and myofascial exercises to encourage better body awareness and promote a healthy, happy spine!!


Jen Mast, L.I.C.S.W., E-RYT 500 (IYT), Integrative Functional Yoga Therapist, ChildLight Teen Yoga®, Lifeforce Yoga®

Stepping onto the mat everyday has allowed me to stay grounded in the things that are truly important. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease over a decade ago, my life took an unpredictable turn. Things that were easy became difficult and I felt as though I had lost part of myself. It was during this time that I deepened my spiritual practice. Yoga helped to heal the aches and pains that came with autoimmunity, it improved my energy, my mood and it allowed me to show up each day for my friends, loved ones and most importantly myself. Yoga’s transformational abilities led me on a new path to become a yoga instructor combining my past work as a Licensed Social Worker with my new path in yoga therapy, functional movement through yoga and myofascial release. As we bring all levels of a person’s being into balance, true healing occurs. Moving beyond illness and discomfort, we are able to live life to our fullest expression.

Jen completed her 500-hour at Kripalu with Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) in 2016 where she trained under Joseph and Lillian LePage and Maria Mendola (Integrative Functional Yoga Therapy). Jen furthered her study and attended an intensive training with Maria in Tucson, learning various techniques for myofascial release, therapeutic movements and exercises to rebalance alignment and long held patterns. In 2018, Jen completed a weekend training in The Roll Model Method® and a Ball Rolling Techniques Workshop with David Vendetti – both for myofascial release. Her extensive work with athletes, injuries and chronic illness in both group and private settings inform her teaching style which infuses safety, mindfulness, alignment principals, unique uses of props and functional therapeutic movements, and of course a lot of humor and fun!  Through the pandemic, Jen has continued to train and deepen her own practice with Susi Hately, Functional Synergy™ and a Monthly Mentor Workshop with Jill Miller, Roll Model Method™.