September 14th to 21st
8 days of Restorative and Invigorating Bowspring
Fascia Yoga with Jennifer Metzger
You can specifically use the principles of Bowspring to get freedom, lightness and a good mood to the body. In Bowspring Yoga, the body is not worked linearly – in one direction or in a straight line – but holistically, radically from center to outside, stretched and throbbed. In Bowspring the body is not seen linear, but 3 Dimensional – in its natural form.
The benefits of Bowspring are a freer feeling in the body. It creates more lightness and at the same time tones the body. It also enhances the healing process in the joints, organs and mind. The Roman poet Juvelnal said “In a healthy body lives a healthy mind.”
And that’s exactly what does: Bowspring heals!
Bowspring loosens the facies that are closely linked to the nervous system dissolving or deflecting the body tension, while simultaneously healing and relaxing the mind. When the voltage inside the body is broken down, it can be redirected and so more body voltage can be activated on the outside. Thus, the body heals the mind and vice versa.
Bowspring is a radiant and even tone around the entire body.
You work with the double S curve of the spine, which is our spring, bow spring or shock absorber which is why you feel weightless with Bowspring – Antigravity Effect!
When we are in the radian tone in the natural form of the spine, our mood will lift! The pulsation, seesaws and feathers have a positive effect on the nervous system which everyone has performed unconsciously as children.
The body knows what is healthy or healing and the additional benefits of the movements generate happy hormones; a motivation in itself!
The Radiant Heart loosens and frees our chest area developing space for the higher, sublime feelings and thoughts. The tightness in the chest area disappears and what has been created is more space from the center to the outside and striving for the top.
Radiant Heart makes the sun rise in the heart!
During the week we will go through the entire subsystem of the body.
- Day 1 – Radiant Heart – Expanse of the Ridge / Radiant Heart Meditation. Heart and Lungs get much more space when we practice holistic breathing.
- Day 2 – Wings – open the shoulders, shoulder girdle, shoulder blades for ease, release the pressure and tension in the shoulder and neck area plus strengthening the upper arm. Wim hof breathing exercises.
- Day 3 – Roots – create strong legs and feet to feel stable and secure.
- Day 4 – Roots – widen of the pelvic base. Buttocks and thighs are strengthened which are the motor of locomotion.
Belly – learn to let go of the belly so that it can move in the natural form of the spinal column / Corestification of the lordosis / abdominal breathing.
- Day 5 – Belly – create more gut feeling Intuition / be in the flow, learn to relax the belly to tone it and find more support.
- Day 6 – Neck, Crown – Opening of the cervical spine / extension over the crown, 3-dimensional and over crown chakra, relax your chin and facial muscles.
Farewell class “Put it all together!” Meditation with gentle Bowspring movements / Wim Hof breathing exercise.
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- 8.00 , tea, coffee, cereal
- 9.00-11.00 Bowspring
- 11.00 Breakfast
- Free Time
- 14.30 Lunch
- Chill Time : Massage, Hikes, Pool Time
- 17.00-19.00 Bowspring
- 20.00 Dinner
Tuesday and Thursday
- 8.00 cereal, tea, coffee,
- 9.00-11.00 Bowspring
- 11.00 Breakfast
- Tuesday: Visit Perugia
- Thursday: Pasta making class
- 17.00-19.00 Bowspring
- 20.00 Dinner
About Jennifer Metzger
I started practicing Hatha Yoga in the 2001 due to hip pains that I have had for over 20 years. After 6 years, I became a teacher of it with four of those teaching and living in Italy.
In 2002- 2004, I studied Wu Thai Chi and Chi Gong at the Chan Dao Academy Regensburg for 200 hours. I am eternally grateful for their teaching about patience and humility. It has accompanied me through some very difficult situations in my life.
In 2011, I found Anusara Yoga and studied about 600 hours with different teachers
In 2014-2105, I studied 200 hours of Ashtanga and Iyenga Yoga with Michael Forbes.
In May 2016, I participated in a Bowspring workshop in Marbella .After the first class, I felt my entire butt and thigh muscles for the first time in my life. My chest and shoulder girdle became loose, open and I had so much more freedom of movement. I felt so light and vibrant that I could not stop smiling and rejoicing. This weekend changed my life.
After about 8 weeks of daily practice of the Bowspring method of movements for about 20 minutes a day my hip pain disappeared, my joints felt wonderful, my, thighs and buttocks became toned, and my skin became more elastic.
I could possibly describe it as a transformation of my outside layer being toned and a shell being created on my body to protect all the inner organs, muscles, tendons and veins that are now working diligently and efficiently.
This was a total body tone and consequently my will power, energy and activity level increased as the weeks went by. Lastly, I studied more than 200 hours with Desi Springer and John Friend., founders of the Bowspring Yoga and am looking forward to continuing my studies with them in the future.
I´m infinitely grateful for the Bowspring!
It´s a “never ending benefit”
Interview with Jennifer Metzger
Why should someone do Bowspring?
Bowspring is finding and returning to our natural form and movements of our body. You can see this anywhere at a playground of young children and how freely and easily they move. Bowspring is a total acceptance of the individual body by working with the double – S curve of the spine and bringing everything back into balance By moving the body in this direction we will feel challenged but at the same time we will not have heavy shoulders, pressure on the neck or lower back anymore.
Bowspring is easy to integrate into our daily life movements, as in walking, picking items off the floor or even vacuuming. Everything becomes lighter and with less effort. Tension is released and one learns how to keep their body free from stress which is a grave concern of everyone today. Eventually, you will receive tremendous benefits in both your body and mind.
What is the difference between traditional Yoga and Bowspring?
The movement in traditional Yoga is in an alignment of a straight line mostly corresponding with the energy lines in the body. The flattening of our chest, the pulling of our shoulder blades together, the tucking in of our tailbone and finally the pulling of our chin down to maintain a straight head. After that there is a stretch in one line, we make our body straight. The affect for many people in the western world are overstretched groin areas because we have stretched our bones out of the groins.
In Bowspring , the body is seen in a 3 dimensional natural Form. We do not want to change this. The first principal is “radiant heart” a widening from the center of your heart space/chest. We pulsate, jump or whip into our poses, which activates and opens up the Myofascia of our body in which holds everything together. When the tension of the Myofascia becomes in balance we never need to put pressure on our groins again. This is the Bowspring healing the body.
What are the benefits of Bowspring?
Through the pulsation the tight parts of our body will release and we will have more space and opening. The body gets softer but at the same time stronger. We start to smile and be in a good mood. Another benefit is the widening of the heart space and belly which then creates more space for all organs. Imagine the joy your organs will have and what a difference it will make in their efficiency. By experiencing the lightness in our body a great deal of tension will be released and depleted from the body. You will also experience a strengthening of the gluts, thighs and triceps which will become harder and stronger.
I should not forget another major benefit of Bowspring which is the psychic benefit of mindfulness, clarity, enhance performance, healthy aging sensitivity and much more.
Come and join Bowspring and get happy about all the benefits it gifting you!