as part of Flow International Series
Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. For over three decades he has led workshops and developed specialized education in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. His approach to teaching combines intellectual rigor, spontaneity and humor, and is always evolving. Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City based educational non-profit dedicated to teaching individualized, breath-centered yoga. His unique year-long yoga anatomy course is now available online at yogaanatomy.net. He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book “Yoga Anatomy.”
Yoga Anatomy Weekend Immersion
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017
9.30-5.00pm (90 min lunch break)
Flow Studio, 52 Hill Street, Cathedral Quarter
Earlybird - £185
Full Weekend - £210
PLEASE NOTE THIS SERIES OF WORKSHOPS IS FOR A FULL WEEKEND AND CANNOT BE PURCHASED IN PART.
9.30am - 12.30pm
Introduction to Healing Through Breath-Centered Yoga
Yoga practice in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar exhibits many distinctive principles and practices not found in other Hatha Yoga lineages. Details of breath sequencing, coordination with movement and spinal action are just some of the subjects we will explore in this highly interactive, experiential and informative session.
The later teachings of Krishnamachrya, as imparted to Leslie’s teacher T.K.V. Desikachar, emphasized the utmost importance of tailoring the practices to the unique needs of each individual, above all else. Leslie will these present these teachings from an historical, scholarly and anatomical perspective while leading participants into a progressively deeper understanding of how to adapt yoga practice to the specific needs of each student, whether in group or individual practice.
2.30 - 5.00pm
Preventing and Healing Injuries Through Yoga
Injuries occur when we provoke too much movement from too few places. This day-long intensive is essentially a crash-course in the fundamentals of therapeutic yoga education. We will draw from the histories, injuries and concerns of workshop participants to identify and address the most common sources of stress in yoga practice.
Working with the group, and individually with selected participants, we will explore practical modifications to asana, the creative use of breath, language and imagery, and simple hands-on adjustments. This is Leslie’s opportunity to re-create the context in which he learned the one-on-one application of yoga from his teacher, T.K.V. Desikachar.
9.30am - 12.30pm & 2.30 - 5.00pm:
Breath-Centered Asana and Vinyasa – Individualized Adaptation and Modification
This full-day immersion will begin with the practice of a specially modified sequence of standing postures that flow together with the breath. We will then use participants’ unique experiences to inspire an investigation of how to adapt breath and posture for individual therapeutic objectives. Topics will include:
- Anatomically-based alignment principles
- How to vary breath cueing for specific effects
- Adapting to form of an asana to get to the essence of its function
- How to tailor teaching language and imagery for maximum benefit
Ample time will be devoted to individual concerns. Bring your therapeutic questions and anatomical curiosity!