Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff
Join us for the full weekend of Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, or pick and choose your favorite workshops!
FULL PROGRAM: $395 ($445 after March 21)
Friday, April 21, 6:30pm-9pm
$45 ($55 after March 21)
Yoga practice in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar exhibits many distinctive principles and practices not found in other Hatha Yoga lineages. One key hallmark of the teaching tradition is the emphasis on bandha as a way to support the body as it moves through vinyasa practice. The good news about a breath-centered practice of yoga is that the moment you first learned to coordinate breath and body movement, you were immediately, implicitly learning such essential elements of practice as bandhas, ujjayi and drishti. From this perspective, deepening your yoga consists of nothing more than uncovering all what your body already knows about creating support and spaciousness through practice.
Flowing with Purpose: Vinyasa Practice and Principles (includes modified Warrior Series)
Saturdaym April 22, 11:00am-2:00pm
$65 ($75 after March 21)
This practice-heavy workshop will lead you through a specially-designed vinyasa that demonstrates how you can strongly activate your foot arches, work your legs, and move your spine in all possible directions; all without putting any body weight on your hands. The sequence will be introduced by breaking down its individual components, with detailed alignment and breathing cues and then taught with an emphasis on flowing continuously, while modeling the use of language for maximizing individual pacing and modification.
The Yoga of the Foot: Standing, Balancing, Walking
Saturday, April 22, 3:30pm-6:30pm
$65 ($75 after March 21)
These are the walking lessons we all should all have had when we were young – but it’s never too late to transform your relationship to the surface of our planet. Restoring deep support for the arches of the feet becomes a critical focus in yoga practice. Leslie will cover essentials of foot anatomy, weight transfer and gait analysis to help transform your daily walking movements into a “yoga in motion.”
Reimagining Alignment From the Ground Up: Standing Practice
Sunday, April 23, 11:00am-2:00pm
$65 ($75 after March 21)
Beginning with a review of the basic 3-point architecture of the foot, this session will explore and develop a variety of exercises that can bring new life and support to standing asana practice. Once primary consideration is given to the foundation of a pose, a far more functional experience of alignment can arise. Special attention will be paid to teaching methods that allow each student in a group practice to find their own, unique alignment, following the principle that “asanas don’t have alignment, people have alignment."
Asana Analysis and Hands-on Assisting Lab
Sunday, April 23, 3:30pm-6:30pm
In the Hands-On Assisting Lab, Leslie will share teaching techniques he’s developed over the past 34 years of working therapeutically with groups and individuals. Some of the explorations will be:
- Verbal cuing of breath-centered alignment adjustments
- Administering powerful yet safe and gentle hands-on assists
- Principles of breath release, based on the shape-change model of breath
Practical modifications to the cueing of postures and movements and the creative use of breath, language and imagery will be explained and practiced. Ample time will be devoted to working directly with the individual concerns of participants so bring your favorite (or least favorite!) asana and your questions.
Monday, April 24
11:00am - 2:00pm & 3:00pm - 5:30pm
$125 ($145 after March 22)
Injuries occur when we provoke too much movement from too few places. This session starts from the premise that healthy movement is well-distributed movement. Building on that idea, we will review the fundamentals of therapeutic yoga education from the client-based breath-centered perspective inspired by the pioneering work of the late T.K.V.Desikachar.
Case Studies and Clinical Observation
Leslie will dive deeper into advanced topics such as preventing and healing injuries, client interaction, alignment, muscular support and breath-centered postural corrections. This is a perennial favorite for students around the world because it provides a unique opportunity to observe Leslie work one-on-one with clinic guests.
Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is recognized internationally as a specialist in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. For over three decades he has led workshops and developed specialized education for many leading yoga associations, schools and training programs in America and throughout the world. 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. Leslie created and teaches The Breathing Project’s unique year-long course in yoga anatomy, also available online at yogaanatomy.net. He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book “Yoga Anatomy.”
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