Journey to the Center of the Breath - Weekend Workshops with Leslie Kaminoff

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Journey to the Center of the Breath - Weekend Workshops with Leslie Kaminoff

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2019 | June 1 - 2 | 9:30 - 12:30 & 14:00 - 17:00 daily

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JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE BREATH

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS WITH LESLIE KAMINOFF


AN INTRODUCTION TO BREATH-CENTERED YOGA AND DEMYSTIFYING THE BANDHAS
2019 | JUNE 1 | 9:30am - 12:30pm

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In this highly interactive, experiential session, Leslie will introduce the distinctive breath-centered teachings of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar from a historical, scholarly and anatomical perspective while leading participants into a progressively deeper understanding of the vital forces at work in the human breathing mechanism during yoga practice.

 Details of breath sequencing, and coordination with movement and spinal action are some of the elements that comprise the topic of bandha. Far from being a mystical practice, the good news is the moment we were immediately, implicitly learning bandhas when we first learned to coordinate breath and body movement. From this perspective, deepening our yoga consists of nothing more than uncovering our innate ability to find support and spaciousness through a breath-centered practice.

 

TWIST, DON’T BREAK - TWISTING POSES, FROM THE INSIDE OUT
2019 | June 1 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Axial rotation is the anatomical term for twisting of the spine. Understanding the structural core of twisting postures, known in yoga as “Parivritti,” reveals the critical role that breathing plays in safely accomplishing these complex movements.


In this practice-oriented workshop, Leslie will review the key structures of the spine and breathing mechanism that can contribute to (or sometimes interfere with) the twisting actions of the body. The positions of sitting, standing and supine will be explored, as well as the role of binding and twisting’s effects on our physiology.

 

 

 

THE WARRIOR SERIES - A HANDS FREE VINYASA PRACTICE
2019 | JUNE 2 | 9:30am - 12:30pm

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If you like a strong, flowing, breath-centered yoga practice, but have done more than a few too many down dogs, up dogs and chaturangas, then this is the class for you.

This practice-heavy workshop will lead you through a specially-designed vinyasa that strongly works the legs and moves the spine in all possible directions, all without putting any body weight on your hands.

 

THE OM WORKSHOP - THE YOGA OF SOUND, BREATH, RESONANCE AND VIBRATION
2019 | June 2 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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In a yoga class, one of the first opportunities for students to connect with their teacher is through a shared “OM” but how often do we pay as much attention to the details of this sound as we do to the nuance of asana?

Leslie will deconstruct the phonetics of this complex, resonant, sacred vibration with a review of the phonetic map of the mouth embedded in the Sanskrit alphabet.

He will lead students in a simple chanting practice to blend exploration of the relationship between sound, physical support and movement.


 

ABOUT LESLIE

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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 four 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 advancing educational standards for yoga teachers and other movement professionals. His unique year-long course is available online at yogaanatomy.net.

He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book “Yoga Anatomy.”

You can follow him on Instagram (@leslie.kaminoff), Twitter (@lkaminoff) and on Facebook (LeslieKaminoffYogaAnatomy), on YouTube (YogaAnatomy) and learn more at YogaAnatomy.org.