The Anatomy of Vinyasa

October 14-15, 2017

LOCATION
Zen Center Regensburg
Weißbräuhausgasse 2
Regensburg, Germany
(*5:00 & 19:00 zen practice open to all participants with limited residential accommodations available)

QUESTIONS OR INQUIRIES?
Tammy Bosler
tammy.yogadigital@gmail.com
Tel: 0152 53 10 7023

SCHEDULE SUMMARY (DETAILS BELOW)
Saturday 
9:30 – 12:30 – An Introduction To Breath-Centered Yoga
14:00 – 17:00 – Demystifying The Bandhas
Sunday 
9:30 – 12:30 – The Warrior Series – A Hands-Free Vinyasa Practice
14:00 – 17:00 – Healthy Spines: Range of Motion, Support and Breath

This workshop is open to all of those interested in a deeper exploration of functional anatomy in Vinyasa Yoga practice.  All sessions will be held in English with some support for German translation.

Price & Registration:
275 € 
Registration confirmed upon full payment

Contact Tammy for Registration – tammy.yogadigital@gmail.com (PayPal or Überweisung/bank transfer)


The Anatomy of Vinyasa




Saturday 14 October
9.30-12.30

An Introduction To 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.
Leslie will introduce these breath-centered teachings 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.

14.00-17.00
Demystifying The Bandhas
The popularity of vinyasa-based yoga practice has created a wide interest in the theory and practice of Mula, Uddiyana and Jalandhara Bandha – the “yogic locks.” In this workshop, Leslie applies his unique, experiential approach to clarify and, above all, simplify the practical, anatomical basis of these powerful, yet widely misunderstood tools.
The good news is the moment you first learned to coordinate breath and body movement, you were immediately, implicitly learning bandhas. From this perspective, deepening your yoga consists of nothing more than uncovering our innate ability to find support and spaciousness through breath-centered practice.

 ***17:00 – 18:30 – an informal community gathering at Tara Cafe for book signing, wine or tea drinking, etc.
Sunday 15 October

9.30-12.30
The Warrior Series – A Hands-Free Vinyasa Practice
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.

14.00-17.00

Healthy Spines: Range of Motion, Support and Breath
Are forward and back bending asanas about moving forward and backwards in space or are they about changing the shape of the spine? What role does the breath play in entering into and supporting us these challenging poses? How we answer these fundamental questions will determine our goals and experiences when we practice. Unfortunately, some of the most common alignment cues do not produce evenly distributed spinal movement, resulting in a perpetuation of chronic tightness in the very areas the poses seek to release.

This workshop will provide a solid grounding in details of the anterior and posterior lines of the body from both an anatomical and a yogic perspective. We will practice a variety of breath-based movements and healthy alignment strategies.

About Leslie

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 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 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.”

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

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