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 limited support for German translation.
Zen Center Regensburg
(*5:00 & 19:00 zen practice open to all participants with limited residential accommodations available)
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Tel: 0152 53 10 7023
Saturday November 2
9:00 – 12:00 –The Sage’s Seat – The Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama
15:00 – 18:00 –The OM Workshop – The Yoga of Sound, Breath, Resonance and Vibration
Sunday November 3
9:00 – 12:00 & 15:00 – 18:00
Re-imagining Alignment: a one-day immersion
Price & Registration:
Registration confirmed upon full payment (Payment plans are available). Single day or single session options are available. Inquire for pricing
The Sage’s Seat – The Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama
Drawing inspiration from Patanjali’s royal eight-limbed path, this workshop will explore and illuminate the embodied basis of seated meditation experiences. When our relationship to gravity is at maximum efficiency, our body’s inherent structural equilibrium provides sufficient support so our metabolic requirements draw a minimum of resources from breathing. This eclectic session covers topics that range from anatomy and physiology, to effective preparation for sitting postures, to how to be an effective instructor.
The OM Workshop – The Yoga of Sound, Breath, Resonance and Vibration
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 asana, vinyasa and chanting practice that explores the relationship between sound, physical support and movement.
9.00-12:00 & 15:00 – 18:00
Re-imagining Alignment: a one-day immersion
This highly interactive workshop relies on students to bring questions about their own asana practice and teaching language. Leslie will promote an experimental, experiential atmosphere of inquiry regarding the teaching of alignment, safety and effective cueing of asana.
The session begins with an historical and anatomical perspective on the subject and functional definition of alignment. Then, a led asana practice will explore the uniqueness of each student, leading to the understanding that “asanas don’t have alignment – people have alignment.” Topics include:
- Functional principles of alignment
- Breath-centered, anatomically-based cueing
- The relationship of bandha to support and movement
- Why instructions like “tuck your tail,” “lengthen your spine,” “square your hips” may be doing more harm than good, and what kind of language to use instead
- The use of gazing (drishti) and imagery to foster increased neuromuscular integration
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.”
Just Round the Corner / Am Brixener Hof
- Tara-yoga Cafe (NOT OPEN SUNDAY) – Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Cafe- Restaurant,
- Rehorik 190 – Coffee roasters, breakfast and lunch
Within 5-10 minutes walking distance (93047 zip code)
- Weissbräuhaus – German (Link in Apple Maps) – Also right around the corner from ZCR – Schwarze-Bären-Straße 6
- Le’s Cuisine – Vietnamese with vegan/vegetarian options (Link in Apple Maps) – Obermünsterplatz 2
- Jerusalem – Arabic food and pastry (fantastic falafel!) – (Link in Apple Maps) – Obermünsterstraße 1
- Guacamole – Mexican – (Link in Apple Maps) – Obermünsterstraße 11
- Italia – Italian food (Link in Apple Maps) – Obere Bachgasse 6
- L’Osteria – Italian food (Link in Apple Maps) –
- Grand Hotel Orphee – French – Untere Bachgasse 8
- Das Degginger – Modern (Link in Apple Maps)
There are many parking garages around town with a list of them HERE
Dachauplatz is the nearest to the ZCR – with a daily rate of 11 Euros (similar prices at other parking garages across town)
There is also a parking lot (outside) near the train station that costs 2.50 a day. Since it doesn’t seem to be on Google maps or the city guide, you can find the entrance at Sternbergstraße 18, 93053 (It is a legitimate parking lost for commuters). it is approximately a 10 minute walk from there to ZCR.