Yoga Manchester is extremely excited to announce details of a weekend workshop with Leslie Kaminoff – a master of Yoga Anatomy.Leslie is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. For over four 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 advancing educational standards for yoga teachers and other movement professionals. He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book “Yoga Anatomy.”
Friday 8th May 6pm-8pm
Anatomy of Yoga: Body, Mind and Breath
Yoga can be described as integration of body, mind and breath. Leslie’s teacher, T.K.V. Desikachar, stated that without the breath there is no yoga. Join Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of Yoga Anatomy, for a two hour introduction to the basics of the anatomy, physiology and neurology of yoga practice through lecture, audio-visual material, led practice and interactive inquiry.
Saturday 9th May 9.30am-12.30pm
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.
Saturday 9th May 2pm-5pm
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 chanting practice to blend exploration of the relationship between sound, physical support and movement.
Sunday 10th May 9.30am-11.30am
Headstands and Arm Supports – A Model of Vinyasa Krama
Headstand is often referred to as “the king of the asanas” but the combination of skills required to safely enter into, remain in, and exit headstand make it an ideal study in the science of step-by-step sequencing known as vinyasa krama.
This workshop will incorporate the practice of and theory behind specially designed breath-centered sequences that will transform your relationship to all arm supports. It will also illuminate the key principles involved in building a progressive practice for any challenging asana.
Sunday 10th May 1pm-3pm
The Yoga of the Foot – Walking Anatomy, Gait Analysis And Re-patterning
These are the lessons in being a biped that we all should all have had when we were young. It’s never too late to transform your relationship to the surface of our planet by restoring deep support for the arches of your feet, which are literally the foundation of a yoga practice. Leslie will cover essentials of foot anatomy, weight transfer and gait analysis to help transform your asana and walking from the ground up.
Price £160 – ‘Early Bird’ fee £135 if booked and paid for by Oct 31st 2019.
Individual sessions £35
Please note when booking individual sessions please ensure you email us with details of which sessions you want to book on.
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Please note that cancellations within 4 weeks of the event will be subject to a 50 % loss of payment. Total refunds will only be considered in special circumstances. Refunds given outside of the 4 weeks period will be subject to a 20% administration fee.