Journey to the Center of the Breath: Asana, Vinyasa, Bandha, Pranayama, and Meditation with Leslie Kaminoff
This weekend workshop will delve into the core principles of yoga practice from the perspective of the body’s anatomy, physiology and neurology.
A key feature of Desikachar and Krishnamacharya’s methodology is its central focus on the breath. All the details of practice — alignment, spinal action, mental focus and even spiritual aspiration — are anchored to the process of breathing. While there is ample foundation for the traditional pranic dimensions of these teachings, they have not traditionally been well-supported from a Western anatomical perspective. Leslie Kaminoff has devoted the past four decades to an investigation of this very topic, and will present his latest findings through a series of practices blended with a richly detailed lecture/demo format that combines audio-visual material with illustrated handouts, experiential exploration and group inquiry.
We will view the principles of yoga through the lenses of breath anatomy, spinal release/support, and bandha (both dynamic and static) in highly interactive sessions. Participants will be invited to bring their interests, questions and reactions into the practice and ensuing dialogue. Come prepared both to have some of your deepest insights anatomically validated and your assumptions challenged.
Date and Time:
Saturday 3rd March 2018: morning session 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; afternoon session: 1:15 – 4:15 pm
Sunday 4th March 2018: morning session 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; afternoon session: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Calling all Women of Auckland! ‘Wild Women Yoga Lunch’ is a super exciting event you don’t want to miss. Sponsored by @wearyoga, this is a one-day workshop hosted by yoga teacher and dancer @still_movement_ , Women’s empowerment coach and director of @meringuegirls @stacey.o.gorman & renown NZ foodie @eleanorozich. All levels and abilities are welcome, you do not need any prior yoga experience.
What to expect?
✨To begin, there will be an hour of opening and moving on the yoga mat. The practice will include specific postures for that calm, nourish and open areas of a Women’s body which are often closed down due to the tensions and stresses of a busy schedule.
✨This will be followed by a break of spicy coconut chai and raw sweet treats
✨Next, you will experience an hour workshop including exercises and an open discussion which will connect to you to your own womb wisdom with Stacey.
✨To close the workshop, there will be a banquet of organic, locally sourced deliciousness carefully curated and cooked for you by Eleanor Ozich (menu released soon)
✨You will also take home a goodie bag filled with an abundance of beautiful goods from @ecostorenz & @huckleberry to the value of $100.
When: Saturday 10th March, 9am-2pm.
Where: The Sapphire Room, Ponsonby Central, Auckland.
Tickets are $160 and can be purchased at: https://eleanorozich.com/collections/shop-all
Take the opportunity to retreat without needing to pack a bag and travel out of Auckland and join us for a delicious 3 hour urban retreat at the beautiful Yoga Within studio in Auckland’s Browns Bay.
Your retreat facilitators are Clare Etherton and Jessica Devi who are both passionate about the softer side of yoga. Mindful supported resting offers us an antidote to our often busy and stressful lives and both Jessica and Clare believe these gentler practices are much needed in our lives today.
“Yoga and movement practices offer valuable resources to learn, feel, communicate and gently guide ourselves back towards balance and integration, one breath at a time.” Clare Etherton
At the retreat we will delve into deep mindful resting practices and techniques that draw from yoga, movement therapy, mindfulness and traditional eastern practices. You can expect to feel supported, nurtured and nourished and to step back into life refreshed and rejuvenated.
Where: Yoga Within 77-85 Clyde Rd, Browns Bay, Auckland
When: Sunday April 8th 12-3pm and Sunday June 10th 12-3pm
Cost: $80 ($70 early bird price until March 19th – for the April retreat and until May 21st for the June retreat) includes light refreshments.