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Leslie Kaminoff Workshop in Melbourne – 23rd & 24th March

Leslie Kaminoff is a renowned yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. Leslie has been teaching yoga for more than three decades and is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City based educational non-profit dedicated to teaching individualised, breath-centered yoga. Leslie speaking to class

Join Leslie for a two-day workshop in, Melbourne to deepen your knowledge and experience of breath-centred yoga practice.

Melbourne: Monday, March 23 – Tuesday, March 24

VenueAbbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Cost: Each workshop is $395 inc. GST

Click here to book tickets for the Melbourne event.

Practice Workshop

Please Click here to download the brochure to read detailed descriptions of all of the modules.

Day 1
AM: Intro to Healing Through Breath-Centred Yoga, Breath Technique and Bandhas in Asana Practice
PM: Stretching the West – Forward Bending PLUS Better Backbends through Breathing

Day 2

AM: The Warrior Series
PM: Headstands: A Model of Vinyasa Krama

Click here to book tickets for the Melbourne event.

Foundation Module – Intro to Healing Through Breath-Centered Yoga

All of the workshops will begin with this module introducing Yoga practice in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar which exhibits many distinctive principles and practices not found in other Hatha Yoga lineages. In this visually rich lecture-demo, Leslie will review Krishnamacharya’s teachings from a historical, practical and therapeutic perspective. He will also discuss Desikachar’s contribution both to his father’s tradition and Leslie’s education, as well as the history and integration of Eastern and Western healing systems.

Module Descriptions

Please Click here to download the brochure to read detailed descriptions of the other modules.

Leslie will also be in Sydney and Perth as well as presenting at the Yoga Australia conference.

Sydney: Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, March 29

Perth: Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, April 5

Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your booking for the Leslie Kaminoff workshops prior to the 28th February you are eligible for a refund minus a $55 administrative fee. Cancellations received after the 28th February are not eligible for refund. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost, however please notify the program host in writing prior to commencement.

Please email reception@yogainstitute.com.au in writing for cancellation notifications.

Beginners Yoga Cammery

March 1, 2016: Beginners Yoga Course – Tuesday Evenings

Beginners (1)The Perfect Start to Yoga

In our beginners course you will learn the foundations of a yoga practice. The 6 week course will include:-

* Essential yoga postures (asana)
* Breath-centered approach
* Deep relaxation techniques
* Simple yet powerful breathing practices (pranayama)
* The Power of Now in yoga-mindfulness practice

Central to our approach to yoga is individualising yoga to meet the needs of each person. Everyone welcome. Please advise the teacher if you have an injury or health concern. Classes sizes are kept small to ensure personalised attention, so bookings are essential. If you’d like to know more about what you can expect, please read below!

Next Course Commences:
Tuesday March 1, 2016 – Tuesday April 5, 2016 6:00pm – 7:15pm with Annebelle Van Tongeren

Bookings are essential and prepayment is required. Limited numbers available. Book online below.

Purchase

A Beginners Guide to Yoga

Firstly welcome to the Yoga Institute. Here are some FAQ’s about getting started with yoga which we hope inspire you to give it go!

“I’ve never done yoga, what’s the best way to get started?”

A beginners course is the best way to start, this way you will receive guidance through the foundation poses and basic breathing techniques. Alternatively a one-on-one private session if you have a injury/ specific health condition. This way you can get a practise that is personalised to meet your needs.

“I’m not flexible, I can’t touch my toes, can I do yoga? ”

No problem. We are all different. We will happily modify postures so they are appropriate for you. Also practising yoga regularly will improve your flexibility, so you will notice your toes getting closer and closer….

“What should I wear to a yoga class?”

Wear some comfortable loose fitting clothes, perhaps a t-shirt or singlet top that allows movement and pants such as dance tights, tracksuit pants or shorts.

“Do I need a mat? Where can I get one from ?”

You can buy a mat from us or you can use one of our mats at the centre. We are offering a discounted yoga mat to our beginner students and we also sell eye pillows and yoga mat bags.

“Should I do anything special to prepare before a class”

As yoga is best practised on an empty stomach, please refrain from eating for at least an hour and a half before the class.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starts.

“How will I know what to do in the class?”

Our trained teachers will lead you through the practice, carefully explaining and guiding you through each pose. Also we encourage you to listen to your body. If a posture does not feel right or hurts, please let the teacher know so it can be modified to best suit you.

“Why should I practice Yoga?

Yoga can help to calm the mind, strengthen and bring balance to your body, increase your self awareness and an overall sense of wellbeing.

Yoga for Back Care

Yoga for Back Care

An engaging 6-week course that will be both theoretical and practical

This course is suitable for students who have challenging back issues/pain (including neck complaints) and or for students who are interested to learn more about maintaining spinal health and preventing spinal issues.

During this 6-week course Lisa and Maria will guide students through a yoga program customised to address common back problems and will provide each student with the opportunity to learn and practice yoga postures that will promote spinal awareness, support spinal alignment, strengthen spinal muscles, build core strength for spinal stabilisation and promote healthy movement of your spine. Students will also develop self awareness so they can practice yoga in a way that aids rather than aggitates their back, neck and spine.

Bookings are essential and prepayment is required. The next course start date is currently to be confirmed. Join our newsletter to be notified when dates for the next course are confirmed.

The health of our back significantly impacts our wellbeing; if you are one of the millions complaining about “my aching back” you’ll know this all to well.

Why is the back prone to injury?

As we age, ligaments and tendons shorten and joint range of motion decreases. Disks lose their ability to absorb shock, muscles weaken, and bones lose mass. This is compounded spending too much time sitting in cars, at desks, at computers. Bad posture makes matters worse.

How can yoga help reduce back pain?

Yoga helps to build a strong yet supple spine as well as correcting postural misalignments. The subtle breath work and relaxation practices of yoga can also provide pain sufferers with a powerful tool to manage their pain. Some of the back conditions that may be eased by regular and appropriate yoga include: scoliosis, sciatica, lower back pain, degenerated or bulging discs, as well as neck pain and stiffness.

Day: Wednesday
Duration: 6 week course
Time: 6:30pm–7:45pm
Cost: $135 (inc gst) payable in advance
Teacher: Lisa Grauaug

Upcoming Dates: Our next Back Care short course hasn’t yet been scheduled. Join our newsletter to be notified when dates for the next course are confirmed.

 

BACK CARE YOGA TIP: If you are doing a yoga class or doing your own personal practice, here’s a key principle to keep in mind…

Breathe as You Do the Yoga Poses. When we hold our breath, we hold onto tension. Quiet, slow breathing induces the relaxation response, allowing increased circulation to tissues whose vessels are constricted during times of stress. If you can stay in touch with your breath as you practice yoga you will also stay within a safe range of motion for your body and will be less likely to over-strain your muscles and ligaments.

March 17, 2018: Leslie Kaminoff Workshop Sydney

Continuing Yoga Education with Leslie Kaminoff

A 2-day Interactive Yoga Workshop that will inform, inspire and transform both your personal practice and teaching

Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of the bestselling book “Yoga Anatomy” and creator of YogaAnatomy.net, is a yoga educator and internationally recognized specialist with four decades’ experience in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. His approach to teaching combines intellectual rigor, spontaneity and humor, and is always evolving.

Join Leslie for this continuing Yoga Education workshop in Sydney to deepen your knowledge and experience of breath-centred yoga practice.

LOCATION : The Grand Hall

MOSMAN ART GALLERY (SYDNEY)

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March, 2018

SATURDAY

Session 1:

9:30am-12:30pm: Intro to Breath-Centered Yoga and Demystifying The Bandhas

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. The relationship between the bandhas and Krishnamacharya’s unique theory of kundalini will be covered, as well their connection to the practice of inversion (viparita karani). Additionally, myths and misconceptions about yogic breathing and the diaphragm will be addressed and clarified using a variety of audio-visual aides — including unique animations and x-ray images of the breathing muscles in action.

Session 2:

2:00-5:00pm: 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.

SUNDAY

Session 3:

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. The first half of the session will focus on the basic movement and alignment principles of the sequence.  Additionally, the use of breath cueing will be explained. In the second half of the session, we will practice the full sequence of poses in the Warrior Series with an emphasis on flowing through it non-stop. Afterwards we will review possibilities for individual adaptation.

Session 4:

2:00-5:00pm: 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 chanting and visualization techniques.

Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March, 2018

Venue: Mosman Art Gallery, Corner Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road,Mosman

Time: 9:30am – 5:00 pm

Price: $465.00 (AUD)

LAST TIME WE OFFERED THIS EVENT IN SYDNEY TICKETS SOLD OUT,  we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment

 

 

* no pre-requisites or prior learning required *

Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your booking for the Leslie Kaminoff workshops prior to the 17th February you are eligible for a refund minus a $100 booking fee. Cancellations received after the 17th February are not eligible for refund. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost, however please notify the program host in writing prior to commencement.

Please email reception@yogainstitute.com.au in writing for cancellation notifications.

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