Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga: Appendicular Body Focus
with Leslie Kaminoff

Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Register nowThis year, we will explore the principles and practice of yoga anatomy with a focus on the articular anatomy of the limbs and extremities, principles of skeletal and spinal alignment. Each class is a unique, interactive, eclectic mix of lecture, audio-visual materials, demonstration and discussion. In addition, the application of the class topics will be explored experientially through asana, vinyasa and pranayama practice sequences.

Hands-On Yoga Lab
with Leslie Kaminoff

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join Leslie Kaminoff as he teaches hands-on techniques developed over more than 34 years working with groups and individuals. Through demonstrations, supervised partner exchanges and group practice of asana and breath, you can explore them too.

Anatomy & Breath Clinic
with Leslie Kaminoff

FREE Clinic!
Wednesdays, 4:15pm - 6:00pm

The Anatomy & Breath Clinic offers a rare glimpse into a private therapeutic yoga session, with Leslie modeling the dynamics of a non-standardized, adaptable, breath-centered approach to yoga. Each week will feature different invited clients with specific anatomical concerns. The clinic is FREE for guests and observers.

Yoga for Mental Wellness
with Elizabeth Plapinger

Tuesdays, 10:30am - 11:45am
Wednesdays, 10:30am - 11:45am

A typical YMW class involves gentle movement (asana), attention to breathing, attunement to the present moment, deep relaxation, mindful, nonjudgmental awareness of the mind, body and breath, and delight in movement. Experience and research suggest that yoga can be a powerful tool for addressing emotional and mental illness. For many of us, the regular practice of yoga can lift the mood, reduce stress, enhance problem-solving, improve strength and flexibility, lessen fatigue and increase energy.

Developing Patterns: Sitting to Walking
with Amy Matthews

Jun 3 - 4, 2017

From the moment we arrive at our birth, we are learning to move – our experiences, body sensations, reflexes and integrative processes are continually creating patterns that help us find safety, comfort and curiosity.

This series of workshops will explore some of our earliest learning times, in the context of our adult bodies: the developmental process of moving from birth to walking.

Each of the four workshops focuses on the movement patterns that typically develop in a particular period of our first year: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 months.

Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology: Bones & Ligaments
with Amy Matthews

Three trimesters: Sep 2016-Jun 2017

Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Register nowIn this course, we will focus on the bones, joints and ligaments that provide support, allow movement, and transmit weight and force through space. We will travel through the body addressing structure and movement from an experiential perspective, using principles from Body-Mind Centering, Laban Movement Analysis and the Bartenieff Fundamentals, PNF and various yoga practices to discuss principles of alignment and therapeutic applications.

Practices in Embodied Teaching: Systems & Fundamentals
with Amy Matthews

2017: A Series of 6 Weekends

Register nowTake an experiential dive into anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and embryology in this series of somatic weekends, each limited to 15 students. Each weekend focuses on a specific anatomical topic and includes lecture, discussion, movement and a short teaching exploration. In addition to learning and experiencing the material, we'll consider how deepening our own embodiment supports the practice of teaching.

with Amy Matthews, Nisha Kewalramani and Sarah Barnaby

Mondays, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fridays, 10:30am - 12:00pm

In their first years of life, babies learn to negotiate gravity and locomote by rolling over, sitting up, crawling and eventually walking. These sessions are an opportunity to explore the reflexes, movement patterns and pathways for sensory and motor development that are the building blocks for successful movement patterns to develop.

Adults: Developmental Movement
with Amy Matthews and Sarah Barnaby

Mondays, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This movement class explores developmental patterns in the context of our adult bodies. Informed by a Body-Mind Centering® approach to developmental movement, Adults is an opportunity to consciously re-engage with the early learning process of finding our way to walking. Each class will start with rolling on the floor and sequence through several developmental movement patterns on the way to standing upright. Moving through these patterns in our current bodies can help us understand our movement choices and offers a way in to adding more choices.