August 8-12, 2016
Monday - Friday
With more than three decades’ experience as a yoga anatomy educator, breath specialist and bodyworker, Leslie Kaminoff has crystallized his perspective on working with people into an essential question: “How can we un-obstruct the breathing body?”
In this week-long immersive seminar, Leslie will share asana assists, breathing techniques and verbal and visual cues. In addition to his renowned audio-visual anatomy lectures, Leslie will lead partner exchanges, group practice sessions and engaged discussions.
Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga: Appendicular Body Focus
with Leslie Kaminoff
Three trimesters: Oct 2016-Jun 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
with Amy Matthews and Sarah Barnaby
Fridays, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
This class explores developmental movement in the context of adult bodies. It is paired with the earlier Babies! class. To attend & Adults, you must attend at least half of the Babies! class as an observer. We will begin by discussing what we observed in the babies, relating it to the larger principles of developmental movement, and then we will explore the movement ourselves.