Bandha: Untying and Uniting Body, Breath and Mind
with Leslie Kaminoff

July 24-28, 2017
Monday - Friday

How can we understand bandha in a way that fulfills the spirit of freeing the breath? Leslie’s final immersion will represent the culmination of the last fourteen years he has been teaching, studying and growing at The Breathing Project. Each of the five days of this immersion will be devoted to exploring the theory and practice of asana, breath and bandha from the perspective of the five koshas (“sheaths”) of the human system as imagined in yoga teachings.

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.

Be With Your Baby: Touch, Handling & Movement
with Amy Matthews and Sarah Barnaby

Friday, Jul 7, 2017

How we handle a baby affects all aspects of development: their patterns of perception, their problem solving abilities, their emotional well-being, cognitive functioning, and their sense of agency in the world. A child’s early experiences of movement and touch influence their ability to self-soothe and self-regulate, and to relate to themselves and others throughout their life.

Your habits and choices about how you pick up your baby, set them down and hand them to others can facilitate (or inadvertently impede) their later movement choices. Before your baby arrives, come learn about how you can support their movement and perceptual development.

Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology: Bones & Ligaments
with Amy Matthews

Three trimesters: Sep 2016-Jun 2017

Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

In 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.

Babies!
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.