Saturday October 16
THE MODERN YOGA MOVEMENT:
bringing new dimension to your yoga practice
@ Under The Light Yoga School, Yoyogi
Some people approach yoga as a well-balanced and holistic way to exercise, be healthy, and find peace of mind. Others may relate to it as a spiritual path, a lifestyle that brings us to the goal of experiencing our naturally enlightened state. Regardless of the reason or the belief, working with the body, the breath and the energy that animates all life gives great benefit to each of us and the way we function in the world. It touches all areas of health, wealth, creativity, relationships and well-being.
The contemporary form of yoga which we find in most studios today borrows from a variety of traditions including Indian wrestling and British gymnastics. And its continued evolution has accelerated tremendously as we understand the human body through other systems like massage, physical therapy, high-performance training, martial arts and dance. Some very influential methods of optimizing body movement and function come from people who through their own injuries have designed systems that take asana practice one step further. Much like the Hatha Yoga teachers of past and present, these teachers enrich the evolution of yoga by integrating and hybridizing knowledge and experience we are constantly discovering about the human body.
In this workshop we will explore some of the techniques as they have been developed in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® as taught by creator Juliu Horvath. We will learn three key elements to dynamic movement, practice asana for healthy joints and spine, do pranayama for inner strength and vitality, as well as learn how to integrate these modern techniques in your yoga practice. It is a perfect workshop for beginning yoga students, for those who are studying the body and movement, and can open new doors for those with well developed movement capacities and experience.