Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Toronto Yoga Conference 2010 - Part 1

Here is my line-up for the long-awaited Yoga Show and Conference:

Thursday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm:
Sound Immersion
Instructor: Devinder Kaur
Join Devinder Kaur for a sound immersion. Tune into the sacred sounds of the universe. For all who are interested in bringing the beauty of sound and mantra into their daily lives or to deepen an existing practice. You will explore several powerful Kundalini Yoga Mantras and the deep meditative vibration of the Gong. Come experience the joy of sound and learn to integrate these tools into your yoga, meditation and pranayama practice and teachings.

Friday, 9:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Sacrum : Understanding the sacrum in Standing Poses, Front Bends and Backbands in Purna Yoga
Instructor: Aadil Palkhivala
The sacrum supports the spine and bears its weight, both physically and emotionally; it is its root and contains its essence. When the sacrum is worked correctly, the rest of the spine almost magically falls into alignment. In this all day intensive, Aadil will explore both the anatomical function of the sacrum in asana as well as its emotional rapport with the pelvis, and also its importance in the inner yoga of transformation. We will explore how to access and work the sacrum in standing poses, front bends and backbends to bring freedom into our nervous systems and our lives. Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Bring: one sticky mat, one block, a blanket and one belt. Discussion and asana.

Journey Dance
Friday 8:00 - 10 p.m.

Saturday,  10:30 - 12:30
Detox and Recharge: Twists and Backbends in Purna Yoga
Instructor: Aadil Palkhivala
Twists increase the gastric fire, and detoxify the digestive system, thereby improving digestion. Additionally, twists release the tiny inter-vertebral muscles along the spine, freeing it for backbends. When done correctly, backbends bring joy and strength, focus and power. Learn how to do beginning backbends safely, with alignment and strength, so that as you move deeper into the practice of backbends and recharge your spine, you can enjoy the benefits without injury. All Levels Bring: one sticky mat, one block, and one belt. Discussion and asana.

Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00
Master Headstand and Shoulderstand
Instructor:  Martin Kirk
Cultivate safe, solid and elegant poses applying the Universal Principles of Alignment of Anusara Yoga. Bring 2 blankets for more comfort and possibility. All levels and teacher training.

Saturday, 3:15 - 5:15
Healing the Hips and Knees in Purna Yoga
Instructor: Aadil Palkhivala
Most knee problems are hip problems, and many hip problems come from doing postures without placing the hips in joint. This strains the tendons and ligaments that surround the hips and also causes excessive wear to the cartilage inside the hip joint. Learn how to decompress and open the hips in all directions and how to keep the hips and knees safe and in-joint throughout your practice. Time will also be spent on how to re-align and strengthen the knees. This is a must for all serious yoga practitioners. All Levels. Bring: one sticky mat, a blanket, one block, one belt, and if possible, a wooden dowel 1.5 inches in diameter and at least two feet long. Discussion and asana.

8 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, 9-11
Anahata Flow: Exploring the fourth Chakra, Learning to love from the source
Instructor: Seane Corn
This beautiful and softer vinyasa flow sequence focuses on backbends, forward folds and hip openers and will address the issues of the fourth chakra particularly the realm of loving. Through this work, discover the source of your affinity for the whole of humanity.

1 comment:

sfauthor said...

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