Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of TKV Desikachar. For four decades he has led workshops and developed specialized education in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. His approach to teaching combines intellectual rigor, spontaneity and humor, and is always evolving.
Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City based educational non-profit dedicated to teaching individualized, breath-centered yoga. His unique year-long yoga anatomy course is now available online at yogaanatomy.net.
He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book “Yoga Anatomy.”
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A key feature of Desikachar and Krishnamacharya’s methodology is its central focus on the breath. All the details of practice — alignment, spinal action, mental focus, and even spiritual aspiration — are anchored to the process of breathing. While there is ample foundation for the traditional pranic dimensions of these teachings, they have not traditionally been well-supported from a Western anatomical perspective. Leslie Kaminoff has devoted the past 30 years to an investigation of this very topic, and will present his latest findings through a richly detailed lecture/demo format that combines audio-visual material with illustrated handouts, experiential exploration, and group inquiry.
The three sessions will look at the practice through the lenses of breath anatomy, spinal release/support, and bandha (both dynamic and static). Each session will be highly interactive, as participants will be invited to bring their interests, questions and reactions into the dialogue. As the three topics are highly interrelated, aspects of each will likely be addressed in any of the sessions, based on participant interest.
Saturday Morning Session 1: The Anatomy of Breath
Saturday Afternoon Session 2: The Anatomy of the Spinal Release and Support
Sunday Morning, Session 3: The Anatomy of Bandha, Dynamic and Static
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