April 12-15 2018 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Leslie Kaminoff

Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is recognized internationally as a specialist in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. For over three decades he has led workshops and developed specialized education for many leading yoga associations, schools and training programs in America and throughout the world. Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City based educational non-profit dedicated to teaching individualized, breath-centered yoga.
Leslie created and teaches The Breathing Project’s unique year-long course in yoga anatomy, also available online at yogaanatomy.net. He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book Yoga Anatomy.

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Alignment and Breath Cueing for Individuals in Group Practice

Leslie Kaminoff - FR1KAM

You can_t personally keep every student in your class safe, but you can help them learn how to keep themselves safe. By practising mindful teaching language, imagery and open-ended pacing, we will explore how students in a class of any size can have a truly individual experience. A variety of strategies will be demonstrated and discussed in the context of a simple practice session.

FRIDAY APRIL 13

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6 HRS)

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Bones, Muscles and Structural Diversity

Leslie Kaminoff - SA3KAM

This visually-rich workshop will present a wealth of evidence that confirms the absolute uniqueness of each individual. From the shape of our bones, to the tapestry of our myofascia, we will explore the inner landscape of our singular structure and function through asana and vinyasa. We will explore how each individual has a different experience of basic poses, how to confidently lead a group class while allowing for these differences, and suggest simple breath and alignment modifications that can make practice safer and more effective.

SATURDAY APRIL 14

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (2 HRS)

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The OM workshop _ Breath, Resonance, Vibration

Leslie Kaminoff - SU1KAM

Yoga teachers do a considerable amount of OM_ing, but have they ever approached the chanting of OM as a practice in itself? This playful workshop will deconstruct and reassemble everything you thought you knew about this sacred, powerful diphthong. In the process, we will learn a lot about the relaxed use of the breath, the healing power of the exhale and the efficient use of the entire respiratory system. Your OM will never be the same.

SUNDAY APRIL 15

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (2 HRS)

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The Diaphragm: Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions About Yogic Breathing

Leslie Kaminoff - SU2KAM

There is perhaps no structure in the human body whose function is more widely misunderstood than the respiratory diaphragm. The diaphragm has been mislabeled in anatomy books, mis-located in people_s imaginations and misunderstood in terms of its three-dimensional action. Using a unique blend of props, animation, x-ray footage and imagery, this workshop will leave you with a vastly deeper appreciation of the form and function of this amazing structure. You will never think, feel or talk about breathing the same way afterwards. Be prepared to have some of your basic assumptions about breathing deeply challenged, and to discover more opportunities for freedom and possibility.

SUNDAY APRIL 15

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (2 HRS)

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