Adding the Essence of Receptivity to Yoga

I was thinking yesterday of how experienced rock climbers (note: never actually done it myself) emulate how a yoga practice can be – highly saturated with a sense of mindful engagement and receptivity. The skill and agility applied in rock climbing requires a delightful balance of knowing how to engage regions of the body that require stabilization and strength while, at the same time, being able to remain free, open, and receptive to move through large, complex movements. Is this not what is required of us when moving on the mat?

Why Functional Yoga Anatomy?

A significant and necessary shift is occurring in the yoga world where teaching is evolving from the common standardization of yoga poses towards more individualization and customization. Functional yoga anatomy explores the uniqueness and variability in body structures and mechanics, and aims to inspire students/practitioners of yoga to engage their practices with an authentic approach.

Charity Yoga Workshop at Element Yoga

Join us for this exploratory charity yoga workshop at Element Yoga. We will examine and play with the concept of 'line of gravity' in relation to standing yoga poses. By mindfully connecting to our inherent flow of gravity, we can more readily align with fluidity and integrity throughout the biomechanics of our musculoskeletal systems. A major focus of this playful workshop will be on the ankle, knee and hip interactions and on how these concepts can be woven throughout our practice as well as into our other daily physical activities.

70 Hour Integrative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Montreal

International Yoga presenter and exercise science specialist, Kreg Weiss (co-creator and co-founder of My Yoga Online), will lead you through this uplifting 70 hour program teaching you the fundamentals of how to confidently create a Classical Hatha Yoga practice that weaves in the intelligence and integrity of western science with the harmonious elements of this traditional Hatha Yoga. This training will begin with an expansive exploration of functional anatomy, then, journey through in-depth applications of yoga postures, and conclude with multiple days of designing of yoga classes for a variety of clientele and demographics.