Yoga at the Village Master Class Series* presents

An Introduction to the Adaptation of Yoga
to Those with Special Needs

with Leslie Bogart

Saturday, March 9, 2013

TEACHERS:  Earn 3 continuing education units toward your Yoga Alliance renewal.

Viniyoga or Yoga as TKV Desikachar wishes that the discipline be called, is rooted in the principles taught to him by his father, Sri T. Krishnamacarya. Krishnamacarya was also the teacher of well known contemporary Yoga masters B.K.S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and Indra Devi.

The American Viniyoga Institute, founded by Gary Kraftsow, uses the term Viniyoga to refer to Yoga as a practice that is adapted to meet the physical, mental and emotional needs, present lifestyle and goals of each individual. The practice can include asana, pranayama, sound, meditation and other classic elements. Viniyoga emphasizes breath and postures, often coordinated in movement, to strengthen and address the therapeutic requirements of the individual.

In this workshop you will learn how to apply the basic concepts of how to adapt the practice of Yoga to meet the specific needs of an individual. This workshop invites students who are healthy along with those who have illnesses or injuries ranging from mild to severe. Through the understanding and use of the concepts of breathing, adaptation, observation and sequencing in the Viniyoga tradition, you will learn to safely address the needs of each person while not compromising the group.

Leslie is certified to teach in the Viniyoga tradition. She has worked with people with physical and emotional ailments as a Registered Nurse since the 1970s. Leslie began practicing yoga in 1982, and received her first certification to teach yoga in 1985. In addition to working for a physical therapist, Leslie continued her studies with different yoga teachers, soon immersing herself in Yoga as therapy. She focused on the teachings of Krishnamacarya and Desikachar, mostly as taught by Gary Kraftsow, and has completed his Yoga Therapists' training.

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