from Workshop Participants:
at all three sessions of your workshops. It was an incredible experience
for me from start to finish. You are such a wonderful teacher. Your
teaching style, amazing ability and knowledge of yoga has renewed
my interest in yoga and helped inspire me to commit even more to
my own practice. And I have found muscles I didn't know I had! You
have a wonderful gift you are giving to others. This student is
very appreciative. Again, thank you for enriching my life."
"I wanted to
let you know how much I enjoyed and benefited from your instruction
this weekend! Especially on Sunday after your backbend class, I
felt as though all my internal organs had been massaged, and I felt
more freedom and awareness in my chest and thoracic spine than I
ever have before. Your gentle, precise and informative instruction
allowed me to experience the true benefits of yoga. Thank you so
much for coming all the way across the country. I felt very lucky
to participate in your class."
to thank you for your excellent guidance through the workshop this
weekend. I especially appreciated the way you warmed up each part
of the body required before you ever got to the pose. It really
struck a chord with me as I find that most of the time the classes
go too fast for me to feel and know what is being expected of my
body. I also saw, as I watched you take the poses, that after you
made specific demands of your body parts that you then relaxed into
the pose instead of remaining tense with all of your muscles. The
muscles seem to stretch with more of a smile this way. So enough
babbling.... I really do thank you."
Would you like to
learn poses like these?
OR, would you like to study more basic poses with an inspiring,
helpful and knowledgeable teacher? Then invite Kay Eskenazi to your
studio for a series of workshops appropriate for students of all
levels and styles of yoga. Whether you're working toward deep backbends
in the Ashtanga series, arm balances in the Iyengar tradition, hip
freedom in Power Yoga, or total release in Bikram's style, Kay can
help you understand and work effectively toward a huge range of
poses. Kay's teaching shines with clarity, precision, depth and
practical effectiveness. And she's one of the sweetest, most loving
teachers you'll ever know because she regards teaching yoga as an
act of love. Kay offers workshops on backbends, arm balances, inverted
poses, sun salutations, and all-around practice. For more information
about organizing a workshop in your area, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
has been practicing yoga daily since 1979. She sees yoga as the most
health-promoting form of physical exercise ever known to humankind.
Her teaching emphasizes the ways in which we can use poses to enhance
the health of all systems within our bodies. Having studied many styles
of yoga -- including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kripalu and Bikram - Kay has
integrated elements of each into her own idiosyncratic style. She
encourages students to learn everything they can from as many teachers
and traditions as possible, and then to develop their own styles and
the routines their bodies most need. Kay views her teaching as guidance
that will enable each student to find his or her own way to work most
beneficially with the poses. She encourages precision, but never at
the cost of joy.
|Some of the workshops
that Kay especially enjoys teaching include:
Arm balances can be effortless, if you learn how to balance --
rather than wrestle -- your body weight. In order to balance, you
need to develop hip, groin, hamstring, spinal and forearm flexibility.
This workshop presents poses that help you develop flexibility and
awareness in all of these areas. It presents approaches to the entire
spectrum of arm balances, from the simplest to the most complex. Kay
teaches stretches that will help everyone move toward arm balancing,
and you will be able to learn even by watching the poses you can't
master on this day. Students of all levels are welcome. You are welcome
to rest, observe or participate as you wish.
Backbends: Come take
an in-depth look at backbends. We'll consider them first from a
theoretical perspective, so that we understand the anatomy of full
spinal extension. Next, we'll learn Kay's favorite and time-tested
warm-ups focused precisely upon the body-parts that most need freedom
in backbends: groins, shoulders, chest and abdomen. Finally, we'll
apply our theories and warm-ups to a series of backbends, ranging
from the simple, through the moderately challenging and, if students
are interested, into the intensive. Please feel free to rest as
you need, observe if you prefer, or participate in as much of this
class as you like. You can learn by watching as well as by doing.
Students of all levels are welcome!
||Sun Salutations: Salute
our life-giving sun and stoke your inner fire with this celebration
of salutations! Kay teaches slow, thorough cycles -- each leading
to a different core pose. Learn how to incorporate groin stretches,
standing poses, forward bends, arm balances, backbends and inverted
poses into a flowing series that will energize your body and nourish
your soul. Feel free to rest as you need, observe when you like, or
participate in the entire salutation. We will keep moving, but Kay
will demonstrate modifications of the difficult poses, and students
of all levels are welcome.