DATE: Saturday January 19
TIME: 10:00 am > 12:00 pm
These series workshops are tailored to particularly benefit those who endure mild recurrent pain or tightness in the area of focus.
Using the breath intelligently and efficiently along with a particularly subtle approach to movement, you will be guided towards a better understanding of your source of discomfort while learning some important tools on how to gradually evolve out of it. In her approach to classical yoga postures, Yalda will privilege function versus form, coordination versus contraction, elasticity versus flexibility, expansion versus compression, wellbeing versus sensationalism.
These workshops equally welcome:
– those who are new to yoga and don’t feel comfortable in a random group class;
– those who have felt discouraged from a previous experience with yoga which has not improved or may even have worsened their ailments;
– those who have an established yoga practice but still occasionally suffer from pain or strain in certain postures;
– all lovers of movement, experiential knowledge and subtle introspection.
Important note: if you’re in severe or acute pain, you are advised to consult your doctor prior to joining any yoga class and to discuss with your yoga teacher the option of scheduling therapeutic private yoga classes.
Yalda Younes is a certified yoga teacher from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai (500+ hours), India, where yoga is mainly taught one-on-one as per the Krishnamacharya lineage. The strength of this method is the ability of the teacher to use appropriately, safely and intelligently different tools of yoga to adapt them to each individual, rather than asking the individual to accommodate herself / himself to a fixed idea of yoga.
However that doesn’t mean that one-on-one is the only way of learning yoga. When teaching in a group setting, Yalda gives personal care and attention to every individual in the group, while at the same time fostering a sense of community and generating an environment that is supportive and comfortable.
Yalda Younes is also a contemporary flamenco dancer who has taught dance for over 2 decades hundreds of students in Lebanon and France, an experience which rewarded her with refined body awareness, sharpened observation skills and empathetic pedagogical methods.