If you happen to be in the New York area this weekend, I am teaching a 2-day intensive at Yogasana Center in Brooklyn:
Body Reading with Witold Fitz-Simon
Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11
9:30-5:30 (with a lunch break) – $250
This weekend intensive is a part of our Teacher Training, but it’s open to any yoga, pilates, or movement teachers, as well as body workers. We will begin to educate and develop the eye by exploring several techniques of analysis and assessment. With a special investigation into the way the fascia—the body’s connective tissue—supports and structures movement, we will learn to assess poses and find ways in which to assist our students and ourselves.
Perhaps I’ll see you there!
One of the reasons I’ve not been posting so much lately is because I have gone back to school to study to become a teacher of the Alexander Technique. It’s a three-year course meeting 5 days a week for 3 hours a day, 30 weeks of the year. I’ve started a new blog to record my experience: “Practicing Freedom.” Check it out if you have a moment to spare.
My dear friend, Sandy Blaine (author of “Yoga for Healthy Knees” and “Yoga for Computer Users” and owner of Alameda Yoga Station) has a new blog: “The Yoga Guide to Happiness.” It’s an excellent practice blog, with sequences and advice from someone who has been practicing daily for over 20 years. I’ve both practiced with her and taken her classes. She’s a really amazing teacher. Check it out and tell her I sent you…
I think this must be the longest period in 5 years of “Yoga: Art+Science” that I’ve not posted a thing. I’ve gone from work overload to excruciating dental pain in a matter of weeks. Most people have three nerves in their second molar. I, apparently, am extra-special. I have five. That means two extra roots that weren’t dealt with when I had a root canal five years ago that have been slowly rotting away all this time. Major ouch. Anyway, the infection has been fought back, the first part of the procedure has been undertaken, second part tomorrow. Touch wood, I’m back on track.
The moral of the story: see your dentist regularly!
May/April has been one of the busiest periods I think I’ve had in many years. I’ve been subbing at a new space, preparing for a series of philosophy lectures, giving the lectures, teaching workshops, assisting workshops and taking workshops. Regular readers will notice that, as a result, I haven’t been blogging for the past month at all. Thanks for your patience and for still checking in from time to time.
I’ve been keeping detailed notes from all my classes, so I have plenty of material to share. For the next couple of weeks I’ll be focusing on getting caught up with plenty of sequences, so expect a few intermediate practices first, then probably the basics stuff followed by the restorative. After that, I’ll get back to the regular schedule: Intermediate on Tuesdays, Restorative on Wednesdays, Basics on Thursdays.
Thanks for hanging in there!
For those of you in the New York area who might be interested, the Yogasana Center Advanced Studies/Teacher Training Program, in which I am an instructor, is now accepting applications. The two year program begins in April of this year, ending in December of 2012. It is a 500+ hour, comprehensive foundation in yoga, providing future teachers the knowledge and skills necessary to explore and develop this tradition of self-study and transformation. The first year focuses on building and/or deepening a self practice, while the second year delves into teaching the basics of yoga.