David Regelin is a nationally and internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. When he is not traveling around the U.S. and Europe to teach, he lives and teaches in New York City.
As a young teacher, David was at the forefront of what became a popular trend of choreographed vinyasa classes to the sound of live music. He taught at some of New York City's most successful yoga studios - most notably Laughing Lotus and Kula Yoga Project. Later, he created the "Multi-Intenso" class, a class that garnered him with a cult following - a technique based, athletic and dynamic style of yoga centered around handstands. David's reflective nature, and incessant personal investigation into the potential transformative powers that a yoga practice can give, eventually led him to a more comprehensive approach to how physical form relates to psychological and emotional states. Inclined towards the mystical and timeless, greatly influenced by intensive study with Nevine Michaan, David's practice and teaching evolved to a refined adaptation of how an asana (postural) practice can instigate profound and often therapeutic change.
Today, David is a powerful voice, an eloquent and skillful teacher who is sought after for his workshops and teacher's intensives. His unique talent for simple yet precise articulation of form and technique, echo in the bodies and minds of his students.
Friday February 10. 11:00-17:00 Physical Origami/Folding/Unfolding
Saturday February 11. 11:15-13:00 Centering Skills
Sunday February 12. 9:00-10:45 Handstands
Sunday February 12. 14:45-16:30 Architecture of Backward/Forward Bending
Physical Origami/Folding/Unfolding. (5hr intensive, includes 1hr lunch break.) There are only so many ways in which the body is designed to fold. Learn unique and progressive sequences that exemplify how the body is made to fit together. We begin by examining some of the most foundational postures that are necessary to progress towards the vast array of bound and folded yoga postures that one might one day practice. We continue by putting these together into sequences that are worth practicing in repetition.
Centering Skills. Locate Your Center, and Relate It to Your Circumference. All yoga talk aside, we all have an innate understanding that there is a link between our posture and our psychology in that we all respond to one another's body language, more or less consciously, more or less compassionately. I believe that it works both ways, that we can influence how we feel by altering how we posture ourselves, and recent findings in neuroscience validates this. Since yoga postures are revelatory and dynamic examples of our everyday posture, they offer a range of opportunities self adjust. In this way, among others, yoga asana can be seen as a necessary preliminary to meditation practice.
The goal of this class is to learn self adjusting techniques that lead to well adjusted posture and perspective. Simple concepts that describe how one is designed to fit together will be made clear within the context of a sequential asana practice. The goal is to develop the skill to self adjust.
Handstands. Improve Your Handstand Technique by learning to:
Architecture of Backward/Forward Bending. This class will bring awareness to the many small curves of the body and relate them to the great curves of forward and backward bending postures. We will address techniques for reforming arches for those who do not naturally backbend, and creating boundaries for those whom back bending comes all too easily. This will be complemented by a selection of deep forward bend techniques that can turn anyone into a natural forward bender.
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