aYs Convention 2023
Friday 6 – Sunday 8 October, 2023

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Above: Leslie Kaminoff 
Photo credit: Lydia Mann
*Please note that only non-residential places are now available. All residential places are fully booked*
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Above: Our Convention venue: Woodbrooke, Birmingham, UK

Desikachar’s Revolution: Yoga as Relationship – The Individual, The Breath

We are delighted to have as our plenary speaker this year internationally recognised yoga educator Leslie Kaminoff. He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book “Yoga Anatomy

Leslie’s teaching is rooted in the individualised perspective of his teacher T.K.V. Desikachar, which honours every person’s unique structure, condition and history. From this training, Leslie developed his anatomically-informed, breath-centered approach to teaching and practicing yoga. That means he avoids formulaic systems of observation or prescription when it comes to asana analysis. For over four decades he has led workshops and developed specialized education in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. His approach to teaching combines intellectual rigor, spontaneity and humour, and is always evolving.

Yoga as Relationship – The Individual, The Breath. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for teachers and students alike to learn from a hugely experienced teacher.

We are also joined by many inspiring aYs teachers for a varied selection of workshops as well as delightful morning practices.

As well as the great learning on offer it is also the chance to meet with old friends and make new ones, it is always a warm and welcoming environment!

Recordings available after the event for those who can’t attend in person.

*Please note that only non-residential places are now available. All residential places are fully booked*

For further details please contact Siobhan on events@ays.org.uk

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Past Conventions

2022 Nrithya Jagannathan from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Cikitsa – Yoga Therapy and its place in the teachings of TKV Desikachar
2021 Martyn Neal Roots and Branches: The Teachings of TKV Desikachar (Joint Event with TYSP).
2020 Dave Charlton and Ranju Roy Embodying the Yoga Sūtra.
2019 Ravi Shankar and Sheela Shankar Yoga and Music.
2018 François Lorin Yoga and Fear.
2017 Eleanor Dawson and Hilary Norman The Yoga Sūtra and Emotional Intelligence.
2016 Sylviane Gianina Embracing Change – Pariṇāma.
2015 Gill Lloyd The Heart of Yoga.
2014 Navtej Johar Yoga and Faith.
2013 Sriram Yoga and Emotion.
2012 Peter Hersnack Freedom in Relationship: The Path of Yoga.
2011 Chris Preist and Miranda Bevis The Viniyoga of Meditation.
2010 Dave Charlton and Ranju Roy, with Ruth Gilmore The ABC of Yoga: Awareness, Being, Seeing.
2009 Sheila Baker Inside Out – Outside Inside.
2008 Peter Hersnack Yoga Pradīpīkā: Special Light on Yoga.

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