7/7 Concurrent Session Introducing Isometric Yoga: Meditative and Therapeutic Practices developed by JYTS Masayo Kaneko Japan Yoga Therapy Society
Introducing Isometric Yoga: Meditative and Therapeutic practices developed by JYTS This workshop will focus on Isometric Yoga. This style of Yoga uses isometric resistance to gently strengthen the body. It also uses the combination of sound and movement to promote internal reflection. The use of verbal sound with isometric movements naturally encourages people to focus on their own bodies, which directs their consciousness inward rather than outward. This technique leads clients to more subtle states of awareness, which can help them explore any imbalance or disorder in their body as well as their mind. This workshop will mostly focus on the practice of Isometric Yoga as developed by the Japan Yoga Therapy Society, so you will be able to experience both the physical and mental benefits of this style of Yoga for yourself.
Masayo Kaneko RN C-JYTS C-IAYT Masayo has always been interested in the well-being of others. While working as a nurse, she began to realize that many of her patients had problems that were psychosomatic in nature and that treatment required more than just healing the body. She started to question the practice of modern medicine which separates the body and mind, and this led her to discover Yoga. She completed the YIC (Yoga Instructor Course, SVYASA) and YTIC (Yoga Therapy Instructor Course, sVYASA) under Keishin Kimura, president of the Japan Yoga Therapy Society. She continues to study under Keishin Kimura focusing on both Yoga Therapy and Raja Yoga. She offers private lessons to local clients, providing them with a holistic yoga therapy program including Isometric Yoga, Isometric Breathing, and Vedic meditation in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.