Kaiut Yoga, developed in Brazil by founder Francisco Kaiut, and now taught in the Los Angeles area for the first time, focuses on biomechanical health (freedom of movement). It was designed to work through chronic pain and injuries, general aches and stiffness, and for the inflexible, hyper flexible and the aging body-- even those who “hate yoga.”
Kaiut Yoga works from the joints not the muscles, thus revealing the cause and not just the symptom. It has a dramatic impact in countering the harmful effects of modern living – where we sit much of the day – as well as the impact of habitual movement patterns such as running, playing a sport for years, and compensating behavior to avoid further pain or injuries.
Most of the asanas are performed on the floor or against a wall, using gravity and props to help relax the system and reveal restrictions in the joints. The asanas are taught in an intelligent, progressive variety of sequences developed by Francisco over the past twenty years (and continually being modified/improved). Individual guidance and adjustments are made throughout the class for all body types and conditions. There is no “perfect pose” expected or possible. Kaiut Yoga is focused on long-term health, not short-term results. It’s about returning the body to its optimal state of health and mobility.
“I don’t care if I can do a headstand. I care if I can put my pants on by myself when I’m 90.”
Joyce Dvoren is a 500-hour Yoga Instructor and Yoga Therapist, certified in Yoga Nidra, and a 100-hour Teacher-in-Training of Kaiut Yoga. After attending a weekend workshop taught by Francisco Kaiut at Leap Yoga in Folsom, CA, she was so inspired by the method and its founder, she signed up for the Teacher Training course in Toronto, through which she is working towards certification. For more information on Kaiut Yoga, visit Kaiutyoga.com.