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THE CUES WE USED TO USE WITH MATTHEW REMSKI AND DIANE BRUNI
Fri, 16 June 2017, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
THE CUES WE USED TO USE
Over the last five years, the basic movement principles of modern yoga have been placed on notice by a flood of injury reports from long-term practitioners, plus the community's increasing openness to the movement research that's standard in other disciplines. Diane Bruni has helped facilitate this revolution on both fronts. Her transparency about her own yoga-related pain and injury has inspired thousands to get honest in an industry famous for just breathing through it. And her tireless research into all aspects of movement has helped thousands more expand their definitions of what yogic embodiment might mean.
Over the same period, the historical ideologies that underlie these principles, the personalities that taught them globally, and the stories we tell ourselves about posture, alignment, intensity, and pain have all come into sharper focus. The militaristic, performative, and achievement-obsessed roots of the modern yoga movement -- and how these overlap with contemporary body-image anxieties -- are becoming more widely known. Through the WAWADIA? project, Matthew Remski has been a leading voice of this changing narrative, and a leading listener to lesser-known stories.
In this day-long co-operative movement-and-pondering workshop, Diane and Matthew will pass the baton of a changing yoga back and forth between action and theory. Diane will discuss, demonstrate, and deconstruct many of her "ex-cues", and offer the movement alternatives that naturally flow out of the experience of asana dysfunction. Matthew might stand in as her awkward model for some of this work, in between segments of commentary and discussion on how yoga dogmas arise and what they might mean in our bodies, both personally and socially.