A course of 6 weekly guided yoga practice sessions to restore and awaken your body

Yoga & Embodied Living 3A The Heart of Practice

LIVE - DAYTIME sessions: A 6-week live & interactive course with Marc J Acquaviva - (starts 15th May 2018 1:00pm GMT)

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About this course

Introducing Acquaviva Yoga - the third wave:  The Heart of Practice

This is the third of my series of online courses, and in keeping with the structure of the transformative process that I call 'Creating the Conditions', this third series will be centred around refinement  of our inner responses to our outward relationships to what we are doing and how we are doing it.  This is the 'heart of the matter' and where the real solutions lie.  And  as it turns out, such well-worn phrases and related ideas such as 'being centered' have an immense direct value in practical application, and the value is often missed because of both the familiarity and because they can be seen as concepts rather than practicalities.

  Through this series, I will be offering direct ways of accessing these solutions. 

These 6-week courses are designed to give you a complete guided tour of the body, bringing awareness to key relationships through action and breath, using simple functional postures and movements as the framework.

You will be guided in specific practices that bring you directly in touch with the body's innate intelligence.  The course acts as structured support for the process that this initiates.

I offer new ways of understanding movement and support, that will greatly enhance your practice, whether you are a complete beginner or experienced Yoga practitioner from any style of practice.

During the first 45-60 mins of each session, I will guide you through  specific practices and relationships based on the theme for the week. The second part of the sessions will be interactive and open for Q & A, and I will offer practical yoga solutions for all on-screen participants.

All sessions will be recorded, and you will be given lifetime access to the videos. 

   People that go through the recorded version of this course have said that this part is just as relevant to their in-the-moment practice as if they were there live.

With the recordings, you also have the advantage of being able to pause, rewind and redo parts that catch your attention. 

To make the most of this course, my advice would be to practice a little bit daily.  10 or 15 minutes will do, although if you are enjoying it, and have the time to do more I have found that there is no actual limit to how long I could practice if I wanted to.  If you start with something that caught your interest on the session, the body will begin to remind you of other things..  It could be a principle,  a direction of attention, or some relationship that I invite you to explore.   If this kind of awareness finds its way into your daily life, then you will have begun the process of embodied living. It is quite a natural outcome of the practice, but only if you invite it.  It is this that changes people's lives - there is an empowerment that comes with listening directly to the body's own intelligence.  It gives us accurate clues about how we truly feel about things,  and its voice can act as the wisest of guides through life.     It is this particular realisation and experience that my students find to be one of most profound benefits of practice.

- Marc J Acquaviva -

Course content

Embodied Living - a 6 week course to change your life.

Session 1: Bringing the quality of kindness to touch

Session 2 : Embrace your Space!

Session 3: Moving and Living from the Heart

Session 4- The Pulse. Following the natural Rhythm of things.

Session 5: The Centre of Breathing

Session 6: Surrender to your Heart's Desire!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the sessions Live?

Yes. And if you have a webcam and want to allow me to see you practice, I can also respond to how you are practicing and offer direct guidance.

What sort of experience do I need to join this course?

This work is appropriate for everyone from total beginner with a curiosity about the body-mind relationship, through to fully experienced teachers looking for new depth, new inspiration and real solutions to the common issues encountered in yoga. The baseline requirement is a willingness to explore new ways of looking at things, together with a desire for change.

What happens if I miss a session?

All sessions are recorded so you can watch it directly on this website after the fact.

For how long can I access the videos?

I copy and edit the videos over to form a pre-recorded course - I will give you access to this for life.

Will I be seen on the recordings?

Don't worry! It's private. The films that I put together for the recorded versions of the course are just of myself teaching (with a small box to the side to show what everyone is doing - you won't really be able to identify anyone in the box). Anything of a personal nature is edited out from these recordings.

Can I bring questions to the sessions?

YES PLEASE! I find responding directly to people's needs the best way into teaching.

Meet the expert

Marc J Acquaviva

Yoga saved my soul.... I began practicing yoga in the 'Scaravelli-inspired' style at the age of 30 in 1991, and I used it to find my way out of a great deal of chronic physical pain. In the process I discovered my own ways of looking at the body that later allowed me to help others become free of various diagnosable physical issues, and I have been sharing this with people since 1999. Its effectiveness has led me to define my own style (and School) of Yoga: running courses, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings. My mission is to spread this work as far as I can, and with the advancement of online technology, this is becoming more possible. At 57 I feel like I am at the beginning of my life! and I want to share this possibility with the rest of the world.

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