Yoga & Embodied Living 3B: The Heart of Practice
LIVE - EVENING sessions: A 6-week live & interactive course with Marc J Acquaviva - (starts 15th May 2018 7:30pm GMT)
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.
I think the videos that I’ve practiced up to now are your best work to date – they encapsulate the approach in a way that is clear, concise and completely manageable and I’m pretty sure they’re universally accessible, whether someone is familiar with how you teach or not.
Tuesday McNeill (Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer, British Wheel of Yoga, and founder of Heart Twickenham - www.urbanyogi.co.uk )
Just to say thank you for today’s session. That was quite profound for me, and my practice this evening has been totally authentic. I just quietly listened and responded to the structural relationship you shined some light on earlier and it’s been blissful! I just did a wheel and I literally flew up like a pop-up tent. When I grounded as a whole I went flying – boom! Thank you again.
Helen Eadie (Yoga Teacher, Cranial Sacral Therapist and Acquaviva Training Graduate)
The online class tonight was fantastic Marc ! The work was a bit too deep for 'my other half' atm which says something about how powerful what you offer is and how it comes over and radiates out through the screen. Your language was particularly focused this evening and I glimpsed something in myself underneath a lifetime of habit. More than glimpsed actually. Inhabited briefly something other than the norm. Intriguing. Create the conditions and transform for sure. Thank you!
Phoene Cave (Voice and singing coach at www.singing-for.co.uk)
I am continually contemplating how much your devotion to what you explore and share is of such value... And what I want to say about this! I am so glad you are offering this kind of course. I am working with large numbers of women in private groups, which may not look like yoga but it is all yoga. I am developing a basic embodiment module to support all the inquiry for older women with odd symptoms like electric shocks and fibro type pain etc... and other confusions. All can be resolved by a basic practice... But we have to start so simply... no yoga mats even to begin with!! In chairs etc! Beginning to be the body! Love what you are evolving! xxx
Jeanette Kishori McKensie (Enlightenment facillitator @ www.beyourgenius.com & Acquaviva Training Graduate)
I’ve joined Mark on one of his online classes and must say it’s been awesome. I was on marks training course a few years ago I love this way of working, finding support, making space breathing with your bones. It’s so organic. I have had bother with sciatica on and off for years and after our last class, it’s completely gone! my body feels much more together and lighter. Working in this way is hard work but your excellent guidance in and out of postures safely is a gift and I’m pleased I singed up
Lesley Gardiner (Established yoga teacher and AV graduate Midlothian Scotland)
Amazing.. your teachings are so different from what I learned about yoga until now! So accessible, listen, practice, apply.... Thanks
Marie Line Noel
This whole series was amazing! Without a doubt the most worthwhile yoga course I've ever taken. I feel like a total beginner again. So many options opening up again... Feels wonderful.
Sandra Woods (Sandra Woods Yoga, Sau Paulo, Brazil)
Marcs approach to yoga is revolutionary and having a big impact on myself and those who he comes into contact with. I’ve been training for the last year and a half and quite quickly Marc did some work on my damaged right foot which has hampered me from the time when I was a young 21-year-old sailor and fell 30 ft, fracturing a number of bones and which also had a big impact on my spine shoulder and neck. Marc has helped me to put the bones in my right foot back into place and reconnected to skeletal structure so that I can walk much better now which is also having a big impact on my ability to balance and be more grounded in my body and more co-ordinated.
Dharmabandhu Stephen Webster (Acquaviva trainee teacher, Buddhist and truth-seeker)
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