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 -