WHAT ARE THE NEEDS OF THE MODERN BODY?
Sati Yoga Studio offers the Kaiut Yoga Method, a form of yoga that was developed over the last 30 years and adapted to the concerns of the modern day, especially the chronic issues stemming from the Western lifestyle and its particular stresses on the body and mind.
Classes begin with restoring and preserving biomechanical health, where the teacher skillfully guides students to uncover the rigidity and blockages in the body and work through them.
The full form of traditional yoga poses (asanas) are not usually taught. We often use parts of poses and explore them deeply for specific work in the joints. The results of this work impact the whole system. The modified poses help identify where their is imbalance in the body and those imbalances are progressively addressed through the sequence of classes.
The method has a “less is more” approach where more resting, passive poses are often used, even while the work is demanding strength and concentration. This approach is an effective means for progressing safely and efficiently.
Kaiut Yoga, named after its founder Francisco Kaiut, was meticulously developed and includes hundreds of sequences which students are given over time. The work is precise. Subtle, deep actions and prolonged positions are key to the results students achieve.
In the words of the founder Francisco Kaiut: “I prefer people to be without distractions so that they can go deep inside and listen to their bodies. We are working with the very specific blockages in each person’s body and asking their minds to accept and work with whatever arises. If there is joy afterward that’s just an added bonus. It could be anger or frustration that arises, and that is OK too."
YOGA FOR EVERY BODY
Although the method addresses chronic pain and accommodates injuries, it gives results for those in robust health as well.
Classes are appropriate for athletes wanting to enhance their performance as well as yoga practitioners looking to move beyond blockages in their own practices.
In Franciso’s home studio in Brazil, Olympic athletes and octogenarians with hip replacements can be found in the same class. Here in New Orleans, we are currently working with soccer players and other athletes along with more older, sedentary folks with knee replacements or battling cancer.
In the words of one student: “For me, the enticing thing about Kaiut yoga is that its devotees are not über-athletes doing extreme exposes, but more an assortment of folks from all walks of life."
In the end, the method is offered to provide any and all persons with relief from pain, greater vitality and an added boost on this journey through life.
Due to a traumatic injury at 6 years old and the resulting ongoing pain, Francisco pursued extensive training in various healing arts, including chiropractic work, and in-depth study of various yoga methods and traditions.
Ever since Francisco has been tirelessly teaching throughout Brazil, the US and Canada. Last summer Francisco introduced the method at Oxford University in England where he’d been invited to a world symposium on Movement: Brain, Body, Cognition to speak about the results he is seeing from his work.
More information may be found at kaiutyogainternational.com