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Body Braid Weekend with Diane Bruni

September 25-27 All five sessions: $155 ($120 for MAP Members)

**Body Braids and Loops will be provided for all participants to use during the workshops, and for sale thereafter**

Fri: 6:00-7:30pm Free Intro Session! Learn about the Braid, put one on, and play with moving around!

Sat 1-2:30pm Active Body Braid Yoga Class, all levels ($20 drop in/$15 Members)

Sat 3-6:30pm Active Body Braid Loops Workshop, all levels ($65 single session/$50 Members)

Sun 9-10:30am Active Body Braid Loops Class, all levels ($20 drop in/$15 Members)

Sun 3-6:30pm Body Braid Posture and Therapeutics Clinic, all levels ($65 single session/$50 Members)

The Body Braid and the Body Braid Loops are a revolutionary way to practice yoga asana and beyond; to find resilience, resistance and muscle energy as you reinvigorate your yoga practice. Open to all students and teachers of all levels, this is an amazing opportunity to wear and practice in the Body Braid and in the Body Braid Loops with a skilled teacher and one of the co-creators of this amazing tool. Diane is a key proponent of this kind of alternative movement, and will share four asana classes and workshops that are accessible, totally practical, and full of body wisdom as she shares this totally unique device for transformation and strength. On the cutting edge of modern movement study, human bio-mechanics, and the healthy spine and joints movement, the Body Braid and the Body Braid Loops can and will change the way you sit, stand, practice, and do just about everything! Not to be missed.

Each day, Diane will share something different and go deeper into the concepts behind the Body Braid and Loops, sharing their practical wisdom in both teaching and practicing yoga, as the evolution of yoga asana continues. If you teach private classes, practice yoga therapy, have a history of your own injuries, are an alignment and anatomy of movement geek, are a chiro or massage therapist or a PT or any other movement-related practitioner, you enjoy cross-training work, or work with any kind of physically compromised population, this may change the game for you, and your students. Learn about unconscious repetition and strain patterns that lead to some of the more common injuries in yoga, and in general revolutionize how you see and feel your own body both in held posture, daily movement, and in motion. See how you can use these tools at all levels to gait strength, flexibility, better balance and more.

This is an incredible opportunity! Space is extremely limited, please register ASAP. Please come 20-30 minutes early for the Public classes on Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 9am, so we can get everyone into a Body Braid quickly and begin on time!

(300 Hour students: 12 asana hours)

About Diane: A main luminary and contributor to the worldwide discussion about asana and injury that has sparked thousands to rethink movement arts, Diane Bruni has been practicing yoga for 35+ years, teaching students for 20+ years, and training teachers for nearly two decades in Toronto and beyond. Diane was the first recognized Ashtanga yoga teacher in Canada, co-founded the Downward Dog Yoga Centre, and hosted an internationally aired television series called Breathing Space Yoga. She is dedicated to Body Braid yoga education, and you can read more about it here: