Les Leventhal at Adelaide Yoga Flow
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19
** FRIDAY 10th – 12th JULY 2020 **
Yoga with Les is like yoga with no other. Rich, raw, and real, you are left amazed by his ability to reach your mind, body and soul.
Les has found his unique flow which is deeply rooted in self-discovery, and he invites you to find your own. You are taken on a personal journey filled with surprise and delight, vulnerability, and acceptance. You’ll be empowered to unearth answers for yourself through embodiment, intuition, and self-study; and to have fun along the way. Be prepared to move, and be moved.
FRIDAY 10th July 2020
SESSION 1 // 6pm – 8.30pm // THE MASTERCLASS
This masterclass is the perfect opportunity for students, from beginning practitioner to intermediate/advanced students and teachers, to drop in, dive in, and go deeper into exploring everything that is possible with their practice. The asana practice is mindfully sequenced so that the basics are covered for newer students and the seasoned practitioner can play on their edges with many variations and up-levels to practice throughout. Les tends to begin his masterclass on a Friday evening, serving as the opening to a weekend of workshops. As students become familiar with his playful yet powerful teaching style, they are taken on a personal journey over the course of a few days of interesting and surprising transformation, that has no limits.
During this masterclass we will sweat, we will sing, we will dance and we will laugh with the teachers of joy, challenge, love, and confusion – all the while seeking a sweet surrender into Savasana.
SATURDAY 11th July 2020
SESSION 2 // 11.30am – 2pm // ROCK N ROLL VINYASA
No matter the challenges life is offering you, here’s an opportunity to let go and just flow. It could the music or it might be the freedom inside your soul. One thing is certain – it’s Rock n Roll Vinyasa. Great rock n roll sing-along tunes (maybe a good disco beat here and there) to lift the spirit, is oftentimes a link and connection to the pure joy that is innately inside each of us. A fun-filled vinyasa class for all levels of practitioner to come and play and dance and sing, where you are in your body and in your practice.
SATURDAY 11th July 2020
SESSION 3 // 3.30pm – 6pm // TEACHER TUNE UP SESSION
You’ve been teaching for years, are a new teacher, yet to start teaching or a student that’s seeking to connect/reconnect to your passion(s) and find your authentic voice. In this immersion, we will do some writing that investigates the voice that is already inside and how to express yourself clearly. We will have time to create marketing material so that you can see, more clearly the directions you dream of going and then start moving in that way with resources that keep you motivated. Safe sequencing to peak poses and assisting will also be covered. In this immersion, your voice will be heard. Challenges as both a teacher and a student will be explored. Come reconnect with us.
SUNDAY 12th July 2020
SESSION 4 // 11am – 1.30pm // ARM BALANCE + INVERSIONS WORKSHOP
This workshop empowers students to have fun with their fear, often achieving what they may have previously thought not possible. We’ll cover the foundations of setting up an arm balance for newer students, while more advanced practitioners are encouraged to try and explore various up-levels. This workshop is accessible for all levels and teachers who want to play. Flying is like a great fire of courage – once that flame is ignited – it never goes out. Arm Balances and Inversions can be some of yoga’s most challenging yet fun poses to practice. Learn to safely defy gravity, starting with a single breath. In this workshop, you will strengthen your core to better support your arm balances. We will build upper body strength which will help support and build healthier wrists, elbows, and shoulders. We will guide you to engage the legs, so they don’t take refuge in Savasana. Begin cultivating awareness of your body in an upside-down position and moving through space, while surfing from one pose to another. Yoga should be satisfying and fun, not a chore full of fear. This workshop will launch you there.
Bookings Essential ONLINE HERE or IN STUDIO
Please note all classes/workshops start on time at Adelaide Yoga Flow. AYF studio doors are locked at the start and for the duration of all classes/workshops. All purchases are final.
Les owes his new life to yoga. It is because of this he gifts his yoga, and his life to others. A life that journeyed Les from rock bottom to a world of endless possibility, he infuses fun, laughter, inspiration and transformation into all of his classes. His appreciation for all that is, radiates in all that he does.
Completing his teacher training in 2005 with the renowned Ana Forrest and assisting her with subsequent trainings, his studies are steeped in Forrest tradition.
He has completed several trainings with Tias Little from which he has acquired much of his alignment and technique cues, as well as a firm foundation in the 8 Fold path of Buddhism.
Les’ flow yoga has now reached the USA, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and soon to reach the UK and Europe.
He has been featured twice in Yoga Journal magazine, interviewed by Darren Main, author of Yoga and The Path of The Urban Mystic, and by Joe Sarti of Voice America – Your Life Without Limits. Les weaves in the 8 limbs of yoga, keeping the traditional styles a part of his classes while opening a window into our global cultural shift. He provides the opportunity to heal your heart, sweat, sing, laugh, cry and just let go. Many classes have music. You’re encouraged to modify throughout, doing what you need to take care of your practice and allowing the ’rasa’ (the sap or juice) to flow freely.