2017 Session Description

Aging Reimagined
How will you move In your third third?

For adults • 90 minutes
Category: Body/Mind
Maximum Participants: 25
Thursday 1:30pm • Court 16
Time and location subject to change (what isn’t?)

We live longer than ever before. Yet we age faster. Today, we move our bodies significantly less than we used to. We are inactive an average of 21 hours a day — and sit about 13 of those.

Restricted physical movement constrains both mental and creative potential. Physical, mental and emotional blockages are all connected. They affect our quality of life, and our ability to maintain it as we age.

Kaiut Yoga, developed by Brazilian Francisco Kaiut, has a growing following worldwide. It combats the aging process – uniquely working from the joints to counteract our habits, history and heritage that manifest in our bodies and our lives with increasing impact as we age. Kaiut does not ask you to fit into a particular shape or form – but rather works from the inside out, inviting nature, awareness, time, and gravity to teach muscles and brain to enhance mobility in body and mind. Kaiut is yoga that any body can do. It is for anyone looking for a high quality of life in their third third.

Join us for a one-hour Kaiut class, followed by a debrief and discussion.

The Skinny: 3 things you will get from this session

  • A guided Kaiut Yoga class (any comfortable clothing is fine)
  • An understanding of the role of our joints in the aging process
  • Inspiration for prolonging quality of life as we age

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Heidi Philip
Toronto, ON

Heidi is co-founder of Kaiut Yoga International along with Brazilian Francisco Kaiut, the creator of the Kaiut Yoga method. Recently introduced to Toronto, the Kaiut Method is practiced in Brazil, Ecuador, the US and France.

This is Heidi’s first year presenting at Mindcamp.

Alina Isaac
Toronto, ON, Canada

Alina draws from various art forms to infuse her work with creative, action-oriented approaches. She holds a Masters in Social work and is trained in group psychotherapy and sex therapy. Presently Alina is in the process of concocting private practice experiential workshops on topics such as the relationship between inner life and outer life, and the relationship with The Erotic. She enjoys clay sculpture and painting; some of her poetry was published.

Alina works as a Nurse Consultant providing education, group psychosocial support, and consultation in mental health promotion. She delights in designing unique workshops, smuggling innovation and sees her role as helping create ‘reflective space’.

She has presented at two national conferences and volunteered for many years for the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association as treasurer and conference-planning co-chair. Alina has worked with women recovering from trauma in a day treatment setting; spent two months in the Arctic in a nursing internship; and continues to work occasionally as an addictions nurse. Alina started Kaiut Yoga teacher training in February 2017.

Alina is a returning presenter. This year’s sessions:

Click here to see their sessions from previous years.

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