Challenging mind and body to adapt to any activity
KUDAYO classes are the best way to build your strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and breath control with the most varied set of skills to give you the power to adapt to any physical situation you're likely to face in life.
Training in kung fu, dance and yoga each alone can take years, if not an entire lifetime to master. To combine these three disciplinary arts it is necessary to divide KUDAYO training into topically focused classes rather than just advancing levels of a single class type.
For this reason KUDAYO is divided in to four main classes. Each class is taught completely different from others. YIN YOGA FLOW is the deepest, most thorough and relaxing form of stretching improving life-long flexibility for all ages and skill levels. YANG YOGA FLOW is taught like a typical yoga class with plenty of time to really feel each stance, position and asana from all of the three arts and burn them into muscle memory. It is an excellent way to build strength, balance and static endurance. KUDAYO ELEMENTS is taught like a martial arts class with interactive, individually directed set of patterns/forms to drill to really get it at your own pace. And KUDAYO FLUID is taught like a dance class, with an unpredicatable range of variations to develop balance and coordination in the most challenging way possible.
Beside the regular classes (above) there are specialized classes and workshops that focus on more narrow subjects. Currently there is OFFICE FITNESS. Office Fitness is a short, mini yoga session performed in the workplace to improve the quality of worker's ergonomic health. Other specialty classes and workshops will form as needs appear.
Check out the class descriptions below to find out more about how you can master your own body for a healthier, more adaptive you.
Yin Yoga Flow
The Deepest, Most Thorough & Relaxing Stretch
Yin Yoga Flow is quite possibly the deepest, most thorough, and most relaxing stretch for your entire body available.
CREATE FOR YOURSELF HIGHER LEVELS OF LONG-TERM FLEXIBILITY.
Without strain or effort, simple poses stretch every joint throughout their full range of motion. In typical Yin Yoga style these poses are held softly for several minutes before flowing to the next. However, in typical KUDAYO style, the dancer's principle of stretching every transitional angle fills the flow between poses creating a completeness like no other stretch.
After drilling the basics into your muscle memory, this class will put it all into motion. Here training becomes dynamic and interactive with other students. Greater challenges to balance, stamina, speed and coordination come into play.
KUDAYO FIVE ELEMENTS is taught like a martial arts class. After a guided warm-up, and some short sequences of active and interactive movements, students are divided into groups of similar skill level (and personal goals) to learn and practice forms with periodic instruction. The forms develop the synergies between the three movement arts and focus heavily on the Yin-Yang and Five Elements. There are five forms to learn in the KUDAYO system (in order from basic to advanced) — EARTH form, METAL form, WOOD form, FIRE form, and WATER form. Once mastering all five forms, you can move on to more advanced level KUDAYO classes.
At this level, you will learn to fly (not literally, of course). You will take everything you have learned and make the art and discipline of KUDAYO your own. Your stances, poses, steps and patterns have been perfected. Now it's time to challenge your creativity and coordination in ever increasing complexity and finesse.
KUDAYO FLUID is taught like a professional level dance class. After a short choreographed warm-up, you will be taught volumes of ever-changing choreography set to music, using all of the yoga, martial arts and dance techniques learned before. You will also be challenged using every element of intention, focus of energy, and control of every iota of your body a tempo. You will eventually choreograph your own to challenge your creativity and help you own it.
Will become available when KUDAYO trained students reach this level.
Workplace Ergonomic Yoga
Office Fitness brings better health to the workplace through short "yoga" sessions focused on correcting common ergonomic issues that you can do at your desk in your business attire.
In 15 minutes everything — from fingers and eyes, through the spine and legs, all the way down to the toes — will get reactivated, stretched and strengthened; all without breaking a sweat.