by: Marcus J Freed - Last updated: 2007-11-17
David Sye is an inspiring Jewish yoga practitioner and the creator of Yogabeats.
Last year he led a ground-breaking day in Israel when Palestinian women came to join their Israeli counterparts at the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem. The day was arranged by Adva Rada and Rowan Groof with the help of the Peres Peace Foundation.
Yogabeats is more than just Yoga, it is pure fun, a practice driven by music and rhythms. Unapologetically sexy, empowering and provocative, leaving you higher than a kite and flying for the rest of the week.
Yogabeats is yoga with a difference, an eclectic mix of styles designed to accommodate all levels of fitness and ability. Rather than using fixed postures. Yogabeats uses micro- moves. These are continuous movements which do not lock off the muscles or disrupt the blood flow and increase flexibility.
These micro-moves originated with David Sye observing how children were unable to hold fixed static postures, the conundrum that became apparent was who in fact was the teacher, and at this point David began to adopt and implement the shifting movements within his own
practice with startling results and benefits, which are now supported by physiotherapists and body workers.
Yogabeats combines classic mobile yoga postures with the latest rhythmic and ambient world music. This involves a slow warm up section followed by a more intense second section, partner work and meditation.
The method engages all of your physical senses and provides a natural high and feelings of joy in the body. It creates tremendous vitality, balance and flexibility regardless of size, age or experience.
To book tickets to see David Sye:
The Yoga Show 23, 24 & 25 November 2007