Twist and Cleanse – the exhilarating power of twisting
Twists are an amazing group of poses that can be practiced in a variety of positions with multiple
effects. By awakening the mid and upper back, they are powerful tools for preparing us for back
bends and inversions. They are also wonderful counter poses that provide a cooling and
neutralizing effect on the body and mind. In this workshop, we will explore the full range of
twists—from standing, sitting, and supine, with special attention on their unique healing powers to
increase awareness and mobility in the thoracic spine area. With their tremendous ability to heat
and cool the body, twists are essential for detoxification and renewal.
Maty Ezraty is a world known yoga teacher and one of the prominent figures in the yoga-world. She is known for her dynamic style of teaching and for the extent and depth of her knowledge, that she has accumulated during many years of practice and teaching.
Maty studied with a few of the world’s most renowned teachers during the 80’s – Dona Holleman, Gabriella Giubilaro and Pattabhi Jois. Her encounter with Pattabhi Jois led to an extensive study and practice, mainly in Mysore India, becoming one of a handful of women who completed his advanced sequences. Maty began teaching yoga in 1985 and in 1987 she opened Yoga Works, a yoga school offering a wide variety of styles of yoga. Maty and Yoga Works are both prominent factors and influences in the evolution of yoga in the United States. Today, Maty holds workshops, retreats and teacher trainings internationally and is a student of Vipassana meditation. She continues to be inspired by her many years of practice and is devoted to bringing the spirit of yoga and her love of meditation to all her students.