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Yes! Click here and watch three short videos that explain Avita Yoga and how we get amazing results from practice. Click through to the fourth video, also free, and Jeff will take you through a 45-minute guided practice to increase hip and shoulder freedom. We’ll ask you to create an account for the fourth video so we can share additional insights and offers with you. It’s super easy, and you can cancel at any time.
In Series 5, Jeff is practicing and teaching simultaneously. It’s his latest work and perhaps the best way for people to practice with him online.
In series 1 through 3, Jeff teaches students in a classroom setting and off-camera times, assisting someone who does not appear on the screen. You may hear him talk to various students, and sometimes his words might apply to you, but not always. Each video class is designed to be practiced with your eyes closed, listening to and applying the cues to your body and mind. Periodically, you may glance at the screen the same way students look around the room to see that they are interpreting the cues correctly.
You are encouraged to enroll in our Avita Community Chat where students ask questions about the practice and bring particular issues to Jeff for clarification on how to resolve them. We meet over Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM Mountain Time.
Yes, there is a thoughtful and healing progression to Avita Yoga. Each class is unique and supported by the one before. Each succeeding video class will harmoniously lead you through your body and mind. It will include the systems, tissues, and cells. It’s not about “accomplishing” the shape but what it does for you.
The classes progress over time in a way that brings attention and detail to all the movable parts of the body. We revisit blockages and restrictions in various ways to bring health and mobility to the joints. The soft tissues naturally reorganize along the way, and compensatory patterns resolve. Students are encouraged to pick a series (5.0 recommended to start) and follow along sequentially to obtain the best results.
Avita is not performance-based and perfection is never required. The “right” shape is the one that brings the restriction to awareness. Observed from within without judgment, the shape and your healed mind go to work for you. It works. It’s the results that you want and it’s the results that will inspire you to practice. There’s never a need to advance the shape.
When in doubt, reduce pressure or come out of the shape. Your body cannot heal under stress, and while the practice relies on the healing nature of compression, it should never cause duress. Your breathing and heart rates should remain calm and slow throughout the practice. Remember, you don’t need to achieve the perfect shape. Listen and apply Jeff’s words, knowing that less is more.
Tightness means limited movement, which often brings arthritis, degeneration, and pain. We use the shapes to find and resolve these rigid areas of the body.
Avita Yoga works primarily on the connective tissue to dissolve restrictions in and around the joints. Resolving restrictions locally has a resonating effect throughout the rest of the body. Movement begets movement. Blood flow increases to areas where it was once lacking, which brings nourishment to the cells while simultaneously removing damaging toxins.
Practice Avita Yoga with your doctor’s approval and after completing any recommended physical therapy. We’ll work to refine the movement and pick up where PT leaves off. We’ll unwind compensatory patterns that may have contributed to the surgical need in the first place. Bring any questions or concerns to Jeff in a private session, and he’ll find a helpful protocol for you to follow.
We’ll often target the stiffness and disorganization brought on by the surgery. It’s normal to work through some awkward discomfort following surgery. As always, practice sustainably with mild to moderate pressure. Over time, there is a cumulative effect when we practice three to four times per week.
Please remember that Avita Yoga can delay or even postpone your surgery if you catch it soon enough. It can also help you prepare for surgery.
Like most, you will want to continue practicing when traveling. Travel with simple props like a bolster, mat, and strap, if possible. But once you get a feel for the practice, it’s easy to occasionally substitute with a firm pillow, belt, and blanket for a mat. Practice when you can. A little goes a long way when traveling. Your steady practice will be waiting for you at home.
Avita Yoga Online is designed for all ages and abilities. It’s not expensive, especially if you factor in the cost of not practicing at all. Avita has saved many, including Jeff, from painful and expensive surgery. It brings youth and mobility to life! We’re sure you’ll feel the value! However, Jeff will not let financial constraints keep you from practicing. Maybe a little Avita Yoga will help you get back on track! Email us at [email protected] and we’ll find a way to help.
You have total control of your account in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may pause or cancel your membership at any time. If you have questions about the practice or if it’s not working for you, perhaps a short private session with Jeff will get you on the right track. Please email us here if there is anything we can do to improve your experience.
Log in to your Union.fit account to Cancel the membership. Upon cancellation, you will have online access for the remaining days in the month for which you have paid. You will also see an option to REACTIVATE your membership – which you can do at any time and resume the practice series you were on before you left.