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Online Critical Alignment Yoga with Iris

NEW TO CRITICAL ALIGNMENT YOGA?

The primary goal of Critical Alignment Therapy and Yoga (CAT/Y) is to mobilize the spinal column, restoring crucial mobility and balance. When the spine is mobile, it interacts with gravity, which means that we can release tension even during activity. Tension does not even build up in the arms, shoulders and legs when they are properly connected with the spine. 

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There are many benefits coming from relaxation. Relaxation gives us access to our primary strength system: the proper alignment of the spinal column. When the spinal vertebrae are in alignment, the deeper muscle layers (postural muscles) are activated. These small muscles connect vertebrae and keep them mobile. They are the strongest muscles in our body and they never get tired. On the contrary, they supply the body with energy. 

Without this alignment, we use the superficial muscles (movement muscles), 
which are designed for short bursts of activity, to hold our posture.
Unlike postural muscles, movement muscles fatigue, and the constant load causes them to become strained, limiting our freedom of movement. 

Critical Alignment Yoga and Therapy (CAY-T) is suitable for everyone with or without yoga experience. Anyone who wants to improve their posture, strength, and mobility, destress and increase energy. People suffering from lower back, neck and shoulder pain or injuries heal, recover and prevent a fallback with regular practice.

Critical Alignment Yoga-Therapy was developed by Gert van Leeuwen.

LIVESTREAM & ON-DEMAND

MEMBERSHIP GROUP LESSONS

With this membership, you can follow online classes and on-demand. Classes are in English and in Dutch € 39,-

UPCOMING RETREAT & WORKSHOP

ALGARVE RETREAT

Also this year we leave the stress and rush behind and immerse ourselves in restoring the awareness between mind and body

PRIVATE YOGA

AT YOUR HOME

Private yoga sessions in the comfort of your home are the perfect way to build a healthy habit. I offer VIP tool services

ONLINE CRITICAL ALIGNMENT YOGA SINCE MARCH 2020

The image you have of yourself defines how you move.

Hi there!
My name is Iris Reyes and I am a Critical Alignment Yoga teacher and Therapist, ballet rehearsal director, and motivator.

My passion is to help people to discover their mind-body potential through yoga and to inspire them to move, develop, to transform by cultivating awareness of a healthy body/posture and mindset. 

Born in Venezuela I was trained as a classical ballet dancer and was part of the national ballet over there. In my early twenties, I decided to explore new horizons and moved to Amsterdam to dance in several leading dance companies in the Netherlands. After my career as a dancer, I was promoted and became a ballet master within these companies and shifted my focus to helping others develop their talents and bodies to their maximum potential. During that time I grew more and more interested in the influence and intertwinement of body and soul. Led me to become a Critical Alignment Yoga (CAY) instructor – therapist and mindfulness trainer.
I am the first to teach Critical Alignment Yoga online.
In March 2020 Critically Align Yoga online was born. I guide CAY practitioners and yoga teachers from all over the globe. There is no frontier with online yoga, it unites us no matter where you are. Over the past years, I have been combining teaching ballets worldwide, with my growing online practice of Critical Alignment Yoga, workshops and retreats.

yoga

Critical Alignment Yoga (CAY) unites a workout with meditation. It unites physical strength with emotional strength. It unites detailed physical knowledge with the experience of the whole body. It unites relaxation with willpower.

CAY gives you a new experience of the word ‘yoga’, which means ‘union’. It is a deep and concrete union of the physical, the breath, the emotional and thought, observed by a silent, meditative brain which is ready to accept the ‘new’ in trust, ready to transform.

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therapy

Nearly all of us experience an injury at some point during our lives. It might be a sudden injury, for example, from an accident or injuries such as the ‘repetitive strain injuries’ (RSI) that are common in workplace environments. 

You learn in therapy classes how to apply knowledge from practice into your daily life movements: sit, walk, bend and weight lifting without experiencing discomfort and tension. 

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Review Google Iris Reyes Critical Alignment Yoga online
Review Google Iris Reyes Critical Alignment Yoga online
Review Google Iris Reyes Critical Alignment Yoga online
Review Google Iris Reyes Critical Alignment Yoga online