My name is Laura and I live in Toronto, Canada. Here's a bit about my first encounter with Kaiut....
“How on earth am I going to describe Kaiut to my friends and family when I go back home?” Those were my immediate thoughts 20 minutes into my first I-am-blown-away-class with Francisco. The first class of 10 that I was to take over the coming week in the soulful city of Boulder. I travelled all the way from the east coast to find out what this yoga was all about. As anyone would, I expected a lot of downward dogs, cobra, camel poses, and sun salutations. Well let’s just say that there was no mention of any animals in this class. All that existed were some serious soul and body salutations!
My friend Heidi had encouraged me to try Kaiut and to take that much much needed break by having a week-long solo escapade. After hearing amazing things about Francisco and his work, I quickly booked a ticket and took off leaving family, friends, and stressful chaos behind. My mission for this trip was not only Kaiut yoga, but to heal my heart and soul after an extremely difficult and testing year. I thought “well the yoga will be nice” but little did I know that it would play a vital role in my mind, heart, and soul’s recovery.
As the days went by I witnessed how after every class my body felt more open, my heart was more receptive and my disposition was incredibly peaceful and pain-free. Contrast that to months of daily heart-racing anxiety, depressive downs, panic attacks, sleepless nights and constant body aches. I heard crazy stories of people being able to walk again and move their previously motionless limbs after attending these classes. I tried to understand the science of it all and express it in words but as I predict Francisco would say, I relinquished the Western analytical tendencies to a “just let Kaiut yoga do the work, just accept and embrace it”. So that’s what I did. And I realized all the other yoga I had done in previous years, which surprisingly never quite brought me that “peace”, was nothing compared to these long, deep and healing poses. For the first time, my previously shot-down nervous system began feeling some stability and peace.
Describing Kaiut is as challenging as describing what it is like to be a parent until one becomes one, or how hard it can be to describe marriage until one is actually married. But one thing I do know as I sit here back in Toronto having class-withdrawals, whenever I hear someone talk about their life’s aches and pains, I wish I could have a virtual machine that transports them right into one of Francisco’s classes. For surely they would be able to taste the true and almost mysterious healing that Kaiut yoga brings, perfect for our age, impeccably designed for our current needs. Namaste.