By Mckenzie Swanson
The first time I heard the words Budokon Yoga, if I’m being completely honest, I didn’t know what it was. However, with the help of the amazing, Sylvie Boisclair, I now have a better understanding of its unique form of exercise and practice. If you are like me and you don’t know what it is, or you’ve been practicing budokon for a while, this article is definitely for you.
Whether you are experienced in yoga or not, each and every individual are guaranteed to find something completely different with the practice of budokon compared to your regular yoga classes. Since there are a variety of different moves, budokon offers a mix between martial arts, as well as something called animal locomotion to create an atmosphere of physically demanding and unique movements. First created by a man named Cameron Shayne, Sylvie Boisclair picked up the art of budokon at a young age and has fell in love with it ever since.
“Let’s just say I’m quite old, I’ve been teaching movement arts for almost 40 years. So I’m very experienced which is something that people appreciate because I’m not shy about teaching,” says Sylvie. “I really dive right into it and I help people get the best out of their experience.”
Held at the Chop Shop Physiques in Stony Plain, Sylvie will be running a Budokon Yoga class from July 5 to July 30 every Monday at 5:30 to 7:00 and every Thursday at 7:30-9:00. With still a little bit of time to register, you can phone 780-963-3482 to hold your place in this once in a lifetime opportunity. As Sylvie said it best, “When you’re not good at something you don’t enjoy it as much.
“Something like this cannot be taught in one workshop because it is not satisfying. After one workshop you just barely touch on the subject. So that’s why it is required a commitment of eight classes. After eight classes, they will have a good idea of what Budokon is and if they like it we will continue coming.”
I hope you look into joining this program as I know Sylvie will be an amazing instructor and you will learn something new with each and every class.
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