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KYB Interviews: Craig Heneveld

Meet Craig

Darvin recently sat down with Craig. Want to know what brought Craig to Kaiut Yoga? Take a listen here:

Posted by Kaiut Yoga Boulder on Thursday, September 27, 2018


Hi, everyone it’s Darvin Ayre and Craig Heneveld of Kaiut yoga boulder we’re here this afternoon, just to take a little bit of time and talk about um cranks background and many of our members and many of the people that come to our classes often ask us if not only about the method we just how we got here and what was the interest we had an exploring the kind of yoga method so we take some time today and talk to create great can you tell us what really got you intrigued or connected to the method sure um So it actually all started when I was living in tampa and playing a lot of hockey. I dislocated my knee three times um down there and actually not knowing what I did just let it heal on its own and ended up moving to boulder in two thousand 13 and got in the snow, boarding and um. I was also doing a lot of power type yoga is in the gym, a lot and um ended up just My knee again um getting off the chair lift up on the mountain and that prohibited me from doing all the stuff. I have been doing and um I was living with some yoga teachers at the time that new about Francisco and that’s how you method and in deed up going to a couple of his public classes here in boulder and then I couldn’t stop doing to carson as the next six months, so to see more about that crazy. I mean how did when did you know that this was something that just really there and treat you or made sense to you or said something to you in in your body So I never really bought into the whole we store trauma in our body. Uh. I wasn’t familiar. I had no formal education on that front, but through usu casa II was able to actually experience that we’re holding that pose for a long time and my full body started convulsing and like I was my my body was behaving like it was really upset, but my my emotional state was caught. It was just all coming out of me alot of shaking and at that point And I was like okay this is really something here and um that further uh engage me with the practice Which end up, let it led me to go. Do that teacher training uh later on that year, so, within a span of of your minds, a year. What was your timeline for. That well so, with the with the dis locations, um in the beginning, they would heal faster and I can get back to pain free sporting whatever in say, six months but the more I do it the longer it takes to heal and I still work with uh pain from time to time because of that accident um, but at that point I I’m ina it took me a good year and a half before I was able to hug to sprint and do that sort of stuff. So really that whole time period is when I was really getting uh involve and couple of the teachers in town where um delivering the work that you method and so so really uh six months until I went to the to the teacher training um and um And then so yeah um so 66 weeks of the year so you were referring to something a few minutes ago. In it and you know I ask you a question about what kind of what did you connect with in the method and I’m curious to just about anything about the philosophy or the way you’ve seen the work over the last two to three years. That you really connected to yeah it’s simple it’s Super, simple and I’ve grown up always being in this Sexual state figuring stuff out using my my mind and this allowed me to really be experiencing myself as I am um so I think it was mostly that um at the same time, I was getting more into spirituality and um. You know reading alot uh the biggest material and all that so it was kind of in tandem with a lot of that stuff uh, but really the experiential um Means of uh of a practice and um of the method of healing great so a little bit. If I’m hearing you correctly, it seems like there’s a bit more here about rather than analyzing or thinking about it’s about experiencing cuz you mention, experience yeah it’s a complete paradigm shift from. I think it’s I mean not only my son it’s it’s a cultural thing. You know we’re taught To over analyze and and um always be prepared to understand through our intellectual self um and this is not that and it’s pretty cool so can use a little bit of thing about. You. You started to talk about teaching all the good our reference today. How do you think about teaching when you going to teach a class at this point or what about the teaching is really interesting. Few minutes a couple of questions. There but how do you, how do you approach it well. It depends um the method is Is all about making connection and relationships with our students so it starts at that who is in the class um who may be in the class and I step into the room and sort of get a understanding of the energy in the room and of course, knowing what I’m going to teach um you know whether it demands from certain people more um so I’ve develop an understanding of how to influence that energy field and how to um to be with everybody in the Um and it’s quite nice, because in the beginning it’s it’s not as much that because you’re learning uh the, cues and how to um just present the material um is simply as you can and you get to the point where you’re much uh you’re better able to interact with the energy in the room at the personalities in the room and really have a customized class for each person um in the room so when you talk about energy Personalities like you can go into a room in and see how does it show up um and that’s a really broad question. But can you get a couple of examples of how might show up in terms of you know, people having previous yoga experience or injury or you can write well the easiest one is someone. I don’t know if I have a room full of people. I don’t know um it’s it’s kind of it can be more challenging because I don’t, I don’t have the Uh the understanding of these people to engage with them a certain way so it’s much more of the noah straight forward. Um and then of course. Yes, when, when you’re working with people with injuries like how do I say these words in away, where I’m not gonna trigger the memory of those injuries and how can I make this students feel supported um and then on the other side, it could be. You know um uh. You know, someone that likes to go to the gym is really intense is always um going for um intense And you know you can use that to our advantage to to help them see the work from their lives. Um of engaging and um using using the body um so yeah. I think those are kick some of the things that we look at is there anything else that you wanna say about your connection to the practice or the work yeah. I just you know we’ve been doing this studio now, since, since March, so 1678 maga um and It’s we have such a great community of folks coming really really being dedicated to the work seeing results working with us and it’s quite a privilege to be able to do that. Um and I’m just happy uh that we’re here doing it agreement to create Craig thanks a lot for taking some time. This afternoon and folks. You can get more information about our studio on dot Bolder dot com and you can check our schedules who’s teaching win during the week. What times during the day, so again, thanks for joining us and we hope to come back with more stories and conversation. Thanks bye bye