Budokon Yoga is the art of seamless transition coupled with the beauty of circular rotation.
The Budokon® Yoga curriculum is influenced by intelligent alignment principles, the freedom of creative sequencing cultivated and the circular nature of Martial Arts. Budokon Yoga was heavily influenced by Iyengar and Ashtanga yogic techniques and alignment with focus being on control, calm, power and precision. These techniques are uniquely different from traditional Hatha Yoga in the sense that they not only work to improve range of motion and strength, but they also explore the body’s ability to sustain another person’s body weight.
This flow was created and is taught by Hatha Yoga Master and Martial Arts Grandmaster Kancho Cameron Shayne and certified instructors worldwide. BUDOKON®YOGA recognizes that Yoga does not look the same as it did 5000 years ago or even 5 years ago, therefore, we continue to press the boundaries of creativity while maintaining the crucial therapeutic application of asana. Kancho Cameron Shayne has been a pioneer in the field of therapeutic movement through yoga and martial arts from the beginning his personal practice in 1983. Budokon®Yoga is the culmination of 30 years of research, development, and practical application. Simply put, Budokon®Yoga heals, strengthens, and changes lives. Budokon’s undeniable contribution to contemporary Yoga is marked by the creation of techniques and asana that are rapidly becoming staples in the modern Yoga vernacular such as ROLLING WAVE, FLOATING PLANK, DANCING DOG, FALLING WARRIOR, FLYING WARRIOR, and WARRIORS BRIDGE.
WHAT IS A BUDOKON®YOGA CLASS LIKE?
Class begins with a brief ZaZen (seated Zen meditation) to set an intention of mindfulness and integrity during the practice to come. The class bows in and begins moving right after. The sequence can be the BUDOKON®YOGA Primary series, a set series, or a creative sequence choreographed by the instructor as he/she sees fit for the students present in class. The movement is slow and controlled, and the techniques are learned through repetition. Very much like a Vinyasa or Power Yoga class, the sequence is energetic and strong. However, the emphasis is in the moments of transitions, not in holding poses. If the transition is mindfully, the resulting position will have proper alignment and will be sustainable, without need for adjustments.
In the sequence you will find stretching, strengthening and balancing poses (including handstands and inversions), which will challenge the practitioner for face fears and other limiting emotions in a safe way. The movement sequences usually end in Savasana (corpse pose), where students get to relax the body and allow the benefits of the movement practice to seep in. After that there is a brief ZaZen meditation with a message of inspiration or an intriguing question posed by the instructor for students to meditate on. Classes are one hour and fifteen minutes, to one and a half hours long.