Saturday, September 27, 2014

12:30am – 3:30pm

Nimble Fitness
42 E 12th Street
New York, NY 1003

$45 / Space is limited!

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Created by master trainer Darryl Aiken-Afam and used by NCAA, Olympic and Professional athletes like NY Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson, the Meridian Touch Sports Yoga program is unmatched in its effectiveness and ease of use. Learn how to care for your sports and training related needs beyond typical Western means of pharmaceuticals and surgery, by using Eastern Medicine’s Yin/Yang and Five Elements theory, Meridian movements, acu-point activation, and eastern modalities of pain and injury rehabilitation.

Most athletic stretching has for many years followed the basic principle of using force or pressure in order to create flexibility. In the east this has not been so where the creation of a healthy “supple” body depends on ones capacity to relax, versus how intensely one stretches. By using effortless movement, acu-point stimulation, and supportive touch, athletes and exercisers can create a flexible body, a relaxed mind, heightened body awareness, and experience faster recovery than thought possible. Darryl’s Meridian Touch Sports Yoga Workshop will teach you how to use these Eastern Medicine principles to re-open and balance the body’s energy flow quickly, providing immediate results for you.

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Born in Chicago and refined in Brooklyn, Darryl Aiken-Afam has over 25 years experience in the fitness, movement, healing and martial arts worlds. His earliest formal training began in the art of Tae Kwon Do at the age of 10, and throughout his high school years he was on both the track and footballs teams. In his early 20s he began studying Shotokan Karate and then Muay Thai kickboxing training to become amateur fighter.

During this time he became an ACE Certified Trainer, teaching at every major health club in NYC including Equinox and Chelsea Piers while also studying Capoeira, Kali (Stick fighting), and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Training and teaching rigorously for so many years brought Darryl to a point of physical and mental exhaustion coupled with many injuries. This led him to become a practitioner of the healing arts studying Shiatsu, Okyu (Japanese Moxa) and other forms of holistic bodywork along with Oriental Medicine Philosophy in the US and Japan. This new healing path led him to create Meridian Touch in the year 2000.

Darryl then formulated Meridian Touch into a Effortless Yoga and Sports Yoga version. Darryl’s clients have included celebrities Curtis Granderson of the NY Mets, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Coach Craig Robinson of Oregon State University & brother to Michelle Obama, Haley Johnson 2010 U.S. Winter Olympic Biathlete and New York Times Best Selling author Barry Lyga.

He is an active lecturer on Oriental Medicine & Movement and Meridian Exercise theory, and has spoken at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Kinesiology Department, and also at various training, fitness and dance centers in the US and abroad.

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