Monthly Archives: August 2012

AcroYoga Fun Day @ Stonemonkey

Back by popular demand AcroYoga @ Stonemonkey Yoga

When: Sunday 30th September 2012, 10.30-6pm

Where: Stonemonkey Yoga, Leamington Spa UK

Cost: £45 before 14th September or £55 after.

Tap into your light hearted self and your inner playful child. On the day you will discover the art of flying therapeutics at one en of the spectrum to your acrobatic genius and potential at the other. Don’t be put off by the word ‘acrobatics’ we will work progressively within the container of safety and joy. Come with an open mind and willingness to turn your world upside down.

We will explore therapeutic flying & Thai massage where you will explore your ability to be sensitive and receptive. Students will learn and practice honest, clear, compassionate communication to build the foundation of partnership. We will draw upon the natural forces of gravity and “metta” loving kindness to encourage the body to let go of fear and tension. The flow of basing and flying, giving and receiving, honoring and accepting, inhaling and exhaling will take both yogis into a new place of union and bliss. Some yoga experience recommended, no partner needed.

There is a proposed 1.5hr lunch break.

We will cover basic acrobatics and flying. Learn to flip, spin, drop back and float, all while suspended in the air with the support of a partner! Using time-tested acrobatic training techniques, students will learn how to combine basic flying positions with inversions to create dynamic flying flows. We will demonstrate techniques for bases, flyers and spotters that will keep the flying safe and supported. Come with a familiarity with handstands.

The day will be taught by Jaqui Wan and Naomi Hawkes.

Please contact the studio for bookings

Telephone: +44 (0)1926 425282

Email: stonemonkey.yoga@gmail.com

If you are concerned about whether AcroYoga is for you come along to a free taster session @ Stone Monkey on the 8th September 2-3.30pm with Naomi Hawkes

Acro/Contact Intensive

Bringing together AcroYoga with Contact Improvistation

This offering is a collaboration with Jaqui Wan and Joerg Hassman and assisted by Jenny Moy

When: Monday 5th to Friday 9th 2012

Where: Moving East St Matthias Church Hall Wordsworth Road (junction of Belgrade Road), Stoke Newington, London N16 8DD UK

Cost: £250 full-waged, £200 part -paged, £150 unwaged 10% early bird discount if booked by 31st August 2012

To register please contact jenny@kensington-unitarians.org.uk

This is a first in the UK bringing together AcroYoga and acrobatics with Contact Improvisation

Joerg - I wonder how much of those rather precise and fragile balances the flying person experiences in acroyoga can be translated into CI positions on someone’s pelvis and centre? I’ve developed some material that uses the intelligence of the underdancer’s legs (using the acroyoga postion of the supporter) I call it pediplulation material. Maybe the CI pelvis/

centre area can learn from the intelligence of supporting and manipulating feet in acroyoga. In general I’d like to find more curiosity in CI for moments of fine balances in almost stillness, exploring how minimal shifts can change a lot: joy outside of a continuous flow.

Jaqui – Question: how to combine spontaneity and fluidity with force and agility? How to move and interchange from base to flyer to base and how we combine the themes of trust and connection through movement into and out of fragile balances or points of touch . . .

 

 

Bodhitrix – A journey to Mallorca

An AcroYoga-tasic adventure 

This weekend will be co-taught by Jaqui Wan, David Lurey, Latica Borges and assisted by Lara Cifre.

When: Friday 14th (7-9pm), Saturday & Sunday 25th & 16th September 2012 (10-6pm)

Where: Friday @ Earth Yoga in Palma Saturday & Sunday @ Tramuntana Flow in Sa Cabaneta

Cost: All weekend €120 Friday only €25, Saturday or Sunday only €60, Saturday and Sunday €108

Made from organic cotton

An AcroYoga-tastic adventure

 We will present the Players Deck, a series of 108 cards that will expose human collaborations to their potential the weekend will cover, partner stretches, flying therapeutics, supine foot & hand balances, counter balances and trios. The imagination and prowess for yumminess and play is infinite!

This offering is ideal for the yoga and acroyogi with both experience and confidence in their practice and more importantly an openess and willingness to share and learn from each other.

Friday  – Touching Base: Getting to know you

We aim to establish what the groups strengths and challenges are and visit the principles of honest clear communication and safe play. This workshop will act as a teaser for weekend offering.


Saturday –  Stretch, fly and collaborate 

We aim to establish what the groups strengths and challenges are and visit the principles of honest clear communication and safe play. This workshop will act as a teaser for weekend offering.

Sunday – Play to your potential

This day will focus on the randomness of pulling out the cards to develop washing machines and sequences, as well as play games with them such as:

  • pass the flyer
  • flyer ping pong
  • bird free zone
  • two flyers one base
  • or potentially develop new ones
Please bookings please contact Lara on laracifre@gmail.com