Monthly Archives: September 2014

AcroYoga weekend @ Molde Yoga

A long weekend dip into the immense practice that is AcroYoga

When: Friday 5th t0 Sunday 7th December 2014

  • Friday 6-9pm AcroYoga Fundamentals
  • Saturday 10am – 1pm & 2.30pm – 5.30pm Lunar Day – Massage & Therapeutics
  • Sunday 10am – 1pm & 2.30pm – 5.30pm Solar Day – Inversions & Acrobatics

Where:  Molde Yoga Centre, Parveien 19, 6413 Molde Norway.

Costs:  The following are the price options. You can choose to come to the Friday, a single day over the weekend (Saturday or Sunday), or the weekend (just Saturday and Sunday) or the whole event (Friday-Sunday).

If you book and pay before 1st November you will be eligible for the early bird price which is cheaper.

  • Friday Kr. 400 early bird or drop in rate Kr. 500
  • Saturday or Sunday Kr. 750 early bird or drop in Kr. 900
  • Weekend only Kr. 1500 early bird or drop in rate Kr. 1700
  • All inclusive Kr. 1650 early bird or drop in rate Kr. 2000

A 15 hour exploration into AcroYoga.  The weekend will be broken down into a day of acrobatics and a day of therapeutics, which will act as a rounded tip of the iceberg introduction into the practice.  In participating the whole weekend, you will get a greater understanding of what is AcroYoga.  However, for those of you who are only interested in certain elements of this practice there are day attendance options.

Participants must have a willingness to work in pairs or in groups of three or more, have a regular physical body practice of some kind and a willingness to be upside down.

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For bookings please contact the studio directly.

Delving into Partner Acrobatics @ Marco Physio

Partner acrobatics for November 2014 a three session introduction 

Saturday 1st November 2.30pm – 5pm – A Focus on Trio Tricks

Saturday 8th November 2.30pm – 5pm – ‘L’ basing transitions

Saturday 29th November 2.30pm – 5pm – A Synergy

Where: Marco Physio, Westferry Studios, 94 Milligan Street, London, E14 8AS

Cost:  £30 per session or £75 for the whole course.  Early bird rates for drop in ar £25 if booked a week before the event.  Bookings are made directly with the studio contact on Tel: 0207 005 0278 or info@marcopyshio.com

Synopsis 

This is three week Saturday afternoon, two and a half hour offering as an introduction into acrobatic balancing.  We will cover a range of material drawn from European Acrobatics, specifically where there has been a long standing tradition of this practice particularly in Germany and Holland where it is practiced as a non professional sport and activity.

Learn the dynamics of working together.  Delve into the world of giving and receiving trust.  Learn how be clear and ask for what you want.  Be prepared to be challenged, maybe move out of your comfort zone.  Learn how to spot with precision and thereby support the group as you learn together.

There will be two sessions that will run consecutively, there after there will be a fortnight break where participants are encouraged to meet and train with each other.  The final session aims to consolidate the lessons learnt and explore creative possibilities of partner balancing and transitions.

Each session will begin with a warm up and handstand practice.  Suitable for people who have a regular physical practice, not necessarily yoga.  They must have a willingness to work with each other, to meet with the group outside the sessions.  They must be comfortable with being upside, and be able to do a headstand against a wall for 30 seconds.

Please note the material covered during the sessions is dependant on the progression of the group and the teacher reserves the right limit the ticks offered for the safety reasons.

1st November 2014 2.30pm – 5pm – A focus on trio tricks

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Learn to build a three person static balances often referred to as trio pyramids.  There could be two flyers and one base or vice versa.  For this session you will be working in groups of at least five, with two spotters supporting each trick.  You will learn how to build trio pyramids progressively and be supported in the process.

Courtesy of Max Stewart, Wal Balmus & Alf Stanbrough

8th November 2014 2.30pm – 5pm – ‘L’ basing transitions

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You will be working as a base or flyer, with one or two spotters.  The base will be on their backs with the legs and arms up, often referred to as ‘L’ basing.  We will move from static balances transitioning into to different poses.  Depending the groups some maybe given different challenges according to their ability and experience.

If you are new to the practice the transitions will reflect your body awareness as well as strength and flexibility.  Learn to take steps before leaping into a sprint.

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Participants will be encouraged to meet and work on these balances and transitions outside of this session.  Call it your homework!

29th November 20145 2.30pm – 5pm— Partner acrobatics a synergy

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This session is aimed at consolidating the material covered.  Revisiting some balances and transitions.  However, there will be a focus on creativity and with the lessons learnt on the art of spotting to explore new ticks with safety.

Please note these sessions acts as an introduction to practice of partner balancing.  It is aimed as a glimpse into the tip of a vast mountain range that makes up this broad and wide ranging practice.  This is the start to your journey, there are plenty of hours and hours if not years ahead of you to explore.  I am welcoming you to the world that is partner acrobatic balancing.

 

 

The art of hand and arm balances @ Marco Physio

Exploring the art of arm balances and inversions

When:  Saturday 27th September 2014, 2.30pm – 5pm

Where:  Marcophysio, Westferry, 94 Milligan street, London, E14 8AS

Costs:  £30, bookings are made directly with Marco Physio

An afternoon session to delve into the world of balancing on your hands.  Have you ever been baffled by arm balances?  Is it strength? Is it flexibility?  Or is it fear that’s stopping you from getting your head round them?  This is workshop is an opportunity to explore the mechanics of balancing on your hands.

We will cover handstands, but that is only part of the offering, we will explore a range of arm balancing including Tittibasana / fire fly, Parsva Bakasana / side crow and Eka Pada Koudiyasana / split leg arm balance,  but there is more we will cover.

The session will begin with an asana practice and will progress lab style into the world of hand and arm balancing.  Do not be fooled into thinking you will be able to do all by the end of the session, that takes practice, practice, practice.  What you will get is a direction and an approach to mastering them.

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This workshop is ideal for the regular yoga practitioner practicing for at least 9 months to a year and who are keen to explore their hand and arm balancing potential.

Please contact the studio directly for bookings on Tel: 0207 005 0278 or info@marcopyshio.com

Acrobatics: Trio Tricks

Trio Tricks

When:  Sunday 25th January 2014, 2-5pm

Where: Yotopia, 13 Mercer Street, Covent Garden WC2H 9QJ

Cost: £35, booking are made directly with Yotopia

Set your intentions for 2015, with a Sunday afternoon introduction into the power of three.  Learn the dynamics of working together.

Delve into the world of giving and receiving trust. Learn how be clear and ask for what you want. Be prepared to be challenged, maybe move out of your comfort zone. Learn how to spot with precision and thereby support the group as you learn together.

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Learn to build a three person static balance often referred to as trio pyramids or tricks. There could be two flyers and one base or vice versa. For this session you will be working in groups of at least five, with two spotters supporting each trick. You will learn how to build progressively and be supported in the process.

Courtesy of Max Stewart, Wal Balmus & Alf Stanbrough

This image of the handstands on the one base is a possibility only after years of practice and commitment to working and collaborating together. Max Stewart, Wal Balmus & Alf Stanbrough, Bondi Beach

We will begin with a warm up and some inversion practice. Suitable for people who have a regular physical practice, not necessarily yoga. They must have a willingness to work with each other. They must be comfortable with being upside, and be able to do a headstand against a wall for 30 seconds.

The material covered drawn from European Acrobatics, specifically where there has been a long standing tradition of this practice particularly in Germany and Holland where it is practiced as a non professional sport and activity.

Arm Balances and Inversions @ Yotopia

Exploring the art of arm balances and inversions

When:  Sunday 30th November 2014, 2 – 5pm

Where:  Yotopia, 13 Mercer Street, Covent Garden WC2H 9QJ

Costs:  £35, booking are made directly with Yotopia

An afternoon session to delve into the world of balancing on your hands.  Have you ever been baffled by arm balances?  Is it strength? Is it flexibility?  Or is it fear that’s stopping you from getting your head round them?  This is workshop is an opportunity to explore the mechanics of balancing on your hands.

We will cover handstands, but that is only part of the offering, we will explore a range of arm balancing including Tittibasana / fire fly, Parsva Bakasana / side crow and Eka Pada Koudiyasana / split leg arm balance,  but there is more we will cover.

The session will begin with an asana practice and will progress lab style into the world of hand and arm balancing.  Do not be fooled into thinking you will be able to do all by the end of the session, that takes practice, practice, practice.  What you will get is a direction and an approach to mastering them.

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This workshop is ideal for the regular yoga practitioner practicing for at least 9 months to a year and who are keen to explore their hand and arm balancing potential.

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