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Inversions and Arm Balances at Yoga Body Centre

When:  Saturday 9th June 2018, 2pm – 5pm

Where:  Yoga Body Centre, 3f Regal House,151-156 Lower Clapton Rd, Clapton Pond, London E5 0QJ


  • Per workshop per person £35 Early Bird £30
  • Couples rate per workshop £60 Early Bird £50

Booking information to follow.


Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions

Challenge your yoga asana practice and explore the world of balancing on your hands. We will give you the opportunity to explore the mechanics of both inversions and arm balances.

The session will begin with an asana practice and will progress to working in pairs or in small groups to explore the variety and range of inversions and thereafter delve into the abundant diversity of arm balance poses. 

This workshop is ideal for those with a regular yoga asana practice and or form of body awareness tradition; and who are keen to discover their hands and arm balancing potential.  Students will learn the alignment techniques, strength elements, the embodiment of inversions and taking the weight in their arms and hands. We will build it up progressively working on upper body stamina, core conditioning and wrist awareness.


Thai & Fly at the Yoga Body Centre

When:  Saturday 28th April 2018, 2-5pm

Where: Yoga Body Centre, 3f Regal House,151-156 Lower Clapton Rd, Clapton Pond, London E5 0QJ


  • Per workshop per person £35 Early Bird £30 ends 14th April 
  • Couples rate per workshop £60 Early Bird £50 ends 14th April 

Booking details to follow.

Healing Arts 3

An afternoon’s introduction to Thai massage and flying therapeutics.   

You will learn: –

  • to fly passively by trusting and letting go;
  • the power of the breath in releasing emotional & or physical holding patterns;
  • to ground, accept and witness

The workshop will introduce you to giving and receiving of a partner practice.  We will present the healing qualities of sensitive touch in Thai massage, and explore the roles of inactive flying and listen through supportive basing.    All the material covered are taken from the lunar elements within the practice of AcroYoga.

All are welcome. No yoga or massage experience necessary.

AcroYoga Solar prereqs at the Yoga Body Centre

When: Saturday 10th March 2018, 2-5pm

Where:  Yoga Body Centre, 3f Regal House, 151 – 156 Lower Clapton Road, Clapton Pond, London E5 0QJ


  • All three workshops per person £75
  • Per workshop per person £35 or Early Bird £30 ends 24th February
  • Couples rate per workshop £60 Early Bird £50 ends 24th February

Bookings details to follow.

Part of a trilogy series for 2018 the offerings are: –

  • AcroYoga Solar prereqs: Saturday 10th March 2018, 2-5pm
  • Thai and Fly: Saturday 28th April 2018 2-5pm 
  • Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions: Saturday 9th June 2017, 2-5pm


For anyone interested in having an acrobatics practice.  We will cover the prerequisites required in attending an AcroYoga Solar Immersion, a five day acrobatic intensive.

The material covered includes: –

  • yoga asana & strength elements;
  • inversions & spotting techniques;
  • L basing acrobatic balancing & transitions; and
  • hand to hand & foot to hand connections.

An opportunity to train the foundations and develop your acrobatic skills.

Ideal for anyone interested or attending the AcroYoga Solar Immersion in London from Saturday 17th to Wednesday 21st March 2018.

AcroYoga Foundations Weekend in Edinburgh

AcroYoga Solar & Lunar weekend with Jaqui Wan

When: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March 2018, 9:30am-12.30pm & 2-5pm

Where:  The Sacred Heart Centre, 25 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL


  • All weekend £150 early bird rate £110
  • Day rate £75 early bird rate £60
  • (Early bird deadline 23rd February 2018)

For bookings please click here or for FB info click here.

AcroYoga Solar Day – Saturday 24th March 2018

A day to embodying the acrobat – open to all levels. It all begins with body awareness, then comes the body tension, optimising on strength whilst maintaining control, ease and a steady breath. Believe in the possible.

The morning will cover:-
• yoga asana, partner conditioning,
• that never ending work in progress the handstand,
• L basing acro calibration in particular:-
• perfecting the points of contact (hand and feet placements, bone stacking) that will enable longevity in your practice,
• old school transitions that are the foundations to enable fluid movement.

The afternoon is your chance to get creative and go with the flow. We will present sequences that can be repeated in cycles, reversed, skipped, hopped if not popped.
Be prepared to sweat. We will work progressively and will give individual groups tasks and exercises that will challenge all levels of experience.


AcroYoga Lunar Day – Sunday 25th March 2018

Your Sunday chill day into Thai & Fly – open to all levels
Take in a deep breath and sigh out the stresses and strains that hold you. Take this day reconnect, to release, to ground, to accept and witness.

Healing Arts 3

The morning will consist of: –
• an asana practice to prepare your physical and mental body to give and receive
• elements of Thai massage to explore energetic flow and blockages in the body; and
• work with the breath, gravity, body weight, touch and vibrations to release and unblock.

In the afternoon we will introduce flying therapeutics, involving a base and flyer. The base grounds and suspends the flyer with their hands and feet. The passive nature of the flyer enables the base to sculpt the flyer into a variety of shapes that stretch and opens the flyer’s upper body, enabling the potential release of tension and muscular holding patterns.

An opportunity to connect, to listen and be present in a supportive and collective way. Be prepared for the cuddle puddles.

AcroYoga Elemental Immersion in Edinburgh

AcroYoga Elemental Immersion at the Sacred Heart Centre with Jacob Handwerker & Jaqui Wan

When: Saturday 26th to Wednesday 31st May 2018, 9.30am-5pm

Where: Sacred Heart Centre, 25 Rodney Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4EL


  • Full 5 days (early bird): £350
  • Full 5 days (after 16th April): £410
  • Weekend (early bird): £150
  • Weekend(after 16th April): £190
  • One day drop in (early bird): £90
  • One day drop in(after 16th April): £100

To book please use the following click on the link or for more info refer to the Facebook link

Elemental Immersion Flyer

AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of the healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community.

This 5 day / 30 hour Immersion introduces the full range practice of AcroYoga. The mindfulness of yoga creates a steady foundation from which to explore the dynamism of acrobatics and the loving kindness of Thai massage. The interplay of all three disciplines will empower everyone to embody the practice with grace, ease, and joy.

Skills covered:

  • Lunar & Solar Asana
  • Supine & Prone Thai Massage
  • Forward & Backward Therapeutic Flying
  • Spotting & Inversions
  • Acrobatic Training Techniques & Flying Transitions

So why do attend an elemental immersion?

  • Learn progressively in a safe, supportive environment
  • Refine and expand your understanding & embodiment of the practice
  • Receive guidance from highly experienced and passionate AcroYoga teachers
  • Build community with local and international students
  • Celebrate the joy of play
  • Gain tools for honest & compassionate communication
  • Learn how to use relationships as a mirror for self-reflection and transformation
  • Release perceived limitations and explore your highest potential

Important info:

  • This immersion is not residential (accommodation and meals not included)
  • You are advised to have your own copy of the ‘Elements of AcroYoga’ manual
  • The full 30 hours fulfils a prerequisite for the AcroYoga Teacher Training
  • Open to all levels and no partner required
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