Category Archives: Handstands

London AcroYoga Solar Immersion

AcroYoga Solar Immersion in London with Pascal Weis & Jaqui Wan

 

When: Saturday 4th to Wednesday 8th May 2019, 10am – 6pm

Where: 

  • Saturday & Sunday – Southbank University Sports Hall, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA
  • Monday to Wednesday – The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul Street, London N1 7DF

Cost: It’s possible to pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 to reserve your place.

  • All five days £435
  • All five days early bird rate of £385 for bookings paid by 1st March 2019 
  • Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday £275
  • Weekend Rate £200
  • Day Rate for Saturday £100
  • YOU CAN REGISTER HERE

I am honoured and excited to announce our AcroYoga Solar Immersion in London, five full days of training that will empower, inform and embody your acrobatic potential.  We will a spectrum of acrobatics including: –

  • L basing sequences & washing machines,
  • handstand training & hand to hand,
  • standing acrobatics,
  • acrobatic sequences and
  • abundant joyous fun and laughter 

We will make the impossible possible, with linear progressions that will work on embodied conditioning and strength training to help build individual confidence; we will move onto partner calibrations with inversions paving the way for the collaboration involved in partner acrobatics. 

Priority and emphasis will be given to the art of spotting enabling the learning of advanced acrobatics safe, accessible and fun. 

Once we have refined our foundations, we will train more precise acrobatic balances, such as foot-to-hand, hand-to-hand and standing acrobatics. Get ready to push past your own personal limits in a fun and safe environment.

 

***This course fulfils an immersion pre-requisite for the AcroYoga Teacher Training application***

 

SKILLS COVERED

  • Solar AcroYoga Asana sequence
  • Strength training elements
  • Alignment, balance and endurance in inversions
  • Spotting techniques
  • Specialized acrobatics training groups (2 bases, 2 flyers)
  • foot-to-hand, hand-to-hand & 2-High acrobatics
  • L basing and standing acrobatics 

 

THERE ARE PRE-REQUISITES

Please review the prerequisites in this video below.

…and if you are not sure if you are ready, just ask us and we support you and find a way to get you ready!

 

YOU CAN REGISTER HERE

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • One month prior to the course start date: full refund minus £50 processing fee.
  • Within one month to one week prior to the course start date: 50% back.
  • A week before the course start date or during the event: no refund, no credits, no exceptions.

 

 

Inversions & Arm Balances at Yotopia

Inversions & Arm Balances at Yotopia 

 

When: Sunday 3rd February 2019, 2.30pm – 5.30pm 

Where: Yotopia, 13 Mercer Street, London WC2H 9QJ

Cost: £35 Bookings are made directly with the studio more information to follow or email info@yotopia.co.uk

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 overcoming the fear?

We will cover the three classic inversions: –

  • Sirsasana / headstands,
  • Pincha Maryasana / forearm balances &
  • handstands.

But we will explore a range of arm balancing including: –

  • Tittibasana / firefly,
  • Parsva Bakasana / side crow and
  • Eka Pada Koudiyasana / split leg arm balance,
  • but there will be more to explore.

 

 

 

 

This workshop is ideal for those who are comfortable being upside down, with a regular yoga practice and who are keen to discover more about their hands and arm balancing potential. 

We will cover alignment techniques, strength elements, the embodiment of inversions and safely taking weight on your arms and hands. We will build it up progressively working on upper body stamina, core conditioning and wrist awareness.

Prerequisites: Should be able to do a headstand against a wall for 15 seconds.

 

Yonder Series: Handstand Intermediate

Yonder Series: Handstand Intermediate

 

When: Saturday 1st June 2019, 2-5pm 

Where: This is Yonder, 5 Hookers Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 6DP

Cost: £30 (Pay for two Yonder workshops for £50).  Booking details to follow or please email info@thisisyonder.com 

Following on from our inversions workshop April 2019 we will progress from the foundations to explore the range of ways to balance on your hands.  This workshop is ideal for someone with regular handstand practice and who are open to the art of hand-balancing.

We will revisit the foundations covering strength elements, embodiment, wrist awareness, and the ingredients to a static straight handstand.

Move on to explore handstands with leg variations, one arm handstands and handstands on body parts; and will end with much-needed wrist and shoulder love.

Prerequisite:  You must be able to a handstand against a wall for 30 seconds without coming down.

Yonder Series: Exploring Inversions

Yonder Series: Exploring Inversions 

 

When: Saturday 6th April 2019, 2-5pm 

Where: This is Yonder, 5 Hookers Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 6DP

Cost: £30 (Pay for two Yonder workshops for £50).  Booking details to follow or please email info@thisisyonder.com 

This workshop is part of the Yonder Series running up until June 2019.  The list of offerings is as follows: –

Each workshop is an investment of £30, or you can pick any two for £50.

Now back to the details of the workshop at hand, Exploring Inversions.

A chance to explore classic inversions, such as headstands, forearm stand and handstands.  This is ideal for the person who has a regular yoga practice and who are keen to discover more about their inversion potential. 

We will begin with an asana practice and thereafter move into alignment techniques, strength elements, the embodiment of inversions and safely taking weight on your arms and hands. We will build it up progressively working on upper body stamina, core conditioning and wrist awareness.

We will work in pairs presenting the art of spotting inversions to help with both alignment and ensuring safety in the room. There will be an opportunity to get creative with your inversions including partner inversions.    

It’s your chance to turn your world upside down.

An AcroYoga weekend with Francesco Semino & Jaqui Wan

An AcroYoga Elemental Weekend with Francesco Semino & Jaqui Wan

 

When: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th February 2019, 10 – 5pm 

Where: London School of Capoeira1-2 Leeds Place, Tollington Park, N4 3RF.

Cost: £110 or £70 for one day.  Bookings are made via email to jaqui@acroyoga.org 

We are excited to announce an AcroYoga elemental weekend, we will focus on both the Lunar and Solar elements to the practice.

What about the teachers: –

Both Francesco and Jaqui are acroyoga nerds.  Our training brings together several training experiences: –

  • AcroYoga International,
  • AcroYoga Montreal,
  • Yoga Slackers,
  • Partner Acrobatics and
  • more than ten years of acrobatics training within European acrobatics.

What will cover:-

  • A day to focus on the Solar acrobatic practice covering: –
    • the art of spotting;
    • smart partner training progressions
    • the skills and principles to inversions;
    • the nuances to partner balances, how to be precise and be challenged as we move into flying sequences and transitions;
    • how to collaborate with creativity and belief in your potential. 
  • A day to focus on the Lunar therapeutic practice covering: –
    • the world Thai massage and its techniques;
    • how to work with the breath and the art of healing touch;
    • the use of gravity, body weight, touch and harmonics;
    • the principles to suspended flying therapeutics as we present a series of passive flyer extensions, asymmetric stretches and twists; and
    • how to train AcroYoga with longevity with self-care making it a marathon, not a sprint.

Who is this for?   

  • If you are new to the practice and want to cover the foundations.
  • If you have been going to the acroyoga jams and want to get your head around the principles of AcroYoga.
  • If you want to improve your AcroYoga practice, through strong foundations are you able to evolve and grow.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations 7 or more days prior to the start of the event will be issued a refund less an administrative fee of £10.

No refunds, no transfers, and no credits for cancellations within 7 days of workshop start date.

No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the workshop.

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