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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

Cost: 

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

Booking information to follow.

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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.

 

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

Costs: 

  • 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

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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 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

Costs:

  • 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

Inversions and Partner Inversions @ Sacred Heart Centre

When:  Saturday 10th February 2018, 10am – 4.30pm

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

Cost: £75 or £60 early bird rate if booked on or before 20th January 2018.

Bookings are made directly with the studio or click here.

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The majority of our physical time is spent upright or horizontal, rarely do we spend our days inverted, UPSIDE DOWN.

Yet, there are many listed health benefits of inversions these include the:
– cardiovascular,
– lymphatic
– endocrine and nervous systems to name a few.

Not only are there health benefits, but it can also be a lot of fun to disorientate your perspective of the world and seeing it from the ground up.

Students will learn:
– the alignment techniques and strength elements to prepare for inversions;
– to calibrate with colleagues and explore inversions in partner balances; and
– to acquire the techniques of spotting and coach inversions.

We will focus on the classic asana inversions from the simple; the forward bend, downward facing dog to the more complex forearm balances, headstand and handstands. Thereafter, will explore inversions on another person, whether it be an ankles, thighs, hands and or on the back. Is a great way to get creative but at the same time feel supported.

Its time challenge yourself and bring back your youthful fearlessness, what better way to do this than being inverted?

Some yoga or body practice would be an advantage. We will build it up progressively working on upper body strength, core conditioning and wrist awareness. Be prepared to work in pairs or in small groups.

Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions @ Yotopia, London

Spring Trilogy with Jaqui Wan at Yotopia London

When:  Sunday 11th February 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Where:  Yotopia, 13 Mercer Street, London WC2H 9QH. Tel: 0333 405 8888

Cost: 

* All three workshops £100 (to be booked in person or over the phone directly with the studio)
* All three workshops for couples £180 (to be booked in person or over the phone directly with the studio)
* Per workshop £35 (can be booked on-line)

The first instalment of a three-workshop offering. You will delve into the world of inversions and arm balances; explore the art of human counter-balances and discover the randomness of chance and unfolding play with Bodhitrix’s L Basing compendium.

This is a journey of foundation, connection, calibration, collaboration and play.

The list of offerings are as follows: –

  1. Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions – Sunday 11th February 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  2. Two’s Company: the art of counter-balances – Sunday 18th March 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  3. Bodhitrix presents an AcroYoga Play Session – Sunday 29th April, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

inversions

 

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.

This workshop is ideal for those with 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 weight on the arms and hands. We will build it up progressively working on upper body stamina, core conditioning and wrist awareness.

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.

It’s time to chance to challenge yourself and get creative in your asana practice, what better way to do this than by balancing or your arms and hands?

 

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