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Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions at The Yoga Body Centre

This workshop is the first of three sessions over a period of three months, our AcroYoga autumn series.  We will take you on a journey to explore the unfolding limitless potential to play.

The offerings 

  1. Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions: Saturday 23rd September 2017, 2.30-6pm
  2. Developing a Partner Practice: Saturday 14th October 2017, 2.30 – 6pm
  3. Bodhitrix presents an AcroYoga Play Sessions:  Saturday 4th November 2017, 2.30 – 6pm

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

Costs: 

  • All three workshops £100
  • All three workshops for couples £180
  • Per workshop £40

Bookings are made directly with the studio workshops@yogabodycentre.co.uk or you can book using the Yoga Body Centre (YBC) app available on Google Play or iTunes

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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 to 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 that provide tools for the understanding and embodiment of inversions; and
  • support their partner as spotter and coach.

We will focus on all manor of inversions from the simple; the forward bend, downward facing dog to the more complex forearm balances, headstand and handstands.

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.

AcroYoga Elemental Immersion in Shenzhen

A collaboration with Marc Bauchet & Jaqui Wan

When: Saturday 16th to Tuesday 19th September 2017

Times: 8.30am – 12pm & 2-6pm

Where: Focus Yoga  Overseas Chinese Town Fairview Garden Phase II

Cost: All five days (30hrs) Chinese Yuan 2900 (or Chinese Yuan 3700 after 22 Aug 17)               Weekend (15hrs) Chinese Yuan 1314 (or Chinese Yuan 2000 after 22 Aug 17)

In the heart of Shenzhen, the fabulous Focus Yoga will be hosting our AcroYoga Elemental Immersion. Our course offers the full spectrum of the practice that is AcroYoga. We bring to you the safe, powerful yet playful fun of acrobatics (the solar practice) balanced with the presence, connection and the art of healing touch in Thai-Yoga massage and therapeutic flying (the lunar practice).

Both Marc and Jaqui, both long established European AcroYoga teachers, are excited be collaborating together with the assistant team: –

  • Steve Preston
  • Jini Wang
  • Jeanette Sin

All levels will benefit, BEGINNERS WELCOME too!

We will follow our passion for healing arts and playful connection to guide you through the 30-hours Elemental curriculum: –

  • lunar and solar yoga asana
  • supine & prone Thai-Yoga massage
  • therapeutic flying
  • spotting & inversions &
  • acrobatic training techniques & flying transitions.

Option to join weekend only!

This immersion fulfils a prerequisite for AcroYoga Teacher Training applications.

Basic yoga experience recommended all levels welcome, including beginners!Space is limited, book soon to reserve your spot! ~:>

Space is limited, book soon to reserve your spot!

Please email marc@acroyoga.org for bookings or WeChat acromarcopolo or click here.

AcroYoga Elemental Immersion in Beijing

A collaboration with Marc Bauchet & Jaqui Wan

When: Saturday 9th September 2017 4.30am – 8pm                                                                                             Sunday 10th to 12th September 2017 9am – 12.30pm & 2-6pm                                                               Wednesday 13th September 2017 9am – 1pm

Where: Flow Creative, 44 Guanghong Road, Beijing, China

Cost: All five days (30hrs) Chinese Yuan 2900 (or Chinese Yuan 3700 after 15 Aug 17)               Weekend (11hrs) Chinese Yuan 1314 (or Chinese Yuan 1800 after 15 Aug 17)

 

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In the heart of Beijing, the fabulous Flow Creative will be hosting our AcroYoga Elemental Immersion. Our course offers the full spectrum of the practice that is AcroYoga. We bring to you the safe, powerful yet playful fun of acrobatics (the solar practice) balanced with the presence, connection and the art of healing touch in Thai-Yoga massage and therapeutic flying (the lunar practice).

Both Marc and Jaqui, both long established European AcroYoga teachers, are excited be collaborating together with the assistant team: –

  • Justing Alexander
  • Jini Wang
  • Rhianna Suen

All levels will benefit, BEGINNERS WELCOME too!

We will follow our passion for healing arts and playful connection to guide you through the 30-hours Elemental curriculum: –

  • lunar and solar yoga asana
  • supine & prone Thai-Yoga massage
  • therapeutic flying
  • spotting & inversions &
  • acrobatic training techniques & flying transitions.

Option to join weekend only!

This immersion fulfils a prerequisite for AcroYoga Teacher Training applications.

Basic yoga experience recommended all levels welcome, including beginners!Space is limited, book soon to reserve your spot! ~:>

Space is limited, book soon to reserve your spot!

Please email marc@acroyoga.org for bookings or WeChat acromarcopolo

AcroYoga weekend with Erica Montes & Jaqui Wan in Exeter

An AcroYoga weekend intensive

When: Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd October 2017

Times: 10am-1pm & 2.30-5.30pm

Where: St. Lukes Campus, University of Exeter, Heavitree Rd, EX2 4TE Exeter, Devon

Costs:

  • ONE DAY £75 (£60 early bird by 29th September)
  • TWO DAYS £130 (£110 early bird by 29th September)

To book please contact Jules via Facebook or email yogawithjules@hotmail.co.uk

A two day intensive to cover the two sides to the practice of AcroYoga

Flyer 1017AcroYoga Solar Day – Saturday 21st October 2017

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, but will give individual groups tasks and exercises that will challenge all levels of experience.

AcroYoga Lunar Day – Sunday 22nd October 2017

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.

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.

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.

AcroYoga Elemental Immersion in Bristol 2017

AcroYoga Elemental Immersion in Bristol with Erica Montes & Jaqui Wan

 

When: Saturday 9th to Wednesday 13nd December 2017

Where: Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW

Times: 9-12pm  & 2-5pm

Costs:

  • Full 5 days (early bird): £370
  • Full 5 days (after 30th October): £420
  • Weekend (early bird): £160
  • Weekend: £180
  • One day drop in: (early bird) £90
  • One day drop in: £100

To book please use the following click on the link or for queries email ash@flyingmonkeyyoga.org or refer to the Facebook link

 

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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