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Trio Tricks @ Working Leisure Centre

We are excited to present a collaboration with Shena Grigor of Mad Dog Yoga sessions to explore elements of the practice of AcroYoga and acrobatic balancing.  We will take you on a journey to explore the unfolding limitless potential of human collaboration.

Dates:  7th May 2017, 1-5pm

Where:  Woking Leisure Centre, Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking GU22 8BA

Costs: £30

Bookings are made with Mad Dog Yoga or call 07765257083

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Explore the creative combinations of working as a three.  There is an added dimension to working as a three or more; the ability to listen and absorb in order to collaborate are some of the key qualities to successful trio or group balancing.

This workshop is open to everyone with a body awareness and practice.  We will develop our spotting skills to support each trick and will learn that the groups success depends on the active inclusion and participation of everyone in the group. The material covered is drawn from European Acrobatics.

Open to all with some form of AcroYoga and acrobatic practice. 

AcroYoga: Lunar & Solar Weekend at Studio One Yoga

When:  Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2017

Where:  Studio One Yoga: Number One, The High Street, Standish WN6 0HA

Costs: (tbc)

  • £40 per person per day for bookings made by 31/3/17
  • £75 weekend per person for bookings made by 31/3/17
  • £130 weekend for couples for booking made by 31/3/17
  • £50 per person per day for bookings after 31/3/17

Bookings are made directly with the studio.

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Saturday: Lunar Thai & Fly Day 1-7pm

The AcroYoga Lunar practice cultivates the art of deep listening, loving touch and the ability to give and receive.

You will learn:

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

The day will consist of: -

  • the Lunar asana to prepare your physical and mental body for the afternoon ahead;
  • 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.

We will introduce suspended therapeutics, involving a base and flyer. The base grounds and suspends the flyer with their hands and feet to create.  The passive nature of the flyer enables the base to sculpt the flyer into a variety of shapes that stretch and opens the flyers upper body, enabling the potential release of tension and muscular holding patterns.

Open to all and especially those who have studied or are studying massage or other forms of body work.

Sunday: Solar Acro Day 11-5pm

The AcroYoga Solar practice is focus on acrobatics, covering alignment techniques and strength elements that progress into basic partner balancing, cultivating trust, strength and flexibility whilst working as a team.

We will cover:

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

We will hold a safe and supportive environment that will empower the whole room to be upside down and play!  Exploring possibilities of collaboration, connection & mutually finding points of balance.

Open to all with some form of body awareness and practice.

Delve into your acrobatic potential, no direct experience necessary.

AcroYoga & Acrobalance Series at Flying Fantastic

We are excited to present a series of three sessions over a period of three months, to explore elements of the practice of AcroYoga and Acro Balancing.  We will take you on a journey to explore the unfolding limitless potential of human collaboration.

Dates:

  • AcroYoga an introduction: Saturday 4th February 2017, 2-5.30pm
  • AcroYoga Solar pre reqs: Saturday 11th March 2017, 2-5.30pm
  • Trio Tricks & Pyramids: Saturday 8th April 2017, 2-5.30pm

Where:  Flying Fantastic Arch 27, Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union St, London, SE1 0LR

Costs:

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

Bookings are made directly with the studio.

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An intro to AcroYoga: Saturday 4th February 2017, 2-5.30pm

AcroYoga; the interplay of yoga a solo practice, partner acrobatics and healing arts. 

This afternoon’s workshop is open to all at Flying Fantastic, we will focus on the wisdom of acrobatic principles, alignment techniques and strength elements that progress into basic partner balancing, cultivating trust, strength and flexibility whilst working as a team.

We will hold a safe and supportive environment that will empower the whole room to be upside down and play!  Exploring possibilities of collaboration, connection & mutually finding points of balance.

Delve into your acrobatic potential.  Open to all with some form of body awareness and practice. No direct experience necessary.

AcroYoga Solar pre reqs: Saturday 11th March 2017, 2-5.30pm

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

The material covered are: –

  • 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 25th to Wednesday 29th March 2017.

Trios & Pyramids: Saturday 8th April 2017, 2-5.30pm

Explore the creative combinations of working as a group.  There is an added dimension to working as a three or more; the ability to listen and absorb in order to collaborate are some of the key qualities to successful trio or group balancing.

This workshop is open to everyone with a body awareness and practice.  We will develop our spotting skills to support each trick or pyramid and will learn that the groups success depends on the active inclusion and participation of everyone in the group. The material covered is drawn from European Acrobatics.

Open to all with some form of acrobatic practice. No direct experience necessary.

AcroYoga Series at Yoga Body Centre

A series of three sessions over a period of six months, to explore elements to the practice of AcroYoga.  We will take you on a journey to explore the unfolding limitless potential to play.

When: 

  1. Developing a Partner Practice: Sunday 12th February 2017, 1-4.30pm
  2. Exploring Inversions: Sunday 9th April 2017, 1-4.30pm 
  3. AcroYoga Play Saturday 17th June 2017, 2-6pm

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

Cost:

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

Bookings are made directly with the studio, but they are currently experiencing technical issues.  Please could you make your bookings via the following link.  If you are interested in attending all three workshop and take advantage of the discount still book for the first workshop and we will sort out your discount at a later date.

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Developing a Partner Practice: Sunday 12th February 2017, 1-4.30pm 

Spend an afternoon celebrating your relationships with friends, family and or partners with a workshop into the art of a partner practice.

The workshop will introduce you to partner yoga, suspended therapeutics; where you will explore the roles of inactive flying and listening supportive basing.   We will also present the healing qualities of sensitive touch in Thai massage.  All the material covered are taken from the Lunar Elements within the practice of AcroYoga.

Not just for partners. Ideal for anyone interested in what is possible in the company of two.  No yoga or massage experience necessary just a willingness to be tactile in a non intimidating way.

Exploring Inversions: Sunday 9th April 2017, 1-4.30pm

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 Play: Saturday 17th June 2017, 2-6pm

An introduction to AcroYoga; the interplay of yoga a solo practice, partner acrobatics and healing arts.  This afternoon’s workshop will focus on the wisdom of acrobatic principles, alignment techniques and strength elements that progress to basic partner balancing, cultivating trust, strength and flexibility whilst working as a team. We will work in a safe and supportive environment will empower the whole room to be upside down and play!

We will explore the potential possibilities of connection, collaboration and play.

Some inversion practice would be an advantage or attended the ‘Exploring Inversions’ workshop at the Yoga Body Centre in the previous month (9th April 2017).  No partner needed.

Come support and be supported.

AcroYoga solar weekend in the city of 100 spires Prague

When: Friday 16th -18th September 2016

Where: Ciqueon, Vlastislavonva 206/11, Praha 4 – Nusle, Czech Republic

Costs:

  • Early Bird rate €100 for the long weekend on bookings made & paid for before the 14th Aug 2016

Thereafter:

  • Long weekend €120

  • Friday only: €25

  • Saturday & Sunday €110

Bookings are made directly with Glynis via emailing talismama@mac.com

 

Join Jaqui and Glynis in exploring the acrobatic side to AcroYoga.  Come and participate in a long weekend of solar /fire generating indulgence. 

We will encourage you to play to your acrobatic potential.  Our offering consists of a layered and progressive series of workshops that will both challenge and empower you. 

Bring it on!

Foundation – strength, focus, technique: Friday 16th September: 7-9.30pm

Turn your world upside down with inversions, reviewing the foundations of acrobatic balancing in a safe environment and building confidence. Special focus on spotting – a crucial skill for what we have in store for you this coming weekend!

Expansion – stepping into your potential: Saturday 17th September: 10-5.30pm

Alignment and strength are the building blocks to inversions and acrobatic balancing. Inspiring trust and clear communication through games and group exercises, we wil form tight trio teams and take a leap from basics to complex partner acrobatics!  

Creation – opening to joyous grace: Sunday 18th September:10-4.30pm 

Taking a step higher, we will perform complex flying transitions, washing machines and acrobatic tricks, engaging our creativity, fluidity, compassion, honesty and mutual support to perfect artistic expression and presentation.  

Pre-requisites

Friday – free headstand, handstand against the wall recommended.

Saturday & Sunday – Taking the Friday night session, acrobatic spotting experience,  star, reverse star, hold a 30 sec handstand against with no or minimal spotting.

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Prague 0916 p2 About Glynis:

This fire ball of a person is full of enthusiasm and energy that it make me wonder if she’s actually human.  She has extensive practical teaching experience of body movement.  She will have completed her AcroYoga Montreal teacher training over the summer and I’m super excited to be co-teaching with her. 

About Jaqui:

I unearthed a shiny acrobatic gem last year at the Berlin convention when I met her.  She is one of the original certified AcroYoga teachers in the world and has helped spread the practice over the past decade across her native UK and beyond.  Don’t be fooled by her petite frame – she can base just like a muscleman!  Full of energy, flexible, creative, humble, warm and funny she will give you new insights into your practice and take your acro skills up a notch or two.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations 7 or more days prior to 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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