Category Archives: Yoga

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 Trilogy: an intro

CANCELLED DUE TO INJURY

 

When: Saturday 2nd April 2016, 2.30 – 5.30pm

Where: The Light Centre Belgravia, 7-9 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX

Cost: £30, for booking click here

 

An introduction with Jaqui Wan and Daniela McDermott.

Open to all levels. we will provide a safe environment to explore trust, connection and playfulness. We will combine elements from Yoga, Acrobatics, and Thai Massage and cover asana sequences, partner yoga, assisted inversions, basic partner acrobatics, therapeutic flying and Thai massage. No partner needed.

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For more information: –

  • tel: 020 7881 0728
  • email: reception@lightcentrebelgravia.co.uk
  • bookings click here 

Two’s Company : the art of counter balances

Two’s Company is part a two part workshop series, this offering focuses on the art of counter balances.

 

When: 1st May 2016 2-5pm

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

Costs: £30, bookings are made directly with the studio

We will up look into the push, pull nuances of balance, stretch and engagement that allows for beautiful shapes and structures to be built when we delve into the world of counter balancing.

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This three hour workshop will begin with an solo asana practice to prepare the body for session ahead.  There after we will calibrate with the giving and receiving of body weight and how this will be used in balancing each others weight.

We will explore different counterbalances both symmetrical and asymmetric shapes can lever bodies into interesting positions and stretches.

Pre requisites: –

  • some experience with inversions would be beneficial;
  • a regular yoga or body work practice; and  
  • a willingness to work supportively in small groups.

For more information

Two’s Company: Exploring a partner practice

Two’s Company is part a two part workshop series that begins with the exploration into a partner practice.

 

When: 14th February 2016 2-5pm

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

Costs: £30

“True love is boundless like the ocean and rising and swelling within one spreads itself out and crossing all boundaries and frontiers envelopes the whole world.” Mahatma Gandhi

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We will:

  • expand deeper than you would on your own though the collaboration of assisted partner stretches;
  • explore the themes of trust and letting go with AcroYoga and the art of flying therapeutics;
  • discover the power of healing hands through Thai massage and the balance of giving and receiving.

This three hour workshop will introduce you to partner yoga; suspended therapeutics, where you explore the roles of inactive flying and supportive basing; and the listening qualities of Thai massage. 

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

Bookings are made directly with the studio.  There are limited spaces which will mean booking is best to reserve your place.

For more information email me on jaquiwan@gmail.com.

AcroYoga Elemental Immersion in Leamington Spa

UK’s first AcroYoga Elemental Immersion in middle England, with Julia Weis & Jaqui Wan

 

When: Saturday 18th to Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Where:

Times:

  • 18th June: 1.30pm to 8.30pm
  • 19th June: 10am – 5.30pm
  • 20th, 21st and 22nd June: 9am – 4.30pm

Costs:

  • Five day (early booking on or before 9/4/16) rate £350 there after £410
  • Weekend (early booking on or before 9/4/16) rate £160 there after £180
  • One day drop in (early booking on or before 9/4/16) rate £80 there after £90

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)
  • Your 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
  • To attend this immersion online registration is required
  • For more information see www.jaquiwan.com

 

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