Category Archives: Yoga

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 Lunar Day with Erica Montes and Jaqui Wan

An AcroYoga Lunar Day: A Thai & Fly Exchange

When: Sunday 15th October 2017

Time: 10-5pm

Where:  Reva Yoga, 2c Andrews Road, Broadway Market, London E8 4QL

Costs:  £75 per person or £130 couples rate

 (£60 early bird bookings before 24th September 2017)                                                                   (£100 for couples early bird bookings before 24th September 2017)

Your Sunday chill out day with a Thai and fly exchange  - open to all levels

Click the link for more information or get involved on the FaceBook event page

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Take in a deep breath and sigh out the stresses and strains that hold you. Take this day to collectively reconnect and release, to ground, accept and witness.

The morning will consist of: -

  • an asana practice to prepare your physical and mental body into giving and receiving;
  • a Thai massage sequence to aid energetic flow in the body; and
  • attention to details: –
    • in working with the breath,
    • the sensitivity of touch with gravity and body weight, and
    • the use of harmonics and vibrations as a tool to release and unblock.

In the afternoon we will apply the skills from the morning into flying therapeutics. This involves 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. 

We will cover: –

  • what to look for: –
    • to see where hold patterns may be and
    • to witness, with time and space, changes in these holding patterns,
  • a series of passive flyer extensions, asymmetric stretches and twists, and
  • therapeutic flying transitions.

An opportunity to connect, to listen and be present in a supportive and collective way.  Be prepared for the cuddle puddles.

To book please use the PayPal link below, if you do not have PayPal account please email me on jaquiwan@gmail.com for BACs details.
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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 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 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.

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