Category Archives: Yoga

Inversions & Arm Balances at Yotopia

Inversions & Arm Balances at Yotopia 

 

When: Sunday 3rd February 2019, 2.30pm – 5.30pm 

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

Cost: £35 Bookings are made directly with the studio more information to follow or email info@yotopia.co.uk

An afternoon session to delve into the world of balancing on your hands.  Have you ever been baffled by arm balances?  Is it strength? Is it flexibility?  Or is it overcoming the fear?

We will cover the three classic inversions: –

  • Sirsasana / headstands,
  • Pincha Maryasana  / forearm balances and
  • handstands.

But we will explore a range of arm balancing including: –

  • Tittibasana / firefly,
  • Parsva Bakasana / side crow and
  • Eka Pada Koudiyasana / split leg arm balance,
  • but there will be more to explore.

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop is ideal for those who are comfortable being upside down, with a regular yoga practice and who are keen to discover more about their hands and arm balancing potential. 

We will cover alignment techniques, strength elements, the embodiment of inversions and safely taking weight on your arms and hands. We will build it up progressively working on upper body stamina, core conditioning and wrist awareness.

Prerequisites: Should be able to do a headstand against a wall for 15 seconds.

 

Yonder Series: Exploring Inversions

Yonder Series: Exploring Inversions 

 

When: Saturday 6th April 2019, 2-5pm 

Where: This is Yonder, 5 Hookers Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 6DP

Cost: £30 (Pay for two Yonder workshops for £50).  Booking details to follow or please email info@thisisyonder.com 

I am happy to present the Yonder Series, a monthly workshop on the first Saturday of the month starting in February and running up until June 2019.  The list of offerings is as follows: –

Each workshop is an investment of £30, or you can pick any two for £50.

Now back to the details of the workshop at hand, Exploring Inversions.

A chance to explore classic inversions, such as headstands, forearm stand and handstands.  This is ideal for the person who has a regular yoga practice and who are keen to discover more about their inversion potential. 

We will begin with an asana practice and thereafter move into alignment techniques, strength elements, the embodiment of inversions and safely taking weight on your arms and hands. We will build it up progressively working on upper body stamina, core conditioning and wrist awareness.

We will work in pairs presenting the art of spotting inversions to help with both alignment and ensuring safety in the room. There will be an opportunity to get creative with your inversions including partner inversions.    

It’s your chance to turn your world upside down.

Exploring Inversion & Arm Balances at Yotopia

Exploring Inversions and Arm Balances with Jaqui

 

When:  Sunday 14th October 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

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

Cost: £35 please click here for bookings

 

Challenge your yoga asana practice and explore the world of balancing on your hands.

This workshop is ideal for those with regular yoga asana practice and or other forms of body awareness practices; and who are keen to discover their hands and arm balancing potential.  You will learn the alignment techniques, strength elements, the embodiment of inversions and taking weight on your arms and hands. We will build it up progressively working on upper body stamina, core conditioning and wrist awareness.

It’s your chance to challenge yourself and get creative in your asana practice.

 

Ready to do anything.  There is almost no such thing as ready.  There is only now. 

Hugh Laurie

The Art of Flying Therapeutics at Yotopia

AcroYoga Lunar – The Art of Flying Therapeutics 

 

When:  Sunday 9th December 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

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

Cost: £35 Please click here for bookings 

The Lunar side of AcroYoga allows us to slow down and cultivate the art of deep listening, conscious touch and the capacity of giving and receiving.

This workshop will introduce you to Thai massage techniques; the use of gravity, body weight, touch and harmonics to realign and release.  We will cover the foundations to flying therapeutics involving a base and flyer; the base embodies a solid structure for the flyer to experience inverted aerial passive balances that are blended with therapeutic massage techniques.

Open to all and especially those interested in massage or other forms of bodywork.  You will be working in pairs or in small groups.

Massage is not just a luxury its a way to a happier and healthier life.

AcroYoga Play Days in Godstone 2018

When: 

  • Sunday 10th June 2018: 10am – 4.30pm
  • Sunday 22nd July 2018: 10am – 4.30pm 
  • Sunday 23rd September 2018: 10am – 4.30pm
  • Sunday 28th October 2018: 10am – 4.30pm
  • Sunday 2th December 2018: 10am – 4.30pm

Where: St Nicolas Hall, Godstone, RH9 8DT

Cost:  Early Bird £40 (£25 half day) for bookings made two weeks before the event or thereafter £50 (£30 half day).  All bookings are made with Annabel Broom.

 

Our ongoing play dates in Godstone are open to all. Come and share your day with a regular and growing crew of big kids who want to explore the themes of connection and collaboration with the purpose of building their playing potential.

The day begins with a cup of tea and admiring the stock piles of chocolate that are likely to be consumed during the day.  We get you comfortable in your physical body and at ease with working with others; it may range from partner stretches to full on acrobatics conditioning, to get your body warm and ready for the day ahead.

Any such play day can cover: – 

  • inversions and partner inversions;
  • static balances and counter balances;  
  • L basing calibrations, sequences & washing machines ; 
  • pyramid games;
  • trio tricks; and 
  • Thai massage & flying therapeutics.

There is a real supportive atmosphere throughout the day, coupled with copious amounts of laughter that will encourage you to try something new or revisit material with greater understanding and potential for success. There will be a 45-60min lunch break please bring a packed lunch. For info, chocolate buttons have become the Godstone standard sugar & energy supplement. 

 

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.

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