Category Archives: Yoga

Two’s Company: the art of counter-balances @ Yotopia, London

When:  Sunday 18th March 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

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

Cost: 

* Per workshop £35 (can be booked on-line)

The second instalment of a three-workshop offering. You will delve into the world of inversions and arm balances; explore the art of human counter-balances and discover the randomness of chance and unfolding play with Bodhitrix’s L Basing compendium.

This is a journey of foundation, connection, calibration, collaboration and play.

The list of offerings are as follows: –

  1. Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions – Sunday 11th February 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  2. Two’s Company: the art of counter-balances – Sunday 18th March 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  3. Bodhitrix presents an AcroYoga Play Session – Sunday 29th April, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

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Two’s Company: the art of counter-balances
Counter-balances are when weight is used as a lever to reduce the effort of lifting loads, thereby enabling the balance of another weight. We will look at how this can be applied to individuals working together as a pair and what potential balances can be created.We will up look into the push-pull nuances of balance; the engagement and release that allows stability in both symmetrical and asymmetric structures and how to safely build interesting shapes and poses.
We will work progressively beginning with an asana practice for individual body awareness; thereafter, explore the sensitivity required in working as a pair. No partner necessary, we will get to mix and match with everyone in the room.Explore the wonders of human counter-balances, delve into your creative potential.If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far go together (African Proverb).

Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions @ Yotopia, London

Spring Trilogy with Jaqui Wan at Yotopia London

When:  Sunday 11th February 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

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

Cost: 

* All three workshops £100 (to be booked in person or over the phone directly with the studio)
* All three workshops for couples £180 (to be booked in person or over the phone directly with the studio)
* Per workshop £35 (can be booked on-line)

The first instalment of a three-workshop offering. You will delve into the world of inversions and arm balances; explore the art of human counter-balances and discover the randomness of chance and unfolding play with Bodhitrix’s L Basing compendium.

This is a journey of foundation, connection, calibration, collaboration and play.

The list of offerings are as follows: –

  1. Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions – Sunday 11th February 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  2. Two’s Company: the art of counter-balances – Sunday 18th March 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  3. Bodhitrix presents an AcroYoga Play Session – Sunday 29th April, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

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Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions

Challenge your yoga asana practice and explore the world of balancing on your hands. We will give you the opportunity to explore the mechanics of both inversions and arm balances.

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

The session will begin with an asana practice and will progress to working in pairs or in small groups to explore the variety and range of inversions and thereafter delve into the abundant diversity of arm balance poses.

It’s time to chance to challenge yourself and get creative in your asana practice, what better way to do this than by balancing or your arms and hands?

 

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.

Please note there have been changes to the dates of these workshops please see the updated and corrected dates below.

The offerings 

  1. Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions: Saturday 14th Oct 17, 2.30pm-6pm
  2. Developing a Partner Practice: Saturday 11th Nov 17, 2.30pm-6pm
  3. Bodhitrix presents an AcroYoga Play Sessions:  Saturday 2nd Dec 17, 2.30pm-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

Lunar Day 1017

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.

Payment options via Pay Pal using the links below or BACs via emailing jaquiwan@gmail.com


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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.
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