Headstand & Handstands weekend at Yoga K, Montreux, Switzerland

Discover your inversions a focus on headstand and handstands @ Yoga K, Montreux, Switzerland

 

When:

  • Friday 6th Dec 2019, 7-9pm: The Art on Headstands
  • Saturday 7th Dec 2019, 10am-1pm: The World of Inversions & Arm Balances
  • Sunday 8th Dec 2019, 10am-1pm: Partner Inversions & Partner Balances 

Where: Centre Yoga K, Rue de la Ruvenettaz 2 – 1820 Montreux, Switzerland

Cost:  For bookings see FB event link or contact Karine Gammuto 

  • All weekend: CHF140
  • Friday Only: CHF40
  • Saturday Only: CHF60
  • Sunday Only: CHF60 


 

The Art of Headstands – Friday 6th Dec 2019, 7-9pm:  

This two-hour workshop will focus on the technical skills required to do the classic yoga inversion the headstand is also known as Sirsasana.  
 
We will: –  
  • breakdown the strength elements that will embody the foundations of this pose and
  • learn how to support and spot a headstand, what to look for? and how to keep the headstander safe whist they are balancing.
 
Once the principles of balances and safety are covered we will then move onto variations of headstands looking at both hand positions and leg variations.  
 
We will end with a therapeutic massage sequence to help release any built-up tension in the neck and shoulders. 
 
No experience necessary, just an interest in learning how to do and or play with headstands.  
 
Please seek further advice directly with the teacher if you have any of the following conditions: – low blood pressure, neck, head or shoulder injuries.    

 

The World of Inversions & Arm Balances – Saturday 7th Dec 2019, 10am – 1pm: 

This three-hour offering to delve into the world of balancing on your hands.  Have you ever been baffled by inversions or arm balances?  Is it strength? Is it flexibility?  Or is it overcoming the fear? 

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 hand and arm balancing potential.  
 
We will cover the classic yoga inversions: – 
  • Pincha Mayurasana – forearm balances and 
  • Adho Mukha Vrksasana – 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, and 
  • there will be more to explore. 


We will cover alignment techniques, strength elements, the embodiment of inversions and how to safely take weight on your arms and hands.  

 
We will also be working in pairs and cover how to support and spot with confidence so as to help maintain safety in the room.

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

 

Partner Inversions & Partner Balances – Sunday 8th Dec 2019, 10am – 1pm: 

We will focus on the collaboration involved when working in pairs.  We will be delve into the world of partner inversions and balances whilst working in groups of three maybe four to ensure there is both sufficient support and safety in the room.
 
We will explore the push-pull nuances of partner balancing and the calibrations that allows the creation of symmetrical and asymmetric shapes and poses.
 
We will build it up progressively working on both partner stamina and confidence and will cover: –
  • partner conditioning,
  • partner inversions,
  • symmetrical counterbalances, and 
  • inversions on body parts.
Come with an open mind and willingness to play.  No partner needed.  

‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’ Plato
 
Prerequisites: Should be able to do a headstand against a wall for 15 seconds.

An intro into Arm Balances & Inversions @ This is Yonder

An intro into Arm Balances & Inversions @ This is Yonder

 

When: Saturday 26th October 2019, 2.30pm – 5pm 

Where: This is Yonder, 4-6a Hookers Road, London, E17 6DP

Cost: £25 you will need to download the Mindbody App to make the booking.

A two hour and a half-hour introduction to 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 foundations to the three classic inversions: –

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

Exploring some of the basic elements to arm balancing including: –

  • Tittibasana / firefly,
  • Bakasana / crow and
  • 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 10 seconds.

Massage & Therapeutics for Climbers @ This is Yonder

A workshop specifically for the climbers @ This is Yonder with a focus on massage and therapeutics

 

When:

  • Saturday 28th September 2019, 2.30pm – 5pm 
  • Saturday 30th November 2019, 2.30pm – 5pm

Where: This is Yonder, 4-6a Hookers Road, London, E17 6DP

Cost: £25 per person per workshop for bookings you will need to download the MindBody App

This two and a half hour workshop will be held on held September and repeated in November.  Its aimed at climbers with the focus on the following areas: – 

  • neck;
  • shoulders flexibility and tightness;
  • upper back and shoulders blades;
  • mid back thoracic;
  • arms, hands & fingers;
  • hips flexibility and tightness and
  • lower back lumber

We will explore the healing art of Thai massage and flying therapeutics.  Thai massage uses gravity, body weight, healing touch and harmonics to realign and release.  Flying therapeutics involves a base and flyer.  The base acts as a solid structure that enables the flyer to be suspended in an aerial inversion so that they (the base) can work on the back and shoulders.

Open to all and especially those with want to maintain their climbing practice. 

No partner necessary. You will be working in pairs and maybe groups of three.

‘Massage is the only form of physical pleasure to which nature forgot to attach consequences.’ Robert Breault

The Art of Flying Therapeutics @ Yogarise Covent Garden

Discovering the world of Flying Therapeutics @ Yogarise Covent Garden

 

When: Sunday 1st December 2019, 2.30pm – 5.30pm  

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

Cost: £35 per person for bookings please click here 

 

Flying therapeutics involves a base and flyer. The flyer is passively suspended in the air on the base’s feet in an inversion. This allows for the yogic stretches of the upper limbs and trunk and the manipulation the body, particularly the spine; thereby actively encouraging the flow of energy upwards towards the crown of the head.
 
 
We will introduce the elementary suspended balances work through the basic moves and progress into more challenging flying sequences and transitions.

An opportunity to slow down and cultivate the art of deep listening, conscious touch and the capacity of giving and receiving.

“Massage is the only form of physical pleasure to which nature forgot to attach consequences.” Robert Breault

 

Introducing Partner Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage @ Yogarise Covent Garden

Play with Partner Yoga and delve into the world of Thai Yoga Massage at Yogarise Covent Garden

 

When: Sunday 27th October 2019, 2.30pm – 5.30pm 

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

Cost: £35 per person for bookings click here 

Explore the wonders of partner collaboration and delve into your stretching potential. An opportunity to slow down and cultivate the art of deep listening, conscious touch and the capacity of giving and receiving.
 
 

This three-hour workshop will introduce you to yoga stretches in pairs, that will enable to you to go deeper than you can go yourself and introduce you to the qualities and techniques of Thai massage. In particular, we will cover: –

  • the power of the breath;
  • the use of gravity, body weight and harmonics to release; and
  • the qualities of grounding, accepting and witnessing.

“Massage is the only form of physical pleasure to which nature forgot to attach consequences.” Robert Breault

Open to all, a regular body awareness practice would be an advantage.

No partner necessary.

Attending this workshop is a useful prerequisite for the Art of Flying Therapeutics in December.

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