AcroYoga Fundamentals Workshop Summer 2021

Establishing the new normal, getting back into AcroYoga 

AcroYoga Fundamentals Workshop 

 

When:

  • 24th July 2021, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  • The workshop on the 24th of July has been cancelled due to Covid numbers rising and it’s not conducive to running this event
  • 14th August 2021, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Where: Yonder Studio, 4-6 Hookers Road, London, E17 6DP 

Costs: 

For many of us, it’s been more than 15 months since we have done acroyoga and maybe like me you are feeling rusty and wondering whether you can actually get back to doing it regularly.

This workshop is for: –

  • people who are new to acroyoga;
  • those who have not done acroyoga for a while; and
  • those are feeling rusty and would like a steer back into the practice.

Each workshop will touch on the different aspects of the acroyoga practice establishing safe contact, shared trust and play that moves beyond the scope of our pre-existing support bubbles. 

The content will be different for each workshop as there is plenty to explore and play with, you are most welcome to attend both, bring a friend or partner.  Please see the payment options above. 

I am hoping the Government will proceed with the easing of the social distancing rules scheduled for the 19th July 2021.  If that turns out not to be the case full refunds will be given.

I will be encouraging group mixing and contact.  You are welcome to participate with your mask on or off and I will be encouraging judicious use of hand sanitiser and maybe being a hand towel in case you get hot and sweaty. 

Should you wish, maybe conduct a lateral flow test prior to attending the workshop.  It’s about your own peace of mind and encouraging everyone to play safely. 

 

Cancellation Policy

You are advised to give at least 48 hours notice via email to hello@jaquiwan.com should you wish to cancel and claim your full refund. Failure to provide sufficient notice will result in a £10 admin fee deducted from your refund for each workshop and or each person.

There are exceptions to this protocol if you have been told to isolate and or have had a recent positive covid test result.  A full refund will be issued upon submission of evidence to confirm your circumstance.

 

Arm Balances and Inversions @ Evolve Wellness Centre

Discovering the art of arm balancing and inversions

 

When:  Saturday 11th June 2015, 2.30 – 5.30pm

Where: Evolve Wellness Centre, 10 Kendrick Mews, London SW7 3HG

Costs:  £35 (bookings are made directly with the studio)

Back by popular demand.  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 fear that’s stopping you from getting your head round them?  This is workshop is an opportunity to explore the mechanics of balancing on your hands.

We will cover handstands, but that is only part of the offering, we will explore a range of arm balancing including Tittibasana / fire fly, Parsva Bakasana / side crow and Eka Pada Koudiyasana / split leg arm balance,  but there is more we will cover.

The session will begin with an asana practice and will progress lab style into the world of hand and arm balancing.  Do not be fooled into thinking you will be able to do all by the end of the session, that takes practice, practice, practice.  What you will get is a direction and an approach to mastering them.

 

 

This workshop is ideal for the regular yoga practitioner practicing for at least 9 months to a year and who are keen to explore their hand and arm balancing potential.

AcroYoga Asana: Live Streaming Classes

The Solar Sessions (AcroYoga Asana) – an online live streaming class

When: 

  • Wednesdays 7pm – 8.30pm 
  • Sunday 6.30pm – 8pm

Payments for each session is £5. If your finances are limited or you have any further questions please message me directly.  

If we have are new to the Solar Asana please complete the following online registration form.

Note for online live-streaming

To participate in these classes you need a device to stream from, a laptop, tablet or smartphone. All listed classes will be presented on the Zoom Video Communications platform. You can either download the Zoom App on your smartphone or tablet or log in with your computer/laptop via their website.

Please be aware, I will be limited in my ability to give accurate, on the spot corrections; this is dependant on what I can see with the webcam set up and video screening. I will, however, endeavour to give as many common corrections during the class.

 

What is AcroYoga Asana?

There are two AcroYoga Asana in the AcroYoga International tradition. There is the Solar Asana, this is a dynamic sequence that has strength elements, conditioning and inversions to prepare the body for an acrobatic practice.  Whilst the Lunar Asana brings about listening qualities and being present both essential mental and physical well being, probably ideal for these volatile times.

Want to see the Solar Asana?

How about the Lunar Asana?

 

 

Yoga and therapeutics for climbers at Yonder

Climbing maintenance 101 at Yonder Studio E17

 

When:  Saturday 21st March 2020, 3pm – 5.30pm 

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

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

Climbing maintenance 101 that brings together yoga, Thai massage and flying therapeutics.  The yoga will work on individual flexibility and getting to know your limitations;  the Thai massage allow partner work that uses gravity, body weight and harmonics to realign and release; whilst flying therapeutics involves suspended aerial inversion so that enables the base work with gravity on areas of the back and shoulders.


We will address areas specific to climbers: – 

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


Open to all and especially those with want to maintain their climbing practice.  No prior experience necessary. You will be working in pairs and maybe groups of three.


 
 
 

Inversions and Arm Balances at Yonder

Inversions & Arm Balances @ Yonder Studio E17

 

When: Saturday 22nd February 2020, 3pm – 5.30pm 

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

Cost: £25 for bookings please book via Eventbrite

A two and a half-hour introduction to the world of balancing on your hands.

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 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. 


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

Prerequisites: Comfortable with doing a headstand against the wall. 

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