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. 

An AcroYoga fundamentals weekend @ Studio K

CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIC

An AcroYoga weekend @ Yoga K, Montreux, Switzerland

When:

  • Saturday 14th March 2020, 10am – 5pm: Exploring the fundamentals
  • Sunday 15th March 2020, 10am – 5pm:  Calibration through collaboration

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

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

  • All weekend: CHF170
  • Friday Only: CHF100
  • Saturday Only: CH100 (please see the prerequisites for attending Sunday only)

Am very happy to announce a joint venture with Helen Green and Studio K; in presenting an AcroYoga elementals weekend.  We will cover the spectrum of this practice from ‘Lunar’ healing therapeutics through to ‘Solar’ partner balancing and acrobatic sequencing. 

What we offer: –

  • bilingual teaching in English and French;
  • an experienced teaching team with over ten years of practice;
  • joyous hilarity, fun and support;
  • yoga, partner balances, Thai massage and flying therapeutics;
  • attention to the details required for same size partner calibrations;
  • L basing sequences, that can cater for the beginner, intermediate a& advanced;
  • a two-hour lunch break to allow for food digestion, free time to play, train & review.

The weekend will present the fundamentals and move onto collaboration and calibration. Each day will present a combination of: –

  • the Solar acrobatic practice covers: –
    • the art of spotting;
    • smart partner training progressions;
    • the skills and principles to inversions;
    • the nuances to partner balances, how to be precise and be challenged as we move into flying sequences and transitions; and
    • how to collaborate with creativity and believe in your potential. 
  • the Lunar therapeutic practice covers: –
    • the world Thai massage and leg love techniques;
    • the use of gravity, body weight, touch and harmonics;
    • the principles to suspended flying therapeutics; and
    • how to train AcroYoga with longevity with self-care making its a marathon, not a sprint.

 

Saturday 14th March 2020 – Exploring the fundamentals

This day will focus on the foundations of AcroYoga.  We will cover the basics and the building blocks that can create fantastic human structures.  We will present a spectrum of drills to get you into your acrobatic body and thereafter move onto calibrations by working in groups.  We will refine the principles of handstands and partner inversions and thereafter move into a variety of static balance to transitions, exploring basic sequences and flows.

There are no prerequisites in attending Saturday only.

The latter half of the day will be allocated to self-care combining Thai massage, leg love and flying therapeutics.

 

Sunday 15th March 2020 – Calibration through collaboration

Once warmed up we will recap on the principles of the previous day we will cover the nuances of both calibration and collaboration through the process of a progressive range of motion and points of contact. Thereafter we will present partner transitions and flows, moving onto washing machines and repeatable sequences.  We will again allocate time later in the day for self-care and massage.

Prerequisites for attending Sunday only: to be able to base and fly Star / Shoulder-stand of feet, without the active use of a spotter.

‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’ Plato
 
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