Exploring the World of Inversions & Arm Balances

When:  Saturday 19th March 2022, 1-4pm

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

Costs: 

The second of a three-part spring offering at Yonder. 

An introduction into the world of balancing on your hands.  

Have you been baffled by arm balances?  Is it strength? Is it flexibility?  Or is it overcoming the fear? 

This workshop is ideal for anyone with a regular yoga, movement or bodywork practice, especially for those who have been 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.

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 training, the embodiment of inversions and how safely take weight on your arms and hands. 

We will build up progressively working on upper body stamina, core conditioning, wrist strength and finger power. 

Prerequisites: 

  • Should be comfortable being upside down and 
  • Be able to do a headstand against a wall for 15 seconds.

 

Covid Safety Protocol

We will be encouraging group mixing and contact and as such, every participant is required to conduct a lateral flow test and present a -ve test result on the morning of or before the workshop.

We are transitioning wearily out of this Covid pandemic but we still want to be cautious.  There will be spare test kits should you forget to test.

Cancellation Policy

You are advised that there is a 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 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.

Two’s Company – Exploring a Partner Practice

When:  Saturday 19th February 2022, 1-4pm

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

Costs: 

The first of a three-part Spring offering at Yonder. 

It’s time to reconnect with friends, family and loved ones, join our Two’s Company workshop.

A partner practice involves the qualities of being present, listening, honest communication and the ability to collaborate in both giving and receiving.

This workshop will cover: –  

  • yoga asana,
  • asana assists, 
  • collaborative stretches, 
  • balances, counterbalances and 
  • Thai massage.  

Open to all, bodywork students, teachers and trainers are welcome,  Anyone with an interest in physical movement and the human potential in partner collaboration, will get something from this offering. 

No partner necessary.  Join in an afternoon of creative connection and joyful company.

 

Covid Safety Protocol

We will be encouraging group mixing and contact and as such, every participant is required to conduct a lateral flow test and present a -ve test result on the morning of or before the workshop.

We are transitioning wearily out of this Covid pandemic but we still want to be cautious.  There will be spare test kits should you forget to test.

 

Cancellation Policy

You are advised that there is a 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 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.

AcroYoga Sundays Class & Jam @ Tokei London Bridge

AcroYoga Sundays – Class & Jam 

New Times – New Venue – Starting October 2021

When: Every Sunday* 

  • Class 6-8pm
  • Jam 8-9pm

Where: Tokei / Hidden Gym Lion Court, 28 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN

Costs:

Note: we will no longer be operating a drop-in system, you will need to book in advance or let us know that you plan to join by emailing here. You will no longer be able to drop-in unannounced. 

Explore the interplay of yoga, acrobatics and healing arts. The class can cover acrobatic principles, alignment techniques and strength elements to aid basic partner balancing and flying sequences. We will explore the abundant potential of physical collaboration, whilst in pairs or in small groups. Delve into the world of connection, trust and play.

Open to all levels, no partner required, beginners welcome.

 

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOL (As of December 2021)

You will be required to conduct a lateral flow test on the day of the class and jam and you might be asked to conduct another lateral flow test on-site before the class, test kits will be provided.
 
Upon arriving at the venue you will be required to wear your mask when presenting your -ve test result or you have the option of sending through your -ve test result via email before you get to the venue.
 
The dojo floors are cleaned before each class and jam and this will continue for the foreseeable future. 
 
We will be encouraging group mixing and contact.  You are welcome to participate with your mask on or off and we will be encouraging judicious use of hand sanitiser and maybe being a hand towel in case you get hot and sweaty. Finally, every effort will be made to keep the room well ventilated. 

 

*CLASS CANCELLATIONS

There may be occasions where classes will have to stop running to follow Government guidance on social distancing. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as we are able to, this could be via a newsletter or on our social media platforms Facebook and or Instagram

The last class of 2021 will run on the 12th of December and is scheduled to recommence on the 9th of January 2022 

If you have any questions about any of the above please email at jaqui@acroyoga.org 

 

Yoga Wednesdays @ South Harringay School

Yoga Wednesdays – The Solar Sessions 

 

When:  Every Wednesdays* 6.30pm – 8pm (BST/GMT)

Where:  South Harringay School, (main hall 1st/f swimming pool building) Mattison Road, London N4 1BD

Costs: 

 

What are the Solar Sessions?

This is a sequence that combines yoga poses and stretches with callisthenic conditioning.  It’s combined with a healthy smattering of inversions to bring you a strong dynamic practice that addresses both strength and flexibility.

It is a strong sequence that has a fair amount of conditioning exercises in it. There are variations you can opt for that makes the practice easier if you are building up strength and or recovering from an injury.  I would encourage everyone to work progressively, do what you can, and with repetition and time it will get easier. 

The Solar Sessions has its lineages in AcroYoga and has drawn influence from gymnastics training and callisthenics with the intention of building confidence and strength to do inversions, be it headstand, forearm-stand and or handstands, none of which are a requirement nor a prerequisite, more the potential.

During the sessions, I will be presenting fact-finding rabbit whole themes in class.  Past subjects covered include:-

  • Rainbows
  • Peacock Mantis Shrimp
  • Bamboo
  • Mandalas
  • Methane Hydrates
  • Ecocide
  • Portuguese man o’ war

In-studio what to bring

  • Yoga mat
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Towel
  • Props that will support your practice blocks and straps
  • Mask to enter in and out of the premises

Those joining in-person classes are required to complete a Personal Liability Waiver as part of the buildings Risk Assessment Report. Please do so below.

 

Notes for online 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.

 

*CLASS CANCELLATIONS

There is no certainty as to how the Covid pandemic will evolve in the coming winter months.  For this reason, there may be occasions where in-person classes will have to stop running to follow Government guidance on social distancing. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as we are able to, this could be via a newsletter or on our social media platforms Facebook or Instagram

We know now that in-person classes will not be running on the following dates: –

  • 22nd December 2021
  • 29th December 2021

If you would like to join online on these dates from 6.30 – 8pm BST/GMT please message me at hello@jaquiwan.com 

Same Size Flows with Bhee & Jaqui @ London Bridge

Same Size Flows Workshop @ London Bridge

 

When:

  • 4th December 2021, 4.30pm – 8pm 

Where: Tokei / Hidden Gym Lion Court, 28 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN

Cost:  (please click on the red text to proceed with bookings and payments)

(The above images were taken from the European Acrobatics Festival in October 2021)

This workshop is a collaboration with Bhee Lumbania and Jaqui Wan.  Drawn from our workshop offerings at the recent European Acrobatics Festival this past October 2021. 

We present a series of L basing flows that will aim to playfully challenge same size duos.  There will not be any whips or pops but there will be a series of transitions that will require footwork and body precision, as well as negotiating the giving and receiving of weight to allow for cohesive collaboration.

Our aim is to encourage exuberant connections, explore your acrobatic partnerships and potential and experience the joy of attempting to base and fly everything.

Requirements: –

  • Being able to base and fly star and reverse star; 
  • Have a familiarity with at least three washing machines and or a flying sequence with at least ten transitional moves; and 
  • A willingness to base and fly all our sequences. 

You can come on your own or come as an acro duo.  

 

Safety Protocol

Every participant is required to conduct a lateral flow test and present a -ve test result within 24 hours of attending this workshop.

As we transition into the winter months, Covid is still with us and we feel this is one way to help keep you and others safe. 

Failure to conduct a Covid test of any kind will mean you will not be able to participate in this workshop. 

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

 

Cancellation Policy

There is no certainty or clarity as to how Covid will impact us as we enter into the winter months.  For this reason, we may need to cancel the workshop due to Government guidance on social distancing. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as we are able to, this could be via a newsletter or on our social media platforms Facebook or Instagram.  Under these circumstances, full refunds will be given.

Otherwise, 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 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.

 

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