AcroYoga Fundamentals @ Yonder

When: 25th June 2022, 2pm – 5pm

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

Costs: 

An afternoon covering the introductory foundations to AcroYoga.  I will bring to this workshop my years of experience as an AcroYoga teacher to find out more about me see the following link

This workshop is for: –

  • people who are new to acroyoga;
  • those who want a refresher on the building principles to acroyoga;
  • those who would like a steer back into the practice.

We will explore the themes of connection and collaboration with the purpose of building our playing potential.

We begin with a short yoga practice and callisthenic conditioning to get comfortable in our bodies and build on our ease of working with others.  This will be a combination of partner stretches to partner conditioning, to get your body warm and ready for the session ahead.

Any such afternoon will cover a combination of: – 

  • inversions and partner inversions;
  • static balances and counterbalances;  
  • L basing calibrations, sequences & washing machines; and 
  • cool down massage and therapeutics. 

No partner is necessary.

 

Thai & Fly Workshop @ Tokei

When:  Sunday 3rd July 2022, 2-5pm

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

Costs: 

An afternoon’s introduction to Thai massage and flying therapeutics; also referred to as the restorative ‘lunar’ side of AcroYoga.  I will bring to this workshop, my years of experience as both an AcroYoga teacher and Thai massage practitioner for more info about me see the following link.

This workshop is aimed at holding space for empathetic connections, therapeutic touch and the Buddhist concept of loving-kindness, “Metta Bhavana”.

 
We will start with: – 
  • a yoga practice to allow ourselves to be in tune with our own flexibility and alignment;
  • touch on partner stretches to explore the themes of collaboration and honest communication; 
  • introduce the basic principles of Thai massage by conducting a led sequence; and   
  • present the foundations of therapeutic flying.  

No partner or experience is necessary. 

 

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 

When: Every Sunday* 

  • Class 6-8pm
  • Jam 8-9pm

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

Costs:

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 PROTOCOLS 

We are still requiring everyone to conduct a lateral flow test on the day of the class and jam and asked for your test results otherwise conduct a test before class, test kits will be provided for the time being. 
 
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

We will endeavour to inform you of any Sunday cancellations as soon as we are able to.  Known listed dates are listed below otherwise we will inform you via newsletter or on social media platforms Facebook and or Instagram

The class and jam will not be running on Sunday: – 

  • 6th March 2022
  • 12th June 2022  
  • 21st August 2022 
  • 11th September 2022 

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

 

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