AcroYoga – Solar Acrobatics @ London Bridge

AcroYoga: Solar – Back to Basics @ London Bridge

Note due to a clash of bookings at the dojo/studio there is now a change to the times of these workshops that were previously advertised. 

When:

  • 9th October 2021, 4.30 – 7.30pm
  • 4th December 2021, 4.30 – 7.30pm

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

Cost:

This workshop is aimed at encouraging playful connections, exploring our acrobatic potential through inversions and L basing partner acrobatics. A change to revisit the basics and get back into your practice.

This workshop is for: –

  • people who are new to acroyoga solar;
  • those who have not done L Basing partner acrobatics in a while; and
  • those are feeling rusty and would like a steer back into their acro practice.

We will touch on the different aspects of this solar practice, ranging from acro conditioning,  partner-assisted inversions, acrobatic balancing and L Basing sequences. Each workshop will be different but the themes will remain the same.

You can come on your own, bring a friend or partner.

 

Safety Protocol

Safety is still a priority and despite the encouraging signs of decreasing Covid cases and hospitalisations, the pandemic is still morphing and around us.  For this reason, we are requesting that EVERY PARTICIPANT be required to conduct a lateral flow test and present a -ve test result within 24 hours of attending our workshop.

We are aware that the science and guidance on this is constantly changing as we transition to a new normal with Covid. But at this stage, we still feel it’s important to know that you are safe and keeping others safe too. 

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 as to how the Covid pandemic will evolve in the coming autumn and winter months.  For this reason, there may be the occasion 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.

 

AcroYoga – Lunar Therapeutics @ London Bridge

AcroYoga: Lunar Therapeutics @ London Bridge

Note due to a clash of bookings at the dojo/studio there is now a change to the times of the December workshop.

When:

  • 11th September 2021, 2.30 – 5.30pm
  • 6th November 2021, 4.30 – 7.30pm

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

Cost:

Social distancing has created a yearning for human contact to be amongst family and friends, as well as being in proximity with other people.  This workshop is aimed at holding space to encourage empathetic connections, exploring therapeutic touch and the Buddhist understanding of loving-kindness “Metta Bhavana”. 

This workshop is for: –

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

We will touch on the different aspects of this lunar practice, ranging from partner yoga,  assisted stretches, Thai massage and flying therapeutics. Each workshop will be different but the themes will remain the same.

You can come on your own, bring a friend or partner.

 

COVID Safety Protocol

Safety is still a priority and despite the encouraging signs of decreasing Covid cases and hospitalisations, the pandemic is still morphing and around us.  For this reason, we are requesting that EVERY PARTICIPANT be required to conduct a lateral flow test and present a -ve test result within 24 hours of attending our workshop.

We are aware that the science and guidance on this is constantly changing as we transition to a new normal with Covid. But at this stage, we still feel it’s important to know that you are safe and keeping others safe too. 

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 as to how the Covid pandemic will evolve in the coming autumn and winter months.  For this reason, there may be the occasion 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.

 

AcroYoga Fundamentals Workshop Summer 2021

AcroYoga – Back to Basics Workshop 

 

When:

  • 14th August 2021, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

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

Costs: 

Many of us have had a bit of a break from acroyoga.  Some are slowly getting back into it and many may be feeling a bit rusty; where ever you are if you wan an opportunity to review the foundations then this workshop might be for you.  

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.

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

You can come on your own, bring a friend or partner.  Please see the payment options above. 

Safety is still a priority and despite the encouraging signs of decreasing Covid cases and hospitalisations, the pandemic is still morphing and around us.  For this reason, we are requesting that EVERY PARTICIPANT be required to conduct a lateral flow test and present a -ve test result within 24 hours of attending our workshop. 

We are aware that there is a 70% accuracy rating with these tests but we are making do with what we have that is freely available and relatively easy to do and complete.  It is for your peace of mind and everyone else’s.  

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

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.

 

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?

 

 

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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