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. You can opt for variations that make the practice easier if you are building up strength and/or recovering from an injury.  I would encourage everyone to work progressively and 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 headstands, 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 building’s 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 that I will be limited in my ability to give accurate, on-the-spot corrections; this is dependent 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 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

In-person classes will be running on the following school term dates: –

  • Summer each Wednesday evening till the week ending 22nd July 2022
  • Autumn each Wednesday evening from the 14th September 2022 to half term the week ending 21st October 2022
  • Winter each Wednesday evening from the 2nd November 2022 to the end of the term the week ending 16th December 2022

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.

 

AcroYoga – Lunar Therapeutics @ London Bridge

AcroYoga: Lunar Therapeutics @ London Bridge

When:

  • 6th November 2021, 4.30 – 7.30pm

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

Cost:

As we are all heading back into acro land, consider balancing out your solar fire practice of acrobatics with the restorative chill of lunar therapeutics.

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 flying therapeutics;
  • those who have not done a restorative partner practice 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.
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. 

 

COVID Safety Protocol

Safety is still a priority and despite the encouraging signs of decreasing Covid cases and hospitalisations, the pandemic is still morphing 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?

 

 

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