AcroYoga Solar Wknd with Dora Rubinstein & Jaqui Wan

A weekend exploring the solar practice of AcroYoga with Dora Rubinstein & Jaqui Wan

When:

  • Saturday 14th March 2020 (times tbc)
    • 12pm – 3pm: Exploring Inversions & Partner Inversions
    • 4.30pm – 7.30pm: Solar Pre-Reqs Revisited
  • Sunday: 15th March 2020: 12pm-7.30pm (with a 90-minute break)
    • Solar Day – L Basing to Standing Flows Exploring

Investment:

  • All Weekend: £150 (EB rate £110, 1st Mar 2020)
  • All Day workshop £75 (EB rate £60, 1st Mar 2020)
  • Half-Day Saturday AM or PM £40 (EB rate £30, 1st Mar 2020)
  • For online bookings 

 

Saturday 14th March 2020: 12pm – 3pm (Early Afternoon) Exploring Inversions & Partner Inversions

This morning workshop will explore the world of being upside down, it will include the art of solo inversion like handstands as well as partner inversions.

Students will learn: –

  • the alignment techniques and strength elements to embody of inversions;
  • how to calibrate with colleagues; and
  • to acquire the techniques of spotting and coach inversions.

We will go through the AcroYoga Solar Asana to prepare the body for inversions. The sequence includes a range from the simple forward bend and downward-facing dog through to the more complex forearm balances, headstand and handstands.

Thereafter, we will explore inversions both with and on another person. This will include the push-pull nuances of partner balancing and the calibrations that allows the creation of symmetrical and asymmetric shapes and poses.

 

Saturday 14th March 2020: 12pm – 3pm (Late Afternoon – Evening) AcroYoga Solar Pre-Reqs Revisited

This afternoon offering will follow up and revisit February’s

AcroYoga Solar Pre-Reqs workshop.

We will cover: –

  • the principles of L basing balances, range of motion and points of contact;
  • L basing transitions and symmetrical and asymmetrical sequences & washing machines; and
  • the nuances of ‘foot to hand’ and ‘hand to hand’ connections.
An opportunity to train the foundation and develop your acrobatic skills in preparation for our forthcoming five-day AcroYoga Solar Immersion in March 2020. 
 
 
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Date: Sunday15th March 2020: 12noon-3pm & 4.30pm-7:30pm (tbc)

Solar Day – L basing to Standing Flows

A full day to embodying the acrobat a chance to believe in the possible. 

The morning will review and revisit that includes:-

  • strength elements and partner conditioning,
  • that never-ending work in progress of handstands,
  • L basing calibrations in particular:-
    • perfecting balance through the points of contact (hand and feet placements, bone stacking) and range of motion,
    • old school transitions that are the foundations to fluid movement.

The afternoon we get creative and go with the flow. We will present more challenging sequences that include both L basing and standing balances. We will work progressively and give individual group attention offering tasks and exercises that will challenge all levels of experience.

We will end the day with much-needed therapeutics that aid longevity in your practice.

An opportunity to evolve your acrobatic skills for our forthcoming five day AcroYoga Solar Immersion in March 2020.

Reminder Early Bird deadline ends 16th March 2020.

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Dora’s bio:

Dora is a certified Acroyoga and AcroFit teacher with Acroyoga International, as well as a vinyasa yoga teacher. She lives in Yorkshire, teaching there as well as at conventions and immersions across Europe, and at Circus Central in Newcastle.

Dora is known for her playful teaching style and loves helping others play as well as get stronger through acroyoga. She’s a fan of the golden rule – if it’s fun, it’s right! As well as teaching, Dora also performs circus and theatre, and she has spent many happy Augusts in Edinburgh. She’s very excited to be back.

 

Jaqui’s bio:

Jaqui has an asana yoga practice that spans in excess of 25 years and started teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa in 2003.   
 
She certified as an AcroYoga teacher in 2006, she has been a complete convert to this practice and as a such has been studying partner acrobatics since her teacher training. She started out as a flyer and for the past years discovered the joys of being a base, despite her size is at times a disadvantage.
 
Jaqui has a dynamic and at times challenging yet playful teaching style. She loves exploring and mixing practices together to get students into their bodies as well as supporting and collaborating with each other.  Jaqui is based in London but teaches across Europe and beyond.
 

Headstand & Handstands weekend at Yoga K, Montreux, Switzerland

Discover your inversions a focus on headstand and handstands @ Yoga K, Montreux, Switzerland

 

When:

  • Friday 6th Dec 2019, 7-9pm: The Art on Headstands
  • Saturday 7th Dec 2019, 10am-1pm: The World of Inversions & Arm Balances
  • Sunday 8th Dec 2019, 10am-1pm: Partner Inversions & Partner Balances 

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

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

  • All weekend: CHF140
  • Friday Only: CHF40
  • Saturday Only: CHF60
  • Sunday Only: CHF60 


 

The Art of Headstands – Friday 6th Dec 2019, 7-9pm:  

This two-hour workshop will focus on the technical skills required to do the classic yoga inversion the headstand is also known as Sirsasana.  
 
We will: –  
  • breakdown the strength elements that will embody the foundations of this pose and
  • learn how to support and spot a headstand, what to look for? and how to keep the headstander safe whist they are balancing.
 
Once the principles of balances and safety are covered we will then move onto variations of headstands looking at both hand positions and leg variations.  
 
We will end with a therapeutic massage sequence to help release any built-up tension in the neck and shoulders. 
 
No experience necessary, just an interest in learning how to do and or play with headstands.  
 
Please seek further advice directly with the teacher if you have any of the following conditions: – low blood pressure, neck, head or shoulder injuries.    

 

The World of Inversions & Arm Balances – Saturday 7th Dec 2019, 10am – 1pm: 

This three-hour offering to delve into the world of balancing on your hands.  Have you ever been baffled by inversions or arm balances?  Is it strength? Is it flexibility?  Or is it overcoming the fear? 

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 hand and arm balancing potential.  
 
We will cover the classic yoga inversions: – 
  • Pincha Mayurasana – forearm balances and 
  • Adho Mukha Vrksasana – 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, and 
  • there will be more to explore. 


We will cover alignment techniques, strength elements, the embodiment of inversions and how to safely take weight on your arms and hands.  

 
We will also be working in pairs and cover how to support and spot with confidence so as to help maintain safety in the room.

Prerequisites: Should be able to do a headstand against a wall for 15 seconds.

 

Partner Inversions & Partner Balances – Sunday 8th Dec 2019, 10am – 1pm: 

We will focus on the collaboration involved when working in pairs.  We will be delve into the world of partner inversions and balances whilst working in groups of three maybe four to ensure there is both sufficient support and safety in the room.
 
We will explore the push-pull nuances of partner balancing and the calibrations that allows the creation of symmetrical and asymmetric shapes and poses.
 
We will build it up progressively working on both partner stamina and confidence and will cover: –
  • partner conditioning,
  • partner inversions,
  • symmetrical counterbalances, and 
  • inversions on body parts.
Come with an open mind and willingness to play.  No partner needed.  

‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’ Plato
 
Prerequisites: Should be able to do a headstand against a wall for 15 seconds.

An intro into Arm Balances & Inversions @ This is Yonder

An intro into Arm Balances & Inversions @ This is Yonder

 

When: Saturday 26th October 2019, 2.30pm – 5pm 

Where: This is Yonder, 4-6a Hookers Road, London, E17 6DP

Cost: £25 you will need to download the Mindbody App to make the booking.

A two hour and a half-hour introduction to the world of balancing on your hands.

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

We will cover the foundations to the three classic inversions: –

  • Sirsasana / headstands,
  • Pincha Maryasana / forearm balances and
  • handstands.

Exploring some of the basic elements to arm balancing including: –

  • Tittibasana / firefly,
  • Bakasana / crow and
  • there will be more to explore.

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 alignment techniques, strength elements, the embodiment of inversions and safely taking weight on your arms and hands. We will build it up progressively working on upper body stamina, core conditioning and wrist awareness.

Prerequisites: Should be able to do a headstand against a wall for 10 seconds.

The Art of Arm Balances & Inversions @ Yogarise Covent Garden

Discover the world of Arm Balances & Inversions @ Yogarise Covent Garden

 

When: Sunday 29th September 2019, 2.30pm – 5.30pm 

Where: Yogarise Covent Garden, 13 Mercer Street London, WC2H 9QJ

Cost: £35 for bookings please click here 

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 overcoming the fear?

We will cover the three classic inversions: –

  • Sirsasana / headstands,
  • Pincha Maryasana / forearm balances and
  • handstands.

Exploring a range of arm balancing including: –

  • Tittibasana / firefly,
  • Parsva Bakasana / side crow and
  • Eka Pada Koudiyasana / split leg arm balance,
  • there will be more to explore.

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 alignment techniques, strength elements, the embodiment of inversions and safely taking weight on your arms and hands. We will build it up progressively working on upper body stamina, core conditioning and wrist awareness.

Prerequisites: Should be able to do a headstand against a wall for 15 seconds.

 

London AcroYoga Solar Immersion

AcroYoga Solar Immersion in London with Pascal Weis & Jaqui Wan

 

When: Saturday 4th to Wednesday 8th May 2019, 10am – 6pm

Where: 

  • Saturday & Sunday – Southbank University Sports Hall, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA
  • Monday to Wednesday – The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul Street, London N1 7DF

Cost: It’s possible to pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 to reserve your place.

  • All five days £435
  • All five days early bird rate of £385 for bookings paid by 10th March 2019 
  • Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday £275
  • Weekend Rate £200
  • Day Rate for Saturday £100
  • YOU CAN REGISTER HERE

I am honoured and excited to announce our AcroYoga Solar Immersion in London, five full days of training that will empower, inform and embody your acrobatic potential.  We will a spectrum of acrobatics including: –

  • L basing sequences & washing machines,
  • handstand training & hand to hand,
  • standing acrobatics,
  • acrobatic sequences and
  • abundant joyous fun and laughter 

We will make the impossible possible, with linear progressions that will work on embodied conditioning and strength training to help build individual confidence; we will move onto partner calibrations with inversions paving the way for the collaboration involved in partner acrobatics. 

Priority and emphasis will be given to the art of spotting enabling the learning of advanced acrobatics safe, accessible and fun. 

Once we have refined our foundations, we will train more precise acrobatic balances, such as foot-to-hand, hand-to-hand and standing acrobatics. Get ready to push past your own personal limits in a fun and safe environment.

 

***This course fulfils an immersion pre-requisite for the AcroYoga Teacher Training application***

 

SKILLS COVERED

  • Solar AcroYoga Asana sequence
  • Strength training elements
  • Alignment, balance and endurance in inversions
  • Spotting techniques
  • Specialized acrobatics training groups (2 bases, 2 flyers)
  • foot-to-hand, hand-to-hand & 2-High acrobatics
  • L basing and standing acrobatics 

 

THERE ARE PRE-REQUISITES

Please review the prerequisites in this video below.

…and if you are not sure if you are ready, just ask us and we support you and find a way to get you ready!

 

YOU CAN REGISTER HERE

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • One month prior to the course start date: full refund minus £50 processing fee.
  • Within one month to one week prior to the course start date: 50% back.
  • A week before the course start date or during the event: no refund, no credits, no exceptions.

 

 

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