Inversions and Arm Balances Workshop

When:  Saturday 12th November 2022, 2-5pm

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

Costs: 

 

An introduction to 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 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.

 

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.

Understanding Yoga Asana & the Art of Alignment & Assists

When: Saturday, 8th October 2022, 2–5pm

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

Costs: 

 

An afternoon’s introduction to yoga asana with a focus on alignment and assists. 

I will bring to this workshop, my 18 years of experience in teaching yoga and seeing bodies in practice; applying my knowledge as a bodyworker and yoga practitioner.  For more info about me see the following link

This workshop is for inquisitive yoga practitioners wishing to:–

  • evolve and inform their yoga asana practice;
  • understand the balance between body anatomy and yoga alignment; and 
  • explore the nuances of yoga assists.

Open to anyone with an interest in yoga asana whether they be a beginner or with multiple years of experience. We will cover: – 

  • the historical traditions and lineages of yoga asana;
  • the alignment principles of at least ten key yoga asanas/poses found in most yoga asana classes and how it applies to different bodies and flexibilities; and
  • the art of helpful adjustments, what is appropriate and what is not.

Come with your questions and thoughts about your own practice, there will be room for us all to share and learn together. 

 

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 Fundamentals with Kwame & Jaqui

When:  Sunday, 2nd October 2022, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

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

Costs: 

 

I am honoured to announce this joint collaboration with Kwame Daniel offering the foundations to AcroYoga

This workshop is for: –

  • people who are new to acroyoga;
  • those with an acroyoga practice but want a steer on the basics; and
  • those who are feeling rusty and want to reestablish their solid foundations in the practice.

We will touch on the different aspects of the acroyoga practice delving into calisthenic and partner conditioning to delve into our acrobatic bodies; partner balancing to explore nuances of calibration and collaboration; therapeutic touch be it Thai massage or flying therapeutics.

Our aim is to build your confidence to maybe try something new and build on your potential to play safely and have fun. 

 

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.

 

The Art of Yoga Asana: Alignment & Assists

SORRY THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO AUTUMN

When: Saturday, 9th July 2022, 2–5pm

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

Costs: 

  • One Person Booking £35 or Two Person Booking £60

An afternoon covering the principles of yoga asana practice through the themes of alignment and assists.  I will bring to this workshop, my years of experience in teaching yoga and seeing bodies in practice; applying my knowledge as a bodyworker and yoga practitioner.  For more info about me see the following link

This workshop is for inquisitive yoga practitioners wishing to:–

  • evolve and inform their yoga asana practice;
  • understand the balance between body anatomy and yoga alignment; and 
  • explore the nuances of yoga assists.

Open to anyone with an interest in yoga asana whether they be a beginner or with multiple years of experience. We will cover: – 

  • the historical traditions and lineages of yoga asana;
  • the alignment principles of at least ten key yoga poses found in most yoga asana classes and how it applies to different bodies and flexibilities; and
  • the art of helpful adjustments, what is appropriate and what is not.

Come with your questions and thoughts about your own practice, there will be room for us all to share and learn together. 

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.

 

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