Yoga, Conditioning & Therapeutics for Rock Climbers

When:  Saturday 23rd April 2022, 1-4pm

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

Costs: 

A workshop at Yonder, specifically for rock climbers.  Bringing together the traditions of yoga, Thai massage and flying therapeutics to complement your rock climbing passion.

Maintenance for Rock Climbers

We will cover common climbing issues: – 

  • neck strain;
  • flexibility and tightness in the shoulders;
  • upper body mobility;
  • core strength and stability;
  • finger power and endurance;
  • malleability in the hips;
  • stillness, stability and balance. 

We will begin with yoga asana which will explore flexibility and alignment in the body. There will be opportunities to cover standing and arm-balance poses to help focus on the nuances of stillness and stability; as well as address common areas of stiffness and tightness found in the climber’s body. 

We will cover calisthenic conditioning focusing on the core, fingers, wrists and shoulders; there will also be partner work to build up lower limb strength.

Thereafter we will continue to work in pairs and present elements of Thai massage, flying therapeutics and partner stretches to reconfigure, realign and release stiff and tight bodies.  

Open to all and ideal for those interested in maintaining & supporting their climbing practice.  

 

Safety Protocols

As we are officially ‘living with Covid’ I would still like to request that everyone please conduct a lateral flow test and confirm they are negative at the start of the workshop. This will enable us all to work comfortably together.  

I will have spare test kits with me should you not have any. 

 

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 that relate only to Covid protocols 

 

 

 

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.

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 

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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