Yoga Tune Up- 4 Weekends of Focused Yoga Training.
Ive been planning something very exciting for you all.
To celebrate the studio being back open
I absolutely Love hosting worskhops and have missed them so much over the past 2years, so Ive lots in store for all you guys and Ive decided to run a series of them to help us delve deeper into our physical practice…..I’ve something for everyone. The mornings of each workshop will e more aimed at beginners improver level…The afternoons will be for those wanting to delve deeper
The Yoga tune up series of workshops will help you refine your practice and tune up some new skills on your mat.
The 8 workshops will be spread over 4 weekends on a Sunday beginning on 6th Nov and ending 6th Feb.
Spaces will be limited as I want everyone to feel safe and as you all know the studio is very well ventilated.
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Week 1 7th Nov BEGINNERS INVERSIONS 11.00am-1.30pm
Sometimes starting our journey with inversions can be a little overwhelming …so in this workshop with Orla will lead you through the easiest and safest ways to help us with all upsidedown poses! There will be a specific warm up that will help you understand the techniques and strength required in poses like headstand, forearm and handstands. With this knowledge, you can safely continue to work towards your favorite upside-down poses!
Week 1 7th Nov HANDSTAND WORKSHOP 2.30-5.00PM
This workshop is suitable for those who can already kick to handstand using the wall as support. If you are unable to kick up to handstand using the wall for support…please sign up for earlier morning workshop
Week 2 5th December- Happy Hips- 11.00-1.30pm
Over this 2.5hr-hour workshop is suitable for beginners upwards. In this workshop you will delve into hip opening poses, learn what the benefits of doing them are, and how to perform them safely.
You will gain a greater understanding of the anatomy of your hips and will use standing, seated and supine postures to increase your range of motion in all directions. We will work on stabilising the hips and lower spine and conditioning and releasing the muscles around these joints, resulting in a new freedom of movement.Often the things you least want to do are the things you most need to do, so if half-pigeon is not your idea of fun then those hips of yours may need opening!
If your week mostly consists of sitting at a desk then this is THE workshop for you.
Your body is an amazing machine which is designed to be active and moving. It generally doesn’t cope well with the amount of sitting we do.
Sitting results in consistent compression of the hip flexors – the muscles that join your abdomen to your legs. Over time this results in a shortening of the hip flexors which adjusts the position or tilt of the pelvis. This in turn upsets the muscles and structures both above and below the hips. Hence why knee problems and lower back pain are often connected to tension in the hips.
Running and cycling can also result in tight hips due to the repeated use of the hip flexors to lift the leg to propel you forward.
The body also holds emotions in tense muscles and the deep muscles of the hips are often the centre of many stuck and suppressed emotions. By releasing the muscular tension, old stuck emotions can also be freed.
Week 2- 5th December- Splits Workshop- 2.00-5.30pm
The Hip Opener workshop with work towards Splits- Hanamasana/Monkey pose, will include a yoga practice to prepare the body for the deeper hip opening poses.
You will learn healthy alignment in your body in a fun and playful way, and will leave having released your hips and feeling empowered to continue the opening in your regular practice.
Week 3 – 9th January – Begin To Backbend- 11.00-1.30pm
You will learn the principles of how to ‘build’ your backbends, and
how to protect vulnerable body parts by stabilizing your lower body and using bandhas, props and proper alignment.
You will work through a progression of poses, and these will be demonstrated using different bodies, shapes and sizes so you can see how to adapt poses to suit you. There will also be lots of opportunity to ask questions and get specific feedback.Recommended for
Yoga students of all levels who want to physically or energetically open their heart area, find pain-free backbends or try back bending poses in a more interactive setting where personal attention can be given.
Week 3 – 9th Jan- Advance your Backbend- 2.00-5.30pm
Backbends have an amazing uplifting affect on us mentally, physically and emotionally and are powerful energy enhancers which promote instant vitality and wellbeing.
New levels of energetic freedom and openness are available when a fuller range of motion in the spine is accessed, and the chest area (heart) is opened…..Not just wheel
So whether you are yearning to drop back into wheel or simply want to find a pain-free Up-Dog, this workshops presents the opportunity to get really playful with your practice and try things you ‘believe’ you can’t do, or don’t know how to do.
You will receive alignment adjustments & assistance and have the opportunity to work past your fears, challenge your beliefs and try out poses in a safe, playful and fun manner.
Week 4- 6th Feb- Learn to Armbalance– 11.00- 1.30pm
Understand Your Arm Balances
This is the workshop to both learn how to get started with your arm balance journey, and revise and refine your current understanding of technique in some fundamental balancing postures.
Join me as we breakdown the concepts of arm balancing including:
- The concept of control – understanding how we control our bodyweight when on our hands
- Avoiding injury – how and why giving attention to our wrists is important
- Technique – the transition of entering an arm balance for optimal success
- Alignment – what goes where, and why
- Avoiding Red Flags – identifying common ‘errors’ that aren’t helpful
- Progressions – how to modify in a way that will help you progress towards the balance, and how to challenge yourself further when the time comes
Week 4- 6th Feb- Rock Your Armbalances- 2.00-5.30pm
So you’ve got your crow, but now what…?
Finding flight on your hands is one of the most empowering parts of the practice, so if you’ve caught the Arm Balance Bug and keen to see where else you can take it, then you’re in the right place.
This workshop looks at some traditional, and non-traditional arm balances, revisiting a few balances from ‘Arm Balance FUNdementals’ so we can look at how to evolve our practice.
Poses to look forward to:
- Grasshopper Pose
- Variations of Firefly Pose
- Flying Pigeon
- The EPKs
- Flying crow
- Transitioning one arm balance into another
This practical-based workshop is 2 hours 30 minutes long and breaks down each pose to get an understanding of how the body enters this pose, and various ways we can practice it with modifications where needed.