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Inversion Workshop with Kiersten Jakobsen on Saturday, March 17th

Workshop | posted on Mar 13, 2018

Inversion Workshop
Saturday, March 17th
3:00pm - 4:30pm
$25 per person
Learn how to safely prepare for, enter, and exit popular yoga inversions in a fun and upbeat workshop with the fabulous Kiersten Jakobsen. In this workshop, Kiersten will walk you through the basics of getting upside down. Then, you'll have time to play with inversions like handstand, headstand, and more! 

Inversion Workshop Q&A with Kiersten Jakobsen


Q: Do I need to hold a free-standing, mid-room handstand to qualify for this workshop?

A: No. Come if the last time you were up-side down was when your physician held you by your ankles and welcomed you to the world.


Q: Why inversions? Are inversions Yoga?

A: A standing forward fold is an inversion. Down Dog is an inversion. Imagine having the focus and the strength to orient yourself with confidence no matter your relationship to gravity. Inversions facilitate greater body awareness. And once you are on your hands, the possibilities for playful flows and transitions increase exponentially.


Q: Why dedicate an entire workshop to inversions? 

A: I am willing to bet you have been in a class where the teacher announces “Okay, Yogis, feel free to go upside down here,” and by the time you are just setting up, instruction has moved on to Warrior II. And, I am willing to bet (at a slightly lower wager, of course) when you were learning addition and subtraction, your teacher didn’t suddenly say, “Okay, kids, feel free to draw up some Fourier-related transforms here.” Learning requires time, focus, and a thoughtful (as opposed to rushed) pace. Rather than hopping for two minutes twice a week, spend 90 minutes this Saturday developing the skills to float and fly.


Q: What will we do in this workshop? What are the expected takeaways?

A: Elements we will explore include but are not limited to the following: pre-hab/re-hab for the wrists, forearms, and shoulders; strength training for the full body; drills that directly translate to easeful entrances into and exits from handstands; alignment conditioning that enhances inverted stability; supported headstands; good times. 


Q: Why should I take this workshop from you?

A: Great question. I am by no means an expert. I have simply done (and continue to do) what I can to train with a variety of teachers — not just inversion-centric Yogis but acrobats, gymnasts, circus performers, etc. I’m here to show you everything I’ve learned from them. Come out and play!

OMG > OM Workshop with Dr. Andrew Goldberg 3/25

Workshop | posted on Mar 11, 2018

OMG > OM Workshop

Sunday, 3/25 


YogaSource Palo Alto


How we pay attention matters. It has a profound impact on our inner lives and is one of the main causes of stress.This is especially true today as society gets exponentially busier. We now have lives where we can be reached 24/7. Our minds are constantly buzzing away making us too busy to read, to be with friends, to find love, and too busy, even, to breathe.

This mindfulness-based yoga practice emphasizes a kind attention on the present moment. By doing so, we shift from a place of experiencing scarcity to a place of abundance, giving us a sense of joy and freedom in life.

This is an experiential workshop for all levels that combines principles of mindfulness meditation, clinical psychology, and yoga to help you:

- Learn through practice and study how your body handles (and can resolve) stress
- Increase strength and flexibility across 3 domains: 1) emotional 2) physical 3) psychological
- See what kindness has to do with stress
- Learn how to take your yoga practice off the mat and out into your daily life

About the Instructor:

Andrew holds a doctorate in spiritually-oriented clinical psychology, masters in Transpersonal Psychology, and a masters in social/cognitive psychology. He has been teaching yoga for 5 years and co-facilitated two 70hr teacher trainings. Favorite yoga cue: “take the corner of your lips and stretch them to your ears” :)



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