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Straight Up Handstands Workshop for All Levels with Kiersten Jakobsen! On Sunday, April 14th.

Workshop | posted on Mar 20, 2019
Handstand Workshop
Sunday, April 14th
with Kiersten Jakobsen
1:30pm-4:00pm (2.5HRS)
$35 per person
 
 
Description
While many think handstands are that “extra” thing people do in Yoga, they are actually quite central to the practice. In fact, we spend considerable amounts of time inverted on our hands. For example, downward-facing dogs are inversions. You’ve been up-side-down more than you think! The next step is to lift the feet from the mat, and in the process, find the focus and the strength to orient yourself with confidence no matter your relationship to gravity. Once you are on your hands, the possibilities for playful flows and transitions increase exponentially. In this workshop, we will explore 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; good times. Come out and play!

Q&A
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 2.5 hours 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!

Ayurveda Workshop with Devi Hadsell on Saturday, April 13th at 2pm!

Workshop | posted on Mar 03, 2019
 
Ayurveda Workshop
Saturday, April 13th
2:00pm-4:00pm
with Devi Hadsell
$30
 
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Description:

Tap into the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in order to cultivate a daily practice that honors your body’s natural tendencies and serves to bring you into a state of fuller balance.

In this workshop, expect to:

- Explore the doshas and begin to determine your prakruti + vikruti.

- Learn tools to create your own personalized self care ritual.

- Discover how to consider your dosha when making nutritional choices.

- Practice asana (poses) + pranayama (breath work) that balance your dosha

Interstitium & Fascia Workshop with Kiersten Jakobsen on Sunday, March 31st at 2:00pm!

Workshop | posted on Mar 03, 2019
 
Interstitium & Fascia: The Space Between Micro Movement and Whole Body Breakthrough
Sunday, March 31st
with Kiersten Jakobsen
2:00pm-4:30pm (2.5HRS)
$35
 
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Description:
In March of 2018, scientists discovered a “new” organ, something they collectively call the “interstitium” — a ubiquitous network of fluid-filled spaces found in fascia (connective tissue) throughout the body, a network yogis have known about for centuries. In some regards, we call these networks “meridians” or even “chakras”, channels along which energy (prana or qi) flows.

In an instant, not only did hard science legitimize the claims of yogis worldwide, it reinvigorated those of us focused on fitness and healing to rethink our approach to intelligent movement and how this movement is inextricably linked to well-being. Thus, this seminar on fascial conditioning was born.

This workshop will consist of two parts. Part one will include a short discussion on the fundamental properties of fascia, the connective tissue housing the interstitium. What is the relationship between the interstitium, fascia, and health? How do we train fascia? How can we build greater strength, flexibility, healing, and recovery through fascial conditioning? Part two will be entirely movement based. We will work our way through a series of dynamic movements via conventional asanas such as Crescent Pose or low lunge. We will seek to address adhesions throughout the body, restore the healthy bounce to our anatomies, and revitalize our total biological systems.

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