Saturday 19. October, 10:00-12:30: Liquid Flow Yoga – Freestyle Vinyasa
A Vinyasa Flow practice that holds the structure and discipline of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, infused with an immense creativity and dance-like flow.. a fresh and inspired blend of modern vinyasa with classical roots. Practice dynamic asana as a movement mediation in an open system with close attention to physical + energetic alignment, and awareness of complimentary + opposing actions. Also, there is an artful focus on creative transitions that add elegance and uniqueness to the flow of the practice. Throughout the practice, there is a keen observation upon the subtleties of the breath and how it effects the physical + energetic body and mind. Principles of Vinyasa Krama are utilized in a modern way to create an evolutionary practice that aims to awaken, invigorate and harmonize body, mind and spirit.
Saturday 19. October, 14:30–17:00:Freedom On The Edge – Inversions + Arm Balances
Inversions and Arm Balances are a pure expression of creative energy flowing through the body. Experience fearless flying, pranic body of power, agility and lightness. Float effortlessly by integrating physical + energetic alignment, dynamic movement + bandha, creative core work and intelligent vinyasa krama sequencing. Learn a pathway of creative flows within a powerful Vinyasa workshop so that you can seamlessly integrate handstands, arm-balances, inversions and flying transitions, to energize your practice. Progressively build toward practicing inversions and arm-balances, first at the wall and with partner assists, then move toward practicing in the center of the room with creative energy and empowered vitality.
Sunday 20. October, 10:00-12:30: Vinyasa Krama of Backbending.
Backbends are a beautiful balance of grounding and rooting while learning to become fluid and receptive. Learn alignment principles that are inherent in simple backbends such as cobra, locust and upward dog; while integrating complementary hip + shoulder openers and energetic keys that will help you advance toward more complex backbends such as Raja-Kapotasana (King Pigeon), Naturajasana (Cosmic Dancer), Vrichikasana (Scorpion) and drop-backs. A full Vinyasa practice of creative sun salutations, standing poses, complimentary core work, twists and inversions. Sometimes students are fearful of backbends because of back-pain. Learn the actions and proper preparation that can make backbends pain-free and truly blissful!
Sunday 20. October, 14:30 -17:00: Restore your Prana – Restoratives and Thai Massage
Enjoy a slowly developing, flowing sequence of postures that are fluidly powerful and energetically alive; a movement meditation for mental focus and overall lightness. Create space in the joints and spine, calm the nervous system and balance your energy. The asana flow is similar to the way tai-chi is practiced; slow, methodical and meditative. The practice seamlessly integrates fluid namaskars, deep hip-openers, restorative twisting, backbending and calming forward bends. Experience an evolution toward blissful relaxtion, pranayama and meditation.