THE HIGH LIFE! FLY HIGH IN YOGA (3rd EDITION):
BEGINNER'S ARM BALANCING AND HANDSTAND WORKSHOP WITH CHELSEA HILL
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Back by popular demand, this workshop will cover skills needed for those who have never attempted arm balances, as well as provide new pathways to improve and sustain the inversion practice of yogis who have been exploring hips above head for years! Get upside down can be terrifying, but exciting and opening. This workshop will provide you with safety and strength to trust your own body when your world is turned upright! We will incorporate standing balancing asanas that directly apply to the upcoming arm balance. We will also master the shoulder girdle, focus extensively on building specific core strength, and cover the principles of alignment, bone stacking, a conscious center, and bandha "body locks." This workshop will assist you in finding a greater range of motion in the hips, while maintaining skeletal alignment, so that you are able to engage the support needed to sustain arm balances and remain upside down with confidence!
Get ready to connect deeply, sweat joyfully, and ground down to fly high!
CHOREOGRAPHY AND GEOMETRY:
CREATIVE SEQUENCING IN YOGA
12:00 – 1:30 PM
YOU have the creativity within you, to design your own practice! A home practice that is intense, invigorating, and inspiring!
So often, when left to our own devices, we fall into old patterns, habits, and norms. This workshop will give you a foundation to break FREE from the basics. You will learn ways to create a home practice that fosters liberation and power, which can also carry into classes. Why stay simple, when you're aching to go rogue!
This workshop will set you up with basics of anatomy to keep your flow safe, but also incorporating artistic expression so that you can advance your practice! We will focus on the breath as the foundation to trust your intuition, and then move forward with a sense of creativity! Your yoga...it's not work, its play! There should be permission for no holding back, balanced by no expectations. We will cover "how can I continually progress my practice?" "What did I do yesterday, and what might I need today to balance that?" As well as "What do I have coming up tomorrow, and how can I prepare by using creative sequencing?"
We will begin with what inspires you. A quote? Music? And we will discuss building flows that are both anatomically safe, and exotic.
This workshop is all levels, and yoga instructors are encouraged to atten
YOGA FOR STRENGTH
2:00 – 3:30 PM
The emphasis when attending yoga classes is often, "increased flexibility." However, every asana (pose) should have equal effort and ease. True yoga asanas create a body that is strong, calm, adaptive, and sustainable...so that you may live your life comfortably, independent, long, strong, and fluid!
Personally, I began my yoga practice when I was extremely ill. I could not physically walk up a set of stairs, and I had fractures and other injuries. Not only did the practice of yoga strengthen my body, but it also strengthened my mind and heart...my focus, my memory, and my values became stronger through yoga.
In the flesh, building strength helps prevent injury. Resistance training, improves bone density and lean muscle mass. Specifically core strength alleviates back pain and improves posture. More muscle density helps to increase one's metabolism, improving optimizing nutrition and reducing fat. Most importantly, a strong and disciplined physical practice can help to create a sense of self empowerment...in your career, social life, love, and adventure!
#DARETOBARE FITNESS FUNDRAISER FOR THE MOVEMEANT FOUNDATION FOUNDED BY JENNY GAITHER OF SOUL CYCLE
Partnership with Ritual Hot Yoga SF, UrbanKick, and Imperfect Fruit
Photo Credit: Caitlin Elizabeth Hannan