Inversion Series, Part 1: Handstand!
November 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Inversions are an integral part of a growing yoga practice that help build strength, stamina, confidence, and a sense of play. Inversions offer a myriad of physical, emotional and mental benefits and guide our ability to be both alert and focused, as well as calm and receptive.
This series will address four common inversions to amplify understanding and approaches to these poses, as well as inform practice of other poses in the pantheon. You’ll progressively learn:
- solid bio-mechanic alignment
- an anatomy overview
- training drills to build strength.
- creative methods and progressive variations to access the poses
There’s no promise that one workshop will leave you “nailing it” or overcoming obstacles in practicing an inversion, so we’ll look at this as a process of dedication and devotion that unfolds over a long period of time. The goal is educational, playful and taking part in yoga’s unfolding process! Come to classes expecting use of props and the wall, plenty of warm-up, ample repetition, and some good humor.
The series is progressive and builds on the previous sessions, however you are welcome to take individual sessions of your choosing!
PART ONE: HANDSTAND – SATURDAY, NOV. 6TH – 3:45pm – 5:45pm
Often viewed as the most difficult inversion, we’ll take a different approach! Handstand (Adho mukha vrksasana) features arms straight in the overhead plane and involves lengthened hamstrings and plenty of core strength. This position offers considerable access to shoulder mobility and strength building for the upper back. We’ll use props to open the shoulders and hamstrings, and build core awareness, plus the wall for plenty of progressive variations
Individual session: $50 in advance / $55 day of
Entire series: $180