I'm very excited to announce that I will be returning to Oceanflow Yoga in Newquay this coming May, for a weekend of workshops. Below is the scheduling of the weekend, and a little more information on the workshops themselves:
Saturday 12th May
The Inversion Immersion Day.
This day long immersion focuses on cultivating and developing the foundations of a solid and consistent straight handstand. All levels are welcome - from complete novice, to more experienced practitioner.
The day is split into two sections (AM + PM), they are as follows:
Part One: Hands as Feet - Learn to Turn Your World Upside Down (12:00 PM - 15:00 PM)
The aim of this workshop is to bring you a deeper understanding of the relevant anatomy and alignment principles of a handstand.
With a focus on the five key focus points of an inversion, and through practical experience of various skills and drills, this workshop will help you to obtain a solid foundation from which to build your inversions practice - leading to a more solid and consistent Inversion practice, and helping you to find balance upside down with ease.
Part two: Discovery & Balance - building strength, developing mobility, & discovering balance for your Handstand (15:30PM - 18:30 PM)
The aim of this workshop is to bring a deeper understand of how we develop both strength + stability and also Mobility for our inversions practice. After gaining a solid understanding of the foundations and building blocks of a handstand, this workshop builds on the skills and drills developed in the previous workshop.Through exploring relevant applied anatomy, theory, and lots of practical experience - this workshop will teach you how to find and maintain balance and stability when on your hands – leading to more consistency and confidence in your inversions practice.
Sunday 12th May
‘Twist out the Tension - Free the breath and unravel the spine' (10:00 AM - 13:00 PM)
This workshop focuses on exploring how we release tension in the muscles that restrict our breathing, and that limit the movements of our spine - through working with the hips, the shoulders /chest, and the side body. It also explores breathing mechanics, some methods of pranayama, exploring how each of the practices effects the internal systems of the body.Join me on the mat for this intelligently sequenced and anatomically conscious fun and explorative workshop.
This workshop is for people just beginning their physical yoga practice, practioners looking for deeper insight into mobility and flexibility in Twisting, and also for any other practitioners / teachers looking to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the body in twists and breathing mechanics, and how to efficiently and safely approach the practice.
“Building a Bridge” (13:30 PM - 16:30 PM)
Bend so you don't break - a backbend workshop for beginners and those that wish to deepen their back bending knowledge.
Our spines are an incredible combination of strength and flexibility - of Sthira and Sukha. Learning to backbend safely comes from gaining a deeper understanding of how we can find both ease and strength in our physical practice.
This workshop looks at both the applied anatomy, and the applied physical practices you can use to 'Build a Bridge' (Upward Bow/Urdhva Dhanurasana) + various other backbends.
Incorporating various methods of physical practice to release the anterior (front) and lateral (side) chains of the body, and also to activate the anterior chain (back body) - this workshops aims to give you a deeper insight into how you can find strength, stability and ease in your back-bending practice.
This workshop is for people just beginning their physical yoga practice, practioners looking for an introduction to mobility and flexibility in backbending, and also for any other practitioners / teachers looking to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the body in backbends, and how to efficiently and safely approach the practice.
To book your space for the workshops, please click on the link below. Spaces for this workshop are limited so don't hesitate and miss out on your space.