House of Yogi Weekend Workshop
Inversions and Arm Balances
July 21st, Fri, 7pm-9pm
Whether you’re intimidated of going upside down or you can dive into those without much trouble, this class will help you take one step further (or more!). Arm balances and inversions share a lot of common principles, body activation, upper body alignment, core/low back engagement,…Improve your endurance, balance, learn better alignment, efficiently use your resources and let’s work on the ones that don’t come that easy. Open your mind to a sweaty and fun class and get ready to conquer these asanas, one try at a time! Lots of wall work guaranteed as well as time on your arms (some breaks too!) so, if you have shoulder/elbow/wrist issues, please inform us and be ready to modify according to your needs. Let’s go!
Transitions Or The Art Of Linking Poses Smoothly
July 22nd, Sat, 12:00pm-2:00pm
This class will approach a number of asanas (standing, sitting, inverted, arm balances…) and, more importantly, will help you figure out ways to link them effortlessly and safely. A good sequence (Vinyasa Krama), in the right order, can get you easily to places you haven’t been before. When you use smooth transitions to tie it up, it can feel like moving meditation, serene and quiet or, it can build momentum, intensity and difficulty. Get ready to experiment both ends of the spectrum, always moving seamlessly in and out of poses, and work on your ‘floating’ skills while we do that. No prior flying experience necessary…. just the desire to do so!!
Hip Openers: Conquering Eka Pada Sirsasana
July 22nd, Sat, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Any ‘leg behind the head’ pose IS achievable if we work that external hip rotation consistently. Come ready to leave old preconceptions and beliefs behind of ‘no it’s not possible’ or ‘my hips are tight’, and enter a new world where your hips can open like a flower in blossom. This class will set a good foundation so you can take the practice/tips/ideas home with you and digest them more, deconstruct and explore other alternatives. Hip openers are thrilling, lively and full of possibilities. Often, we put so much pressure on ourselves, that our hips lock up like a treasure chest. Let’s find the key, explore some together and leave inspired for more!
Shoulders And Heart Openers
July 23rd, Sun, 11:30am-1:30pm
Backbends are not just about a bendy spine. A healthy shoulder mobility is necessary to accommodate those degrees of folding. The neck and front of our bodies, especially from the shoulder girdle to the low ribs, have tremendous range and can amplify and help our back’s work. Unfortunately, that area is heavily guarded, protected, sometimes shut down due to our lifestyles. Come turn back the clock, decompress, lift some weight off your shoulders, reset and open your heart and mind to new possibilities. Learn stretches that’ll help you in your daily life as well as your personal practice and leave rejuvenated and transformed. No prerequisites required. This class is for all levels and degrees of flexibility (or lack of!).