Saturday 2nd November | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Steph | TY Claremont
Known as the King of Asana, the headstand has been proven to:
- Relieve stress
- Increase focus
- Improve blood flow to the head and scalp
- Strengthen shoulders and arms
- Improve digestion
- Help to flush out the adrenal glands
- Develop strength in the core muscles
- Stimulate the lymphatic system and decrease fluid build-up in the legs, ankles and feet
In this special two-hour workshop, Steph will deconstruct the elements that make up a headstand, to give you the confidence to safely explore the profound benefits of this powerful inversion. Leaving you feeling invigorated and uplifted!
Hurry to book in your spot today and see life from upside down!
*Members receive 10% off!
GOING YINSIDE: HOW TO DISSOLVE TENSION WITH THE ART OF YIN YOGA
Sunday 10th November | 11:00am – 1:00pm
Welcome to a soulful journey on the mat. This is a class where we will move meditatively and intentionally through the landscape of our bodies in order to connect to whatever moves us in life; that inner power or spirit. We ride on the breath, move with intention and let the moment set us off to explore yoga in the body, rather than the mind. You will deepen your practice through shredding tension pose by pose, breath by breath. Yin Yoga is about targeting the fascia, connective tissue by staying in poses longer and with a softer intention. Come and help your body and mind to let go of stress and tension. Be the searcher. A searcher for sensation. A searcher for being. No limits. No should, no woulds.
WHAT IS YIN?
Sunday 10th November | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Yin Yoga explained through yoga philosophy and theory. Here we explore the yin philosophy vs the yang philosophy, relations to the Ha Tha philosophy and its correlations to anatomy, physiology and neuropsychology. Being a human going through life and all that that entails, we store tension. Tension is always in our bodies, manifesting in our physical body as muscular tension, in our inner beings as emotional tension and in our minds as mental tension. Tension not adressed and worked with, ages us faster, reduces circulation and creates al kinds of imbalances. This due to the fact that we are designed to in large, move half of the time and be still half of the time. When this dance is obstructed, we create misalignments in the life flow inside and outside of ourselves. Yoga means “to yoke” and is the art of bringing polarities to unite. Extension in unison with contraction, inhale with exhale, up and down, in and out, stillness with power and so forth. Thats how we can create strength. In the springiness. when this connect. If it connects – it works. Through the art and practice of YinYoga, these tensions can be progressively reduced. YinYoga focuses on the fascia, the type of tissue that keeps us together. Proven to strongly enhance the body’s circulation, Yin Yoga is a vital tool for stress reduction and energy balancing. Additional benefits include: improved respiration, clear mental focus, tension release, stress relief, and cleansing of both body and mind.
This session starts with theory and ends in a 75 min yinyoga class.
YIN YOGA CLASS: POSES LAB ONE
Monday 11th November | 11:00am – 6:00pm
This class will discuss Yin Yoga in the subtle body versus Yin Yoga and the physical body. The anatomical focus will be on the fascia and the connective tissue.
YIN YOGA CLASS: POSES LAB TWO
Tuesday 12th November | 10:45am – 5:45pm
This class will discuss Yin Yoga and its connection to the breath, as well as the power of Yin and Meditation.
YIN YOGA AND AYURVEDA
Wednesday 13th November | 11:00am – 4:00pm
Here we focus on yinyoga in relation to Ayurveda; how we can individualize a yin practice to balance any dosa imbalance. This training explore asana from the yinside, by way of the subtle connection between body and mind from a more individualized perspective. Practicing Yin yoga with a more individual approach on yin yoga, means we search for tension and when found, we apply the appropriate tools for that individual to release the tension in the fascia, so mobility, circulation and muscular connection activates again. Yin yoga stems back more to its authentic roots from “Raj asanas” /meditative asana explored in the Hathayoga Pradipika and also merging back from the initial science from yoga on how to target tension via working from the fascia to the muscle, from the subtle to the physical. This way, it is yin working towards yang.
YINYASA – FROM BRITTLE TO SOLID
Wednesday 13th November | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
This Yin Yoga class will aim to move through the body with gentle and soft strokes, sensing our way through the body, pausing in poses where we can melt through layers of stress, agitation and bundled up tension. We move through various sequences from both slow, to flow vinyasa and ISHTA Yin Yoga with the intention of calming the mind, balancing the nervous system and letting the unconscious expand fully. This class involves ebbs out with seated pranayama and a guided meditation to finish.
MASTERCLASS – A QUEST OF INQUIRY
Thursday 14th November | 9:15am – 11:15am
This is a class where we focus on the breath in movement and in pause, in effort and in ease in order to better invest our efforts in giving back to the body. We can then arrive with a body that is content and free and a mind that is calm. The class will start with a gentle flow which leads into a serious of Yin Yoga sequences in order to prepare the body and mind for Pranayama, breath work. This class will help you to ground yourself through a practice that is nurturing, opening, honest and real.
YIN YOGA AND THE CHAKRAS
Thursday 14th November | 12:30pm – 4:30pm
A guide to sequencing Yin Yoga and the Chakras.
The Chakras are a unique tool in yoga practice for two major reasons: They are a portal through all layers of the self, encompassing physical, subtle and causal aspects; and by encompassing all layers, they can give all practitioners, regardless of their inclinations, a pathway to self-knowledge and inner balance that transcends any one layer.
With their wide range of attributes, from body parts and organ systems to colors and deities, they appeal to us all. It’s this combination of complexity and accessibility that make the Chakras so unique and worthy of so much attention.
When we work with a focus from the Chakra view in yinyoga, we want to sequence the practice along the 7 segments of our body, releasing tension in each level. The aim here is to increase our ability to visualise through Kriyas and mantras, work more on circulation through adding pranayama.
Welcome to a workshop where we dive into the energetic body and look into how and why we store tension and ways to unlock potential through our fascial patterns as well as how we can detensify not only our body but also our minds and souls.
Thursday 14th November | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
We often forget the importance of pausing, calibrating, and equalizing. Instead we push and go full on. So, in order to get safely in to our core being; we need to fail, reflect, try again, push, rest, breathe, stop, go, do, be, and mix them all up in a nice blend.
That is what yoga is there to teach us: To find our own personal way, our own yoga, and our own balance where we see and connect to our fullest potential, becoming who we really are beyond all the reactions, beliefs, and fear.
If you are accustomed to sweating your way into cool poses, Yinyoga may at first glance seem too simple, slow, and, well, boring. But this practice of long, passively held floor poses is deeply nourishing and has myriad benefits for any yoga practitioner. After a while of practicing yinyoga is all but boring and easy. It’s the opposite.
In yinyoga, we often say: Lets move “yinside” and have a look at the interesting things we will find from within to without, rather than the other way around. In yinyoga you move inside with the mentality as the observer and investigator, not the as the force of action where you want to change and go to the edge.
Welcome to a 2 hour yinyogaclass where we go YINSIDE out. Where we move into every fiber to reduce tension. you will come our refreshed restored and empowered.
UNWIND AND REWIND: MEDITATE TO ELEVATE
Friday 15th November | 10:45am – 12:45pm
In this unique class design, Ulrica will safely and with wisdom and gentleness, guide you step by step towards meditation using slow flow vinyasa sequences, Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Restorative Yoga in order to set you to eventually land in the best seat in the house; in YOU.
HOW TO TEACH YIN YOGA
Friday 15th November | 1:30pm – 4:30pm
A complete and comprehensive guide to teaching and sequencing Yin Yoga.
Here is a clinic in how to teach yinyoga successfully. How to comprehend the elements in order to guide students through various methods and dimensions of Yin, so that the practitioner can gradually and more easy reflect his soul to better move into sattva guna and balance. We will look at how to provide support in different ways for the practitioner , both physically , mentally and emotionally as well as the mentorship in teaching yin. Which is slightly different since yin is a much more yielding and meditative practice. To be the one who maintains the presence , confidence and acceptance in the yoga room. How we can teach with integrity, always ready to give an adaptation of a pose or situation if need be.
We will also practice hands- on assisting and sequencing.
Saturday 16th November | 11:00am – 1:00pm
Our energyflow affects how we feel, how we think, and the over all condition of our health situation. When the body’s life-force energy becomes blocked, various imbalances will result.
For centuries, in China, Japan, Tibet, India and other countries, life has been considered as a bio-electrical/vibrational energy phenomenon.
It is only because of the existence of this energy in our body that we can move, breathe, digest food… think and even feel. If the balance is disturbed, that is, if the flow of one of these forces is greater than the other, illness arises. These forces – energies – flow through definite channels in the body, called ‘body meridians’ (body’s healing energy pathways).
Welcome to a workshop where you learn more on the meridian system and its correlations to fascial patterns.
Theory followed by a sweet yinyoga class.
CHRISTMAS LONG RESTORATIVE WORKSHOP
Saturday 14th December | Steph | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Claremont
Thursday 19th December | Steph | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Claremont
Are you relaxed and peaceful in the lead up to Christmas? If not, our special long Restorative Class can help you to let go of the stress and focus on who you matters to you at this special time.
Using special poses and props designed to let you release all of your muscles, you will also release the mental gripping caused by stress and anxiety. Not only will you leave this class with a de-stressed mind and body, you will learn poses you can practice at home over the festive and holiday season to keep you centred and refreshed. Prepare to experience relaxation on a whole new level – no yoga experience required.
*Members receive 10% off!