Liquid Flow Freestyle Vinyasa - Friday
Night 18:30 - 21:00
A Vinyasa Flow practice that holds the structure and discipline of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, infused with an immense creativity and dance-like flow.. a fresh and inspired blend of modern vinyasa with classical roots. Practice dynamic asana as a movement mediation in an open system with close attention to physical + energetic alignment, and awareness of complimentary + opposing actions. Also, there is an artful focus on creative transitions that add elegance and uniqueness to the flow of the practice. Throughout the practice, there is a keen observation upon the subtleties of the breath and how it effects the physical + energetic body and mind. Principles of Vinyasa Krama are utilized in a modern way to create an evolutionary practice that aims to awaken, invigorate and harmonize body, mind and spirit.
Freedom On The Edge - Dynamic Vinyasa, Inversions + Arm Balances
(Saturday morning) 10:00 - 12:30
Inversions and Arm Balances are a pure expression of creative energy flowing through the body. Experience fearless flying, pranic body of power, agility and lightness. Float effortlessly by integrating physical + energetic alignment, dynamic movement + bandha, creative core work and intelligent vinyasa krama sequencing. Learn a pathway of creative flows within a powerful Vinyasa workshop so that you can seamlessly integrate handstands, arm-balances, inversions and flying transitions, to energize your practice. Progressively build toward practicing inversions and arm-balances, first at the wall and with partner assists, then move toward practicing in the center of the room with creative energy and empowered vitality.
Skillful Actions + Hands-on Assisting for Vinyasa Flow
(Saturday afternoon) 14:30 - 17:30
Hands-on assisting is perhaps one of the most important, yet least mastered aspects of teaching Yoga asana. The primary skill one must develop is a keen understanding of the dynamic, inner actions that make each posture come vibrantly to life. Through a combination of demonstration, visual assessment, effective verbal cues, and precise hands-on assists, the teacher can completely redirect the energy of the asana. Learn an approach towards transformational hands-on-assists that is informed by physical / energetic alignment, yet open to the uniqueness of each individual's body. It requires excellent vision, precision, sensitivity, multiple points of awareness and an ego-free approach. A skillful touch has the power to transport your students to a whole new level of awareness. What could take years for a student to understand a particular action or movement, could be done with one precise, effective, supportive assist from a well-trained teacher. Simon and Noelle have honed the craft of hands on assisting through years of study and teaching with master teachers Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, Shiva Rea and Dharma Mittra.
Vinyasa Krama of Backbending
(Sunday afternoon) 14:30-17:00
Backbends are a beautiful balance of grounding + rooting while learning to become fluid + receptive to the awakening currents of breath. Learn alignment principles that are inherent in blueprint backbends such as cobra and upward facing dog. Then, integrate complementary hip + shoulder openers along with energetic keys that will help you advance toward more complex backbends such as Raja-Kapotasana (King Pigeon), Natarajasana (Cosmic Dancer), Vrischikasana (Scorpion) and standing drop-backs. The workshop will take place in the context of a full Vinyasa practice infused with creative sun salutations, standing poses, complimentary core work, twists and inversions. Sometimes students are fearful of backbends because of back-pain. Learn the alignment, dynamic actions and proper preparation that will allow you to experience backbends as exhilarating, energizing and harmonizing.
Simon began his Yoga journey in 1995 with Shiva Rea in the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA. Later acclaimed by Yoga Journal as "one of the most influential and gifted Yoga teachers of the next generation”, he has been leading workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats around the world since 2002. His Vinyasa style is fluid, intuitive, and encourages freedom through self-expression. Profoundly influenced by the teachings of Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty, Joan White, and Dharma Mitra, "Liquid Flow Yoga" feels like a beautiful dance between classical and modern Yoga. Dubbed the "Flying Nomad", he draws inspiration from road legends such as Keith Richards and Jimi Hendrix, who said, "the Earth is my home”. www.liquidflowyoga.com
FOR PRACTITIONERS OF ALL LEVELS. TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
1 class 70.-
2 classes 130.-
3 classes 180.-
Full weekend 210.-