Saturday July 1st
Unlock Your Shoulders 11am · 1pm
Do you suffer with habitual tightness and tension in your shoulders, neck and upper back, or suffer repetitive-strain injuries as a result of your working practices? If you do, this workshop is for you! We will dive deep into how to create freedom in your shoulders, neck and upper back, through the use of focused breath and specific Forrest Inspired poses.
You will safely learn to unlock these habitual tension spots by strengthening and lengthening the key muscles around the joints to create space and ease of movement.
Bringing focus and intelligence to these ‘problem’ areas will help you to glide through your life with grace, poise and freedom and a greater sense of spaciousness; a must for anyone shackled to a desk during the daytime, anyone active but suffering injury and anyone who walks through life with habitual tension in their neck, shoulders and upper back, in fact, ANYONE!
Arm Balancing Workshop 4.30pm · 6.30pm
Spend an afternoon replacing your feet with your hands and learn the essentials to help you soar in arm balancing such as crow, crane, side crow, one legged crow, firefly, forearm stand and more. In this workshop we will we will explore the foundations and key allignement principles of arm balances and play with the techniques that serve to lengthen and strengthen the muscles required to successfully find your balance whilst maintaining lightness in the body. For those practitioners who are a little more advanced, we will introduce a variety of fun and challenging ways to transition to the next level. This is all about learning how to play with your body and enjoy the process of reaching new heights! Open to ALL LEVELS :)
Sunday July 2nd
360 Degrees Hippy Hips and Flexi Hamstrings 11am · 1pm
Many of us hold a great deal of tension, emotions, and stress in the hips. Emotions are energy. When they are not released, they became stuck energy in the body that can morph into tightness or pain. Additionally by spend the majority of our days standing, sitting and driving, our hips lose mobility and become tight and tense.
Tight hamstrings and hips can contribute to problems with the low back and knees. They can also be a source of huge frustration for yoga practitioners as elements of their practice may feel restricted, particularly forward bends, floating into inversions, moving into lotus and putting the legs behind the head.
This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to increase their flexibility through the hips and hamstrings. We will begin to delve into the hip hip-flexors, hips and hamstrings through a hip-opening Forrest inspired practice. We will explore postures that aid in increasing the mobility of the pelvis, loosening the hamstrings and opening the hips. This workshop will include a deeper exploration into "peak" poses such as Head to Ankle, Hanumanasa (Splits), Eka Pada and Dwi Pada Sirsasana (One or Two leg behind the head). All Hips welcome!