"Strengthen & Unlock the Shoulders" February 3, 11 am - 1:30 pm
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 and strength 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" February 3, 4:30 - 7:00 pm
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, flying pigeon, funky forearm stands and more. In this workshop we will we will explore the foundations and key alignment 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 :)
"The Rocket Playshop" February 4, 11 am - 1:30 pm
The Playshop will combine all the best bits of the famous Rocket's routines inspired by the Primary, Intermediate and Advance Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa, and then blends them into a faster, more highly charged power through the sequences.
We'll break down the key poses of the Rocket series, adding modifications to make certain postures more accessible to newcomers, and at the same time playing with unusual transitions to add some extra challenge for those ready to play harder.
With the promise to get the juices flowing, this class is full of core and upper body strengthening drills, inversions, back bending and spinal twists to invigorate and awaken the nervous system.
The class will culminate in a guided deep relaxation to get rid of any tension left in the body and make you feel rested and reenergised.
In this playshop, we’ll take the favourite bits of the sequence working on modifications to help you get into your first freestanding pincha, or for the regular inversion pilots we’ll flirt with the some of the more spicy transitions to make your progress through the sequence as graceful and seamless as possible… how about floating through a handstand on your way from Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog) to Astavakrasana (eight angle pose)?
Open to all levels :)