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The Kinetic Ascent - Myofascial Meridian Sequenced Vinyasa Class
Thursday May 7th, 2020 // 6pm - 9pm
This is a dynamic vinyasa class guided through intelligent myofascial meridian sequencing to create a balance between antagonistic lines and self-balancing lines. We focus on stimulating and building fascial properties, increasing strength, and mobility to allow for growth, in a holistic approach that is safe and highly effective. We combine this with spatial awareness, balance, and full-range-of-motion movements to develop kinetic freedom. Ascend towards challenging arm balances and handstands, with options given to modify and play with along the way. This practice is more than just physical; uplift yourself while exploring the balance between the challenge for growth and space for depth.
(3-hour Vinyasa class) All Levels
School of Handstand (Part 1 - Quest for the straight handstand)
Friday May 8th, 2020 // 10am - 1:30pm
The quest for the straight handstand is a never-ending journey towards the perfection of balance and form. We begin by learning how to effectively open the shoulders, strengthen the hands and wrists as well warm-up and open the body in various ways that are advantageous to handstands and vital to building a solid handstand practice. We then dive into the physiology and anatomy of handstands and how to apply our understanding of the body through numerous partner drills and solo exercises, creating structure and stability to build a more solid and beautiful handstand. This workshop is perfect for people beginning their handstand journey to experienced handstanders looking to perfect their form.
(3.5-hour workshop) All Levels
School of Handstand (Part 2 - Shapes, Entries, and Transitions)
Friday May 8th, 2020 // 3:30pm - 7pm
In part 2, we move from simply handstanding to the beautiful expression of hand-balancing. We learn to flow from shape to shape, access our handstand line through various entries with precision and grace while understanding specific techniques that allow us to move without effort. This workshop focuses heavily on precise drills to train or kinesthetic awareness while building the strength and stability required for an advanced hand balancing practice. This workshop is a continuation of Part 1 and focused more on intermediate to advanced handstanders.
(3.5-hour workshop) Intermediate/Advanced
The Physiology of Flexibility
Saturday May 9th, 2020 // 10am - 1:30pm
To understand how to increase your flexibility safely and effectively can be very challenging; not because the concepts are difficult to understand, but because many factors contribute to flexibility. This workshop will help you understand how to maximize your efforts. During the course, we will weave through lecture and practice to understand what the myofascia is and its qualities, such as elasticity, viscoelasticity (slow and fast properties), plasticity, glide, and remodeling, and how our genetics play a significant role in our flexibility. We will move through the physiology and practice of active vs. passive stretching, monoarticular vs. polyarticular stretching, and end range neuromuscular activation. The workshop is highly informative and will open the mind and the body to the complexities of flexibility.
(3.5-hour workshop) All Levels
Prana Deep Dive
Saturday May 9th, 2020 // 3:30pm - 7pm
Dive deep into meditative breath and movement through the profound journey of a prana-focused practice. This workshop begins with an energic sequenced pranayama breath flow. Then through in-depth lecture, we will explore the techniques and benefits of pranayama with a deep focus on Kumbhaka (breath retention) concentrating on both the western physiological and anatomical properties as well as the eastern more spiritual, meditative qualities of the practice. We then combine these two practices as we move through the mudras of the prana vayus in a profoundly energetic flow that melds breath retention to movement. The workshop then dives deeper, submerging into stretches that focus on expanding the mind and the myofascial meridians. When we combine this specific style of breath retention with active stretching, it allows us to surrender into the parasympathetic nervous system while increasing our range of motion, promoting joint health and nervous system function while benefiting from our kumbhaka pranayama. This workshop is a powerful introspective journey that will plunge us into a deep meditative state of well-being.
(3.5 Hour Workshop) All Levels