This workshop will focus on the building blocks and components to safely take your practice to the next level and learn to fly safely without the use of a wall. Inversions build strength and confidence, increase mental focus, and improve balance. Going upside down can be fun and exhilarating; learning to fall safely is part of the experience.
The postures in this workshop will help with:
- Increased flexibility in the obliques
- Toning and purifying the internal organs and glands of the torso
- Increased flexibility in the spine
- Arm balances increase strength in wrists, arms, upper back, and shoulders, and help to increase stamina
- Arm balances help build abdominal strength (Uddiyana Banda)
This workshop is suitable for All Level students, with some yoga experience.
Highlights of Primary and Intermediate Series
This class will focus on the first half of Primary Series which consists of a strong standing sequence followed by seated postures designed to open the hips and shoulders in forward bends. The first half of Second Series works on the subtle body, (our nervous system), through backbends that open shoulders, upper back, and hip flexors.
For those ready to move into deeper backbends, we will also practice backbend drop backs and scorpion pose from forearm balance and handstand. Class will start with an Introduction to Pranayama (breathing practice). As we move through the traditional Ashtanga sequence, modifications will be given for some of the more advanced postures.
This class is suited for students of all levels, with some yoga experience.
Maria has the unique ability of harnessing her own practice and teaching expertise, to understand both what her students are experiencing and how to guide them through it. She brings a lively, playful dynamic to the practice, while maintaining disciplined focus. She has taught yoga to students of all levels for over 15 years.
Workshop cost: $35
Class size is limited. Please register online through the link on the studio calendar.
Photo Credit: Edurne Salas
"It's about being able to play like a little kid and being okay with falling—not being afraid to feel weird going upside down and getting used to shifting your weight," Radha Yoga instructor Lo Brown said. Brown expresses that handstands and inversions focus on not being afraid and taking risks: a mindset that can be applied to everyday life.
At Radha Yoga's handstand workshop, you will be building up strength for holding a handstand for so many breaths, as well as working on balance. According to Brown, while holding handstands is comprised of strength and balance, it's also built on having the right mindset to be willing to kick up into the pose.
"Anyone can work towards kicking up in the middle of the room," Brown said.
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full Article by Dale Chong at: http://www.uscannenbergmedia.com/2016/03/20/learn-handstands-at-radha-yoga/
The following is an expert from an article written by Dale Chong about Lo's upcoming workshop. To register for the workshop, go to the studio schedule and click on the link to sign up.
“Arm balances area really about empowerment,” said Lo Brown.
Practicing arm balances, though it requires full body engagement, focuses less on the upper body and more on the core and legs. However, you will build upper body strength throughout the workshop. If you think you’ll be tired by the end of the workshop, there will be an hour of restorative yoga to cool down.
You might be hesitant to try what appears to be a much more advance practice of yoga. However this workshop is for every level of yoga, and will work to modify poses for each individual with blocks, bolsters, and other props needed.
Whether you're new to yoga or an advanced yogi, take the leap and try something new, you might just find that you're good at it.