Yoga Workshops at City Yoga, Graz, Austria
Thursday, Jun 27th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Asana Yin Yang – Twists and Legs
Tension and expansion, core and limbs, breath and intention, the yin and yang of asana are beautifully exemplified in these poses where strength meets flexibility. Laterals and splits are like peanut butter and jelly, a classic that always works. Lengthening, stretching, engaging your ‘side’ muscles will, among many other benefits, stabilize your inversions, deepen both your backbends and forward bends and make your arm balances more solid. Add splits to the mixture and you will give rise to a more solid overall
practice. Planks, Side Planks, Visvamitrasana, Vasisthasana, Anantasana, all kinds of Splits and inversions using them will be attempted. Strengthening and stretching, yin and yan. Lots of learning and good times assured!!! No prerequisites required.
Friday, Jun 28th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Going upside is scary, thrilling, frustrating… it requires technique, consistent practice and attention to detail in order to balance freely. I believe anyone has the ability to balance on their hands, forearms and head when given enough attention to these poses. Whether you’re starting to discover this family, you want to venture away from the wall but you’re too scared or you want to gain more control in your ‘press ups’ or transitioning in and out of them, this class will be filled with exercises, techniques, tips and much more to help you get ahead and beyond. Gain strength, knowledge, confidence and have a great time in the process. Let’s take flight, shall we?
Saturday, Jun 29th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Hip Freedom And Taking Flight With It
Recipe for a perfect hip opener and strengthening practice: 1/3 hip flexibility, 1/3 arm balances and leg activation, 1/3 of breath work. Add a splash of visualizations here and there and you got yourself a most fun and engaging workshop. We’ll work on agility to
increase our strength and let our strength help us become more agile. One set of skills will lean on the other so they’ll both improve considerably. Come ready to do some funky arm balances as your hips and legs will take a number of shapes you might have never tried. Gain wider range as a result of that too. Detoxify, unlock, have fun and leave renovated as energy will run through your body more freely.
Sunday, Jun 30th, 10:30am-12:30pm
This class intends to demystify the idea that backbends are hard or just for the gifted ones. Anyone can increase dramatically their spinal range of movement with the proper warm up, technique, breath work and visualization. Both effort and easiness into these
poses should blend seamlessly for an ideal outcome. Come ready to break down some physical and mental walls (especially it you think ‘you can’t’!) and let’s shift our focus into what we CAN do and how to grow and deepen our backbend practice with intelligence and grace…. bendy spine, here we go!