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Yoga on the Move - The Shala

Art of Flying - Arm Balance Workshop

Join Alex for a two-parted immersion into Arm balancing. Dive deep into the art of arm balances, build an understanding of the Asana, and learn many drills that will help you expand your practice.

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Art of Flying - Arm Balance Workshop
Art of Flying - Arm Balance Workshop

Time & Location

Mar 18, 2023, 2:30 PM – Apr 08, 2023, 5:00 PM

Yoga on the Move - The Shala, Akazienstraße 27 Hinterhof rechts, 4. OG, 10823 Berlin, Deutschland

About the Event

Arm balances come up in virtually all yoga classes, yet they can be a source of frustration due to their apparent difficulty. This workshop is curated for you to dive deep into the art of arm-balancing, gaining a profound physiological understanding of the poses yet at the same time having the opportunity to try, play and fly.

You can either book the full workshop programm or book only one part of it. 

Both workshops are open to all levels. 

Only requirement is the willingness to participate, lean in and connect.

LEANING IN - WORKSHOP Part I: 

March 18th - 2:30pm - 5pm

In the first of this 2 parts deep dive, you will discover how to find ease in the effort through a profound understanding of the body mechanics, allowing you to playfully approach even the fiercest of arm balances.

Alex will go over the basics of arm balance anatomy and introduce you to the mechanistic approach to balance. You will understand how to categorise arm balances depending on shoulder position and understand the importance of closed pack joint position and gleno-humeral rhythm.

These concepts will then be put into practice as you explore the key actions common to all arm balances in a mobility focused flow. Incorporating concepts like weight shifts and arm support will allow you to make arm balancing an integral part of your yoga practice.

Finally, time will be dedicated to exploring the precise alignment of several poses, mainly around anterior core and twist focused arm balances. This type of awareness makes one feel a sense of lightness due to the precision gained from correct body positioning.

What to expect:

- Intro to the anatomy of arm balances

- Deconstruction of the alignment & mechanics of arm balances

- Mobility focused flow

- Core & twist focused arm balances

- Time to try, play & fly

CONNECTING - WORKSHOP Part II:

April 8th - 2:30pm - 5pm

This workshop is all about consolidating your understanding of arm balances, both on a physical and intellectual level, in order to access their empowering nature.

You will dive deeper into the anatomy of the shoulder, as well as the emotional and spiritual attributes that unify this practice.

A full body flow will playfully prepare you for the balancing process and spark your body’s curiosity for movement exploration. Side and back body focused arm balances will be broken down individually. You will be introduced to arm balance transitions and the concept of body isolation and get the opportunity to explore some of the more challenging aspects of arm balancing, such as funky and one arm balances.

Finally, Alex will share his personal method on making arm balances a part of your yoga practice, improving your skill over time, and cultivating the proper mindset for growth.

What to expect:

- Understanding the anatomy of the shoulder

- Full Body flow

- Side & back body focused arm balances

- Method on how to make arm balances a part of your own yoga practice

Both workshops are open to all levels. 

Only requirement is the willingness to participate, lean in and connect.

ABOUT ALEX

Alex is a licensed medical doctor and Yoga teacher working and living in Berlin. He teaches yoga in a non-rigid and modern form based on a scientific understanding of movement and of the body. Having received his medical license, Alex uses his profound anatomical and physiological knowledge to adapt his guidance to the unique physiognomy of each of his students, herewith creating a safe environment for all to freely express their body wisdom through movement.

Ticket

  • Full Workshop Pt. I+II

    This ticket includes both workshop parts.

    €89.00
    Tax: MwSt. included
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  • Workshop Pt. I

    This tickets includes only workshop pt. I (18.3.)

    €49.00
    Tax: MwSt. included
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  • Workshop Pt. II

    This tickets includes only workshop pt. II (8.4.)

    €49.00
    Tax: MwSt. included
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