The opening month at Flowers and Fire with a series of workshops. Come and join us on beautiful Gili Air, put your hands on the mat, get upside down, back to front and play with your arm balances and backbends. With three different workshops to choose from or bundle together, you will have an opportunity to workshop and explore those seemingly elusive poses like handstand and scorpion. A playful approach and deep understanding of the mechanics of these postures open up the possibility of developing them whether you are a beginner or advanced practitioner.
CONDITIONING AND FUNDAMENTALS FOR STRAIGHT LINE INVERSIONS AND BACKBENDS
-CHOICE OF 3 DATES-
April 5| 11:00 – 14:00 April 10| 11:00 – 14:00 | April 14| 11:00 – 14:00
Workshop sold out in London earlier this year.
This 3 hour workshop will start with a full body flow warm up to prepare for:
Part 1. Our focus is the understanding of the ‘straight line’ form in headstand, forearm balance and handstands which includes shoulder opening and positioning exercises. Exploring conditioning for the “straight line” we will cover different ways of entry/ exit and split work in order to make these ways more easy and graceful.
Part 2 will focus on backbend training with the wall, partners and solo. Again we will explore conditioning for effective backbends. This will allow us to better understand backbends such as wheel and chest stands, to do them do them more competently and to exercise/prepare our body for them.
Combining our new understandings we will finish up by combining the magic of backbends and inversions.
HANDSTAND AND FOREARM BALANCE TRAINING
-CHOICE OF 2 DATES-
April 6| 11:00 – 14:00 | April 11| 11:00 – 14:00
With handstands it can be obvious that it is all about the journey. What you are doing right now is fundamental to your progression.
This 3 hour workshop is broken down into 3 parts
Firstly we will focus on conditioning- How can we create the strength and flexibility/ mobility required for various handstands? Secondly we will explore entry/ exit strategies and effective techniques when upside down.
Finally we will look at transitions and movement when inverted.
All three focuses are interlinked. Different flexibilities and strengths will change your press journey.
Over the course of this workshop you will be given guidance and shown the steps to move towards mastery of arm balances. If you are completely new to arm balances, the impossible will start to be possible!
This will be an opportunity to train and learn new techniques in a safe environment. The journey from your feet to your hands can have it’s scary moments but in this workshop you will be well looked after each step of the way. Handstand, one arm peacock, one armed side crow, and one armed handstand for those who are ready shall be explored.
Suitable for complete beginners and experienced.
IMMERSIVE BACKBEND WORKSHOP
-CHOICE OF 2 DATES-
April 7| 11:00 – 14:00 | April 8| 11:00 – 14:00
Backbends sit at the heart of asana training and practice. If you can enjoy your backbends then your regular yoga practise is much more joyful and motivating! From Standing Bow/ Dancer, Cobra, Chest Stands, Wheel, Locust, Floor Bow or Camel, a regular yoga practise incorporating well aligned backbends is a wonderful foundation for health.
With an emphasis on opening up your shoulders, hip flexors and spine, you will receive tools and homework to develop backbends in your practice.
Whether you want to explore wheel, know how to get closer to locust, invert you backbend or simply incorporate techniques to help shoulder/ back issues, this hands-on workshop provides a space to get playful and try things you might think you can’t or don’t know how to do.
With many opportunities to ask questions and get individual feedback you will be given alignment adjustments, assistance and the chance to explore and try out backbends in a safe and fun environment
1 workshop: $35 USD
Bundle of 3: $90 USD
Book by the 10th of March and receive our early bird discount of $5 USD
For more information about accommodation/ workshop packages or to book a spot please email firstname.lastname@example.org