"JOURNEY TO HANDSTANDS” WORKSHOP
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

"JOURNEY TO HANDSTANDS” WORKSHOP

In this workshop, you will get some key takeaways and fundamental skills in the art of Hand Balancing. 

The workshop will focus on the following segments:

  • Proper Hand & Wrist Preparation 

  • Shoulder Opening 

  • Handstand Core Conditioning & Hollowbody Holds

  • Straight Line Involves the “Hollowbody Rounding”

  • Locking the Form (Use of fingers, hand grip, and shoulder strength)

  • Working with progressions 

  • Practicing various techniques and proper alignment on entering into the Handstand (Tuck, Straddle, Pike)

  • Drills to build strength for the Press handstand.

We will breakdown the fundamentals of the handstand, different variations on entering into the handstand (Tuck, Straddle, Pike), and learn the necessary tools to help you in your journey towards handstands! 

Date: Sunday, September 23rd from 12pm-2:15pm. 

Location:
Ripley Grier Studio. 520 8th Ave (between 36th St and 37th St). 

Price: $45 in advance. $50 after Sept. 17th. 

**Payment can be in cash or Venmo. 

**Payments and “No Shows” are non-refundable and not transferable. 

** This workshop will sell out! Space is limited! So, register beforehand! 

To Register: Email me if you are interested, and if would like to book a spot for my upcoming Handstand Workshop.

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"JOURNEY TO HANDSTANDS” WORKSHOP
Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

"JOURNEY TO HANDSTANDS” WORKSHOP

In this workshop, you will get some key takeaways and fundamental skills in the art of Hand Balancing. 

The workshop will focus on the following segments:

  • Proper Hand & Wrist Preparation 

  • Shoulder Opening 

  • Handstand Core Conditioning & Hollowbody Holds

  • Straight Line Involves the “Hollowbody Rounding”

  • Locking the Form (Use of fingers, hand grip, and shoulder strength)

  • Working with progressions 

  • Practicing various techniques and proper alignment on entering into the Handstand (Tuck, Straddle, Pike)

  • Drills to build strength for the Press handstand.

We will breakdown the fundamentals of the handstand, different variations on entering into the handstand (Tuck, Straddle, Pike), and learn the necessary tools to help you in your journey towards handstands! 

Date: Sunday, June 3rd from 12pm-2:15pm. 

Location:
Ripley Grier Studio. 520 8th Ave (between 36th St and 37th St). 

Price: $45 in advance. $50 after May 28th. 

**Payment can be in cash or Venmo. 

**Payments and “No Shows” are non-refundable and not transferable. 

** This workshop will sell out! Space is limited! So, register beforehand! 

To Register: Email me if you are interested, and if would like to book a spot for my upcoming Handstand Workshop.

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**SOLD OUT** "JOURNEY TO FLEXIBILITY & BACKBENDING WORKSHOP"
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

**SOLD OUT** "JOURNEY TO FLEXIBILITY & BACKBENDING WORKSHOP"

Do you find the concept of back-bending scary, terrifying, or even painful? Then this is the perfect workshop for you to learn how to unlock your spine safely. Contrary to what we might think, back-bending can be quite therapeutic. We spend 90% of our day sitting, standing, or even sleeping in a posterior curve in our spine (rounding the back). This habitual pattern eventually causes the vertebrae to mimic the action, slowly pressing the discs posteriorly over time. 

Functional back-bending reverses this process, creating space and flexibility within the vertebrae and muscles to allow the disc to shift back towards neutral.

In this 2 hour workshop, we will focus on deepening your flexibility and opening the space behind your heart - how to shift the ‘bend’ from lower spine to Upper and Thoracic Spine, relieving the compression and pressure on your Lumbar spine. 

We will work through this workshop in 4 sections introducing various conditioning exercises to not only increase flexibility but also to build strength for healthy and safe back-bending. 

The workshop will focus on the following segments:

  • Shoulder and Upper Back (Thoracic Spine)

  • Front Hip Flexors & Quads

  • Building Strength in the Lumbar Spine

  • Applying the flexibility techniques to open and release in various back-bending postures.

The goal of this workshop is to learn and improve your flexibility in a safe way, to take the exercises and methods into your own practice. Flexible body, flexible mind. All levels welcome! 

Date: Saturday, May 19th from 1pm-3:15pm

Location: The Yoga Collective (135 West 29th St., between 6th and 7th Ave). 6th Floor. Suite #603.

Price: $45 in advance. $50 after May 14th.

*Payment can be in cash or Venmo.

**Payments and “No Shows” are non-refundable and not transferable. 

To Register: Email me if you are interested, and if would like to book a spot for my upcoming Backbending Workshop.

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**SOLD OUT** JOURNEY TO ARM BALANCES & INVERTED ARM BALANCES
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

**SOLD OUT** JOURNEY TO ARM BALANCES & INVERTED ARM BALANCES

Students often over-rely on force when working on these poses rather than learning to understand the essential actions and movements. This workshop will help your body understand the mechanics and leverage of arm-balances and make these inspiring poses part of your repertoire. This workshop is designed to teach you how to do arm balances with greater mindfulness and ease.

In this 2 hour workshop, we will explore arm balances and inverted arm balances  in deeper detail. We’ll learn the essentials to have you soaring into postures such as Bakasana (crow), Galavasana (flying pigeon pose), side crow, Tittibasana (firefly pose), Mayurasana (Peacock Pose), Dragonfly pose, Visvamitrasana (Visvamitra’s pose), Astravakrasana (Eight Angled pose), Pinchamayurasana (Forearm stand balance), Sirsasana (Headstand), and more.

This 2-hour workshop will also emphasize the cornerstones of successful arm balances: Core, Open Shoulders and Balance, which are 3 essentials to lift-off.

This is a 2 hour workshop that explores the foundations of arm balancing, and gives you tips and tricks to get your wings open and your body off the ground.

Arm balances and Inverted Arm Balances are liberating postures that teach us not only about our intrinsic power but about our innate playfulness, courage, fearlessness and agility.  Learn a pathway to channel these postures into your practice with enthusiasm and ease.  

Date: Saturday, March 31st from 2pm-4pm

Location: The Yoga Collective (135 West 29th St., between 6th and 7th Ave). 6th Floor. Suite #603.

Price: $45 in advance. $50 after March 26th.

*Payment can be in cash or Venmo.

**Payments and “No Shows” are non-refundable and not transferable. 

To Register: Email me if you are interested, and if would like to book a spot for my upcoming Arm Balance Workshop.

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**SOLD OUT** "JOURNEY TO FLEXIBILITY & BACKBENDING WORKSHOP"
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

**SOLD OUT** "JOURNEY TO FLEXIBILITY & BACKBENDING WORKSHOP"

Do you find the concept of back-bending scary, terrifying, or even painful? Then this is the perfect workshop for you to learn how to unlock your spine safely. Contrary to what we might think, back-bending can be quite therapeutic. We spend 90% of our day sitting, standing, or even sleeping in a posterior curve in our spine (rounding the back). This habitual pattern eventually causes the vertebrae to mimic the action, slowly pressing the discs posteriorly over time. 

Functional back-bending reverses this process, creating space and flexibility within the vertebrae and muscles to allow the disc to shift back towards neutral.

In this 2 hour workshop, we will focus on deepening your flexibility and opening the space behind your heart - how to shift the ‘bend’ from lower spine to Upper and Thoracic Spine, relieving the compression and pressure on your Lumbar spine. 

We will work through this workshop in 4 sections introducing various conditioning exercises to not only increase flexibility but also to build strength for healthy and safe back-bending. 

The workshop will focus on the following segments:

  • Shoulder and Upper Back (Thoracic Spine)
  • Front Hip Flexors & Quads
  • Building Strength in the Lumbar Spine
  • Applying the flexibility techniques to open and release in various back-bending postures.

The goal of this workshop is to learn and improve your flexibility in a safe way, to take the exercises and methods into your own practice. Flexible body, flexible mind. All levels welcome! 

Date: Saturday, March 10th from 1pm-3pm

Location: The Yoga Collective (135 West 29th St., between 6th and 7th Ave). 6th Floor. Suite #603.

Price: $45 in advance. $50 after March 5th.

*Payment can be in cash or Venmo.

**Payments and “No Shows” are non-refundable and not transferable. 

To Register: Email me if you are interested, and if would like to book a spot for my upcoming Backbending Workshop.

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**SOLD-OUT** "JOURNEY TO HANDSTANDS” WORKSHOP
Feb
18
12:00 PM12:00

**SOLD-OUT** "JOURNEY TO HANDSTANDS” WORKSHOP

In this two hour workshop, you will get some key takeaways and fundamental skills in the art of Hand Balancing. 

The workshop will focus on the following segments:

  • Proper Hand & Wrist Preparation 
  • Shoulder Opening 
  • Handstand Core Conditioning & Hollowbody Holds
  • Straight Line Involves the “Hollowbody Rounding”
  • Locking the Form (Use of fingers, hand grip, and shoulder strength)
  • Working with progressions 
  • Practicing various techniques and proper alignment on entering into the Handstand (Tuck, Straddle, Pike)

We will breakdown the fundamentals of the handstand, different variations on entering into the handstand (Tuck, Straddle, Pike), and learn the necessary tools to help you in your journey towards handstands! 

Date: Sunday, February 18th from 12pm-2pm. 

Location:
Ripley Grier Studio. 520 8th Ave (between 36th St and 37th St). 

Price: $40 in advance. $48 after February 12th. 

**Payment can be in cash or Venmo. 

**Payments and “No Shows” are non-refundable and not transferable. 

** This workshop will sell out! Space is limited! So, register beforehand! 

To Register: Email me if you are interested, and if would like to book a spot for my upcoming Handstand Workshop.

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**SOLD OUT** - "Journey To Handstands” Workshop
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

**SOLD OUT** - "Journey To Handstands” Workshop

Price: $35 in advance. $45 after January 15th. 

**Payments are non-refundable and not transferable. 

**This workshop will sell out! Space is limited! So, register beforehand! 

 

In this two hour workshop, you will get some key takeaways and fundamental skills in the art of Hand Balancing. 

 

The workshop will focus on the following segments:

  • Proper Hand & Wrist Preparation 
  • Shoulder Opening
  • Handstand Core Conditioning & Hollowbody Holds
  • Straight Line Involves the “Hollowbody Rounding”
  • Locking the Form (Use of fingers, hand grip, and shoulder strength)
  • Working with progressions 
  • Practicing various techniques and proper alignment on entering into the Handstand (Tuck, Straddle, Pike)

We will breakdown the fundamentals of the handstand, different variations on entering into the handstand (Tuck, Straddle, Pike), and learn the necessary tools to help you in your journey towards handstands! 

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