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HANDSTAND & DHARMA YOGA
WITH ALPINE YOGA
JULY 13 & 14, 2019

I am pleased to return to beautiful Engadin, Switzerland this summer.

Practicing and mastering handstands and other inverted poses is empowering and elevating. Take control over the challenge of finding balance on your hands. Experience that perfect moment of oneness and calm. Create that lightness of arriving at the centre.
Playfully we will build strength and improve technique for being upside down. From kicking up to pressing up we practice handstand variations with the wall, with a partner and eventually standing free!

SATURDAY:  

WORKSHOP 1
Inversions – Handstand and Forearmstand Basics
08.30 am to 11 am
With preparatory exercises we set the foundations for upside down balancing: building technique and increasing strength (in the right places). We increase our confidence by learning how to fall safely.  We practice the kick up and start to hold and balance the body on our hands and forearms!

WORKSHOP 2
Dharma Yoga – Dynamic Practice
12.00 pm to 2.30 pm
This strong Hatha Vinyasa Yoga practice focuses on balance. By gracefully moving through variations of standing poses we build confidence and raise our energy levels. By integrating inverted poses and balances into the flow, we elevate our focus and thus become absorbed in the present moment – connecting with ourselves.

SUNDAY: 

WORKSHOP 3
Handstand – Building the Practice (no beginners)
08.30 am to 11 am
We practice holding the handstand – we work with the wall, with a partner, and more and more standing free. We improve the Kick Up and work on the Press Up.
According to the students’ level we introduce variations with backbends, like scorpion handstand or chinstand / cheststand.

WORKSHOP 4
Dharma Yoga – Devotional Praxis & backbends
12.00 pm to 2.30 pm
In this Complete Practice we join Asana, Pranayama and Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) – allowing everything to come together.
In the Asana Practice we focus on backbending, while the charging breathing exercises (Pranayama) will prepare body and mind for a centering experience during a deep meditation.

WHEN: July 13th and 14th 2019

WHERE: Upper Engadin, details will follow

LANGUAGE: German, English on request

COSTS: Details will follow

REQUIREMENTS: Good general and upper body fitness is recommended. Classes can be adapted to beginners – except Workshop 3: NO BEGINNERS

REGISTRATION: email ursina@alpineyoga.com

 

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