ARM BALANCING WORKSHOP
Sunday 26th June 12 - 3PM
ELEVEN:ELEVEN Yoga Studios
Host: Helen Downey
Defy gravity as you find balance!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Do you feel your yoga practice is at a stage where you would like to explore arm balances in more depth? Would you like to improve your strength and defy gravity? Are you unsure sure how to get your feet off the ground or are you afraid of falling on your face?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
This three hour Arm Balance Workshop will give you the drills to build the strength, technique and confidence to get your feet off the ground and keep them there. You’ll be flying in no time!
Some of the poses we will explore:
Bakasana (Crow Pose)
Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow Pose)
Astavakrasana (Eight Angle Pose)
What you will learn:
Helen will break down the most common arm balancing postures as well as trying out some variations and transitions for those up for a challenge. You will learn drills and preparatory postures to build the strength, stability and flexibility necessary for each posture. You will also learn alignment tips and tricks to help get you off the ground.
This will be a fun and challenging workshop. Expect to fall, laugh, get back up and do it all again.
Benefits of Arm Balances:
As we all know there are an enormous number of benefits when it comes to yoga, but more specifically there are lots of benefits when it comes to arm balancing. During our yoga practice we build up strength in the upper body, which is great because this strength helps us as we move through life into old age.
Years of not building strength means that the upper body muscles diminish over time. Arm balances are a great addition to our regular yoga practice and really focus on building strength in the upper body, arms and torso. They’re really fun too, once you get the hang of them.
This workshop is not suitable for complete beginners, however, you don’t have to be the strongest or most flexible to begin your journey into arm balancing. Some people are quite strong but might not be able to go into arm balances because they don’t have the required flexibility and vice versa. All, but complete beginners and welcome to join in on this great workshop.
WHO ARE YOU TRAINING WITH?
Helen teaches classes in a variety of styles from Vinyasa Flow to Ashtanga and Rocket Style Yoga in Liverpool. She is a fully Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Helen also leads 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in Liverpool and has a lot of experience to share!
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This workshop is not suitable for complete beginners, however, you don’t have to be the strongest or most flexible to begin your journey into arm balancing. This is your perfect stepping stone to acquire tips and tricks taking your yoga practice to the next level with arm balances.
Beginners are welcome as long as you have some yoga experience, are relatively fit and willing to try. If you are unsure, feel free to contact Helen