DAY LONG INTENSIVE PROGRAMS RAN IN 2012. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR THIS YEARS DESCRIPTIONS.
ACROYOGA PLAYGROUND with Alexandra Ruiz & Pau Castellsague
This day is an exploration of learning the fundamental principles of AcroYoga with a focus on fun, playfulness and precision. Acrobats and Yogis are always ready to embrace a beginner’s mind, in order to evolve and progress with ease, grace and an appreciation of subtle details. This intensive is for you if: you are a complete beginner and you want to make a safe and smart first step into the AcroYoga Universe; If you have some AcroYoga experience and could use a good review before jumping into the Divine Play craziness; If you just want to learn more fun and unexpected ways to approach folded leaf and front bird… Then YES… this day long intensive has been created just for you!
Circus Yoga with Amy Dawn Verebay & Helen Styring Tocci
All levels (Great for kids & families!)
Expand and enrich your acrobatic practice through creative play! Join us for a delightful day-long immersion into the human art of play through the practice of CircusYoga.
• Improve your body awareness and connection to others through contact improvisation
• Open your perception with flying partner yoga
• Learn how to juggle and spin circus props like hoop, poi and diabolo
• Be silly and play fun games with other adults
• Co-author acrobatic masterpieces!
Explore the edges of our connections, strengthen bonds between friends and family, and find playful co-conspirators. Come with us on this journey and return home to your communities with new choices in how you interact with each other and the world. These are the gifts of play.
For playful people ages 7 to 97.
HIDDEN SECRETS OF Thai Massage with Arno L'Hermitte
What looks simple always hides something which is not. Thai massage can be a pleasureable or painful experience, depending on the subtle details! Using practical exploration and graceful movement in all traditional Thai massage positions, we will explore fundamental principals such as: how to develop a perfect touch; how to use clear biomechanics; how to use the proper part of our body; how to feel, lean, stretch... We will then integrate these principles into a flowing sequence, in order to develop our intuition and experience a deep understanding of the extraordinary possibilities of Thai massage.
Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy with Jennifer Yarro
Harness the skills of a practitioner, not merely a technician. Holistically explore the ancient art of Traditional Thai Massage and the self-care techniques of Traditional Thai Yoga ‘Ruesri Dat Ton’, rarely taught in the West. Distill the essence of both modalities without diluting their magic and wisdom to be able to offer Thai Yoga Therapy.
We will explore:
- Thai Yoga Therapeutics: diagnostic tools & implementation; ‘Juut-sen’ accupressure points; body-reading & receptivity training, sealing of a session
- Roots, Tales, and Trainings in 'Ruesri Dat Ton'
- Transitioning gracefully: moving from a state of meditation with quality, awareness, & presence
- Traditional TYM Flows
INTERPLAY: CREATIVE COLLABORATION with Jenny Sauer-Klein
Come discover the place where form and formless meet and give rise to unlimited creativity. Using our physical form as a playground of manifestation, we enter an infinite world where we can say yes with our whole body and follow the flow of our authentic impulses. With a balance of technique and improvisation, we will explore the nature of relationship to self, other and community.
Building off of the safety and integrity of structure, we will incorporate movement, games, partner acrobatics, innovative transitions and interactive exercises to unlock our individual and collective creative potential. Learn inventive methods of weight sharing through lifts and carries, as well as fluid ways of moving through space with a partner and as a group. Open your mind, heart and body through a collaborative process designed to increase trust, sensitivity and the power of imagination!
Pre-Requisites: Comfort basing and flying basic positions such as front bird, back bird, star, straddle bat, shoulderstand, and thighstand. Comfort with basic weight sharing, and being upside down
ACRO INSANITIES with
Lux Sternstein, Jason & Chelsey Magness - SOLD OUT
Lux, Jason, and Chelsey have been described as some of North America's most innovative developers of the acrobatic arm of the AcroYoga practice. They combine conscious powerful movement, and a keen understanding of how to manipulate the center of gravity through steadiness, inertia, and momentum. Come explore how your practice can transform into flowing beauty. Please join us for this day-long intensive to explore the edges of your practice.
Pre-Requisites: 1 Minute Front Bird/Plank, 45 Second Back Plank, Free Shoulderstand, Free Reverse Shoulderstand, Hands Free Star, Foot to Foot, Foot to Hand, Side Star, L-Sit/Tuck-Sit, Low Hand to Hand, Mono-limb Reverse Star, A comfortable practice of various washing machines
SUPER DELUXE WASHING MACHINES with Niko Douwes
Lets get into the moving flow of washing machines, transitioning from one pose to the other through circular motion. This is always good fun and a great workout to extend your practice into performance worthy material while increasing strength and endurance. Let the movement help you to get into the next form and synchronize with your partner in that movement. Just what the monkey family needs.
We will be focusing on some basic washing machine techniques as well as on getting into the washing machine straight out of a playful motion like forward rolls or backward rolls or handstands on the ground. In the class you will start from the very basics of the move to fully understand the foundation, and also find out where the exercises can lead to more advanced tricks, so everyone will be served from more beginner to advanced.
Prerequisites: 20 second headstand, 15 second handstand at the wall, Experience with Star, Shoulderstand, and foot to hand
Masterful Inversions & Handbalancing with Jason Nemer & Lu Yi
Lu Yi and Jason will share their experience and passion for being happy and skillful upside down.
Pre-Requisites: Must come with a partner, be able to do 5 sec. hand to hand on the ground, foot to hand low and high, 2 high, foot to hand standing, standing tuck sit
Flying Dutchmen with Det Rijven & Jim Klinkhamer
We will focus on partnership (mostly in duo) in lifts, tempo's (dynamic movement in the air), leading & following, optimal physical support and positions, plus carrying (balancing a partner overhead on hands) with minimal use of strength.
We will work on:
- Dynamic ways to hand-to-hand on laying base
- Lifts to high positions, dynamically and in slow motion
- Tempo's to carrying positions on long arms
- Different ways to high shoulderstand - transition to one arm
- Series from down to up and up to down!
Pre-Requisites: free handstand on ground or ankles, experience with hand to hand, foot to hand on standing base.