with Savonn Wyland
Deep Dive Track: counts as 6 hours.
In this three day immersion, we will focus on “tuning up” your arm balances and inversions. While the main focus will be on handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana) and forearm balance (Pincha Mayurasana), as well as headstand (Sirsasana) and shoulderstand (Sarvangasana), other similar poses will be considered. Each day of the immersion will end with deeply restorative poses.
Detailed instruction, ample use of props, and skillful techniques will be suggested in order to add variety, make modifications, and entertain possibilities. We will demystify what actions are necessary to help you experience a safe and supported inverted and arm balancing practice. We will also work with dispelling fear and building courage.
Many students fear, struggle, and/or are confused about inversions and arm balancing poses. Lots of teachers no longer include them in mixed level classes. But arm balances in general can help to increase strength, stability, and agility. They are great poses to harness the power of concentration and focus while maintaining a playful and inspired attitude. Inversions are considered to be fundamental in any serious yoga practice.