WORKSHOP: Engineering a Stable Inversion
Workshop: Engineering a Stable Inversion
EXCECUTING STABILITY IN HEADSTAND AND FOREARM BALANCE
We use “engineer” in the title because executing a stable inversion each and every time is all about understanding, and then trusting the physics of movement. Breath, coalescence and present-centeredness are all part of the process. There is no jumping allowed and the technique that you will use discourages a reliance on the wall. That is, we use the wall only in a way that builds greater confidence towards a free-standing headstand and forearm stand.
In this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be led through very specific movements that foster an integration through the physical body. You will learn how to identify the feeling of stability in your body through an intelligent flow sequence, and how to execute that feeling each time. You will then break apart the components that create stability and learn how to apply it when executing a headstand or forearm balance. Engineering stability in inversions is less about building “upper body strength” and more about learning how to integrate and use the larger muscles in your body.
This workshop is for anyone who struggles to get up into an inversion, as well as those who can already get up, perhaps by jumping, who would like to be more confident when upside down and to do so without the use of momentum.
Once you understand what it takes to build stability, and time permitting, we will explore arm and leg variations to add a little bit more fun, flare, and expression into your inversions.
Bookings and price inclusions:
This workshop is limited to 10 people so that the instructor can carefully direct each person. We request that your computer and mat be set up in a way that the instructor can see you clearly, and that you have some wall space to work with.
S$40 per person. The price of this course includes lifetime access to our Yoga Inversions Deconstructed Academy Course to support your continued practice.
Students of this course will also receive a coupon code valid for 6 months to receive a $15 discount off of our Integrated Vinyasa Series Academy Course
You will receive a zoom link via email the day before the workshop to access the zoom meeting.
Julie MoksimCo-owner & Yoga InstructorI’m Singaporean by birth, global citizen by lifestyle, having lived in Indonesia, Egypt and India as a child and young adult, and later in the United States, Laos and Myanmar. My spark for yoga began while I was living in Boston in 2003, but my calling to teach grew much later out of the joy that I developed as a teacher’s assistant at the studio that I attended regularly. After completing a teacher training in Bali with Rachel Hull, Anna Smallwood, Emil Wendel, James Newman and Dr. Sujatha Kekada in 2011, I moved to Laos and started a yoga cooperative called Luang Prabang Yoga. Both the yoga cooperative and the immersive retreat programs that I lead under Laos Yoga Retreats have in some ways, put Laos on the map as a destination for yoga. I also co-owned a yoga studio in Myanmar between 2017 and 2019. My partnership with Kathy and Urban Yogis has grown out of a collective purpose to share knowledge and bridge the gap between people of different cultures, languages and belief systems. I trust that when a group of people come together from all walks of life, the opportunity for learning is boundless. Yoga has been an essential platform for these gatherings and for experiences that create more open-minded humans. Today, the biggest influence in my practice and teachings is Edward Clark of Tripsichore Yoga. He reinforces the importance of authenticity in how we express ourselves in movement. Ultimately, this translates to authenticity in life. I’d like to say to people out there, don’t be afraid to find out who you are, and when you find that person, don’t be afraid to be the person that you are! Thank you for taking the time to read this and to browse our website and offerings.