workshop of acrobatic yoga by Deirdre Murphy (Ireland)
October 13-16 ‘2011
piesakiet savu interesi gaidīšanas sarakstā!
Never before have my yoga classes been so filled with laughter and sociability. If Yoga means union, then Acrobatic yoga is a union with community. Acrobatic yoga is extremely body friendly, sociable and fun. We use the practices of yoga, acrobatics and thai massage based body work in a solo, partner and group practice. Much of the partner work is focused around “L basing” – one person on their back, legs up, with their partner flying on the feet. We will practise asana sequences, inversions, acrobatic and therapeutic flying.
While this workshop is very suitable for all levels of practitioners, those with a background of
contact improvisation, dance, gymnastics, martial arts and related work might particularly thrive. This workshop can revive the sensations of your body, strengthen your physical base in dancing,
deepen trust and develop a common language between yourself and your partners.
Come enjoy this invigorating and joyful practice!
video of acroyoga (we’ll start from the basics)
is a professional dancer, yoga teacher, aerialist, acrobat, vocalist, improviser and general physical adventurer. Originally from Alaska, she lived, taught and worked throughout the US before settling in Ireland with her family.
More about Deirdre: www.danceofyoga.com
Thursday, October 13th | 18.30-20.30
Class 1 – introduction to therapeutic flying. We will learn to work with partners (a base, a flier and a spotter) in L basing, and establish a therapeutic sequence to be used to the duration of the workshop
[There is an opportunity of contact improvisation jam session right after: 20:30-22:00]
Friday, October 14th | 18.30-20.30
Class 2 – deepening therapeutic flying, and progression into acrobatic flying (i.e. shoulderstands, turns and transitions)
Saturday, October 15th | 11.00-13.00 and 14.30-16.30
Classes 3 and 4 – both sessions will begin with body work. The first one includes sequence building within flying, the position “Star”, and will explore transitions in and out of star
The next class will include a dance-based, ground level warm up. We will move into partnering which moves- including the forms of basing/flying that might flow into contact improvisation and dance
Sunday, October 16th | 11.00-13.30
Class 5 – we will begin with body work before proceeding into more acrobatic flying. We will review what has come in the previous few days, and start to build a ‘washing machine’ (a sequence of 2 or more moves which loop around and are repeatable). We will move into a jam series, where practitioners can freely practise flying, or experiement with bringing skills into a more flowing improvisation
I-DEJAS MAJA, culture centre of dance and personality
Riga, 32b Rūpniecības street, 2nd floor (enter from the yard)
Take with you
comfortable cloths for comfortable movement (better tight than loose)
yoga matt, if you have one (there are some at the studio)
towel, if you’d like to take a shower after
drinking water is at the studio
* – non refundable registration fee (25Ls) guarantees you the place in the workshop, and is part of the whole workshop fee
Information for the transfer:
Name: I-DEJAS MĀJA
Information for the receiver: AcrobaticYoga meistarklase (name, surname of the participant)
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