Yoga Inversions Workshop with Chris, Gabe, & Dane
Come practice your yoga inversions and discover the secrets to getting your body balanced on your arms. Come prepare your wrists, arms, and shoulders for supporting your body weight and going upside down. For beginners or more advanced practitioners; we will use the wall and props to work our way towards arm balances and inversion yoga. Crow Pose (Bakasana), variations of Headstands (Sirsasana), and Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana). We will look at moving towards some other fun poses like Parsva Bakasana, Pincha Mayurasana, Bhujapidasana, Astavakrasana, Eka Pada Galavasana. Don’t worry if this is new to you – come join us for the journey, be safe, and have fun!
2:00PM – 3:30PM
$40 per person
Inversion Yoga FAQs
Inversions in yoga are poses in which the head is below the heart or in which the hips are above the heart. The main idea is that the spatial relationship of the heart to either the hips or the head (or both!) is inverted.
For those new to yoga inversions, this class will offer an introduction and overview of yoga inversions as well as an accessible practice to condition the body in preparation for the full inversions. Experienced attendees can expect challenges and insights in their practice of inversions.
Anyone can participate, though this class is recommended for those with some experience in yoga or in another physical discipline such as martial arts, gymnastics, or calisthenics.
Attendees should dress comfortably in clothing that allows for a full range of motion and is appropriate for a family-friendly setting. Attendees are welcome to bring and use their own mats and props, but everything they will need for the workshop will be available in the studio.
Yes! Depending on the pose, yoga inversions can benefit circulation, digestion, acuity, balance, and metabolism. They offer the body a reprieve from the normal action of gravity.
Restorative inversions (those using props to support the body at rest) are normally held for an extended period of time, often between 3 to 10 minutes. The duration of more intense inversions (those that challenge strength, balance, or flexibility) will vary for each attendee. These are generally held anywhere between a few seconds to a few minutes. This workshop will focus on the more intense inversions such as arm balances and handstands.
Most yoga instructors caution against doing yoga inversions during pregnancy, especially if the pregnant person is a newcomer to yoga. However, an instructor skilled and knowledgeable in prenatal yoga can offer modifications that can allow pregnant practitioners to reap the benefits to digestion and circulation. This workshop is best suited for attendees who are not pregnant.