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Philadelphia Workshops with Simon Park

Join Noelle Connolly and Simon Park for a series of workshops at Three Queens Yoga and Palo Santo Wellness Boutique, Philadelphia from November 30-December 2, 2018.

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Suitable for yoga teachers and experienced practitioners. 

6.15-8:45pm Friday, November 30, 2018
Liquid Flow Yoga – Freestyle Vinyas
(Palo Santo – $40)

A vibrant vinyasa practice that embraces the structure and discipline of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, infused with immense creativity and a dance-like flow. An unscripted adventure that combines detailed physical and energetic alignment with creatively artful transitions in an intelligent vinyasa krama that will challenge, invigorate and harmonise.

1-4pm Saturday, December 1, 2018
Freedom On The Edge - Inversions + Arm Balances
(Three Queens – $45)

Inversions and Arm Balances are a pure expression of creative energy flowing through the body. Use creative core work and intelligent sequencing to harness the pranic body, activating the bandhas to seamlessly integrate inversions, arm balances and flying transitions. Build from wall and partner-assisted balances, to free standing in the centre of the room.

5-8pm Saturday, December 1, 2018
Skilful Actions + Hands-on Assists for Vinyasa Flow
Join Noelle Connolly for workshops at Three Queens Yoga and Palo Santo Wellness Boutique, Philadelphia from November 30-December 2, 2018
(Three Queens – $55)

Hands-on assisting is perhaps one of the most important, yet least mastered aspects of teaching Yoga asana. The primary skill one must develop is a keen understanding of the dynamic, inner actions that make each posture come vibrantly to life. Through a combination of demonstration, visual assesment, effective verbal cues, and precise hands-on assists, the teacher can completely redirect the energy of the asana.

Learn an approach towards transformational hands-on-assists that is informed by physical / energetic alignment, yet open to the uniqueness of each individual's body. It requires excellent vision, precision, sensitivity, multiple points of awareness and an ego-free approach. A skillful touch has the power to transport your students to a whole new level of awareness. What could take years for a student to understand a particular action or movement, could be done with one precise, effective, supportive assist from a well-trained teacher. Simon and Noelle have honed the craft of hands on assisting through years of study and teaching with master teachers Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, Shiva Rea and Dharma Mittra.

1.30-4.30pm Sunday, December 2
Vinyasa Krama of Backbending
(Palo Santo – $45)

Backbends balance grounding down with fluidity and receptivity. Learn the principles of alignment inherent in simple backbends such as cobra, locust and updog, while inteBackbends are a beautiful balance of grounding + rooting while learning to become fluid + receptive to the awakening currents of breath. Learn alignment principles that are inherent in blueprint backbends such as cobra and upward facing dog. Then, integrate complementary hip + shoulder openers along with energetic keys that will help you advance toward more complex backbends such as Raja-Kapotasana (King Pigeon), Naturajasana (Cosmic Dancer), Vrichikasana (Scorpion) and standing drop-backs. The workshop will take place in the context of a full Vinyasa practice infused with creative sun salutations, standing poses, complimentary core work, twists and inversions. Sometimes students are fearful of backbends because of back-pain. Learn the alignment, dynamic actions and proper preparation that will allow you to experience backbends as exhilarating, energizing and harmonizing.grating the physical and energetic keys that will lead you to complex postures such as Rajakapotasana (King Pigeon), Naturajasana (Cosmic Dancer), Vrichikasana (Scorpion) and drop-backs, in a safe and blissful way.