Yoga In The Park!
There’s no better way to feel a steady and joyful connection to the Earth than by practicing yoga outdoors: the sounds of life enveloping you like a blanket, the sun and the wind kissing your skin, the knowledge that you are sandwiched lovingly between Earth and Sky…and then comes the bliss of feeling the energy of friendly people around you, sharing in a wonderful collective human experience.
Experience practicing yoga outdoors in beautiful Town Point Park in Downtown Norfolk once a month – including THIS SATURDAY, MAY 18TH - from April through October. Classes are all-level, so if you’re a beginner, we welcome you with open arms! These are donation-based classes, so pay what you can and practice among friends both old and new.
Classes will be held in Town Point Park proper (TPP) and in the fountain park beside Waterside (TBFP). Bring:
* your own mat (we will bring as many mats as we can, but we only have but so many)
Mark your calendars for the following dates, bring your friends, and last but not least, spread the word and the love!
*Sat 4/20 – 11:45am – 1:00pm @ TPP
*Sat 5/18 – 9:45am – 11:00am @ TBFP
*Fri 6/14 (Friday at sunset w/ live music) – 5:45pm – 7:00pm @TPP
*Sat 7/20 – 8:45am – 10:00am @TBFP
*Fri 8/16 (Friday at sunset w/ live music) – 5:45pm – 7:00pm behind Waterside in the Amphitheater
*Sat 9/14 – 8:45am-11:00am @TBFP
*Sat 10/19 – 8:45am – 11:00am @TBFP
Inversion Workshop: Turning Your World Upside Down
Saturday, June 22nd,
Most yogis will say their biggest challenge in their practice is mastering inversions. Not only do these poses require physical strength, they conjure up fears and limitations that we set within ourselves calling for our internal strength to make an appearance.
The first time you do an inversion unassisted, there is a rush of adrenaline followed by elation. Once the fear is defeated, the innumerable benefits of inversions can begin to do their magic.
If you are like most practitioners, your inversions could use some work. Logan and Michael will address the mechanics of poses like Headstand, Tripod Headstand, Shoulder Stand, Forearm Stand, and supported Legs up the wall. The focus will be on alignment, the use of props in these poses, as well as the preparatory poses which are vital building blocks to strengthen shoulders and improve balance.
Sign up at the studio, or by reserve your spot by calling 757.362.2636
Saturday, July 27
Acro Yoga is a joyful blending of yoga, acrobatics and healing arts.
In this workshop taught by our friend J. Miles of Acro Yoga Richmond, we will play to cultivate trust and connection. Acrobatics may be daunting, but by breaking the skills down into manageable elements with a yogic perspective, they become possible. This workshop will prepare you for basic Acro Yoga and therapeutic flying techniques. Come on your own, with a partner, bring friends… the more, the merrier!
Pre-requisites: An open mind, courageous heart and willingness to trust others to support you in rising to your potential.
You will learn:
-Partner exercises to build trust