Next Saturday, March 17, I'm teaching the inaugural Frequent Flyer Club at Lift Yoga- It's a once-every-few-months workshop that focuses on specific inversions. This first workshop will focus on handstands. Handstands are that elusive yoga pose- the one that everyone wants to learn how to do. It's so (seemingly) unaccessible to so many practices and there are so many considerations in how to do it properly that it's frequently glossed over during vinyasa classes. Unless you have had someone walk you through handstand step by step, it's usually something you learn on your own through trial-and-error or through a workshop like this one!
Here's a sneak peek at what we're covering in the two hour workshop:
We'll start with a body warming vinyasa flow to warm up our muscles, paying special attention to our wrists and hamstrings as both are important for any handstand practice. Next, we'll break down the different elements of a handstand, including proper hand placement, body alignment, where you should be engaged, where does the gaze go, etc. Handstands are a composition of various elements from many different yoga poses, so we will be going over these individually so that we can feel the components of handstand in our bodies. We'll do a tiny bit of wall work with tips on how to do this properly so you don't develop bad habits. Attendees will be trained in how to spot correct alignment in handstand so that when we do partner work, it'll be easy to help one another adjust into the posture. Some focus will be given on how to bail out so that you can practice safely! I'll also be giving out a suggested conditioning guide as well as a list on how to incorporate handstand preparation work into any yoga class. Of course, we'll also spend a lot of time practicing our handstands!
I'm so excited to be able to share my love for inversions with the community. I hope to see you there!