WEEKEND MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOP WITH AMBRA VALLO
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Join us for another inspirational and informative weekend with Ambra Vallo! Ambra will lead three masterclasses, including Gokul Vinyasa, Rocket and Maha Sadhana, and a Building Strength for Inversions workshop. These masterclasses and workshop will help you harness your own inner confidence, strength and power to take your practice, breathing and understanding of your own body to the next level. All classes will be offered In Studio and Online. Space is limited for In Studio sessions, so sign up now!
GOKUL VINYASA YOGA MASTERCLASS Friday, September 17th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Gokul Yoga is a traditional system of Hatha Yoga as taught by Mahayogi Jani Jantinen. The class includes a Vinyasa style meditative Asana practice, Pranayama, Guided Breathing Meditation & Chanting. Hatha yoga is the combination of energizing and dynamic yoga postures (represented by the sun) with relaxing and meditative yoga postures (represented by the moon), which results in body balance. This combination calms down the body, mind and spirit and prepare them for meditation. The term Vinyasa in sanskrit means “to place in a certain way”. Vinyasa yoga refers to set of different poses performed in a particular sequence. Vinyasa is a style of yoga that coordinates flow of breath and body movements from one posture to another.
ROCKET YOGA MASTERCLASS Saturday, September 18th, 11 am - 1 pm
With its foundation in the Ashtanga yoga tradition, Rocket yoga provides a dynamic sequence that both opens and strengthens the body. It is known for its love for floating and flying, so we will play with several inversions, transitions and arm balances. The perfect marriage of tempo and sequence will awaken your body, the nervous system and feed it the precious prana it craves while promoting a spirit of change and freedom in your practice.
BUILDING STRENGTH FOR INVERSIONS WORKSHOP Saturday, September 18th, 2 - 4 pm
A step by step guide to how to build strength for yoga Inversions A playful and humbling introduction to taking things upside down in your yoga practice. Yoga is a metaphor for life; facing your fears on your mat gives us confidence to face fears in our everyday lives! Getting upside down can be daunting for fear of falling, so join us for this workshop where we'll practice in a safe supportive way that will set you up to to delve into inversions and move forward in your practice. Combining elements of core, arm & shoulder strength we'll build you up step by step to give you the confidence needed to get upside down. Options given for ALL levels. Beginners welcome :)
MAHA SADHANA MASTERCLASS Sunday, September 19th, 11 am - 1:30 pm
Maha Sadhana includes chanting, subtle breathing practices to calm the mind, invigorate the body and energize the chakras, as well as healing mantras (sound vibrations) to stimulate the pituitary gland and subtle consciousness. The extended Charging Series and Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa posture flow, stretches, tones and strengthens the entire physical body. After all that effort you will experience a final guided meditation in deep relaxation – yoga nidra to recharge and rejuvenate the entire physical and mental system. The practice is appropriate for students of all levels, from beginner to lifelong practitioners and accessible to so many because it meets each student where they are and according to their condition.
IN STUDIO COST: All 4 workshops: €140; 3 workshops: €105; 2 workshops: €70; 1 workshop: €40.
ONLINE COST: All 4 workshops: €100; 3 workshops: €75; 2 workshops: €50; 1 workshop: €30.
RSVP: Register in MindBody, email email@example.com, or come into the studio!
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Ambra is a former Principal ballerina with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Throughout her career she enjoyed the chance to perform on stages all around the world. She turned to yoga on a path to Recovery from injuries that naturally result from the strenuous training regime, and as well as becoming a hobby she also credits it with helping to enhance and prolong her career. Slowly over the years she fell in love with the more subtle, spiritual parts of the practice. Retiring from dance allowed her the time to focus on her passion and to undertake further training in Ashtanga Vinyasa (500hrs), Dharma Yoga (800hrs), Rocket Yoga (500hrs), Forrest Yoga (200hrs and Advance TT), Tripsichore (200hrs), and Gokul Vinyasa Yoga (300hrs).
Ambra’s teaching is fun and spontaneous following the lineage of Larry Shultz, Ana Forrest, and Sri Dharma Mittra. Since she retired from professional ballet she has been teaching regularly in teacher training courses, has worked with performers and athletes helping to rethink their traditional training regimes and introduce yoga to drive better performance and increase their enjoyment of sport and performance. Her aim is to guide others so as they may also experience the many amazing benefits of yoga to the body, mind and soul.
WOMEN'S CIRCLE WITH EMILIA CIANCI
As women we have sat in Circle for many many centuries, each month returning to ourselves, sharing our Truth and envisioning the future with our Sisters. As we have distanced ourselves from these intimate ways of connecting many of us have forgotten the power of Sisterhood and Authentic Communication and are feeling lost and disconnected. This is why more and more of us are yearning for such spaces. During our time together we will co-create a sacred and safe space together, where we will practice speaking from our heart and listening deeply to one another. It will be a place to return back to the wisdom we hold within ourselves, to get inspired from other Women, to remember our Feminine power, our intuitive, creative and nurturing qualities. Never as now, do we need such spaces where we can feel supported and held to explore what it means to be a woman in a time of profound social transformation. Having lost many certainties we are all facing the need of creating new ways of being in the world and these circles are a perfect place to learn from one another and to voice our visions and needs. We meet in a sacred way meaning that we honor the time and space that we are sharing and we honor the uniqueness that we all carry. During the circle we will have some time to sit in silence, time to share, time to journal and perhaps some time for creativity.
Please bring with you a pen and paper (or your favorite notebook) as well as an object to place on the altar.
RSVP: Register on MindBody, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or come into the studio!
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Emilia is a wonderer, visionary, creative soul and Earth advocate. She facilitates transformational workshops often combining Art, Movement, Nature Connection practices and Ritual. She is a Yoga and Meditation teacher with a Somatic approach and specialized in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. She is deeply devoted to the Feminine and has led many Women Circles and working with women to support them in finding their true, wild and authentic voice. She has a deep love for the Earth and is committed to remembering our place within it.