Neural flossing is a term for stretching nerves. Your nerves stretch just like your muscles — of course! Otherwise we’d be very, very stiff creatures. But sometimes some nerves can become irritated or compressed due to a number of different factors, and this results in pain, reduced mobility, and loss of coordination in areas of the body. In this workshop we will get to know some of the main nerves that traverse our bodies, the areas that they innervate, and how to floss these nerves. This means doing some very unusual looking movements, which will hopefully bring lots of laughter and smiles! Finally we will explore how to easily add these movements to typical yoga postures so that we can get our neural flossing in while on our yoga mats.
This workshop is for anyone who wishes to learn how to handstand away from the wall. Using the wall for inversions is a wonderful way to increase strength and learn techniques for your inversions, but sometimes we get stuck there! In this workshop we will look specifically at how to face your fears and improve your technique for becoming independent in your inversions and not rely on the wall. By delving into the reasons we become dependent on the wall, and teaching our brain that being upside-down is totally cool, we will establish a foundation of physical balance and inner trust in ourselves to take our inversions to the middle of the room!
14-17:30 Workshop 4: Get More Hangtime
So you can handstand…kind of. You’re getting up there, but it’s shaky and wobbly and you still fall out of it a lot. In this workshop we will look at why you’re not getting more hang time, and learn techniques for taking control of your movement! By incorporating drills and techniques into typical yoga postures and transitions, you’ll build the strength and control as you flow through your vinyasas and warriors. Get ready to have lots of fun with transitioning, pressing, and floating in and out of your handstands!