Workshops & Master Classes
Take Flight: Arm Balances & Inversions
A 2 part workshop series
Those ‘cool’ looking inversions and arm balances you see people doing in class and on instagram don’t just magically happen overnight. Each posture, arm balance & inversion are best learned gradually with the proper set up, the understanding of the technique required of the asana and repetition, repetition, repetition. In this 2 part workshop you can expect to:
- Learn the technique and build skill on your way to balancing
- Learn that sometimes take a step back is actually taking 2 steps forward
- Explore transitioning in and out of these asanas
- Build integrity; no cheating or shortcuts to create a “shape”
- Have complete practices built around the concepts of these arm balances and inversions
This workshop is for anyone who practices yoga. There are some advanced poses, but the focus of this workshop is on the actions, not the results. As always with yoga, this is a practice not a performance.
Part 1: Arm Balances (arms below the shoulders)
- Think crow, side crow, baby crow, one-legged crow, supreme crow, the koundinyasanas, 8-angle, peacock, chin stand & more
Part 2: Inversions (arms above the shoulders)
- Think handstand, forearm balance, headstand
$40 each session in-studio ($30 online)
$70 for both sessions ($55 online)
Yoga for the Modern Yogi
A 2 hr Master Class
Let’s face it, our modern lifestyle is drastically different from back in the 19th century when the physical, posture-based yoga practice first took shape. We sit more. We drive cars and take buses everywhere. We have comfy couches that have definitely changed our posture. We have smartphones & devices that distract us & take up much of our time.
It is not a stretch to say that our modern lifestyle has challenged our body's ability to care for itself.
Please join Tate for a two-hour online masterclass intended for all curious yogis and all modern bodies. Tate will guide an exploration of principles intended to help us find a greater sense of balance, avoid injury, and discover the true sustainability intended for this practice . . oftentimes this exploration reveals that less really can be more!
Highlights of class material include:
- Contrasting how the modern body has changed compared to bodies from when the physical yoga practice was established
- Explore how we might better care for our physical bodies in light of these changes
- Discover the importance of active vs passive stretching & range of motion (ROM) and how this can have a big impact on our practice
- Work to create a better balance between strength and flexibility