Inversions Workshop – Part 1: Exploring the upside-down world
Learn the foundations, explore new perspectives and play upside-down in this 2 hour inversions workshop with Marine Geraud!
Saturday 20 March 2021 // 11.00 am-1.00 pm
Single Workshop: $$50 non-members / $45 members*
Both workshops: $90 non-members / $80 members*
*Discount available to students signed up to Union Street Yoga Unlimited Classes Direct Debit Membership.
In this workshop, open to beginners and intermediate practitioners, we will explore the foundations for getting upside down and play with a wide range of inverted arm balances. Headstand, forearm stand, chin stand, handstand, and more. You’ll have a chance to play with many different inversion options and learn drills that will help you build strength and confidence to kick start an inversions practice or take your inversion practice deeper.
After a warm-up flow, Marine will teach you some specific exercises and drills to help you build strength and body awareness dedicated to those inverted postures, and then break down each inversion followed by some “play time”.
This is the first workshop of a two-part series. There will be drills offered (yogi homework!) between workshops to gain strength and stability to ensure you get the most out of workshop two 🙌.
Note: It is recommended you attend this first workshop before the second one, but not compulsory if you already have a strong inversions and arm balances practice.
Marine has been an arm balances and inversions enthusiast since starting her yoga practice several years ago. Over the years, and with the help of her yoga mentors, she’s built a deep understanding of how to build strength, muscle activation and focus to explore the practice of going upside down and balancing on your head, arms and hands.
Marine always includes options for arm balances and inversions in her classes, and loves sharing her passion for those funny – sometimes challenging – poses with her students.
I love arm balances because they teach three very precious things: patience, focus and humility. You can’t cheat, pretend or skip ahead with arm balances and inversions, they keep you very honest with where you are at with your practice while opening a door to all your inner potential that maybe you didn’t realise you had. Those poses always bring you back to the present, and isn’t that what we all need to practice a bit more in today’s hyper-connected and busy world?
Marine Geraud, Yoga Teacher and Founder, LifeUpsideDown