Upcoming Workshops

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Handstands and Press-Ups

Friday Aug 24 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

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Friday Aug. 24 – 2018

6:30 to 8:30pm

Want to learn how to make your handstand stronger?
This workshop is for you!
 
Never done a handstand?
Don’t worry, we’ll cover the fundamentals before we move onto harder exercises.
 
Workshop will include:
 
– Proper alignment techniques for Hand, Arm and Shoulders.
-Mobility and strength exercises for shoulders.
-Passive and active yoga asanas for hip and leg mobility.
-Proper alignment for side and front splits and how they influence your handstand/Press-Ups.
-The role of activating the core while transitioning into, holding and transitioning out of your handstands.
-How to use the wall and props for building strength in your Press-Up.
– How to change “Hopping” to “Floating”.
-Away-from-wall handstands/Press-Ups with experienced teachers spotting for safety.
– Progressive practice techniques as needed for individualized advancement.
 
Andy & Tamara Totmam are 500 Hour ERYT and have been teaching for over 25 years combined. Instructors may receive CEUs from Yoga Alliance for this training.

 

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Yoga by the Lake

Friday, July 27 – 2018

LangTree Lake Norman is hosting Yoga by the Lake on Friday, July 27th. Event starts at 6:30pm and goes to 9:00pm Tickets are $10 which includes an hour of yoga from 7:00 to 8:00 taught by Andy and Tamara of Vinyasa Arts, TWO beers from D9 Brewing Company or Ghostface Brewing, a souvenir tumbler, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize! For those of you who do not prefer beer – there will be wine! Please arrive by 6:30pm to set up and register.

*Disclaimer: CASH ONLY. ID check required for alcoholic beverages. All participants must fill out a waiver*

Price: $10 = yoga, 2 beers or wine, raffle prize.

Date: Fri. July 27 2018

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (yoga from 7pm to 8pm)

Vinyasa Arts LKN, 100% Organic Yoga.

Move gracefully like the wind, determined, flexibility and balanced in your body, mind and spirit.

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Adjustment & Alignment Workshop

(CEU’s)

At Gotta Yoga (Cornelius, NC)

 

Saturday July 28 – 2018

2:00 – 5:00pm

This workshop is for students and instructors! You don’t need to be a yoga instructor to learn yoga asana alignments/adjustments! You will learn to practice adjustment and assisting techniques on each other as a way to deepen the yoga practice, teaching and encouraging others to practice beyond this class!

It is of the upmost importance to understand how to execute proper hands-on adjustments and alignment cues in your yoga practice in order to protect your skeletal structure while providing benefits, added strength and support to the muscular system. You will have plenty of time to experience practicing hands-on adjustments/assists with your fellow workshop attendees. You will learn the foundational aspect of each pose and how to keep yourself and the students safe and supported. We will incorporate modifications and props to build a deeper understanding of each pose, along with deepening your own practice.

WE WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING:

TWISTS & BACK BENDS: You will learn proper alignment, the role that the gluteus, rotator cuffs and the erector-spine muscles play in backbends/twists, safe and supportive adjustments/assists for backbends and twisting poses. You will have plenty of time to experience and practicing hands-on adjustments/assists with your fellow workshop attendees. You will learn why core strength in these poses are important in keeping the pose safe and feeling great. We will incorporate modifications and props to build a deeper backbend/twist practice. Open your heart to the possibility! FORWARD FOLDS AND HIP-

HIP OPENERS: You will learn proper alignment, adjustments/assists, modifications and understand the role of the quadratus femoris, gemellus and piriformis in forward-folds and hip-openers! You will have the opportunity to practice hands-on assists on each other in a supportive and nurturing way. Our Hips and Legs ground us to Earth… Be connected, Be Open and Free. INVERSIONS

INVERSIONS: Inversions can be some of the most frustrating yet fun-and-exciting and rewording asanas of all asanas! You will be guided through proper hands on adjustments/assists techniques as well as proper alignment and modifications for teaching and practicing inversions. You’ll learn what role the rotator cuffs, rhomboids and core muscles play in inversions. You don’t need to be a yoga instructor to learn yoga asana alignments/adjustments! You will learn to practice adjustment and assisting techniques on each other as a way to deepen the yoga practice, teaching and encouraging others to practice inversions, beyond this class, will be fun and rewarding to all. Let go of the fear, we are here to support you!

Investment; $85
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Past Workshops

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 Arm Balance Workshop

  Saturday June 2 – 2018    2pm to 4pm 

Arm Balance and Inversions are among the most powerful group of yoga postures. When we turn our bodies upside down, we are literally turning our world upside down. Turning upside down allows us to experience everything we know as right side up, typical and normal pulled out from beneath us. Arm balances test our strength and resolve, requiring us to fortify a solid base for support. Learn the steps to stabilize, explore and advance in the fun but challenging world of inversions and arm balances!

Come lighten your heart and have fun practicing some of the more advanced yoga postures. This 2hour workshop will include introduction (proper alignment and hands on adjustments to postures such as Bakasana (Crow), Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow), Eka Pada Koundinyasana (Flying Locus), Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) and may more exciting and challenging arm-balances. Don’t quite have your arm-balances down yet? No worries, in this workshop we will also go over specific, yet simple, exercises that will target your same muscle fibers that are used in these transitions. You have your arm-balances down solid? Great!!! We will also be learning to float into Astavakrasana (Eight-Angle Pose) from Adho Mukha Svanasana (down-dog), as well as many more fun transitions.

Come float on your hands and turn your world upside down with us! NAMASTE!

This workshop qualifies for Yoga Alliance CEU’s as Continuing Education, you must learn something that is new to you, relates directly to yoga, and falls into the Teaching Methodology (TM) category. Current teachers will receive information at the workshop on filing.

Investment $45

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Sun Salutations – Demystify the Basics!

 Saturday May 19 – 2018 12pm-2pm

Workshop Leaders: Andy & Tamara Totman; Whether you’re new to vinyasa yoga or you’ve been practicing for years, breaking down the asanas into all of their minor alignments can deepen your practice and improve your experience!

While it can be tempting, and sometimes fun, to hurry through each pose and get your heart rate going, breaking down each asana and mindfully moving in your vinyasa sequence can make a dramatic difference in your yoga practice!

Join Andy & Tamara Totman, as they break down some of the key poses in Sun Salutations A & B ( Surya Namaskar A & B) so that you are able to enjoy the full experience! You will develop a functional understanding of individual asanas and the flowing links between them. We will strip Sun Salutations down to the core, examine the movements piece by piece, then rebuild and reintegrate them into your practice, layer by layer. This workshop will leave you with a safer approach and a stronger foundation of these crucial vinyasa movements.

In this Sun Salutation workshop we will cover the following: – Alignment and anatomy of individual postures, with special attention to chaturanga dandasana – Beginner, intermediate, and advanced transitional movements, including jumping – How to build strength and awareness to progress in transitional movements – Movements and poses that help prepare the body for full postures and advanced transitions – How to access the postures safely without straining wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, and lower back – Ways to modify sun salutation movements and postures for safety and ease.

Investment; $40