May 10 - Friday 18:00 - 21:00 h
"INVERTED POSTURES AND BACKBENDS"
There are two aspects to inversions and back bends - the thrill of the spectacularly acrobatic and the peace of nearly effortless balancing. Both require skill and physical intelligence. They also require a degree of courage and a willingness to experiment. There are many methods used to attain inverted postures as well as back bends and a fantastic number of variations are possible. We will look at a number of these in this workshop. We will, however, be confining our explorations to what we see as having a distinctly yogic approach. The posures will be attempted using the yogic methods concerning breathing and focus. This means that they are - comparatively - safe to attempt. A deeper practice isn´t just about achieving harder postures. Rather, it is also about the grace with which you perform them.
May 11 - Saturday 14:00 - 17:00 h
"TRIPSICHORE SUN SALUTATIONS & BEYOND"
Tripsichore contends that apart from competency and mastery, creating sprectacular asanas has much to do with the energetic intention of the practitioner. Underlying the dramatic quality of inspiring asana is the exploration of the way energy flows through the body to create forms, shapes, and, ultimately, meaning. In this workshop, Edward expertly
guides participants on a continued journey through innovative Sun Salutes - the glory of Tripsichore´s technique, and into the deeper energetic exploration on the way to advanced asana practice. Tripsichore´s Sun Salutes are devised to explore ingenious ways of performing handstands, headstands and unusual backbends through the us of vinyasa movement and ujjayi breath. Through the cultivation of evenness of breath coupled with evenness of movement, these Sun Salutes seek to bring evenness of mind while executing challenging sequences of postures.
Edward Clark will take students on an exploration of the dynamic potential of backbends and inversions within the framework of Tripsichore Yoga Theatre´s vinyasa technique. This Workshop will start with the fundamental relationsships of pranayama and asana and pranayama and movement/flow. As we progress, it will focus on inversions and backbends within this framework of breath, pose, and flow. Edward Clark fuses his keen artistic visior with a deep understanding of essential pursuit of yoga practice. His classes are entertaining, demanding and exhilarating.