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Advanced Certified Jivamukti (BERLIN)

Vera Christopeit

Guest Teaching September 29th-October
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Inversion Workshop with Vera and Kristen

Saturday October 6th

Workshop: 12-14.30

Join 800hs + Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teachers Kristen and Vera for this 2.5 hour workshop. This workshop will focus primarily on the inversions we find in an open level class: Headstand (Sirsana), Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), ForarmStand (Pinchamayursana), and Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana).

Inversions help to bring the many systems of the body into harmonious balance, including the mind. The usefulness of inversions extends not only to health of the physical body,but to mental tranquility and personal growth. By turning our bodies upside down we are - at its best – able to see the world from a different perspective.

In the beginning though, students may experience confusion or even fear, as the inverted world is unknown from the beginning. Once it becomes a known territory through steady and effortful practice, combined with a playful attitude and grace, gradually the confusion subsides and we are able to stay inverted with less effort and a more serene mind.

At the start of the workshop there will be an intensive warm-up consisting of sun salutations, standing asanas and a couple of asanas that suitably warm-up and prepare the body for the inversions. After the warm-up, we will gradually look at the inverted asanas as such (seperately) by first demonstrating, afterwards practicing how to move in and out of each asana in the correct and safe way.

Depending on the level of each student, the inversions might also be taught as variations to have a place to start with. The focus is not to get INTO the state of each asana, but to feel and understand what the body is supposed to do on the way by using breath, bandha and mind control.

Of course there will be time for questions during the workshop and at the end.

All you need for this is yourself, your mat, maybe a small towel in case you sweat a lot, and your sense of adventure!

Whether you are just beginning your journey upside down, or Already walking on your hands, the techniques, skills, and drills will help anyone to fly. Be Prepared for Magic- A SHIFT IN PERSPECTIVE as we turn our worlds upside down.

Pricing: please preregister: awakentothepath@gmail.com

members: 50 chf / 40 chf students

nonmembers: 65 chf / 50 chf students

BIO VERA:

Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher (800+ hs) from and based in Berlin, Germany. Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training in Rhinebeck, NY, 2011. Doctor of Law, working as a freelance writer, translator, lector and lawyer.

From 2011 - 2017 one of the main teachers of Jivamukti Yoga Berlin, mentor in the apprenticeship training program, co-worker in the administration office; now teaching Astanga and Jivamukti Yoga in smaller studios or privately. 

Forever thankful to my Astanga Teachers Matthew Vollmer and Eileen Hall for their warm guidance.