This workshop will focus on building strong foundations and confidence for how to explore the world of getting upside down. There will be an emphasis on building physical strength, awareness of the body in space, and confidence in approaching inversions such as handstand, headstand, and forearm stand, and how to practice these posture in a safe supported way both alone and with a spotter. We will incorporate traditional openers, wall, and partner work into this workshop.
- Flow Opening vinyasa flow which will: strengthen glutes and core, build strong midline and posterior chain engagement, and open chest and shoulders for overhead shoulder flexion.
- Explore Foundations of being upside down a walk through of alignment of anatomy for each posture we focus on: what needs to be open, what needs to be engaged? Where is the posture built from, and where does it go? What’s the exit strategy? What are the transition options?
- Drills: Core Focus, Partnerwork, Alignment focus + Wall drills will focus on both safe entry and exit, how to practice alone and with a partner.
Entry options (and notes on cervical spine)
**We will build from crow -inversion work starts here in a fundamental way. Crow, baby crow, sirsasana variations – working on adding different shapers and entry options into each.
Sasha Hanway is a Seattle based yoga teacher and retreat host. Sasha’s movement background is informed by years of strength based training, a love for creative sequencing, animal flow, vinyasa, mobility work and (of course) a love for being upside down – she has been teaching yoga since 2016 and has hosted yoga retreats across the globe. She is currently pursuing her 500 hour certification with Awakening Yoga.