A blend of traditional vinyasa yoga, classical martial arts, and bodyweight strength exercises that creates a powerful balance between strength, control, mindfulness and flexibility. This unique format is debuting at The Arnold and rolling out as a Master Class later in the year! Get a sneak peak of this new format! See more about Alexander on our Featured Presenters page.
Move through a powerful vinyasa sequence preparing you to challenge gravity. This master class will move you through breath work and asanas to help open and prime the body for arm balances and a little taste of inversions. New and experienced practitioners welcome! See more about Babijide on our Featured Presenters page.
Join us for an inspiring and powerful yoga specifically designed for amputees. This class provides instruction for various yoga postures and techniques for every amputee. We can provide chairs if needed. Julie has been teaching yoga for amputees and has developed adaptions for every amputation and need. You will feel strong, energized and inspired in this class. We will conclude the class with breathing techniques, a meditation and a beautiful savasana. Assistants will be on hand to help with this class. See more about Julie on our Featured Presenters page.
THAI YOGA MASSAGE (TYM) IS AN ANCIENT FORM OF BODYWORK TO HEAL THE BODY. IT COMBINES ACUPRESSURE, INDIAN AYURVEDIC PRINCIPLES AND ASSISTED YOGA POSTURES. TYM USES POINT PRESSURE, MUSCLE STRETCHING AND COMPRESSION TO WORK OUT TENSION THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE BODY.
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Ever want to learn to fly with a partner? Yoga inspirations Aaron King and Partner will share basic set up for partners to use to perform fun movements and acrobatics.
$20 for a couple; if you want to come solo - we can pair you up (same cost for the workshop)
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Ever want to have 3 minutes to just flow and share your favorite poses? Register for our yoga exhibition as an acro couple/team or as an individual. You will have up to 3 minutes to get up on stage and share a routine or series of poses that bring out your favorite or most beautiful expression of yoga - you can pick the song. There are no rules except for you to be creative, share several poses and have fun on stage. The audience will be challenged to capture photos of the most inspiring, amazing or unique poses and post them! This event will create a lot of buzz and give you the opportunity to share your passion and get some cool photos! For those who don't want to get on stage but love seeing people do cool things, this is a free event to attend and the most amazing photos will receive prizes!
Sign up for stage time or being in the audience and taking cool photos - there is no cost for either! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be guaranteed a spot on stage!
Match your breath and heartbeat with the sound of live bongo drums as this triple threat of yoga goodness (Julie, Alexander and Amanda) bring you a fun, challenging and inspiring yoga class. You'll see aspects of vinyasa in this class, but may have never seen yoga taught quite like this. Good for all experience and fitness levels. Come ready to be inspired and have fun! See more about Alexander, Amanda and Julie on our Featured Presenters page.
This workshop is focused on refining the foundation of effortless inversions in order to explore more advanced techniques. Irene will break down the stepping stones to a more graceful inversion and arm balance practice, starting with basic drills to build the strength and flexibility required to balance on your hands and upside down. Expect to focus on forearm stand and handstand- working on controlled entrances and exits. Don't worry, if you're not comfortable upside down Irene will give you steps to get there. All are welcome as long as you can do dolphin pose. See more about Irene, our headliner, on our Featured Presenters page. EARLY BIRD RATE (first 50 to sign up or by Feb 15 - whichever comes first)!
Join Irene for this 90-minute workshop to bend, twist, fold, and strengthen your body so that you can free the movement of your spine and learn to backbend without pain.
Beginning with a short discussion and meditation, you will be guided through Irene's warm up sequence to break down different elements of spinal movement with a special focus on hip and shoulder flexibility. She will then show you her favorite drills for building spine strength and safely increasing your body's range of motion.
All levels welcome with an open mind. This is also a perfect workshop for instructors looking for safe ways to help their students build stronger, safer backbends in their practice. See more about Irene, our headliner at the Arnold, on our Featured Presenters page. EARLY BIRD RATE (first 50 to sign up or by Feb 15 - whichever comes first)!
Beginning with pranayama and meditation, the majority of this class will be a dynamic vinyasa flow exploring the foundations of inversions and arm balances in a fun and playful way. Modifications will be offered for those in the beginning of their yoga journey and amplifications offered for more advanced practitioners. The last past of class will be for slower hip and hamstring opening, allowing you to relax and dissolve into restorative stretches. All levels welcome, but being familiar with basic poses will help you get the most out of this practice. See more about Irene, our headliner at the Arnold, on the Featured Presenters page.
When we take away our distractions and can focus internally, we discover new things about our practice, ourselves and our thoughts. We also can put ourselves in someone else's shoes and see life from a new perspective. Join inspiring meditation guru, Melissa Hampshire and Yoga Chair at the Arnold Julie Wilkes for a unique experience that will have you thinking of your meditation and yoga practice in a new way! New to meditation and yoga? This is a fun way to dip your toe in the practice!
This workshop is specifically for those with a consistent practice that are looking for ways to deepen their flexibility in their back bending and beyond. Irene will share tips and tricks learned from circus performers, contortionists, and hand balancers in order to help you safely explore new depths. Expect to see things like flipping the grip in poses like bow and dancer, and bringing the feet to the head for cobra and eventually scorpion, over splits, chest stands, and partner stretching. This workshop will be catered to the group based on each individual's goals. See more about Irene, our Headliner, on our Featured Presenters page. EARLY BIRD RATE (first 50 to sign up or by Feb 15 - whichever comes first)!
Ayurvedic Life - Rituals for Health & Wellness
Ayurveda is an ancient multi-sensory modality designed to bring balance and vitality. In this class learn simple Ayurvedic practices to compliment your health and wellness routines. In this workshop, you will learn every day rituals to improve your health and wellness, energize your body and fuel your mind. Check out Marisa's bio on our Featured Presenters page.