FLEX & FLOW WORKSHOPS
Looking to deepen your practice, push your limits, or try something entirely new? Join us for one of our workshops!
4-Week Acro Series at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
We’re so excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a 4-week summer Acro Yoga series from July 12-August 5 with our very own Ian LeMasters and Paul Hogan.
Join Ian and Paul on Wednesday evenings (7-8:30 pm), starting July 12 at the Disjecta Contemporary Art Gallery to learn the building blocks for a safe, and fun Acro Yoga practice. You’ll learn how to share weight, create movement, make shapes, and have fun! The cost is $150 / person or $200 / pair.
Ian and Paul will also be hosting Saturday evening Acro Jams for 4- weeks starting Saturday, July 15-August 5 at Flex & Flow where you are invited to practice your skills and play in a safe, fun environment. It’s $5 to drop-in for the Acro Jams and included in the price if you sign-up for the 4-week Wednesday night series!
Sign up here. Reserve your spot (space is limited!).
Weekend Workshop with Carmen Aguilar of The Chicago Yoga Lab
Friday, Oct 6th, 6:00 – 8:00p.m.
Inversions & Arm Balances
Whether you’re intimidated of going upside down or you can dive into those without much trouble, this class will help you take one step further (or more!). Arm balances and inversions share a lot of common principles, body activation, upper body alignment, core/low back engagement,…Improve your endurance, balance, learn better alignment, efficiently use your resources and let’s work on the ones that don’t come that easy. Open your mind to a sweaty and fun class and get ready to conquer these asanas, one try at a time! Lots of wall work guaranteed as well as time on your arms (some breaks too!) so, if you have shoulder/elbow/wrist issues, please inform us and be ready to modify according to your needs. Let’s go!
Saturday, Oct 7th, 1:00 – 3:00p.m.
Hamstrings and the Limitless Leg Power
Open the cap and uncover the enormous amount of energy stored in your legs. Learn to see and use them as the best helper. In every pose, from the obvious standing poses to inversions or arm balances, the legs have so much entity and presence that, single handedly, they can decided the fate of our asanas more so than any other body part. If you have tight hamstrings, thighs, knee/ankle issues, this class IS for you. If you can fall asleep in Splits, this class is ALSO for you. We’ll study lots of stretches, ways to work with them to gain flexibility/mobility. We’ll also start to tap into their vast potential, planting some seeds so our practice can grow from there.
Saturday, Oct 7th, 3:30 – 5:30p.m.
Hip Openers: Road to Yogidandasana
If you’ve never attempted Yogidandasana you’re in for a treat. If you have, this class will expand the array of poses you can do with it and will leave you inspired for more. Whether your hips are ‘opened’ or ‘tight as a clam’, this class is for everyone wanting to access them in a safe and fun way. People with knee, ankle or back issues, or with a sedentary lifestyle, will benefit greatly and find some of these stretches directly applicable. Come with an opened mind, opened heart, and it’ll directly reflect in the hip work we’ll be doing. Sweat and good times assured!!
Sunday, Oct 8th, 1:00 – 3:00p.m.
Backbends and Tip Toeing into Scorpions
Not your average yoga class, this backbend one will dare to trade into waters you might not do on your own, feel intimidated, lost or simply have never thought of. After a thorough warm up and having covered other backbends, some time will be dedicated to study Scorpions, how to do them safely, properly so we can incorporate them in our personal practice. This class is for all levels and you don’t need an ‘advanced’ practice (whatever that means) to participate. You’ll need, however, an opened mind, ready to try and willing to see what happens. Stiffness, or being able to work around our personal difficulties, is a big part of the learning process. You don’t want to miss out on that! Come and explore…
This 3-day weekend workshop is going to be a blast! Catch the early bird price for the whole weekend before 8/1/17 for $190. If you purchase after 8/1/17, the price for the weekend is $225.