MASTERING INVERTED POSES

Practicing and mastering handstands and other inverted poses is empowering and elevating. Take control over the challenge of finding balance on your hands. Experience that perfect moment of oneness and calm. Create that lightness of arriving at the centre.

Playfully we will build strength and improve technique for being upside down. From kicking up to pressing up we practice handstand variations with the wall, with a partner and eventually standing free!

SATURDAY:  

WORKSHOP 1: Inversions – Handstand and forearmstand basics
08.30 am to 11 am

With preparatory exercises we set the foundations for upside down balancing: building technique and increasing strength (in the right places). We increase our confidence by learning how to fall safely.  We practice the kick up and start to hold and balance the body on our hands and forearms!

WORKSHOP 2: Dharma Yoga – Dynamic Practice 
12.00 pm to 2.30 pm
This strong hatha vinyasa yoga practice focuses on balance. By gracefully moving through variations of standing poses we build confidence and raise our energy levels. By integrating inverted poses and balances into the flow, we elevate our focus and thus become absorbed in the present moment – connecting with ourselves.

SUNDAY: 

WORKSHOP 3: Handstand – Building the Practice (no beginners)
08.30 am to 11 am
We practice holding the handstand – we work with the wall, with a partner, and more and more standing free. We improve the Kick Up and work on the Press Up.
According to the students’ level we introduce variations with backbends, like scorpion handstand or chinstand / cheststand.
WORKSHOP 4: Dharma Yoga – Devotional Praxis & backbends
12.00 pm to 2.30 pm
In this Complete Practice we join Asana, Pranayama and Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) – allowing everything to come together.
In the Asana Practice we focus on backbending, while the charging breathing exercises (Pranayama) will prepare body and mind for a centering experience during a deep meditation.

ABOUT PETRA:

As a professional aerialist and acrobat, working with the body has been the focus of her life for the past 20 years. Petra originally started practicing yoga 13 years ago as a balance to her artistic training.

Yoga has helped her understand the essence of challenging physical and emotional limits – experiencing movement and being absorbed in one single moment of beauty and inner calm.

After practicing various yoga styles including Bikram, she took her first teacher trainings in “Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga” (200 hrs), “Hot Vinyasa”, “Yin & Yang Yoga”.

In 2016 she first got to know Dharma Yoga in Berlin. She was fascinated by this beautifully playful, challenging, elegant and devotional practice. She felt blessed to have completed a 500 hrs advanced Teacher Training with Yoga Master Sri Dharma Mittra in New York in the same year.

Discover more about Petra

ABOUT DHARMA YOGA:

Dharma Yoga is a classic, graceful, playful, and strong Hatha-Raja Yoga following the Eight Limb path, as taught by yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra. Read more.

WHEN: July 13th and 14th 2019

WHERE: OVAVERVA Spa, 3rd floor, Via Mezdi 17, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland

TEACHER: Petra Lange

LANGUAGE: German, English on request

COSTS:

Single Workshop: CHF 99.- *
Daily Pass (2 Workshops): CHF 159.- *
Weekend Pass (4 Workshops): CHF 289.- *

* tea, healthy small power-snack, daily SPA-Ticket included (3 hrs)

REQUIREMENTS: Good general and upper body fitness is recommended. Classes can be adapted to beginners – except Workshop 3: No beginners.

REGISTRATION: email ursina@alpineyoga.com