Ross Rayburn is finally back for 4 workshops at Shivasloft!
In these 4 workshops you have the opportunity to enter and experience different topics. The basics for your meditation practice related to the healthy alignment of the spine and hips on Friday, basics of reversal postures on Saturday mornings and “BioVinyasa” – a combination of visual visualization of the underlying anatomical details and subsequent practice on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning , The workshops are suitable for all levels and can be booked individually or as a package.
* Friday November 24 – 18: 30-20: 30 *
2 HOURS TO A HEALTHY SPINE & HIP WITH ASANA, PRANAYAMA AND MEDITATION
If there’s one thing we can all agree, it’s how miserable back pain is. For the past 10 years Ross has focused on helping people to develop their own posthumous remedies. Clearly, “back pain gets in the way of our daily life but it can therefore be a huge impediment to a consistent meditation practice.
The practice of meditation is often heralded as the crown jewel of yoga for great reason. The list of benefits is profound: a way to find some peace, a method of understanding our deepest self, a strategy to navigate the difficulties of modern life with awareness and wisdom, and many more. The challenges of meditation, however, are real: persistent practice, doubt and disappointment along the way, and simply the difficulty of moving away from powerful habit of mind and body.
In our class on Friday night, we want to explore the seeds for a life-long meditation practice. We will dive into the relationship between the body and the mind, particularly in our lower body postural patterns can help us energetically with meditation and with the practical aspect of sitting comfortably for sustained periods of time.
* Saturday November 25 – 10: 00-13: 00 *
FUNDAMENTALS OF INVERSIONS
Inversions can be one of the most rewarding parts of asana practice. They are often intimidating or mysterious. Handstands can be fun rather than scary if built on solid technique. Headstands can change your life, but doing them safely is paramount. Often times, teachers and students simply avoid these poses, especially if they’ve had a bad experience.
Ross’ therapeutic expertise wants to give you the tools you need to practice and other inversions, safely, progressively and eventually masterfully. We want to work on forearm stand, handstand, headstand and shoulderstand. The class will finish with closing poses meant to restore and replenish. All levels of experience are welcome as there are extensive and elemental building asana taught.
* Saturday November 25 – 14.30-17: 00 *
BIOVINYASA – ANATOMY OF THE LOW BACK, HIPS AND LEGS
Anatomy visuals combined with a hip-opening, forward bending class. Please see the BioVinyasa description below.
* Sunday November 26 – 11: 00-13: 30 *
BIOVINYASA – ANATOMY OF THE SHOULDERS AND UPPER BACK
Anatomy visuals in a flow class with a focus on how to elevate your handbalancing with a specific focus on handstands. Please see the description of BioVinyasa listed below.
WHAT IS BIOVINYASA?
Anatomy Visuals and Asana Flow-Class Combined!
One of the keys to a sophisticated yoga practice is our ability to “see” our own bodies accurately (our interception) and then develop the skill to move specific parts of our body (our proprioception).
Yoga teachers often include anatomical references in their instructions, but the gap is often wide between hearing the instruction and accessing / moving that body part.
In BioVinyasa, Ross wants anatomical images and visuals from anatomical anatomy app of various bones, muscles and connective tissue. He then leads the class through a sequence of poses related to the highlighted anatomy.
You’ll be amazed at what it makes to look at the anatomy, visualize it internally and then feel it right in your own body.
The class is open to all students and students interested in deepening their knowledge and overall practice.