learn & improve
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Handstands are not only fun and great in boosting your mood by relieving stress and depression, they are also amazing in bringing out that childlike nature of bravery and courage that hides somewhere inside the adult versions of ourselves. Handstands are an all-around, full body exercise. They strengthen the core muscles, along with the shoulders and hip flexors. They promote bone health as it is a weight bearing exercise, your arms, shoulders, wrists will become stronger and more stable with practice. Handstands, in being upside down, promote healthy blood circulation and they help to stretch the diaphragm which brings more blood flow into the lungs aiding in better overall breathing.
This workshop is a great introduction to starting your handstand practice. During the session we will first warm up our wrists and shoulders before then starting some strengthening exercises for the arms and the core to get us ready to do handstand drills and exercises. We will be working with partners - so bring your friends along or get ready to make a new friend at Yoga House!
By the end of the session, practitioners will have the basics for a handstand self-practice that can gradually be developed in regular group classes and at home with a proper understanding of alignment, warmups and exercises to continue improving.
Please note that this asana takes time to perfect and expectations should not be to get it all right after one workshop. Handstands are simply a lifetime journey. This workshop aims to enable more confidence and courage to start this practice and keep it moving forward.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for those who are able to kick up and are feeling relatively strong in their yoga practice but still find difficulty when it comes to handstands.
Timing : Saturday 12th October at 11:00am (120 minutes)
Joining Fee: 150 aed
Venue: Yoga House in The Greens, Emaar Business Park
About the instructor: Kelsi gardiner
Kelsi is a RYT-500 multi-style yoga instructor. She believes that yoga is a gift to each individual, exactly where they are at. Everyone can practice yoga and gain its benefits through the various styles. Kelsi teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Ashtanga, Kid's, and Pre-natal yoga. Kelsi has been practicing yoga for over 12 years and teaching for more than 3 years. She began her yoga practice after completing her collegiate athletic career and two knee operations. Yoga helped her maintain joint help and keep a fitness regime, which soon developed into a lifestyle. Kelsi went to Rishikesh, India for her first teacher training. She appreciated the authentic yoga experience and training that she received and has gone back to India for her advanced TTC and prenatal yoga Teacher Training. Due to her training it is her desire that her students will be able to experience the authentic yoga practice through Asana, mantra and meditation practice in each of her classes.