Heels over head: gaining confidence with inversions
After a short introduction to the physical and mental benefits of inversions, matt will lead a flowing vinyasa class, focusing on opening and hence preparing the areas of the body required for going upside down.
Type of Event
Saturday 1st March
£25 early bird before 23/2 | £30 thereafter
The three main poses of headstand (sirshasana), forearm balance (pincha mayurasana) and handstand (adho mukha vrksasana) will be taught in depth to allow students to practice correct alignment in getting into, staying in and getting out of the poses safely. Alternative ways to enter the poses and tips for helping with balance will be given. For those that are comfortable with the basic poses, more advanced variations will be offered.
Matt’s focus is to ensure that everyone receives personal attention and support to increase confidence in inversions. Students will also work in partners to help each other find balance in their inversions.
gain confidence in headstand, forearm balance and handstand
explore progressive variations to these inversions
learn proper alignment to ensure a safe inversions practice
discover the benefits of being upside down and why we do it
additional information: This workshop is not suitable for people with high blood pressure, glaucoma, or any other condition which is contra indicative to being inverted or bearing weight on the wrists, forearms or head.
“Matt is one of my favourite teachers. Even when he teaches a dynamic class, he pays attention to correct alignment. I have been practicing yoga with different teachers for years but due to his adjustments during class, my body is feeling much better.” katja muelheim, company director
“I have been practicing yoga for over ten years and matt is one of the best teachers I have had – his classes always challenge while keeping everyone at a pace right for them, and are imbued with the contemplative, accepting aspects of yoga I love.” margery bone, tv & film producer.
Matt first attended a yoga class upon the recommendation of a friend and loved the feeling of moving and opening his body. He soon discovered dance as well and devoted his career to the two. A trained dancer, matthew’s classes are flowing and challenging — and he loves doing inversions. Within the practice, he presents the principles of yoga in an accessible and down-to-earth way. He has been teaching since 2005 and guiding others in inversions that whole time.