Rocky Heron: Skills & Drills – The Vinyasa Flow Innovation
Yoga is evolving, and it’s time to upgrade your practice and teaching with Rocky Heron!
Are you interested in learning more about your body and functional movement?
Looking to empower yourself with the skills to evolve your practice and teaching in the direction of diverse and intelligent strength? Are you ready to break free of the box of traditional pose alignment to map your own creative pathways into increased mobility and movement possibilities?
If so, then you are ready to join international master instructor Rocky Heron for an illuminating and transformative learning opportunity. The key to physical health is diversity of movement.
Rocky teaches yoga workshops all over the world. This program is for dedicated yoga students who want to take some extra time to explore postures in a meaningful, refined, methodical way and learn practical strategies for building strength, flexibility and focus. .
Skills & Drills I: Mobility vs. Flexibility
February 19 – 23, 2020 (40 hours)
Times: Wed. 10 am – 6 pm, Thu. – Sat. 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 3 pm
All too often we exchange habitual movement patterns off the mat for likewise limiting patterns in our practice. In Skills and Drills we will use traditional yoga asana and transitions as a springboard to explore your bodies potential to move, and achieve optimal mobility in all directions. We will pull, jump, bounce, lift, tone, stabilize, and play our way into greater possibilities, unlocking the Keys to success in your physical practice, and the power within you to express and enjoy your body! This intensive style yoga weekend includes the following sessions:
In this opening vinyasa based session we will unwind your spine, and re-route your energy powerfully into the earth. We will leverage the reaction force from the ground in playful and joyful ways as we buoyantly weave through standing postures, hip openers, and accessible arm balance options. Along the way expect to learn groundbreaking techniques to evolve your experience in a wide range of asana and transitions, all while deepening your knowledge around the mechanics of your magnificent body. All levels are welcome. .
Want to learn how to dramatically increase the strength and stamina of your muscle tissue? Are you curious how to play an active role in the reparation of old injuries? Isometrics are one essential tool. In this session we will explore closed chain and open chain techniques, aligning our joints and turning on muscles that may be locked short/long or off-line. These simple yet powerful techniques will help to entrain coherent signals throughout your nervous system that will load your tissues for optimal healing and, when applied to your practice, enable massive gains in your stability and pose efficacy. .
How do we become more flexible? In this session we will explore our muscle’s ability to actively shorten (concentric) and lengthen (eccentric). When we bring awareness into these co-contractions and work them with purpose, the dual aspects of our practice (strength and flexibility for example) all yoke together, collaborating toward a more unified whole. Learn techniques to intelligently stabilize your body for greater ranges of motion. Submerge yourself with intelligent awareness. These drills will be used to empower success in your practices of back-bending, and asymmetrical leg stretches. .
In between life’s moments, there are a never-ending threads of transition. It is in our ability, or inability, to move with ease and confidence through these transitions that life opens up to us as we open up to it. In this session, we will explore our bodies potential for plyometrics; using the earth as our trampoline to leverage downward force into upward levity. The result will be a more spring-loaded, efficient movement, enabling us to explore more elusive transitions on our mat with greater ease and skill – arm balances, and dynamic standing poses. All levels welcome!
If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask – or directly join here for 750 Euros:
NEW: Open Afternoon Sessions on Friday and Saturday
Do you want to join Rocky and his students without participating at the whole workshop „Skills & Drills I: Mobility vs. Flexibility“? Then you are invited to attend one or both of his intensive and unforgettable afternoon-sessions in the YCBA:
Friday, February 21: Active Mobility | 2.30 to 5.30 pm | 65 Euros
Saturday, February 22: Plyometrics | 3 to 6 pm | 65 Euros
Skills & Drills II: Vinyasa Intensive
September 30 – October 4, 2020 (40 hours)
Wed. 10 am – 6 pm, Thu. – Sat. 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 3 pm
As vinyasa becomes more common, quality varies greatly. Vinyasa classes resemble fitness classes (remember aerobics?) more than ever before, and the spectrum of “vinyasa culture” seems to grow by the hour. Rocky´s events explore how to safely and effectively create the flow state your students crave, while providing you with knowledge, strategies and techniques to set your students up for success. Embody your own most effective and powerful teacher and the quality and integrity of your offering will be magnetic and magical. Expect strong intermediate practices each day with Rocky to further develop your own asana practice and understanding of pose architecture.
Many of us have come to associate a sun salutation, breath-based practice with yoga. While there are many profound benefits to the structure and sequencing of this typical vinyasa approach, there are some limits and deficiencies as well. In Skills and Drills: Dynamic Flow, you will learn intelligent and innovative techniques to weave functional and varied movement into your vinyasa practice, enriching the efficacy of your classes without compromising their capacity to enable the flow state of consciousness. By combining the science of mobility mapping with the dance of vinyasa sequencing, we can merge the logical with the intuitive and enable a potent and transformative experience for ourselves and our students.
- Topics include:
- The techniques to create your own functional and inventive drills
- Multi-Level sequencing approach to set your students up for success
- Powerful yet unconventional movements that thread seamlessly into practice
- Fun and innovative use of props and how to weave them into flow class
- Pranayama and flow state
- How to both train and express mobility in a vinyasa practice
- Integrating science with creativity in your sequencing
- Peak pose vs. Peak Sequence Templates
- How to teach so that your students actually learn
- The Art of demonstration in a vinyasa class
- Pose Analysis: engagement vs. alignment
- Creating mixed level options that empower instead of overwhelm
- Much more!
Morning asana sessions tend to be upbeat, with an emphasis on standing postures, backbends, arm balances and/or vinyasa flow. We turn inward as the sun wanes to forward bends, inversions and restorative postures. Students can expect to leave this program with a deeper, more expansive practice, and know how best to grow your yoga practice in the context of her/his own limits and boundaries.
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