$140.00

Headstand for All with Sita Chia, Nov 16 - 17

River Valley
Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, 2019
12.30pm - 4pm

This workshop focuses on headstand inversion and helps to make it more accessible to both beginners as well as the seasoned headstand master. In this workshop, we will break down the different elements of a headstand, review some basic anatomy directly related to it, and work on core strength building postures and exercises. We will also touch on handstand progressions working up to forearm stand, and learn to understand the connection of strength and balance.

Learn how to be confident with being upside down with Sita. This workshop breaks into 2 parts on different days.

Day 1 - Headstand for Beginner

This workshop will introduce the classical variation of headstand, preparation and how to get up into the pose safely for beginner. Suitable for beginner level, especially if you don’t know how to headstand at all. 

What to expect:

  • Shoulder opening vinyasa flow class
  • Anatomy, safety, contraindication, benefit
  • Preparation exercise
  • Headstand practice

Day 2 - Headstand Variation and Forearm Stand

Learn how to break headstand into 7 more variations, including proper transition on going in and coming out of it. Learn forearm stand and transition from handstand to forearm stand, as well as forearm stand to chaturanga. If you are able to get up to the classical variation of headstand and wish to have more fun with variations or want to learn forearm stand, this is the workshop for you. For intermediate and advance practitioners only. 

What to expect:

  • Shoulder opening vinyasa flow class
  • Anatomy, safety, contraindication, benefit
  • Preparation exercise
  • 7 variations of headstand
  • Forearm stand
  • Transition from headstand to forearm stand

PRICE

Day 1: $140
Early bird (by 15 Oct): $120

Day 2: $140
Early bird (by 15 Oct): $120

ABOUT SITA CHIA



An anthropologist and photojournalist by training, Sita started the practice of yoga in 2000. She travelled around India doing photography works whilst studying yoga and ayurveda in several well-known yoga schools. She is a certified Ayurvedic alternative medicine practitioner, as well as a Sivananda-certified teacher. Sita has spent many years teaching and leading yoga retreats of Hatha yoga in Kutir (an ashram in northern India), Singapore, Bali and Thailand. A certified senior intermediate level 2 Iyengar teacher, Sita practiced both Hatha and Iyengar for a long time before finding her love in the Ashtanga yoga method.

Sita is grateful to yoga for turning her life around from her earlier years of illness and addiction. The practice purified and cleansed both her mind and body, and she feels blessed to have this opportunity to teach.

She has completed both the Ashtanga Primary and Intermediate series, and continues in-depth study of the practice at KPJAYI (K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) with Sri R. Sharath Jois in Mysore, India. She is currently practicing the Ashtanga Advance series given by him. Her personal practice is in Ashtanga Mysore, in the lineage of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, but she is also well versed in other practices, including Yin, Restorative, Pranayama and Kriya, Yoga Therapy, Prenatal, the Hot Yoga system, Reiki master level and crystal healing. She is E-RYT 500 certified.

In her free time, Sita loves cats, street photography, painting, detox and internal cleansing, as well as raw and vegan food. Whilst she believes the practice of asana is an extremely useful mind-body tool, the true benefits of yoga are gained when all facets of yoga are applied to daily life.