Headstand 101 Workshop with Sita Chia, Jan 23
Sunday, January 23, 2022
9.30am - 12.30pm
Learn how to be confident being upside down with Sita.
This workshop focuses on the headstand inversion and helps to make it more accessible to beginners as well as the seasoned headstand practitioners. We will break down the different elements of a headstand, review some basic anatomy directly related to it, practice core strength building postures and exercises as well as headstand progressions working up to forearm stand, and understand the connection of strength and balance.
Beginners will be introduced the classic variation of headstand and its preparation steps. You will learn how to get into the pose safely.
For practitioners with experience in headstands, you will learn how to break a headstand into 7 more variations including proper transition for both going in and coming out of the pose. You will also learn forearm stand and how to transition from headstand to forearm stand, as well as forearm stand to chaturanga.
What to expect:
- Shoulder opening vinyasa flow class
- Anatomy, safety, contraindications and benefits
- Preparation exercise
- Headstand practice
Early Bird (by Dec 31): $135
Please note that this event is non-refundable.
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.