$58.00

Reimagining the Vinyasa Practice with Angie Yeo, Jan 14 - Feb 18

Orchard Central
Saturday, January 14 & 28, February 11 & 18, 2023
8am - 10.30am

This course takes a deeper inquiry into the vinyasa practice underlined by biomechanics and anatomical understanding of several key poses underpinning the vinyasa discipline. This training comprises of 3 main pillars: 1) anatomy and biomechanics 2) physical practice and conditioning and 3) intelligent sequencing.

Each session focuses on a specific theme that seeks to equip and empower students and teachers with knowledge and skills to create a well-sequenced vinyasa practice in a confident manner. We will deep dive into some of the common movement pattern in the vinyasa discipline, underpinned by the three pillars mentioned above.

Each session of the training will start off with a 30-minute lecture, followed by a 90-minute practice.

SESSION 1: VINYASA FUNDAMENTALS
Saturday, January 14, 2023
8am - 10.30am

We look more closely into the alignment and techniques of common poses that make up a vinyasa flow, namely the downward facing dog, plank, chaturanga, cobra and upward facing dog. We learn more about the common movement patterns underpinning the vinyasa practice and how we can create a more holistic practice.

Understand how poses like cobra and upward facing dog are not often the most accessible or effective poses for most practitioners, and how we can make modifications to encourage a well balanced and sustainable practice. We also take a closer look at chaturanga and its associated transitions, and how we can move mindfully and in an injury-free manner.

SESSION 2: STANDING FUNDAMENTALS
Saturday, January 28, 2023
8am - 10.30am

Understand some of the key movements of the hip joint, the musculature surrounding the hip joint, and how we can strengthen and lengthen these muscles effectively in order to move the hip joint safely and effectively.

We will explore poses such as the warrior poses, standing balancing postures, and more advanced poses such as hanumanasana and padmasana. Learn how to effectively harness functional mobility of the hip joint and hamstrings to ground your practice, and how we can easily create strength in these regions through small adaptations to our existing practice.

SESSION 3: CORE FUNDAMENTALS
Saturday, February 11, 2023
8am - 10.30am

In this session, we learn that the core is not just about the abdominals. Understand all dimensions of the core and how they are central to the vinyasa practice, and that strengthening the abdominals is only a piece of the puzzle in maintaining a strong core in the vinyasa practice.

Experience the inner workings and synergy of the core in forward bends, backbends, twists, and side-bends. As students or teachers, this week will provide you with the tools to incorporate the core in all the yoga postures in your vinyasa practice.

SESSION 4: ARM BALANCING FUNDAMENTALS
Saturday, February 18, 2023
8am - 10.30am

We learn the beauty and intricacies of the shoulder joint and its musculature in this session, and explore how the various stable weight bearing positions of the shoulder joint can transform our arm balance and inversion practice. We find greater strength and stability in the region and set a strong foundation for our arm balance and inversion practice.

In our physical practice, we will look at crow pose, side crow, traditional headstand, tripod headstand, and some of its associated variations and transitions.

Price

Single session: $58
All 4 sessions: $225

Cancellation Policy

Please note that this event is non-refundable.

ABOUT ANGIE YEO



Angie's approach to the vinyasa practice emphasises heavily on anatomy and functional alignment. She strongly believes that advanced yoga poses can only be safely achieved through greater mastery of the simplest of poses and the smallest of details that comes with it. Her area of interest lies in anatomy and biomechanics underpinning the yoga practice, heavily influenced by her training with Jason Crandell. She seeks to ground her classes firmly in anatomical understanding, whether it is through her own further studies, or through consultations and ongoing education with physiotherapists, osteopaths, and exercise physiologists. She is also currently spending her time at a physiotherapist clinic to learn more about injuries and rehabilitation in a clinical setting.

In all her classes and trainings, she strives to teach in a systematic and easily understood manner. Her trainings are crafted with the intention to provide teachers and students with specialised knowledge and instill greater confidence in them to embark on teaching yoga. Through her experience in leading multiple teacher trainings over the years, she believes in the importance of providing students with ongoing support and opportunities to further their growth beyond a standard 200-hr yoga teacher training curriculum, as well as the importance of having basic anatomical awareness underpinning the yoga practice to ensure a sustainable and injury-free practice.