Simon Park and Noelle Connolly - Advanced Asana, Artful Assists and Super Sequencing Weekend Immersion
Liquid Flow Yoga - Freestyle Vinyasa
A Vinyasa Flow practice that holds the structure and discipline of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, infused with an immense creativity and dance-like flow.. a fresh and inspired blend of classical and modern styles. Practice dynamic asana as a movement mediation in an open system that guides the student to experience the practice as an unscripted adventure. Asanas are practiced with a keen eye to detailed physical / energetic alignment and awareness of complimentary and opposing actions. There is an artful focus on creative transitions that add elegance and uniqueness to the flow of the practice. Finally, an observation upon the subtleties of the breath and how feeling of how it effects the body and mind. Principles of Vinyasa Krama are utilized to create an evolutionary practice that aims to challenge, invigorate and harmonize body, mind and soul.
Freedom On The Edge - Inversions + Arm Balances
Inversions and Arm Balances are pure expression of creative energy flowing through the body. Experience fearless flying, pranic body of power, agility and lightness. Float effortlessly by integrating physical + energetic alignment, dynamic movement + bandha, creative core work and intelligent vinyasa krama sequencing. Learn a pathway of creative flows within a powerful Vinyasa workshop so that you can seamlessly integrate handstands, arm-balances, inversions and flying transitions, to energize your practice. Progressively build toward practicing inversions and arm-balances, first at the wall and with partner assists, then move toward practicing in the center of the room with creative energy and empowered vitality.
Progression from Simple to Advanced Back Bends -
Backbends are a beautiful balance of grounding and rooting while learning to become fluid and receptive. Learn alignment principles that are inherent in simple backbends such as cobra, locust and upward dog; while integrating complementary hip + shoulder openers and energetic keys that will help you advance toward more complex backbends such as Raja-Kapotasana (King Pigeon), Naturajasana (Cosmic Dancer), Vrichikasana (Scorpion) and drop-backs. A full Vinyasa practice of creative sun salutations, standing poses, complimentary core work, twists and inversions. Sometimes students are fearful of backbends because of back-pain..Learn the actions and proper preparation that can make backbends pain-free and truly blissful!
FULL WEEKEND PRICE: $108!
FRIDAY - $35
SATURDAY - $45
SUNDAY - $45
Noelle Connolly -
Noelle's powerful and inventive teaching creates space for students to pursue their practice with heart, intensity and drive. A technical teacher, she is passionate about form and endlessly inspired to harness the subtleties of the energetic body to defy gravity and move fluidly through space. Always an athlete and artist, this Philadelphia native, former ballerina, Boston Terrier Field Hockey player and graduate of Boston University, took her first yoga class in 2002 , and fell in love with the practice - mentally, physically and spiritually. Currently, she is the director Yoga and Teacher Trainings at BodyMindLIfe, Sydney - the premier vinyasa studio in Australia. She is a regular headliner at the Wanderlust Festivals in Australia / New Zealand and leads retreats worldwide.
Noelle is well known for giving her all to her students. Her classes are strong, challenging and intelligently sequenced; they engage, inform, and inspire, set to a background of meticulously curated music. She feels honored and blessed to share the knowledge of her teachers and mentors, including Maty Ezraty, Joan White, Joan Hyman and Simon Park, in an authentic way. www.noelleconnolly.com
Simon Park began his Yoga journey in 1995 with Shiva Rea in the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA. Later acclaimed by Yoga Journal as "one of the most influential and gifted Yoga teachers of the next generation”, he has been leading workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats around the world since 2002. His free-style Vinyasa is fluid, intuitive, and encourages freedom through self-expression. Profoundly influenced by the teachings of Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty, Joan White, and Dharma Mitra, his style 'Liquid Flow Yoga' is an elegant dance between classical and modern Yoga. Dubbed the "Flying Nomad", he is inspired by road legends such as Keith Richards and Jimi Hendrix who said, "the Earth is my Home”. www.liquidflowyoga.com