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DAVID REGELIN WEEKEND


mark your calendars! we couldn't be more excited to announce that david regelin is coming to share a weekend of workshops with us at speakeasy in november! david regelin is a traveling yoga teacher based in New York City. david is a powerful voice, an eloquent and skillful teacher who is sought after for his workshops and teacher's intensives. tori had the opportunity to practice with david at the minneapolis yoga conference and knew right away that you guys need to meet him!

you won't be disappointed by these fun, intelligent classes and workshops. 


MULTI-INTENSO

a vigorous vinyasa experience

sets of technical yet exhilarating, complex yet purposeful postural sequences that are mapped out, explained, and broken down into formal details, then put together as a whole while practiced along music. rhythmic cueing, such as a beat or a voice, is known to improve performance because it incites the body's own intelligence to organize and execute movement and form more efficiently.

multi-Intenso is david's signature class from the early athletic vinyasa boom in nyc's yoga scene. now back by popular demand.

when: saturday, november 4th.
time: 11:00am-1:00pm
cost: $40, auto-debit + annual members receive 10% off


HANDSTANDS, HANDSTANDS, AND ALSO HANDSTANDS

transcend the fear and discover the joy of handstands! 

improve your handstand technique by learning to:

- use the hand as a map of the entire body, allowing adjustments to the placement of the entire body by sensing where the weight falls into the hand.

- use your legs! the sign of a complete handstand beginner is usually that the legs are dull and lifeless or flailing. learning to use the legs well lightens the load on the upper body allowing for a lighter and more versatile handstand.

- proper wrist angles for a variety handstands types: people often dive headfirst into handstands and eventually have to back away from them because they overstress their wrists. develop the range and stability in the wrists with my *magic* wrist techniques.

- shoulder and rib cage placement. differentiation. hip placement. pelvic tilt. foot articulation. all necessary to learn to lift up to handstand with good form. let's discuss.

- breath and bandha: suspend your disbelief! breath brings bandhas and bandhas are real!

when: saturday, november 4th.
time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
cost: $40, auto-debit + annual members receive 10% off


SKILLFUL VINYASA  

embody what you imagine

develop a graceful and safe yoga asana practice by learning how to connect what you visualize with your actual practice.

this vinyasa class strings together both classical and modern postural adaptations into a complete practice. the main idea is to develop a ‘skillful in means’ or ‘effortless effort’ practice where the many small efforts made to pay attention to seemingly small details, lightens the overall effort required to practice and holds the mind in a peaceful and focused state.

learn to:

- mentally “trace” the outer form of your postures to build proprioception.

- improve spatial awareness by extending lines from your body in the direction in which you intend to move.

- visualize the shapes you intend to become in order to foresee how one posture complements another, and how an advanced understanding of basic postures makes advanced postures feel basic.

when: sunday, november 5th.
time: 11:00am-1:00pm
cost: $40, auto-debit + annual members receive 10% off


CENTERING SKILLS

locate your center, and relate to your circumference

all yoga talk aside, we all have an innate understanding that there is a link between our posture and our psychology in that we all respond to one another's body language, more or less consciously, more or less compassionately. this works both ways. we may also influence how we feel by altering how we posture ourselves, and recent findings in neuroscience validate this. since yoga postures are revelatory and dynamic examples of our everyday posture, they offer a range of opportunities to self-adjust. In this way, among others, yoga asana can be seen as a necessary preliminary to meditation practice.

the goal of this class is to learn self-adjusting techniques that can facilitate well-adjusted posture and perspective. simple concepts that describe how the body fits together will be made clear within the context of a sequential asana practice. the goal is to develop the skill to self-adjust.

when: sunday, november 5th.
time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
cost: $40, auto-debit + annual members receive 10% off


sign up for the whole weekend before october 1 for early bird discount!