Liquid Flow Yoga – Freestyle Vinyasa, Progression from Simple to Advanced Back Bends, The Art of Assisting, and Restore Your Prana
May 11-13, 2018
Whole weekend for $150
These workshops can be counted toward 300 hr certification
Join Simon Park as he makes his annual visit to Laughing River Yoga! Dive deeply into the Art of Vinyasa Flow practice with detailed alignment, creative sequences, and freedom of movement. Simon’s style called ” Liquid Flow Yoga ” is a multi-disciplinary system that encourages each student to tap into their innate intelligence toward movement, energy, and yoga as a healing practice. Simon has devoted the past 20 years to synthesize the great lessons and wisdom of his primary teachers; Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, Dharma Mittra and Joan White.
Friday 7:15-9:15 pm
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.
Saturday 12- 2pm
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!
Saturday 2:30-5:30 pm
The Art of Assisting – Learn the approach towards transformational hands-on-assists with physical and energetic alignment. Assisting is a very important element of teaching; a great compliment to good verbal cues. It requires excellent vision, precision, sensitivity, multiple points of awareness and an ego-free approach. A skillful touch has the power to transport your students to a whole new level of awareness. What could take years for a student to understand a particular action or movement, could be done with one precise, effective, supportive assist from a well-trained teacher. Simon honed the craft of hands on assisting through years of travel with Shiva Rea, watching master teachers like Maty Ezraty and Richard Freeman, and teaching students of all walks of life worldwide.
Sunday 9 am- 12 pm
Restore Your Prana – Enjoy a slowly developing, flowing sequence of postures that are fluidly powerful and energetically alive; a movement meditation for mental focus and overall lightness. Create space in the joints and spine, calm the nervous system and balance your energy. The asana flow is similar to the way tai-chi is practiced; slow, methodical and meditative. The practice seamlessly integrates fluid namaskars, deep hip-openers, restorative twisting, backbending and calming forward bends. Experience an evolution toward blissful relaxtion, pranayama and meditation.
About Simon: 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, ‘Liquid Flow Yoga’ feels like a beautiful dance between classical and modern Yoga. Dubbed the “Flying Nomad”, he draws inspiration from road legends such as Jimi Hendrix, who said, “the Earth is my home”. www.liquidflowyoga.com