In Mollie’s own yoga practice, learning handstands has been one of her slowest processes. She spent years practising handstands that didn’t progress because she didn’t figure out the underlying weakness that was preventing improvement. Through understanding the biomechanics of the shoulder and spine, as well as specific conditioning exercises for handstands her own practice has improved immensely! And in the process, some of the deeper weakness in her body has become clear, which has helped her practice, posture and overall wellbeing.
We will work with three key areas for inversions: shoulders, abdomen, and pelvis, to figure out where our own strengths lie, and how to work with our challenges.
This workshop is part biomechanics, part conditioning, part movement play and part yoga, integrated with a thread of embodiment. Together this will help you learn the elements of handstands (and other inversions), and key practices to build up strength, stamina and balance. You will leave with ideas for short, at home routines to help you progress in your inversions. These routines have an added benefit of releasing shoulder tension and feeling great.
With the rationale of a scientist, the heart of a yogi, and the flow of a dancer, Mollie’s teaching unites the beauty and wisdom of yoga with embodied self-inquiry, physical precision, and soulful fun. Creator of Grace and Presence Yoga Training and Mentoring Courses, she co-directed Sadhaka Yoga Centre in London, until it was closed due to a fire. Her creative yoga classes use a range of embodiment approaches to navigate the challenges of life, with the intention to heal bodies, create peacefulness within and in our world.
Open level workshop – beginners and advanced yogis welcome!