The Rocket in London -November 2013-
Course: Rocket 100 hours Advanced Ashtanga Vinyasa.
8:30am – 10:30am ….Asana, Pranayama & Meditation.
12:30pm – 4:30pm….Group Work & Lectures.
4:30pm – 6:30pm …..Practice.
- Tuition & Materials.
- Yoga Alliance Certification.
- Fill out the form below to request your application form.
- Once your application is reviewed you will receive a phone call or email, notifying acceptance.
- A 650.00 GBP deposit will be required to reserve your spot in the training.
Rocket I: starts with the traditional Surya Namaskara (sun salutations), then moves onto a different standing format. The routine includes all the full standing poses as well as the therapeutic forward bending of the tra
ditional first series, with intervals of forearm balances and bandha focus. The floor poses are based on a modified primary seated series. The closing phase concludes with the traditional inversions, mudras and relaxation. This grounding routine develops core strength, joints, lower back and legs, building a platform for more high energy and challenging asanas to follow.
Rocket II: builds on the same standing series as Rocket I, but progresses into the back bending sequence of the Ashtanga second series. This sequence contrasts and yet complements the forward folding of Rocket I, bringing an opening of the heart and inverting of the spine, in a beautiful flow of liberating arches. The energy reaches a culmination point as you transition from heart space opening into twisting and then onto arm balances and handstands, all regularly punctuated by bandha strengthening vignettes. Lightness of form develops and a poetic grace of movement and breath emerges. The yin and yang of Rocket 1 and 2 are are now complete in preparation for the final practice.
Rocket III: is designed to express the most challenging and progressive poses of the first and second Rocket routines. It is a combination of both Rocket I and Rocket II and is appropriately the last practice of the week. It combines the deep twisting, opening, inverting and folding components of the previous routines into an final “coming together” ensemble. This last routine is the challenging pinnacle of all the Rocket sequences. Be prepared to be truly challenged and inspired.
Flying is made possible by combining multiple aspects of yoga that when put together allow you to move and maintain a sense of levitation or flight in your practice. Principals you will learn include:
- Forward and backward bends
- Scripting techniques
- Practice drills
- 140 Ashtanga postures in the Rocket system sequenced by days of the week
- Abdominal strength and control, Full body strengthening including hand, wrist, shoulder, and back development,
- Stacking methods for inversions
- Drishti (the integration of eye focus into your practice).
Learning the “Mechanics of Flight”
Flying is the ability to move fluidly through your practice in sections that require balancing on your hands while your feet are off the ground. Areas covered include:
- Weight Transfer into the hands
- Floating back and forward.
- Inversions and handstands from standing postures
- Arm balances and inversions from seated positions
- Creating fluid movement throughout you practice
- Floating with control vs. ballistics
Balancing on your hands has many invigorating benefits. Some of the arm balancing and inversion techniques taught include:
- Elbow stand & Scorpions.
- Handstands (multiple variations)
- Crow variations & transitions.
- “Crazy eight” posture and transitions.
- Peacock posture
More information coming soon.
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