Trip reports

Notes on Dhauj and climbing outdoors

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I wanted to share some thoughts about this past Sunday at Dhauj, things to think about for next time. If you intend to come with, read carefully, and let’s please start applying these. GEAR We had folks turn up without helmets; helmets were needed, even on the little scrambles we had up to our two ledges. The area is exposed to rock fall, and since Dhauj isn’t maintained in any way, there is a serious risk of rock fall.

Yoga

Kundalini Yoga with Amrit

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ABOUT KUNDALINI YOGA Just as all rivers end up in the ocean, all yoga ends up raising the kundalini. – Yogi Bhajan Kundalini Yoga uses Asana (posture), Mudra (hand positions), Pranayam (breath), and Mantra (utterance) to strengthen the nervous system, balance the glands, and stimulate the energy reserves of the human system. This workshop in Kundalini yoga includes kriyas which are a set of exercises/asanas, mantras and breath. It begins to break the patterns or blocks in our bodies where the energy is stagnant leading us to forming a pattern. When the energy flows in a systematic way these patterns change.

General

Hooping with Rajni

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We’re starting a new class to replace Shweta’s wonderful Circus Arts class. HOOPING! Hooping with Rajni delhirock.com/hooping Rajni is a hoop artist, performs for a living, and participates in and instigates wonderful causes. She’s a super serious teacher and the best person we could think of to take Shweta’s place. Her first class with kids is on Saturday the 22nd of October. Do please bring your kids out to try our new class! Details on timings and fees in the link above.

Aerial

Aerial Hoop with Lara

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“When you open up space in your body, you open up space in your mind” ABOUT AERIAL HOOP The Aerial Hoop is an extremely dynamic apparatus, being a circular steel ring that provides the perfect frame for your acrobatic moves. It serves as a great platform for fluid movements, transitions and seamless sequences, especially when spinning! As with any aerial skill, the Aerial Hoop requires a skilful balance of strength, stamina and flexibility, something which you will progressively work on during the class. Aerial Hoop helps in honing upper body muscle groups, improving your range of motion and active flexibility. The class will have a ratio of two people per hoop, providing sufficient time for you to get as much individualised instruction as possible. ABOUT LARA […]

Mountain Strong

Mountain Strong is back – from 19th Sept!

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Abhijeet is back from some epic 7,000m+ mountaineering, and resuming Mountain Strong from the 19th of September. If you’ve wanted to train for the mountains, this is absolutely the best way to do it! For folks keen on mountaineering, Abhijeet’s part in the Saser Kangri (7,672m) IMF expedition is fantastic reading. See his mountaineering posts on Insta starting from about a week ago here. For training like Abhijeet to get ready for the mountains, go to delhirock.com/mountain-strong!

Climbing

Lead climbing class | Nainital trip

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Hi everybody, We’ve got a climbing trip and a lead climbing class coming up! Ganeshsir is starting lead climbing classes at the gym from Friday the 23rd of September. This is suitable for anybody who’s belay certified, and wants to pick up the skills required to lead belay and lead climb safely. The lead climbing module is 4 classes, focused on: equipment used in sport lead; fitness for the added endurance required; clipping technique and practice; lead belay; communication and teamwork; rope coiling, storage, flaking and other ropework tips; quick draw placement and route planning.

Events

Qi Gong with Prashant

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Sat 27th August, 11.30 – 1.30 Sun 28th August, 11.30 – 1.30 Rs 1,000 for 1st day | Rs 1,600 for both days   ABOUT QI GONG   The word Qi Gong is composed of two Chinese ideograms:   QI, meaning breath, energy; and   GONG, representing work, the means utilised, as well as mastering the objective aimed at.

Capoeira

Capoeira for kids!

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27th and 28th August 4.00 to 5.30 PM  500 rs per child per day Ages 4-15 Centre for Capoeira India is bringing this workshop for the first time to Delhi for kids to learn dance, self-defence, acrobatics, and live percussion music with Afro-Brazilian culture.

Circus arts

Circus Arts with Shweta

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Shweta is a trained circus arts professional, and in this workshop will teach elements of circus, including aerial silks and handstands, to kids. Key elements are (a) learning correct form to avoid injury and be most efficient (b) warming up, conditioning, stretching and cooling down to have the foundation for trying strenuous moves and (c) staying engaged and having fun with a great group.