Acroyoga

Handstand drills & ATB / Yoga in the park

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This session is good for beginners or even for people who have found the balance in handstand and want to work on their core strength and refine their line. The idea is to find a good form, develop core strength and shoulder mobility which can support posture like handstands. In partner acrobatics – acroyoga, handstand training is an essential part of the practice for everyone. However for participants these drills can be a good addition to personal practice / fitness regime as drills help in developing core strength and mobility espc in upper body. There will be partner drills involved so it’s safe and fun 🙂 The key elements taught will be: • 15 mins warm up – shoulders and wrist focus • Downward-facing dog […]

Yoga

Qi Gong & Yoga / Prashant Tewatia

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Photo credit Sigismondi Photography. Sat & Sun May 26-27 4.00 – 7.00 pm Rs 1,000 / 1,600 Ancient qigong and yoga are essentially two branches of the same tree. Though umbrella terms for a wide range of practices, both yoga and qigong are concerned with unifying the body in order to refine ones ‘qi’ or ‘prana’ to achieve higher states of being. While much of modern yoga has become synonymous with ‘flexibility’, the Chinese systems are thought to have better maintained their roots. The simple movements of qigong allow the student to easily and effectively feel the internal flows of energy in the body.   Once connected with this energy, we can carry this sense in to our yoga asanas to correct obstructions in flow […]

Aerial

Aerial Silks Summer Showcase

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If you’ve come to our shows in years past, do please head back in for the 2018 summer edition! Our students continue to get stronger, and a show is really the perfect way to experience the beauty, drama and rigour of aerial silks. The show is on Saturday May 5th, at 7.00 PM at Delhi Rock, and will run for an hour and a half. Please tell your family and friends about our show. We love showing our community what our aerialists have been up to throughout the year, celebrate their and our teacher Dasha’s wonderful hard work. We’ve decided to charge a ticket fee this year, to help cover the costs of running the show. It’s a lot of work for us, and we […]

Aerial

Aerial Silks Summer Set

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Photo credit the wonderful Devika Swarup, featuring our teachers Dasha and Shweta AERIAL SILKS SUMMER SET Duration: 3 weeks (Thursdays & Sundays starting May 3rd) The goal of this course is to introduce students who are new to aerial silks to the basics of aerial training, to set a strong foundation of technique on the ground and in the air. We’ll be working on beginners level climbs and tricks that we’ll combine into a sequence by the end of this 3 weeks course. We’ll also learn conditioning exercises that prepare the body for aerial training and develop the required strength and range of motion for future practice. ABOUT DASHA DASHA has 15 years of dancing experience and 5 years of aerial acrobatics. Dasha received her […]

Acroyoga

Acroyoga / Solar Asana / Kanika Gupta / #2

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Sunday April 22nd. 8.00 – 9.00 AM. Lodi Gardens. Rs 500. ACROYOGA SOLAR ASANA   AcroYoga is a community based practice that encourages personal transformation. AcroYoga invites you to experience the full spectrum of your being through opportunities to: give and receive; support and be supported; experience strength and sensitivity.   It is a systematic approach to health and healing designed to be accessible for every practitioner. The best part is that it’s fun to do and fun to watch. It brings people together the old fashioned way, through human connection, touch and play.   Source: Elements of Acroyoga, Jason Neemer, pg 2   SOLAR ASANA WARM UP   The solar asana sequence teaches the alphabet of acrobatics, and the names and shapes needed for […]

Aerial

Aerial Lyra / Hoop Workshop / Series 16

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Photo credit Anuraag Tiwari, from Dasha’s recent performance at the Lodhi hotel for Wonderflip! Saturday April 21st Noon to 2 PM Rs 1,000   AERIAL LYRA / HOOP WITH DASHA   This series of workshops is an introduction to aerial hoop (lyra). In these classes you’ll be introduced to the basic moves on the aerial hoop, and we’ll also learn conditioning exercises that prepare the body for aerial training and develop the required strength and range of motion for future practice.   We begin with a 30 min session with techniques across the aerial disciplines to hone in on your strength and flexibility. They’re designed to not only complement your skills and movement on the apparatus, but also your overall fitness on the ground. We […]

Contact improv

Contact Improv / Leah Curtis / Series 3

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Thursday April 19th 7.30 – 9.00 PM Rs 500 CONTACT IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP Come and explore contact improvisation through a guided workshop led by Leah Raphael Curtis, director of Delhi Dance Theater and accompanied by live music.   This is a unique opportunity to explore listening and responding with your body. Participants will use physical contact to explore movement improvisation.   This workshop is open to all who want to get moving and experience something unique. If you have any kind of physical practice be it yoga, climbing, any form of dance or martial arts or just been wanting to dance this is the place to jump in.   ABOUT LEAH Leah Raphael Curtis a choreographer, dancer and instructor from New York. Holding an Honors degree […]

Circus arts

Intro to Handstands

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Saturday April 14th. 12.00 – 1.30 PM. Rs 700. Handstands are a wonderful combination of strength, balance and form, and very addictive to practice and attempt to master. If you’ve been interested in learning handstands, do please come out for this. This class will contain a series of conditioning and form exercises to help you learn the basics of handstands, and their practice safely at home, against a wall. The key elements taught will be: – Wrist mobility & strengthening – Posture: back, legs, hands – General conditioning ABOUT ABHISHEK The class will be taught by our parkour teacher, Abhishek Ghosal. Abhishek has been practising and teaching parkour for six years. He is trained in karate (Okinawa Goju Ryu) and has learned yoga from Kaivalyadham […]

Dance

Port de Bras / Leah Curtis

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Sunday April 22nd. 10.00 – 11.30 AM. Rs 700. port de bras   ˌpɔː də ˈbrɑː   noun BALLET   – An act or manner of moving and posing the arms.   – An exercise designed to develop graceful movement and disposition of the arms, typically involving a bend accompanied by arm movement.   THE WORKSHOP   This workshop is designed to help participants learn the basics of ballet movement, exploring how to move the arms and upper torso to find greater expression. It is a chance for participants to engage and apply dance in a positive way.   There will be movement work to find grace and performance quality that can be applied to aerial work. The movement vocabulary of the workshop will be […]

Aerial

Intro to Silks / Series 2 / Dasha

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Saturday April 7th. 12.00 – 2.00 pm. Rs 1,000. Please join us for a two hour intensive intro to silks – we wanted to set up a workshop to help people learn the basic warmup, stretches, conditioning and cool down for silks, so that they can learn these fundamentals, and experience the art of aerial silks. You will learn some of the basic ties and poses on silks in this class. A good pre-requisite to check yourself for the class is being able to do a 45 second plank. Aerial silks is a demanding and difficult practice, but also performative and beautiful. For more about our class and the practice, our teacher Dasha, see delhirock.com/aerial Cost is Rs 1,000 Please register and pay online at […]