Carmen Aguilar Weekend Workshops 28 Sep - 01 Oct 2023
These workshops will be held at our East Coast Park outlet.
Yoga Mat will be provided and shower facilities are available.
Please bring your own towel. (Available for rent at $1 each)
In this workshop we’ll uncover some of the secrets of cYoga’s intelligent sequencing, so not only will you feel ready to tackle tougher asanas but also learn to incorporate specific mobility drills, apply static/dynamic stabilization connections and create new neuromuscular pathways. You’ll discover how to progressively gain control, freedom and stability of your movement, as well as minimizing soreness the next day. A must for teachers or those looking to deepen their knowledge about the human body and its functionalities.
Day 1: 28 Sep 2023, Thursday [7pm - 9pm]
Asana Clinic/Adjustments, Part 1
During these clinics we will learn how to approach hands-on adjustments in a safe and efficiently manner, as well as carefully dissecting dozens of asanas to understand its mechanics and how they reflect on a variety of bodies. These workshops are extremely practical, having the students work with one another, while we discuss best practices, special cases, and learn to individualize the poses for each body. While this workshop is geared toward teachers, you do not have to be one to attend. Teacher or not, it will amplify your skill set. (Different information will be covered in Session 1 and Session 2. You can take one, but it’s encouraged to do both, as concepts will build up).
Day 2: 29 Sep 2023, Friday [4:30pm - 6:30pm]
Asana Clinic/Adjustments, Part 2
During these clinics we will continue to approach hands-on adjustments in a safe and efficient manner, carefully dissecting dozens of asanas to understand their mechanics and how they reflect on a variety of bodies. We’ll continue to discuss best practices, special cases, and learn to individualize the poses for each person. Geared toward teachers, but not a must. (Different information will be covered in Session 1 and Session 2. You can take one, but it’s encouraged to do both, as concepts will build up).
Day 2: 29 Sep 2023, Friday [7pm - 9pm]
Yoga Workshop: Sidebends & Twists
In this workshop we’ll work on the 2 less known spinal moves: lateral flexion and rotation. Developing a strong lateral flexion will allow us to have more steady inversions, solid arm balances and stronger core & lumbar area. More degrees to rotate in the spine will translate into easier back and forward folds, better breathing patterns and a calmer nervous system. One of the most unique workshops offered, where we will explore moves & ranges we don't usually practice, as well as asanas that may be more unknown. Anatomically, we’ll pay extra attention to the spine, lats, QL, obliques, transverse abs, adductors and hip flexors. Not to miss!
Day 3: 30 Sep 2023, Saturday [10:30am to 12:30pm]
Handstand Playground: Line & Jumps
Spectacular workshop filled with information on how to achieve that most desired 'straight line’ and how to consistently nail your jumps. Concepts like optimum shoulder/ribcage/pelvis position, what to pay attention to, how to dissociate legs from shoulders without falling, and much more, will be covered in depth. Although it is for all levels, this workshop is perfect for those that can already kick into Handstand at the wall, as well as those working on different leg shapes, or those on their quest to open their shoulders further. Come ready to get upside down, do floor conditioning, drills and lots of abs!Day 3: 30 Sep 2023, Saturday [1pm - 3pm]
Yoga Workshop: Backbends & Scorpions
Carmen is known for helping her students find space in their backbends, go deeper than ever, without any discomfort. In this workshop we will: (1) work on shoulder mobility, respecting the integrity of that joint; (2) bend thoracic spine in conjunction with cervical extension and lumbar strengthening, (3) activate and lengthen hip flexors, analyzing the role of the abdominal wall, obliques, gluts and the relationship between pelvis and spine. This workshop is for everyone but highly recommended if you usually run into resistance, back compression or lack of strength. You’ll gain important insights into which part of your anatomy may need to readjust to move forward in your backbend journey.
Day 4: 1 Oct 2023, Sunday [10:30am to 12:30pm]
Handstand Playground: Lifts, Presses & Abs
A continuation to the first Handstand workshop, we’ll carry on where we left things at. In this one we’ll focus on lighter lifts, hollow low back, scapular protraction and leg activation to, eventually, press in and out of Handstand. As with the first one, expect lots of time upside down, floor conditioning, drills to improve proprioception and some more abs!! You'll also leave with a clear path on how to keep growing your inversion practice. (Note: this workshop is not required to be taken with the other Handstand one, but it’s highly recommended as concepts will build up).
Day 4: 1 Oct 2023, Sunday [1pm - 3pm]
Yoga Workshop: Active Hip openers
In this workshop we will work on the necessary elements to articulate the hips in an organic, active and safe way, protecting knees and ankles, while taking advantage of some of the largest muscles in the body (gluts, quads, hamstrings, obliques…) We will improve both external and internal rotation while exploring poses like Yogidandasana, squats, arm balances or inversions. 2 hours to unlock the lower body that will make you feel strong and connected with it! All levels.
**Slots are transferable but not refundable
The discounted package of bundle workshops must be attended by the same person. If any workshop is to be transferred to someone else, all workshops must be topped up to the original price.