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AcroYoga Spotlight On: Physical Listening

  • Om Factory 265 West 37th Street New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)
Photo: Jeni Rogers Photography Design: Candida do Amaral

Photo: Jeni Rogers Photography
Design: Candida do Amaral

Cost: $40 by 4/29; $50 thereafter
(Members save 15%)

Prerequisites:
This workshop is open to all levels, but it is not recommended as your first AcroYoga class. For your first class, please check out AcroYoga: Basic OR an AcroYoga 101 workshop.

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Spotlight on (drum roll please)...... Physical Listening!

So, you’ve decided this AcroYoga thing is for you! You’re coming to classes, learning new moves, making new friends… Now it’s time to shine a little light on the details. Come and explore subtle ways to make your practice smoother and to work with others more successfully, all to help you feel more skillful both on and off the mat! Our Spotlight Workshops focus on different details designed to offer you great dividends. In the words of Vincent Van Gogh: “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

Did you know you can hear with your hands, speak with your feet, and translate through touch? Yes, during class demos or (gasp!) by clicking around on the Internet, you can figure out where your arms and legs need to be to make poses work. But what about what you can’t see? Join Maisah & Linda to feel how the skill of Physical Listening can both strengthen dedicated partnerships and also make it easier to play with a wide range of fellow AcroYogis. Learn to easefully work with people of different sizes and abilities AND find more power and presence in your playtime!

About the Instructors:

Maisah stumbled into yoga whilst looking to better maintain her body for her work as a modern dancer. After taking many a class that wasn't quite the right fit, she found her true love when she began to study Vinyasa. The linking of breath with a flowing practice really hit home for her dancing heart.

After completing her 200-Hour Vinyasa Certification in 2011 (Yoga to the People, NYC), she quit her 9-to-5 in 2012 to pursue dance and yoga more fully. Being unemployed gave her more time on her hands, which she used to delve into AcroYoga & Aerial Yoga. From 2012 to 2014, Maisah completed her Kid's Yoga (Alphabet Asana), Restorative Yoga (Mary Aranas), and Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainings (OFSY). During this time she was also slowly expanding her AcroYoga practice. In December 2015 she took the plunge and completed her AcroYoga Teacher Training (AcroYoga Montréal).

At Om Factory she can be found teaching Aerial & AcroYoga classes that center on the breath & movement, safe alignment, and mindful progression with self-awareness. She firmly believes in “safety first”; when we take care of the body, it will take care of us!

Linda believes in creating a playful atmosphere, cultivating grace and receptivity, while fostering a lively mix of training embodied movement technique and connection. She will warn you that AcroYoga is ADDICTIVE. She loves bringing people together in play.

Linda holds Level 2 certifications in AcroYoga and Thai Yoga Bodywork from AcroYoga Int’l and has a background in dance. She's most recently certified in AcroFit. Linda is a Medical QiGong Therapist and 22nd generation lineage-holder. In 2012, she began leading these specialized classes/workshops and joined the staff at Om Factory Yoga (NYC). Coaching whether one on one, in small groups, corporate workshops or at festivals in the US, Latin America and Europe, she’s fueled by provoking smiles, personal growth and satisfaction all around… and certainly enjoys seeing people light up. www.acroyoga.org/teachers/linda-mittel,

Earlier Event: February 3
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