Using techniques from yoga, gymnastics, capoeira and circus arts, this class will help in building a technical foundation for hand-balancing (including handstands and other inversions).
A look at the principles (largely maps and metaphor) used in Katonah Yoga when working with an individual on their personal practice. Time in posture will be infrequent but extended, completely accessible to beginners and challenging for seasoned practitioners.
The essence of body-weight training and the ultimate way for anyone to build strength, flexibility and bodily awareness. This type of training has obvious transferable benefit and can be a perfect complement to any physical endeavour one may wish to pursue.
We will focus on pushing and pulling for the upper body while also addressing the many ways one can develop very strong legs by introducing squatting, sprinting and jumping. In the spirit of calisthenics we will use whatever tools are available to us in the environment (whether that be walls, bars, poles, gymnastics rings or bodies. Be prepared to interact with the environment around you and the other practitioners within it.