Monday 27 May 14:45 - 16:30 - YogaSpace
Rock Your Balance
Spend an afternoon replacing your feet with your hands, and learn the essentials to help you soar in arm balancing such as crow, one legged crow, side crow, flying pigeon, dragonfly, firefly, forearm stands and many of their variations. In this workshop we will explore the foundations and key alignment principles of arm balances and play with the techniques that serve to lengthen and strengthen the muscles required to successfully find your balance whilst maintaining lightness in the body. For those practitioners who are more advanced, we will introduce a variety of fun and challenging ways to transition to the next level. This is all about learning how to play with your body and enjoy the process of reaching new heights!
ABOUT Ambra Vallo
Ambra is a former Principal ballerina with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Throughout her career she enjoyed the chance to perform on stages all around the world. She turned to yoga on a path to recovery from injuries that naturally result from the strenuous training regime, and as well as becoming a hobby she also credits it with helping to enhance and prolong her career. Slowly over the years she fell in love with the more subtle, spiritual parts of the practice. Retiring from dance allowed her the time to focus on her passion and to undertake further training in Ashtanga Vinyasa (200hrs, 500hrs & 50hrs), Dharma Yoga (500hrs & 800hrs), Rocket Yoga (500hrs), Forrest Yoga (200hrs and Advance TT), Tripsichore (200hrs), and Gokul Vinyasa Yoga (300hrs). Ambra's teaching is fun and spontaneous following the lineage of Larry Shultz, Ana Forrest, and Sri Dharma Mittra. Since she retired from professional ballet she has been leading regularly teacher training courses, and has worked with athletes such as Aston Villa Football Club where she use yoga to drive better performance. . Her aim is to guide others so they may also experience the many amazing benefits of yoga to the body, mind and soul.