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Find your Forearm Balance

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Dates:

  • November 15th, 2020. Time: 10am to 11:15am 
  • November 22nd, 2020. Time: 10am to 11:15am 
  • November 29th, 2020. Time: 10am to 11:15am 

 

Price before November 7th, 2020

  • $99 for the 3 classes workshop
  • $45 per individual class to anyone

Price after November 1st, 2020

  • $125 for the 3 classes workshop
  • $50 per individual class to anyone

Link to the studio page to Enrol✨

Specifications

During this workshop we will work in a progressive way, from the 1st to the last class, respecting each person’s individualities.

This is a 90% physical practice, where it will always be something to do to bring improvement and to focus on each person’s practice.

Ideal for curious beginners and intermediate practitioners who are ready to challenge their balance when being upside down.

 

Requirement:

  • Be comfortable practicing headstand or sirsasana inversion. (no need to be an expert).
  • Attire: comfortable sports clothing.
  • We will work barefoot.
  • Bring your own mat and water bottle.

Contraindication:

  • Please don’t enroll in the workshop if you have spine injuries, shoulder injuries, neck injuries or recent surgeries.

Curriculum:

  • November 15th, 2020

  1. Energizing warm-up and conditioning exercises.
  2. Recognize the postural muscles that will help you to keep the inversion practice.
  3. Proper hands, head, forearms and shoulder positions to build a solid foundation.
  4. Difference between hand and forearm foundation to pinky finger and forearm foundation.
  5. Proper practice with and without the wall.
  6. Learn how to fall out of the pose safely and with precaution.
  7. Split entrance, maybe backbends.
  8. Flexibility, Relaxation & Meditation.
  • November 22nd, 2020

  1. Energizing warm-up and conditioning exercises.
  2. Learn how to be a spotter and how to practice with a spot. 
  3. Practice how to fall out of the pose safely and with precaution.
  4. Muscle engagement and control when lifting your legs in your inverted posture. 
  5. Working to achieve “the line” with a neutral spine position.
  6. Knee tuck legs entrance.
  7. Practice and understand the difference between headstand and forearm stand.  
  8. Flexibility, Relaxation & Meditation 
  • November 29th, 2020

  1. Energizing warm-up and conditioning exercises 
  2. How is your perception when being upside-down? Get laser-focused.
  3. Gain control and find the effortless balance. 
  4. Play with leg transitions without touching the ground.
  5. Have fun and explore what else your body can do.
  6. Restorative postures.
  7. Relaxation & Meditation 

There is no better time to start that today

✨ Link to the Studio page to Enrol ✨

 

If you have any questions use the box below, and I will happy to answer

 

April 2020

During the month of April I will be teaching online classes

Weekly schedule Online Yoga Classes for the Cayman Islands community

live-streamed on Zoom App

FRIDAY- SUNDAY
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Hatha Yoga Flow 

Class-based:

On flexibility, mobility & restorative postures

5 pm to 6 pm

Vinyasa Dynamic Flow

Class-based:

On postures to build overall strength and resistance

 

 

What do you have to do to have access to these classes?

1- If you can make any donations will be appreciated:
On Butterfield Bank as a registered payee
SANNYASA YOGA ACROYOGA AND PERFORMANCE LTD

2- Make sure to download the Zoom app to your device and create an account.
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3- Use the link below to receive the details.
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Special Classes⠀

Tuesday April 7th, 2020- 10:30am

Gentle Yoga Flow.

Click here to know more about it

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  • Headstand Challenge

If you like the challenging postures of yoga and you are looking to build body control, strength  and balance. This 3 class series is for you.

You will learn how to get in and out in a safe way of the famous Sirsasana Yoga pose also known in English as headstand.

Benefits of the pose:

  • Calms the mind
  • Increases focus.
  • Is therapeutic for a headache and migraine:
  • Strengthen core, arms and shoulders

We will work in a progressive way, safety is our motto

I will be teaching this challenge using  Zoom app. with Quinntessential Movement Studio.

If you can not make it on the day and the time of the class, a replay will be available .

With the possibility to buy the 3 class sequence to keep your practice going at hoe any time.

Sunday April 19th

10am

Sunday April 26th

10am

Thursday April 30th

10am

What are we going to cover:

  • Understanding of being upside-down.
  • Split entry and exit.
  • Curl up/ curls down entry and exit

Materials:

  • Yoga mat or blanket or towel.
  • To be close to a wall or your bed
What are we going to cover:

  • Core work
  • Pike up entry and exit.
  • Straddle up entry and exit

Materials:

  • Yoga mat or blanket or towel.
  • To be close to a wall or your bed
What are we going to cover:

  •  Core work.
  • Body Alignment.
  • We will play with variations!

Materials:

  • Yoga Mat or Blanket or towel.
  • Close to a wall or to your bed.
  • You will need 2 or 3 elements like a shirt, a belt, sunglasses or watch

 

 

  • Full Body Strength & Flexibility

Divided in 3 sessions, to keep you Boyd strong and flexible.

This will be live-streamed classes with zoom app with Quinntessential Movement Studio.

If you would like to sign up and you missed the class. A replay will be available for 24hrs to practice.

Monday April 13th, 2020

10am-EST

Monday April 20th, 2020

10am – EST

Monday April 27th, 2020

10am- EST

 

 

 

 

Let’s keep the practice going

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.⠀⠀Renée⠀⠀⠀

 

Contact me for any enquires

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Acroyoga for St Valentine’s Day

What are you planning to do on February 14th, 2020?

On St Valentine’s Day, we usually go out for dinner or exchange gifts with your love ones. Flowers, candy, red hearts, and romance…

That’s what Valentine’s day is all about, right?

But maybe this time you don’t feel like doing the same things, you would like to surprise your other half or you want to do something with a friend

Are you looking to do something more than dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day?

If so, Acroyoga is for you, and the Valentine’s ‘season’ presents the perfect opportunity to try it out.

You’ve likely heard yoga defined as “union” or “yoke”, but what does that really mean? 

Yoga forms a connection between your breath, your mind, and your body.  

Acroyoga invites us to experience the full spectrum of our being through opportunities to give and to receive, support and be supported; to connect with your Acroyoga partner.

  • We are going to explore the sense of trust while having fun trying the acrobatic poses of yoga.
  • Closing the session you will learn a basic Thai massage technique.
  • No experience is required
  • Come by your own, with a friend or with your significant other. 

Registration in advance is required

Or send a message using the contact form

Spooky Yoga Postures on Halloween

Hello creepy people who is interest in scary yoga poses for Halloween 🎃

I am not going to lie the first time I ever hear or read about yoga postures for Halloween I thought it can not be real , but at the same time I was curious like you to see what is this about.

It is a great topic to use if you are teaching yoga for kids but also is a great idea to give a fun turn to any of your regular yoga classes and allow yourself as you can allow your students (if you are a yoga teacher) to do not care about what people think.

Why is that?

Well.. I think we can use this theme as an excuse to practice those awkward postures or pranayama (breathing exercises) that we will never do in public because we are to worry   about what the other might think if they see me doing this. Or you can feel silly when you do it 

Here is some examples of what I am talking about.

Yoga postures to have fun trying on Halloween

Get into your comfy clothes and yoga mat

Maybe some zombie make up 😉 and let’s begin

Also known as the cat & crow pose we usually do as part of a spinal warm up before the practice of the more challenges asanas. It has great benefits!

Try to synchronise each movement, each breathing. On your neutral table pose; as you inhale lift your tailbone and you chess, looking up producing an arch on your spine; as you exhale tuck your tailbone rush the floor look into your own belly rounding the spine.

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Benefits:

  • Improves the flexibility in your spine and back muscles.
  • Stimulate and massage the internal organs of your belly.
  • Is a great practice to relieves the the menstrual cramps and the uncomfortable pain this can bring.

If you have knees problems you can imitate the same movement seating on a pillows or on a chair .

 

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Preparatory postures:

  • Bakasana (crow pose)
  • Baddha konasana (bound angle pose)

Benefits:

  • Strengthens the arms and wrists
  • Tones the belly
  • Improves sense of balance

 

Are you ready to get rare?

This is a pose that can make you feel uncomfortable to practice if it is your first time.

The name comes from the Sanskrit words simha meaning “lion”, and asana (āsana) meaning “posture”.

The asana resembles a seated lion, hence the name Simha (lion in Sanskrit) asana. The practitioner’s facial expressions are modified to resemble a lion.

Following the kneeling position from the image below, press your palms firmly against your knees and take a deep inhalation through the nose. Then simultaneously open your mouth wide and stretch your tongue out, curling its tip down toward the chin, open your eyes wide, contract the muscles on the front of your throat, and exhale the breath slowly out through your mouth with a distinct “ha” sound. The breath should pass over the back of the throat.

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Simhasana is a good pose to use to “clear the air,” so to speak, at or near the beginning of an asana or pranayama practice. So almost any pose would be appropriate to practice next

Preparatory postures:

  • Dandasana (seating position with extended legs)
  • Sukhasana  (seating cross legs position)

Benefits:

  • Relieves tension in the chest and face.
  • Reduce anxiety and stress with calming effects after the practice 
  • According to traditional texts, Simhasana destroys disease and facilitates the three major bandhas (Mula, Jalandhara, Uddiyana).

If you are not familiar with the terms the explanations of the bandas is extended so I promise to do it another post.   

Kapalbahati Pranayama (front brain cleansing breath) 

Kapal: meaning cranium/skull

Bhati: meaning light-perception or knowledge.

This pranayama invigorates the entire brain and the centres responsable for subtler perception and insight. 

Sit in a comfortable position, spine straight, you can sit on a pillow and place  your hand on you knees. it can be better to practice with your eyes close to avoid distractions.

Kapalbahati only use forced exhalation, reducing the thoracic volume in exhalation while inhalation remains restful. Commence this pranayama by forcing the breath out by puling the abdominal muscles in, allow the inhalation to occur spontaneously. Practice fifty kapalbahati breath. Perform both inhalation and exhalation trough the nostril; practice to the speed of about one breath per second. After the last expulsion of air, inhale fully, then exhale fully and hold the breath out for 5 sec.

Rest a short period of time before the next round. You can practice up the 10 rounds

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Some of the benefits is to purifies the whole body by accelerating the alveolar air, stimulating the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide with can provide a total effect of cleansing and increasing metabolism throughout the body. Also helps to release tensions. Is a useful practice for the suffers of asthma, bronchitis and tuberculosis.

Contraindications: should not be practiced by people suffering high blood pressure, vertigo or hernia.

 


These are just a few I suggest to practice on Halloween so you can get out of your regular yoga routine and give your self permission to  try different yoga postures that might not look as pretty as other ones.

Don’t care about what others might think! Have fun, sometimes we take yoga in an extremely serious way. Explore new movements!

Your limits in this practice would be to listen to your body and practice with awareness where safety always goes  first.

Do not hesitate to consult a professional yoga instructor if you do not know how to get into the posture.

Thank you for stoping by 

Renée

Lunar Cycles

Believe it or not we all know the Moon has a powerful energy, mostly connected with women because of their cycle. It’s the Moon’s journey as it orbits around Earth that creates the predictable dance between light and shadow.

But…

What is a Lunar Cycle ?

Let’s start with some interesting facts. It takes the Moon 29.53 days to orbit completely around the Earth in a full lunar cycle. During this time, the Moon will go through each phase. Since the Moon’s orbital journey takes a little less than a full month, you’ll notice that–depending on the exact number of days in that month–the Full Moon occurs a day or two earlier each month.

During this cycle the moon goes from completely invisible to full, then back to invisible again. 

“These two cycles govern creativity and hold the key to manifesting with

Moon Magic” 

Britney Carmichael

I have been frequently curious abut the moon, my astrology sign is cancer, water is my element and we all know water is having a “tide” relationship with the moon 😉

With time it just happened, I started to pay close attention to my emotions and behaviour as a result of different situations and I was be able to relate connections between them and the moon cycles.

That is the reason why I decided to share a brief result of my research and reading. Because I realise  I am not the only one who deal with different levels of energy during the month, and that is not just because I am a woman 

I am not crazy, you are not crazy…

…well maybe just a little bit..shhh

However, knowing and understanding more about the lunar cycles and what is recommenced to work on each of them it helps me to focus my energy in a more productive way.  

So, as it helps me it might help you

NEW MOON 

New intentions 

The new moon’s energy is wonderful for visualising, setting intentions, and gathering energy for the coming work at hand. New beginnings, new relationships, new adventures, and positive changes. This is a time of turning inward, tapping into your intuition and setting intentions for what you want to manifest in your life over the next 2 week or 6-month cycle. A great time for evaluating your life and deciding what you want to create or how you want to grow. To get clear on what you desire and invite new opportunities to your life.

Tip: grab pen and paper to write down your intentions, preferably after you meditations  

Warning:  This time isn’t good for action, but more planning, dreaming and scheming.


FIRST QUARTER/WAXING MOON

Time to take actions

Growth, learning, creativity, healing, and transformation. As the moon appears to grow, energy builds and the time for action begins. Think of your intention and take strategic steps forward to begin materializing your desires. Action initiates the Law of Attraction. Be patience.

A good time to launch new projects, implement healthy habits and push yourself to do the challenging work required to actualize your dreams.

When we have trouble welcoming something new into our lives, an internal shift is needed to create the change we seek. The active waxing moon is a time to notice all the inner obstacles so you can release them at the upcoming full moon.

Tip: go back to the intentions you wrote during you new moon meditations and make them happen


FULL MOON

Great time to manifest

The full moon is a time of releasing and receiving. During this time we are letting go of the old so we can grab on to the new intention we manifest at the time of the new moon.

 The moon is fully illuminated. Her light shines down upon us from sunset to sunrise. This is the time for manifestation. Our energy and power are the most strong around the full moon. This is a time to dream big. Anything is possible. A great time to connect with higher powers and spirit guides. Also a great time to connect with others in your community. This is the culmination of all the work that has come before. Emotions are heightened during the full moon, so be gentle with yourself.

TIP: Full moons are a time for celebration! Gather with your closest friends and harness the powerful magic of the full moon, create a ritual. 

Warning: October’s full moon in 2018 is a week before Halloween and it is called Hunter’s Moon according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, because that moon occurs when the season for hunting many game animals begins. 

October’s full moon is spiritually known as the Hunter Moon or Blood Moon.


LAST QUARTER/WANING MOON

Do the internal work.

The  waning moon is all about releasing, letting go of what no longer serves you, cleansing, breaking free of toxic habits and relationships. This is the time to make space for what you want to call in on the approaching new moon. A great time to go inward, for solitude, introspection and meditation. Also a potent time for forgiveness of self and others.

When the visible moon starts to darken, it’s a reminder to slow down, relax more and do less, now is the time to do some internal work,

Tip: journal, meditate and ask your higher self or spirit guides for help working through whatever needs healing.

 

 

Arm balance and variations for all levels Workshop

Arm balances are good for strength, body awareness, and focus, providing some fun challenges for every body.

Are you ready to finally float into the arm balances that have been eluding you?

The good news is, there’s an arm balance available for all different levels.

In this workshop I will teach you how to use your back and core muscles to keep your weight off your arms while you practice poses like Crow (or Crane) Pose,  Side Crow, Flying Pigeon, Eka Pada Koundiniasana, Dragon Fly pose and we’ll keep going until our bodies are ready to get into savasana 😉

4pm to 5:30pm. Saturday Sept 29th, 2018. 

3pm to 4:30pm. Saturday Nov 17th, 2018.

At Quintessential Movement Pole dance studio.

LOCATION

Galleria Plaza (Blue Plaza)

638 West Bay Road
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

345.745.8973

Cost:

$30 cayman dollars if you are already a member of the studio

$40 cayman dollars for non members.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Renée is  an entrepreneur  with a bachelor degree in physical education, yoga instructor certified by the International Yoga Alliance and an aerial circus performer with 10 years of teaching experience. 

Coming to share her passion & knowledge at Quintessential  Movement, Pole Dance Studio.

 

Sign up in advance is required:

  • info@qmovement.dance
  • info.sannyasa@gmail.com

 

Any questions?? Please let me know

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Lifestyle: The Journey Begins

“Sannyãsa meant renouncing all wordily attachments”

The Bhagavad Gita

I need to explain the meaning of this important word so you can understand why I chose it as the name of this new business, of this new life style, of this new beginning …

Sannyāsa in Sanskrit means “Purification of Everything”.

Is a form of asceticism, is marked by renunciation of material desires and prejudices, represented by a state of disinterest and detachment from material life, and has the purpose of spending one’s life in peaceful, love-inspired, simple spiritual life.

The traditional approach to the spiritual life is, “leaving the world”,retiring from the ordinary affairs of job and family-is contrasted with working un the world with detachment. 

The person undertaking the vow of sannyasa would leave home, family and occupation to pursue a strict contemplative life and will become a sannyasi.

I know I am not a traditional sannyasi but this word and his powerful meaning as been extremely attractive to me. The idea of leaving everything that is not longer working for me in order to follow my dreams. 

In 2011, I left my comfortable life in Argentina to pursuit my happiness, to do something I have been dreaming about for a long time:

Travel the world and visit as many places as possible, share my teaching and help other to feel better through my classes. Connect with people from other cultures and learn about them

I started in Brazil I came back to Argentina, couple of months after work in France showed up so I took a flight and stayed and travel trough Spain. After that was Mexico, following by  Cuba, Canada, back to Mexico, all Central America and finally Grand Cayman.

I have taught private lessons, hostel lessons, fancy hotel lessons, to rich people, to travellers, to kids, to groups of friends and so on gathering so much experience and enriching my knowledge.

And reaffirm this is what I want to do for living.

The general term for retiring from the world is Sannyasa, ” renunciation”.

Maybe I didn’t retired completely from the world, I just retired from my world at the moment, from the “must do” once you finish university and you are living on you own terms.

I just needed to lose my self so I can find me again.

That is why my journey begins time with Sanñyasa.

Where does your journey begin?

Is never too late for  your dreams to come true.

Namaste