Early bird price: £60 (until )
One of our most favourite yoga teachers, Jock Orton – the founder of Lime House Yoga Cornwall, is finally back to Horsham! Jock is offering two special workshops: Saturday morning, 4th of March, exploring how yoga works on different levels, including neurological, and Sunday morning, 5th of March – arm balances and inversions.
Come and join us for a fun filled workshop exploring the world of Yogic Arm Balances and Inversions.
If you want to develop your arm balances and inversions – it takes practice, perseverance, and dedication and in a regular 90-minute class there isn’t always enough time to really explore many of the more challenging poses. In this 3-hour workshop we will look at the subtleties and alignment that are required to achieve these poses.
We will look at the finer details of anatomy and physiology and the importance of the two lower internal body locks, Mula and Uddiyana Bandha. Understanding these core teachings will give you a sense of lightness to assist in getting ‘lift-off’ in our arm balances. When the body, breath and mind align, you will experience the beautiful freedom of internal flight.
Inversions are also physically beneficial and increase blood flow to the brain, improve memory, support your endocrine system, improve balance and spatial awareness, build upper body and core strength.
You will learn how to create ‘lift-off’ using not just external muscular strength, but internal lift from the correct use of both the root lock (Mula Bandha) and the upward flying lock (Uddiyana Bandha). If you have ever wanted to learn how to take your handstand away from the wall, feel more stable in your headstand or want to learn how to hold your forearm stand you will learn all this and much more in this workshop.
You don’t have to be the strongest or the most flexible to attend this workshop – you just need a sense of adventure and be willing to let go of your self-limiting beliefs.
Jock did his first two teacher trainings with no intention of ever teaching yoga, He just wanted to further his knowledge for his own practice. It was his first teacher Bridget Woods-Kramer who dropped the bombshell on him that she needed cover for a Saturday’s class that forced him into teaching his first class. He absolutely loved it, completely terrified………but loved it!
It is said that we all come to healing in our own time and this was true for Jock when in 2000, he crash-landed while snowboarding, breaking his back in several places and shattering his collarbone. After numerous unsuccessful operations he decided to take matters into his own hands.
Jock began a regular yoga practice and as the ancient saying goes, ‘When the student is ready the teacher will appear’. He moved back to Cornwall at the same time as Bridget Woods-Kramer, a world renowned Anusara yoga teacher. He then spent six years studying and teaching with Bridget, developing a style that is physically challenging with attention to posture and alignment and above all, playful. His experience taught him to cherish the physical practice of yoga, but it is the connection between mind, body and soul that inspires his practice.
Jock has been teaching for 20 years and over this time he feels deeply privileged to have been taught by some of the world’s best teachers from a range of different schools of yoga, including Richard Freeman, David Williams, Doug Keller, David and Doug Swenson. In his classes Jock calls upon the teachings of all his teachers to best serve his own students, with a blend of the styles, techniques and adjustments he has learnt along his yoga journey. Jock is also co-founder and director of Lime House Yoga with his wife Emma and Dad to two wonderful daughters who constantly inspire and challenge him to be more present in the world and on his mat.
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