UP :: The Arm-Balance Lab
Jun
8
1:30 PM13:30

UP :: The Arm-Balance Lab

You ready to fly?

Hand and arm balances are some of the most fun and show-offy poses we get to practice in yoga, but they can also leave us feeling like we are too tired, too weak or too inexperienced to actually take flight.

While it definitely takes time and practice to develop the strength and flexibility required to lift your butt up off the ground, a tune-up of a few basic actions can help us start to make progress. In this workshop, we'll look at the concept of the "bird back" - the shape of the spine that will help us take flight - while also learning how to use the legs and arms to contact the core. Expect a blend of hip opening and conditioning while we warm up and some sweet restorative work at the end to release the shoulders and the chest. Lead by our most favorite Kevin Bigger in the whole wide world - click here to sign up!

Sunday, June 8
1:30 - 3:30pm
$50 per student

All levels of experience with these poses are welcome, but those with neck, wrist or shoulder injuries might want to skip this one until their bodies are feeling better.

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Refining Your Aerial Skills
Feb
22
to Feb 23

Refining Your Aerial Skills

Refining Your Aerial Skills: Two-Part Course
Part One: Basics Are Not Boring
+ Wednesday February 22, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Part Two: Conditioning and Cirque
+ Thursday February 23, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuition fee:
+ 1.000.000 Dong / 1 day
+ 1.500.000 Dong / 2 days
+ Special offers: 
- For Aerial Yoga teachers: 500.000đ discount.
- For OM Factory`s members/teachers: 200.000đ discount.
- For early birds (before 10.02.2017): 100.000đ discount (not applied for Aerial yoga teachers)
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Om Factory Hanoi
Website: http://omfactory.vn/
📩omfactory.hanoi@gmail.com

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Introduction to Teaching Aerial Yoga at Om Factory Hanoi
Feb
8
to Feb 16

Introduction to Teaching Aerial Yoga at Om Factory Hanoi

Om Factory School of Yoga's Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Program (OFSY AYTT) was developed over the past several years through the collaboration of Om Factory's Aerial Yoga Teaching Faculty. The program is intended to teach Certified Yoga Teachers the necessary tools to teach safe, intelligent and dynamic Aerial Yoga Classes. Our particular style of Aerial Yoga was and continues to be developed by our teaching community and dedicated students. It is heavily rooted in and inspired by a traditional yoga practice. Despite the eye-catching glitz of circus-inspired acrobatics, yoga is our meat and potatoes; circus is dessert.

This 16-Hour TT Module will cover the Foundations of Aerial Yoga. The main exploration will be the ways traditional yoga poses are altered by their interaction with the aerial hammock. It is expected that trainees already have at least a base knowledge of yoga anatomy, philosophy and class sequencing. Upon completion of this Module, trainees will have the tools they need to begin using an aerial hammock as a prop in their vinyasa classes or to create sequences that implement this prop for the entire class.

This course meets Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 - 5 PM for two weeks (February 8/9 and 15/16)

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Aerial Yoga Mellow Flow TTC in Seoul, South Korea
Feb
4
to Feb 5

Aerial Yoga Mellow Flow TTC in Seoul, South Korea

Aerial Yoga Mellow Flow is a practice designed to create sacred space in the Body, Mind and Spirit.  Created at Om Factory NYC by Kevin Bigger, Mellow Flow uses a double point aerial hammock rigged approximately 10 inches above your yoga mat.  We use this prop to explore poses inspired by Yin and Restorative Yoga.

This one-weekend training is meant to train teachers in this wonderful modality.  Contact Kevin or Om Factory Seoul for more information.

Om Factory Seoul is located at 859, Eojnu-Ro, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea. 

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Off the Grid and Into the Deep
Feb
15
to Feb 21

Off the Grid and Into the Deep

yoga (and surfing!) in Nuqui, Columbia with Miles Borrero and yours truly.

If you don't know Miles, you should.  One of the coolest, sweetest and smartest yoga teachers in NYC.  I am super honored to be co-leading this adventure to Columbia in February.  Nuqui is Columbia's Surf Capital, a puddle-jumper and a boat ride away from Medellin.  Miles was born in Columbia and lead a retreat in Nuqui last year, so we will all be in very good hands.

So leave the dark cold winter behind and come with us to Miles' home land for a week of transformative yoga, surf- if you surf, or learn- if you would like, or simply unplug from the daily grind.  Turn off your screens and open your senses to true beauty. Get ready to tune back into your natural rhythm. Rise with the sun, and go to bed when it gets dark. Old school. Other than that, practice and chill.  If you are not completely sucked in by a hammock for the week there are gorgeous beaches to walk along, night hikes to see mushrooms that glow in the dark, walks to waterfalls, a tiny little town to check out nearby, two rivers and the majesty of the rain forest- right outside your cabana door. The food is fresh and delicious and all there is left to do is play, read, unwind, and drink wine…

all the info and the rest of the eye-candy is here: http://milesyoga.com/retreats/

sign up by November 15 for a sweet discount.

oh and did I mention?  you'll get to celebrate my birthday with me.

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Aerial Yoga 101 for Yoga Teachers
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Aerial Yoga 101 for Yoga Teachers

Om Factory School of Yoga's Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Program (OFSY AYTT) was developed over the past several years through the collaboration of Om Factory's Aerial Yoga Teaching Faculty. The program is intended to teach Certified Yoga Teachers the necessary tools to teach safe, intelligent and dynamic Aerial Yoga Classes. Our particular style of Aerial Yoga was and continues to be developed by our teaching community and dedicated students. It is heavily rooted in and inspired by a traditional yoga practice. Despite the eye-catching glitz of circus-inspired acrobatics, yoga is our meat and potatoes; circus is dessert.

This 16-Hour TT Module at Kaia Yoga will cover the Foundations of Aerial Yoga. The main exploration will be the ways traditional yoga poses are altered by their interaction with the aerial hammock. It is expected that trainees already have at least a base knowledge of yoga anatomy, philosophy and class sequencing.

Additional topics covered in this course will include:

  • Basics of Acrobatics and Relevant Preparatory Conditioning
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Aerial Yoga Safety
  • Aerial Yoga Class Sequencing
  • Hands on Spotting and Assists

Upon completion of this Module, trainees will have the tools they need to begin using an aerial hammock as a prop in their vinyasa classes or to create sequences that implement this prop for the entire class.

 

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Om Factory 200-Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training
Jan
22
to Apr 10

Om Factory 200-Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training

with Kirsten Trued and many other super special guests!

Winter-Spring 2016 Program: January 22nd-April 10th, 2016

Weekend Course: January 22nd-April 10th, 2016
(No Classes Presidents Day Weekend: Feb. 12-14th or Easter Weekend: March 25-27th)

Schedule: Fridays: 6pm-9pm; Saturdays: 9am-6pm; Sundays: 9am-5pm

OM Factory School of Yoga Teacher Training is an RYS 200-hour yoga comprehensive teacher training designed for serious yoga practitioners interested in either deepening their practice - focusing on anatomy and embodied alignment with room for creative exploration and encouraging discoveries; and for aspiring teachers, who want to live and teach more authentically with a tool-kit to approach the teaching practice with confidence. Our mission is to guide you on an adventure deeper into your own practice while helping you to discover more about who you are and your unique voice as a teacher. In a nourishing and intimate environment, this training will encourage students to discover their own path and empower others.

MORE INFO AND APPLICATION: www.omfactorynyc.com

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Brand New Beginners Series
Jan
9
to Jan 30

Brand New Beginners Series

4 week intro for beginners!  Perfect start to the New Year.

Kula style yoga unites the body and the breath through the creative linking of postures. It is a deep, challenging practice which will make you stronger and more flexible on the outside and softer (and more flexible) on the inside. This 4 week introduction is open to brand new beginners as well as those who wish to reconnect with the fundamentals of alignment and flow style yoga. (Also, a perfect opportunity to get that friend who has been meaning to try yoga to finally put their mat where their mouth is.) You are never too tight, too tall or too weak to begin. And after a month, you will never go back.

Contact: 212.945.4460 or info@kulayoga.com.

WEEK 1
sun salutation a
standing postures
WEEK 2
sun salutation b
back bending & twists
WEEK 3
arm balancing & hip opening
WEEK 4
inversions & forward bending

$85 in advance, $100 day of.

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Aerial Yoga: Runners' Therapy
Nov
21
2:00 PM14:00

Aerial Yoga: Runners' Therapy

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP at Om Factory NYC

$40 pre-register until 11/14; $45 thereafter

sign up: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=1195

Like yoga, running can be an addictive form of moving meditation. When you become immersed in training, however, it is easy to forget to give your muscles and joints the space they need to rest and restore. This workshop is your chance to do just that. Largely inspired by Om Factory’s Mellow Flow Aerial Yoga classes, this workshop will use the support of the aerial hammock to open up and create space in the areas of body that take a toll from running every day.

No experience with Aerial Yoga is necessary. Some basic knowledge of yoga is helpful, but not required. If you are currently in training for a race, please plan to run before the workshop and give yourself the time to rest after.

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Elevate Your Practice: Version 2.0
Oct
24
to Oct 25

Elevate Your Practice: Version 2.0

with Cooper Chou

Saturday October 24th and Sunday October 25th
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Lunch from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM both days)

Cost: 
One Full Day: $100 Early Bird by Oct 10th/ $125 after
The Whole Shebang: $180 Early Bird by Oct 10th/ $225 after 

Kevin and Cooper are teaming up for a new installment of their Elevate Your Practice Weekend Immersion! Over the course of the weekend, we'll shift and open up held patterns in tissues to reset and prepare the body for advanced asana. This is an amazing opportunity to bolster you practice and take it to a new level.

Each segment will combine traditional yogic theory, pranayama and philosophy with MELT and other forms of myofascial release before diving into a strong vinyasa flow and a lengthy breakdown of poses. This workshop is perfect for teachers seeking new perspectives for their own classes, as well as students looking for ways to dive deeper than a typical group class allows.

For More info or to SIGN UP: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=1195

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Om Factory Aerial Yoga Teacher Training
Oct
10
to Oct 18

Om Factory Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

Lead Instructors for Training: Amanda McDonald and Kristina Cubrilo

Guest Teachers: Kevin Bigger and Sarah Sadie Newett

Weekend Course: FALL 2015

October 10th-18th, 2015

Schedule: 10am-7pm

Weekend 1: Sat (10/10), Sun (10/11), Mon (10/12) (Columbus Day)
Weekend 2: Fri (10/16), Sat (10/17), Sun (10/18)

MORE INFO + ONLINE APPLICATION: http://www.omfactorynyc.com/AerialYogaTT/

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