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CORE STRONG

Introducing a whole month of 'Core Strength' this April 2019 every Tuesday and Thursday (8am) with Neha Duseja, a senior Yogi (https://www.instagram.com/nehadusejayoga/) who visits us again from Dubai. Neha is absolutely terrific and we strongly recommend her workshops.

 

BENEFITS OF THE 4 WEEK PROGRAM

- More core strength and stability - More core engagement - Better balance and posture - Lightness in asana practice - More success in arm balances and inversions

 

WHY PARTICIPATE?

Core stability and strength are essential for a healthy body. Better posture, better balance and preventing injury and back pain, all begin with a strong core. Fun, strong, sweaty practices and understanding complete core engagement to create powerful yoga postures are just some of the things you should expect twice a week! Let's get strong, let's get stable, let's grow full of confidence from the inside out!

 

Each week, we will do two practices under one theme. While the topic may be the same the sequences will differ based on the physical goal

 

📆 Week 1 - CORE STRENGTH AND STANDING BALANCES - Theory of equal and opposites

- Principle of adduction (Unlocking inner thigh strength)

- Weight distribution in the feet and channeling strength - Balancing on two and then one leg

📆 Week 2 - ALL ABOUT THE OBLIQUES - Understanding the difference between the internal and external obliques

- Core strength versus core stability - Planks and Twists - Lower back and shoulder health

📆 Week 3 - CORE STRENGTH AND ARM BALANCES - The relationship of the breath and core to create lightness - The relationship of the core and lower body to create flight - The power of pushing the floor away - Different arm balance shapes need different recruitment and different core strengths

📆 Week 4 - CORE STRENGTH AND INVERSIONS - The relationship between the core and lower body - Core stability - isolation work specifically for inversions - Working with the core upside down - Handstands, headstands, forearm stands


HEART CHAKRA (ANAHATA) OPENING

Heart Chakra (Anahata) Opening: This workshop will focus on the chest & heart area of the body where one gives and receives love. Lamya will take you into movement and meditation practices that open and help you release any blocks stored in the chest region.

Participants will feel a deeper connection to oneself and with others as you unblock any past emotions that maybe bringing you down that are still lingering.

 

About Lamya Arsiwala

Lamya has been teaching dynamic vinyasa flow yoga, alignment inspired hatha yoga and meditation for the past eight years. Infusing aligned movement with meridian work, her classes are intended to create connection, release and relaxation. She has been a student of Iyengar, kundalini and Sivananda styles of yoga.

 

As the co – owner at The Yoga House, Mumbai (a yoga studio & café), now operational for 5 years with two operating centers, she successfully ran the brand for 4 years. Currently, having made her way back into the corporate world, she continues to teach part time, coach and hosts yoga retreats around India. Retreats offer her students an opportunity for self reflection, self appreciation and time to soak in the wisdom of nature. She chooses tiger reserves, mountains and beaches as locations to host these retreats with the belief that time in nature effortlessly harmonizes one with their true essence.

 

Her one on one coaching sessions are driven by the idea that potent and lasting evolution often happens off the mat, and unresolved emotional blocks inhibit individuals’ from living their highest potential. She uses ayurveda, reiki, essential oils and writing practices among others to offer emotional wellbeing.

With twelve years in practice, she believes that the journey of self-discovery is never ending and one is always a student of life.

 

Her practices help her lead a life of inspiration and creativity!


PCOS 101 WORKSHOP WITH MEERA GURNANI SAXENA

 

Have you been told you have PCOS, but just can't seem to get your head around figuring out how to tackle it? Do you want an alternative, instead of taking hormone therapy or pill-popping? Are you sick and tired of PMS; exhaustion; skin troubles; menstrual irregularities (to name a few)? Well, there is a solution! 

 

Making food and lifestyle changes is actually a huge part of the treatment plan for women who have PCOS. And, we promise it is much easier than it sounds. So many women have reclaimed their health and reversed their symptoms; leading them to find their true selves and best lives. And, in this 'PCOS 101' workshop you'll learn food and lifestyle recommendations to help manage your symptoms and thrive! 

 

We look forward to seeing you take charge of your health on December 12th 2018 at 6.30pm at Studio 23. 

 

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND EXERCISE

 

After their successful first Learning workshop, here comes round two! If you’ve ever wondered why we exercise, now is your chance to learn!  Come and find out exactly what is happening inside your body when we stretch, squat or go for a jog.  You’ll also learn about what to avoid and how to better your posture

This is the Science Behind Exercise and its designed to help you understand your body better than ever before!  This one is a real treat because we’re bringing in two women who are both masters of their craft!

 

Tamara Zweck’s reputation precedes her!  She’s the Head Medical Consultant to the Indian Premier League (IPL)for IMG London and resident physiotherapist at Studio 23 through her practice 206 Optimal Movement! Tamara will teach you exactly what’s happening beneath the skin when you exercise.  With the help of ‘Jigsaw’ the skeleton, you’ll learn will which muscles and joints are working during different exercises.  Along with this detailed visualization, she’ll also teach you what you can learn from the way our body works.

 

Then there’s Cindy Jourdain, the Celebrity Trainer who’s trusted by the top talents in the country.  She’s the one who will make sure you put what you’ve learned to the test.  Cindy will run you through a solid workout, including an intense squat routine and deadlift drills.  We promise you won’t leave without getting a good sweat!

 

So get ready because we’re bringing these two together just for YOU!  Now we are turning the training room into a classroom!

 

SCHEDULE

This interactive workshop is designed to change the way you approach exercise from the inside out.  You can expect to learn essential techniques and tips to boost your fitness journey!  Your teachers will be focusing on twoof the most fundamental movements in training:

 

The Deadlift:  You’ll learn a series of exercises that will help you improve your deadlift.  Tamara will help you visualize what’s happening on an anatomical level when you hinge your hip.  Cindy will guide you through a kneeling drill, the sumo deadlift, the Romanian deadlift.  She’ll also show you a few other fun variations to make sure that you really understand what you’re learning!

 

The Squat:  Everyone knows that from your glutes to your calves, squats can help build your leg muscles.  Maybe what you didn’t know is that a solid squat routine can help trigger body wide muscle development.  Tamara will give you a leg up and explain exactly what’s going on behind the curtains.  Cindy will make sure you feel what’s going on!  You’ll learn several exercises to improve your squat including fire hydrants, the goblet and lots more!

 

 We look forward to seeing you for 'The Science Behind Exercise with Cindy and Tamara' on September 30th 2017 from 2.00 to 4.00 pm at Studio 23.

 

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GENETIC TESTING COUNSELLING WITH MAPMYGENOME 

Our health, habits, physiology, psyche, and even metabolism  have a strong hereditary component, whose information is coded in our genome, the DNA that forms the building block of our cells. Genetic counselors at Mapmygenome are experts in genetics and health sciences who help you understand your health history and family history, and guide you in making informed choices towards better health. Genetic counseling includes assessment of health history with the aim of facilitating:

1. Awareness of risks for common diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancers, etc. 

2. Reproductive decision making: pre-conception for couples who want to be proactive, women who will be 35 years or older at delivery, couples who have a previous child with a diagnosed/suspected genetic condition, are dealing with infertility,  or who have had more than 3 miscarriages.

3. Diagnosis and medical management for children with a suspected genetic condition including birth defects, cleft lip/palate, developmental delays, mental retardation, autism spectrum disorder, seizures, hearing/vision loss, muscle disorders, metabolic disorders, etc

4. Diagnosis and medical management for adults with family history of personal history of heart disorders, diabetes, neurological conditions, and cancers

5. Preventive medicine for proactive healthy individuals who want to identify and reduce their risks for diseases in order to stay healthy

 






FITNESS AND BAREFOOT TRAINING WORKSHOPS WITH PRITI CHAWLA

Priti conducts various workshops. The most popular of these are Posture and Body Alignment (Special batches for teens), Barefoot Benefits (Special batches for senior citizens), Foundations of Fitness and Exercise and Injury Prevention. She also conducts her own 3 day interactive fitness workshop called Optimal eQ, open to all age groups. It's primary aim is to educate people about the principles of movement, with insights on related subjects such as nutrition, injury and weight management.