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June 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - June 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
A weekend of yoga and flow arts workshops live on Zoom
June 26th – 27th, 1 pm – 4:30 pm.
Yoga classes, dragonstaff, juggling, and hula hoop workshops
Whether you are new to yoga or flow arts or are an experienced practitioner, join us for a weekend of fun!
All workshops are donation-based (minimum $5 donation) with all proceeds going to the Yoga Blessings Funds at Adeline Yoga.
Sat. June 26
1 – 2 pm PST: Yoga Backbends with Bonita
2:15 – 3:15 pm PST: Intro to Dragonstaff with Daniel
3:30 – 4:30 pm PST: How to Juggle Three Balls with Amy
Sun. June 27
1 – 2 pm PST: Fun with Yoga with Laura
2:15 – 3:15 pm PST: Dragonstaff Ground Flow
3:30 – 4:30 pm PST: On-body Hooping with Amy
7pm performances with Tina, Amy, and our host Daniel! The performances include:
A fast paced and fun fire dancing and dragonstaff routine with Daniel
“Breathe, Balance, Begin! a three hoop juggling routine with Amy delving into a calm, magical stillness and the playful exploration that arises. Featuring hoop rolling, tossing, and balancing, this routine has been performed internationally at juggling festivals around the world.”
A performance art piece called “Functional Aesthetics”. Tina says “This work in progress is the beginning to a longer hybrid performance art piece that occurs in the setting of many hotels. Backdropped by the mood of that space, a female body tries to find restful stillness. In that process, she maneuvers changing internal and physical landscapes through yoga asana and functional training movements.”
All your instructors are participants in this year’s Sadhana Studies Program.
Send a donation of $5 or more to paypal.me/danieldragonstaff or Venmo @danieldragonstaff
You will receive an email with a Zoom link at least 15 minutes before the first class of the day
ABOUT YOUR HOST DANIEL
I first first laid eyes on this magical prop in 2016 and was completely entranced. It was like seeing a real-life wizard for the first time, I had never seen anything like it. Without ever trying a “flow prop” or knowing any flow people I ordered one online and became obsessed. Since then dragonstaff and flow arts as a whole has become a major part of my life, or to be blunt, it is my life.
About the FLOWA Festival Teachers :
Amy Wieliczka has been practicing various flow arts, object manipulation, and juggling for over a decade. Specializing in contact-style manipulation, she primarily works with hoops, staves, and juggling clubs. Her love of this art form has brought her to teach and perform at juggling and flow arts festivals around the world. Amy also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Jugglers’ Association in order to build the juggling community, share the love of juggling far and wide, and to support her fellow jugglers, and is always excited to teach and welcome people into the community.
Bonita Smulski will be teaching a Level I backbend class on Saturday, June 26 from 1:00 – 2:00. Backbends are essential in keeping a healthy, well-functioning spine (think: ‘my poor aching back’). Backbends helps us to open up our front chest and lungs. It seems that our natural, and gravitational pull, causes a slight tilting forward of the upper torso and spine. This puts a lot of pressure on the lower back and reduces our lung’s capacity to breath. In this class we will be looking at some simple approaches to opening up the chest while giving our back muscles some ‘massaging’ through yoga extensions and holds.
Laura Volsansky (RYT-200) has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, teaching for nearly 6. She initially started practicing yoga at the recommendation of a physical therapist while recovering from sciatica. Laura’s enthusiasm for yoga inspired two trips to India to study yoga with Sri H.S. Arun at Prashant Yogashraya in Bangalore. She has completed an Advanced Studies course at Downtown Yoga, Pleasanton with Kate Coughlin, Yoga for Life course with Anneke Faas and Sachiko Willis at Adeline Yoga, Berkeley and most recently completed Sadhana Studies/Apprenticeship Year 1 under the direction of Heather Haxo Phillips at Adeline Yoga. Laura loves to share her passion for yoga and welcomes students at all levels.
ABOUT THE YOGA BLESSINGS FUND:
Adeline Yoga is committed to supporting diversity in our yoga community and social justice. The Yoga Blessings Fund is a scholarship program that encourages participation in Iyengar Yoga at Adeline Yoga. The Fund offers partial and full scholarships for nearly any class or workshop. It primarily focuses on deep studies programs such as Yoga for Life and teacher training opportunities including Sadhana Studies.
We established this fund in 2012 for several reasons:
- to provide access and support to people who come from backgrounds that are not well represented in most yoga studios
- to support current students if they lose a job or experience financial hardship
- to support those who want a deeper yoga education, but cannot afford the entire cost of longer programs
- to support newer students who cannot attend the community classes due to their schedule.
Scholarships in the Yoga Blessing Fund are not based solely on need. We are committed to broadening access to yoga by encouraging practitioners who come from backgrounds that are not well represented in most yoga studios, or who come from communities that might be less familiar with the benefits of a yoga practice. These scholarships are an invitation to participate. Students of color, those living with disabilities or who identify as LGBTQ are especially encouraged to inquire about this opportunity.
The Yoga Blessings Fund is one part of a comprehensive approach to accessibility and community engagement. For example, we have sliding-scale community classes every week, social justice programming and an active workstudy program.
Our Yoga Blessings fund is the scholarship arm of our social justice initiatives.
It is administered according to:
- Financial need. Financial need is defined as the inability to pay the full tuition fee for the program, based on an individual’s total financial situation (This should include assets and cash flow).
- Currently enrolled students of Adeline Yoga.
- Under-represented populations at the studio/Iyengar yoga.
The Yoga Blessings program is funded in three ways:
- Income from overall studio sales.
- Current students donate classes and money.
- Fundraising events such as this.
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