Levity is a physical force exactly like gravity but pulling in the opposite direction, like the helium in a balloon.
In this workshop we will work on finding the connection of the breath and bandhas to create lightness in the body.
Expect to stand on your hands, forearms and head as you learn how to float easily onto arm balances and inversions, jump throughs and transitions.
We will also have some fun exploring unusual arm balances with a variety of legs and arms variations.
Valentina started practicing Ashtanga Yoga in the late 90s but her practice became more consistent when she started practicing under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois guidance, about 17 years ago - as well at the Ashtanga Yoga Shala with Hamish Hendry (at Diorama) in London.
Her teaching style and practice gradually changed into Power Yoga and Vinyasa flow when, traveling in the US, she started exploring other styles of yoga. These were the years when modern styles of yoga as Power Yoga, Flow Yoga, Dynamic Yoga started to develop, with Shiva Rea, Brian Kest, Vinnie Marino, Annie Carpenter, Nancy Corcoran, and Erich Shiffmann, and Ashtanga Yoga with Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, as well as Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh Khalsa in LA, and David Life and Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti) and Dharma Mittra in New York.
Back in London she joined Edward Clark’s “Tripsichore Yoga Theatre Company” (an avant-grad company that explores physical theatre, dance, acrobatics and yoga) and in 2007 she started performing worldwide in different shows until 2012. These were very intense years, working daily with Edward on the Tripsichore techniques, and she considers them to be the most formative in terms of personal practice and development.
The basic techniques based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of breath and bandhas integration still remain the foundation of her practice and teaching.