The vision for the Victoria Yoga Conference is to build the yoga community and share connections.Our calendar includes offerings from the community.  To add your event, please complete our online form.  Please give yourself at least a week before the event to allow our team time to post.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Inversions: Safe Techniques For Classic Poses

August 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Join LEVITYoGA for this upcoming training!

“As adults, we often take for granted the balance required to stand. It is a very familiar task, from the moment we abandoned crawling, and literally pulled ourselves up from the floor. How does the brain develop the tools to keep an infant from falling? It comes through a slow, incremental process, mostly trial and error, and regular practice, with a healthy but not limiting dose of fear. In many ways, mastering inversions is an adult version of mastering standing, something that almost every 2 year old does without any formal “technique” or training, and in a relatively short amount of time.

In this retrospective course, starting with the most basic forms of inversions – Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana);  Forearm Balance (Vrschikasana); Shoulderstand (Sarvangasana); and Headstand (Sirsasana), methodologies for each pose presented will be explored and redefined in terms how the mind and body coordinate to create unfamiliar movement.

Balance will be developed through a very similar process as the infant, relying on the more intuitive parts of the brain and feeling organs of the body (heart and gut). This process refines our sense of balance, through a release of unnecessary muscular effort and a profound intimacy with gravity, which produces lightness in body and clearness of mind.

The instruction is designed for teachers and intermediate practitioners, and will be part lecture, part practice.  For those who have pre-existing conditions, such as high or low blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck or spine weakness, glaucoma, etc, modifications will be given to help each student work within their means. “-Levityoga


August 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
, ,
Event Tags:
, , , , ,




Peter Sterios