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Expand the Edge of your Comfortzone



mit Matt Giordano

Freitag, 16. November
17:00 – 19.30 Uhr
Therapeutically Advancing Your Practice

Samstag, 17. November
10:00 Uhr – 12.30 Uhr
Hips: Rock ‘em and Unlock ‘em

Samstag, 17. November
14:30 Uhr – 17:00 Uhr
The 4 Secrets of Handstand (alternatively titled “Handstand!” or “Finding Your Peace Upside Down”)

Sonntag, 18. November
10:00 Uhr -12:30 Uhr
Shoulders: Boundless Freedom

Sonntag, 18. November
14.30 – 17:00 Uhr
Depth of Breath and the Spine: Side Bend, Back Bend & Twist

 

Buchungs-Kategorien:
250€ (FR-SO) NON-MEMBERS
200€ (FR-SO) MEMBERS
50€ FR SESSION NON-MEMBERS
40€ FR SESSION MEMBERS

 

(Die Freitag Session kann einzelnd gebucht warden, falls du es nicht zum ganzen Wochenende schaffst)

 

 

FRI, NOV 16
5.00 – 7.30pm

Therapeutically Advancing Your Practice

Advanced, but all levels? How? Moving forward and practicing more advanced postures is gratifying and fun, but our ambitions to go deeper into asana can also become injurious. In this workshop, we learn how to have your cake and eat it too—heal, keep your body healthy, and advance your practice. With proper biomechanics, we open energy lines in the body that promote healing–not destruction. Specific actions in our practice help the body feel safe and relax the nervous system, allowing muscles to release and giving us the power to dive deep into poses with ease. Keep your practice fun, advanced and therapeutic. This is appropriate for students of all levels, looking to find new depth in their practice.

(all levels)

 

SAT, NOV 17
10am-12.30pm

Hips: Rock ‘em and Unlock ‘em

Tight hips can feel impossible to open. No matter how long you stay in pigeon, the next day it’s back to square one. Static stretching alone does not lead to flexibility. Through Matt’s deep knowledge in bodywork, yoga and anatomy, he will teach you how to transform once unyielding hip joints. Learn how to adjust alignment, prevent knee pain and engage the muscles to support the bone structure. This hip opener course will immerse you in the tools needed to access greater range of motion.

(all levels)

 

SAT, NOV 17
2.30-5pm

The 4 Secrets of Handstand (alternatively titled “Handstand!” or “Finding Your Peace Upside Down”)

Learning to handstand is a process, abundant with discovery and amazement. Whether this is your first inversion workshop or you are well versed in the art of handstands, brace yourself as we delve into alignment, work toward mastery of the shoulder girdle, and explore acrobatic principles so you can build confidence and manifest a greater sense of balance. You will learn exercises that unify body and mind to create a solid foundation for a lifetime of standing on your hands. As a group we will create a safe and transformative space that will be appropriate and for all levels of practice. Take your handstand practice to the next level! Recommended experience for Handstand!: 3 months of steady yoga or acrobatic practice.

 

SUN, NOV 18
10am-12.30pm

Shoulders: Boundless Freedom

Shoulder Openers Dissolve tension and tightness in your shoulders and learn the biomechanics that make it easy! Many of us fall into patterns where we believe if we continually repeat an action, our goals will eventually workout. This only rings true when we are repeating a recipe for success. Matt Giordano will offer you a yoga practice that gets you into your body and gives you a strong understanding of a complex joint that can otherwise be a bit of a mystery. Having rehabilitated his own shoulder from a nearly shattered collarbone and fractured scapula, Matt’s knowledge speaks from experience and an excitement to share the tools he has picked up along the way. Boundless Freedom is appropriate for all levels. This course can be used for therapeutic and/or advancement purposes.

(all levels)

 

SUN, NOV 18
2.30-5pm

Depth of Breath and the Spine: Side Bend, Back Bend & Twist

A focus on one of the most important aspects of our physical practice and the most challenging to master. Explore depth of your body by connecting to the natural curves of your spine and the muscles that support it. Lengthen and tone all the muscles surrounding your diaphragm to restore natural freedom of breath for maximum energy. Through this deep exploration you will work to unlock your ability to get into deep side bends, back bends, and twists without pain, strain or discomfort.

(all levels)

 

BIO

Yoga instructor Matt Giordano (500 ERYT) gives credit to an influential figure from his teenage years–his high school art teacher– for sparking within him the curiosity and tenacity that eventually led him to yoga. It was Eileen Walk who told Giordano: “You are not allowed to say ‘I can’t.’ You must rephrase to a question: ‘How?'”

That inquisitive and unrelenting spirit laid the foundation for Matt to begin a devoted yoga practice. When coupled with his passion to understand the physics and subtle alignment of the body, Matt’s dharma as a teacher came into focus.

Originally from Sea Cliff, Long Island, Giordano is primarily based in Connecticut and Manhattan, where he teaches at local studios and shows off his daring side riding motorcycles along the open road. Matt is often on the go, traveling internationally to teach yoga and perform acrobatics. Well-known for his ability to guide students deeply into postures with his refined attention to detail and precise action cues, Giordano is an adept guide for all-levels students at festivals, workshops and in his weekly studio classes. His study of biomechanics and integrative mind-body techniques informs his teaching, as he draws upon wisdom from traditions of yoga, martial arts (Aikido and Tae Kwan Do), acrobatics, AcroYoga and Thai Yoga Massage. In the end, Matt inspires a humble confidence, allowing students to find ease while expanding the edge of their comfort zones.

As Giordano helps make AcroYoga a household name, the media has taken notice; featuring him in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Alignyo, Yoga Dork and on LIVE! With Kelly and Michael. Events the world over are allowing countless students the opportunity to practice with Matt. No one misses the action, as his growing digital content (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) has become another platform for Matt to share delight, technique and even the occasional appearance of his dog Tito, a Papillon and heart-melting super yogi.

SIGNATURE TEACHING STYLE

In the words of Matt Giordano’s students, practicing yoga with him is an “epic opportunity.” Be it a flow class, an anatomy-centered course or full day immersion, Giordano’s teaching always contains the element of “workshop”–breaking moves down into small, digestible pieces with precise language and clear, simple demos–so the intimidating and impossible may become doable. Matt ensures that no student walks away without morsels of new and repeatable knowledge. All the while, he maintains a sense of seamless flow, satisfyingly sweaty and detoxifying. It is this uncommon combination of fluid experience and “workshop” techniques that places Giordano among the upper echelon of yoga instructors.

Matt’s incredible attentiveness to alignment comes from a place of conviction. His in-depth studies in yoga, acrobatics and martial arts have granted phenomenal knowledge about the human body, and his ability to convey this information in an accessible and concise manner is what gives his students the confidence to be open to explore.

The warm, approachable energy Giordano exudes is filled with humility, allowing students to feel calm; ready to challenge their ideas of what is possible. Whether the yoga focuses on therapeutics, flow, one-armed handstands and arm balances, takes you to new heights (literally) in AcroYoga, or ends in a chorus of song, guitar-playing and chanting, Matt builds a unique environment where trust and knowledge thrive so a practitioner can truly advance.