Learn to regulate and relax your handstand at every part of your inversion journey. Lauren and Ian will lead a two hour workshop with a warm-up vinyasa flow followed by exercises that break down the fundamental mechanics for entering and holding a handstand.
Beginners will learn how to use the wall to gain familiarity with proper alignment as well as techniques to come off the wall in a controlled fashion. Advanced yogis will learn how to achieve a tall, narrow straight line and can expect to learn beginning progressions for skills like one arm mayurasana, hollowback, press handstand, and more.
Lululemon Ambassador Lauren Taus is a NYC-based life coach and yoga instructor who works to align her students not only in their bodies, but in their minds and hearts. After several years in corporate finance, Lauren transitioned into a career in wellness over 7 years ago. She believes a good teacher is always a better student, and is constantly seeking more knowledge to share with her community. Lauren is primarily a vinyasa teacher, but has experience and education in Ashtanga, meditation, and trauma-sensitive yoga. She also earned a Masters degree in Social Work, and has spent thousands of hours working as a therapist. She aims to deliver a grounding, inspiring and fun mind-body experience in all of her classes with the intention to help her students uncover their deepest desires so that they can actualize them. Laurenteaches at Soho House, Equinox, Pure Yoga, and in many corporate offices. You can also catch Lauren in one of her many global retreats and workshops.
Ian Borukhovich is a practicioner with a diverse skill set and a deep understanding of how to acquire those skills starting at any level. His journey in movement started with conventional exercise in his youth that eventually evolved into more complex calisthenics, yoga asana, hand balancing, acroyoga and other performance based movements. Every movement learned was technically analyzed through his mentality developed as a physics bachelor, biochemistry phd and data scienttist. Every skill he learned also required careful sensation of old injuries and their evolution with new practices. Ian has taught inversion classes of various levels at Cirque Roots in Tucson, AZ, Body & Pole in NYC and in private with a number of students. He tries to convey technique and sensation with clarity, patience and sensitivity to the path of the student.
Workshop fee: $20 exchange with teacher prior to workshop