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Inversions Workshop: Headstand, Forearm-stand, & Handstand
w/ Hanne Sydanmaa
August 18th, 10:00am - 12noon


Inversions Workshop:
Headstand, Forearm-stand, & Handstand

With Hanne Sydanmaa

Sunday, August 18th
10am – 12noon

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Headstand (Sirsasana), Forearm-stand (Pincha Mayurasana) & Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana) are difficult inversions found in the Ashtanga practice. Come practice with visiting Ashtanga teacher Hanne Sydanmaa from Helsinki Finland and learn the keys to unlocking these master poses. Hanne will guide you through an abbreviated ashtanga practice to warm up, and then follow with specific breakdowns of each inversion, offering expert advice and additional training exercises that can help students to fully embody and understand these advanced postures.  

Hanne Sydanmaa took her first yoga class while studying dance in New York over 20 years ago. She traveled to Mysore, South India in 2001 to study Ashtanga yoga with Guruji, Sri K Pattabhi Jois and continued to study there annually. She was blessed with Guruji’s permission to teach in 2004 and received Ashtanga Level 2 authorization in Sharath’s first teacher training 2009. She also holds the Sivananda Yoga teaching certification. Dancing and training ballet is also a passion of Hannes and in recent years she has been focusing on practicing circus style/modern handstand with various performing hand-standers. Her most important teacher in the field is Yuval Ayalon. Hanne is a resident teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, and has taught a wide range of students at various levels including top athletes and seniors. She emphasizes the importance of each body's anatomical functioning and individuality, nurturing the presence of strength and happiness.