Finally our first handstand workshop at the fantastic Trike Yoga Studios – Bristol – is scheduled!
15th April 2017 10:30am-12:00pm.
I first became aware of Charlene – the owner of Trike Yoga – when I started seeing her photos popping up on Instagram. Here posts really stood out, and the quality and professionalism of her yoga practise was clear.
It took me a while to finally visit Trika and meet Charlene for the first time, I attended a Vinyasa Flow class using MoveGB.
The studio is white and bright, and has a minimalistic and clean style. There is two studios, a smaller one, and a larger room which we will use for the handstand workshop.
My handstand classes / workshops are very popular within the yoga community. Although I’m not a yoga teacher, I do attended 4-5 yoga classes per week, as well as gymnastics, dance, capoerira, and my own hand balancing practise.
This will be a 90 minute workshop in which we focus entirely on Handstands, yoga Inversions, and strength drills to contribute to long term handstand stability.
This was the fist time I taught a handstand workshop at a festival. It was very well attended with between 30 – 50 people attending each day.
This is the 4th time I’ve attended Buddhafield festival. As usual I was part of the Triban crew erecting the Word Up tent which is a marquee used as a space for workshops and open mic.
I enjoy being part of the team, it’s nice to have a group of people who feel like a family at a festival. We hang out together and eat together every day.
Apart from errecting the marquee and running he handstand workshops I also enjoyed another activity which is being body painted. Debbie Payne was the artist this year and it’s always good to work with her since she understands me and she know the glamourous striking style I like to be painted with.
Painted by Debbie Payne
The weather was good and we enjoyed many sunny days. I took the opportunity to get some handstand photos with the sun setting.
Christian is in charge of the Triban tent and he leads the team. He has a wicked sense of humour and sings and play saxophone and guitar.
Buddhafield is known for being drunk and drug free which makes it a very nice atmosphere. There is no lack of energy since everybody is sober and connecting on an equal footing. There’s plenty of music, workshops, yoga, dance, saunas, and of course Buddhism.
Pachamama is a great hangout which people enjoy late into the night. There is a fire inside the Tipi and musicians jam around the fire whilst people chat into the early hours.
The handstand workshop is something I was very happy to deliver, I greatly enjoy teaching handstands and it boosted my confidence to take my workshop to yoga studios around the country.
Sunday night as the Sun sets is my favourite time outside of Small World. There is a sense that the festival is almost over and now is the time to have the conversations and make any connections wanting to be made before everybody goes their separate ways.