A Weekend Workshop with the lovely Dan Morgan here in Penzance Cornwall

A Weekend Workshop with the lovely Dan Morgan here in Penzance Cornwall

January 13, 2018by

Ok Yoga friends of Penwith! A few weeks back I had the total pleasure of being introduced to Mr Dan Morgan, a yoga teacher who was running a weekend workshop in Newquay Oceanflow Yoga Now, I am one fussy yoga bunny these days when it comes to parting with my hard earned £ for yoga delights, One, they often don’t come in cheap, and two, it takes a certain teacher to woo me nowadays; something a little special! Especially when having had the privilege of spending time learning from some of the bests over the years. So, back to Dan. Don’t be fooled by his healthy youthful appearance! He is a great teacher, who explains things in such a clear and concise way that you’ll learn heaps and you’ll enjoy doing so. I left his workshop full of new valuable knowledge and a mega bounce in my new strong bodied, balanced step! This weekend won’t just be for yoga enthusiasts. If you enjoy working with your body and learning about new ways to do so, you will definitely benefit from his teachings. Don’t miss out.
Day 1 £50 – Day 2 £50 – Or both for £90
Spaces will be limited, so to reserve a spot a non refundable 50% (£25 for 1 day or £45 for the 2) will be needed to secure. Full payment by 1st of May.
Below you can read Dan’s bio and what each day will be offering. Feel free to message me if you wish to know more.
Dan Morgan, founder of DCM Lifestyle, is an international E-200 RYT Yoga teacher, YACEP & modern wellness advocate. Dans passion is to inspire the masses to discover a healthy balance in the way that we each live our lives – to live a life that truly resonates with our authentic selves.
Founded with a belief that the yoga practice doesn’t start and stop on the mat, Dan leads classes that encourage a deeper individual exploration.
Dan leads specialised workshops & CPD Trainings, co-hosts international Yoga Teacher Trainings & Retreats, and also guides regular yoga classes when back at his current hometown of Cardiff.
With a constantly evolving personal practice, taking inspiration from both traditional and modern teachings his classes provide a balance of strength and mobility, exploring the anatomical breakdown of postures to help practitioners achieve the breakthroughs in their own personal practice.With the ethos ‘teach people, not postures’ and a belief that every body is unique – he leads a practice that goes beyond the postures.
Having always used a physical practice as a gateway to explore the yoga practice as a dipper way of being, Dan teaches using Yoga asana (postures) as a way to ground into the present moment, and then as a tool to move deeper into self understanding, consciousness & awareness.
WEBSITE – www.dcmlifestyle.com
Saturday 15th September
10.00-17.00
The Inversion Immersion Day.
This day long immersion focuses on cultivating and developing the foundations of a solid and consistent straight handstand. All levels are welcome – from complete novice, to more experienced practitioner.
The day is split into two sections (AM + PM), they are as follows:
Part One: Hands as Feet – Learn to Turn Your World Upside Down
The aim of this workshop is to bring you a deeper understanding of the relevant anatomy and alignment principles of a handstand.
With a focus on the five key focus points of an inversion, and through practical experience of various skills and drills, this workshop will help you to obtain a solid foundation from which to build your inversions practice – leading to a more solid and consistent Inversion practice, and helping you to find balance upside down with ease.
Part two: Discovery & Balance – building strength, developing mobility, & discovering balance for your Handstand.
The aim of this workshop is to bring a deeper understand of how we develop both strength + stability and also Mobility for our inversions practice. After gaining a solid understanding of the foundations and building blocks of a handstand, this workshop builds on the skills and drills developed in the previous workshop.Through exploring relevant applied anatomy, theory, and lots of practical experience – this workshop will teach you how to find and maintain balance and stability when on your hands – leading to more consistency and confidence in your inversions practice.
Day 2 – Sunday 16th September
10.00-17.00
Part one;
“From Plank, to Pendant” – A workshop on building foundation strength for your Arm Balances.
This workshop explores the fundamentals of stability and mobility for a range of arm balances – starting with postures like plank, and working our way through crow, side crow, crane, epk, flying pigeon, pendent, single leg crow, crane to handstand if you want…
Through understanding how we build a solid foundation, the practice can then be built upon.
Please don’t feel put off by some of the postures mentioned, this workshop will be adapted based on the group of the day – looking at the postures that feel most relevant to the group – so come along and have some fun with us.
Part Two;
Mindful Mobility
Starting at the toes and working up to your head, this workshop will cover an array of different stretching techniques. In this workshop, Dan will take you through a full body stretching experience. Incorporating and educating you in various stretching techniques and modalities. This workshop aims to give you a deeper insight into your own body, and how to work with it in a more mindful way. Building a map of the tension areas in your body, and then learning to work with them.
Built from the awareness that each and every human body is different, we have different habitual and holding patterns that effect our bodies and the way we move. Through experimenting with various postures & stretching techniques, you will begin to understand your own body more – where you hold tension, and where you have blockages and limitations.
Not only will you become more mindful of your body in this workshop, you will learn how you can release that tension to create a little more ease in your body – and how through this knowledge we can begin exploring the progressions of postures such as Hanumanasana (Front Split), and Urdvha Dhanurasana (Bridge) and of course many more.