ROCKET & DHARMA
YOGA TOUR
8 Workshops and Masterclasses in Tel Aviv, Rishon and Jerusalem
with 
LEON LONDON & MAAYAN SHENHAR
 August 6-13, 2022 | Israel
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2 WORKSHOPS AT DORI'S STUDIO

 Rishon LeZion

Friday, 5th August 

 12:00 - 14:00  //   Leon's Yoga Fusion Masterclass

Rocket, Dharma and ancient yogic techniques

This workshop is the first one Leon has done with a combined lineage; drawing from the advanced Ashtanga Series, Dharma yoga and from the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati (a  sequential asana text that arguebly influenced Krishnamacharya's Ashtanga).

Leon’s interest in the historical aspects of yoga are reflected in the asanas that he will show; some appear familiar or modern but are over 250-1000 years old!

We have found a combination of Dharma’s heart openers, Ashtanga vinyasas and unique  methods to be a perfect combination especially if backbending is your nemesis 😅

Come to this special masterclass with an open heart and mind and experience something!

14:30 - 16:30PM //  Wheel Backbending Workshop 
Often a practice with an emphasis on pushing, strength and floating can create tightness in the chest and shoulders. 
Besides muscle-bound tightness, there is our modern patterns of movement (sitting in a chair) that closes the front body. It is very important that our yoga practice brings back balance and equanimity.


This workshop shows us the art of backbending isn't just about a flexible lumbar spine but rather a holistic approach is needed. We will explore techniques to open the front body, hip flexors, shoulders, quads and thoracic spine using the Yoga Wheel.

Asanas explored: Scapula Activation, Shoulder Strengthening techniques, Shoulder openers, Hollow Backs, Urdhva Dhanurasana, Scorpion Pincha, etc. 
**Dharma Wheel needed
***Open to All Levels!

 

2 WORKSHOPS IN

TEL AVIV
Saturday, 6th August 

THE ROCKET FLIGHT CLUB...

ARM BALANCE AND INVERSIONS WORKSHOP!

Neve Tzedeck, Tel Aviv

Saturday, August 6th // 11:00-13:30 

Join Leon and Maayan for a two hour
All styles of practitioners are welcome to Join Leon and Maayan as they take you through a journey of Rockets arm balances; mula bandha check-up, Bakasana, Eka Pada Bakasana, Koundinyasana, Astavakrasana, and more! Giving alternatives and breaking down each posture making the impossible possible.

Prepare to sweat, work hard and have fun!
 

 There will be options for every level  :-)

ROCKET COMMUNITY GATHERING

Ella Yoga, Tel Aviv

Saturday, 6th August // 16:00 -18:00

This playful and challenging 2 hour masterclass will explore the myriad variations and arm balances characteristic of Rocket Yoga, before closing with a relaxing Yin/Restorative Yoga led by Maayan.

About Rocket
Created by Larry Schultz, Rocket is a series of postures based on modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary and Intermediate Series. The Rocket is designed to wake up the nervous system and feed it the precious prana it craves while promoting a spirit of change and freedom in the practice.

 The Rocket Gathering Masterclass will celebrate the versatility and freedom of the practice and of our Rocket community.

4 WORKSHOPS IN JERUSALEM
Saturday, 6th August 

ROCKET MASTERSCLASS

Sira Yoga, Jerusalem

Thursday, August 11th // 10:00-12:30 
A long, challenging and fun class in which Leon will take students through the Rocket sequence. This strong and invigorating practice is a perfect blend of strength and flexibility, drawing elements from the 2nd and 3rd series of Ashtanga, there are many arm-balances and strengthening drills that warm the body for deep backbends and heart openers. Prepare to sweat and take your practice to another dimension!
*These workshops are for intermediate/Advanced practitioners
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ROCKET MASTERCLASS

Sira Yoga, Jerusalem

Friday, 12th August // 10:30-12:30

This playful and challenging 2 hour masterclass will explore the myriad variations and arm balances characteristic of Rocket Yoga, before closing with a relaxing Yin/Restorative Yoga led by Maayan.

About Rocket
Created by Larry Schultz, Rocket is a series of postures based on modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary and Intermediate Series. The Rocket is designed to wake up the nervous system and feed it the precious prana it craves while promoting a spirit of change and freedom in the practice.

 The Rocket Gathering Masterclass will celebrate the versatility and freedom of the practice and of our Rocket community.

THE ROCKET FLIGHT CLUB...

ARM BALANCE AND INVERSIONS WORKSHOP!

Sira Yoga, Jerusalem

Friday, August 12th // 13:30 - 15:30 

Join Leon and Maayan for a two hour
All styles of practitioners are welcome to Join Leon and Maayan as they take you through a journey of Rockets arm balances; mula bandha check-up, Bakasana, Eka Pada Bakasana, Koundinyasana, Astavakrasana, and more! Giving alternatives and breaking down each posture making the impossible possible.

Prepare to sweat, work hard and have fun!
 

 There will be options for every level  :-)

WHEEL BACKBENDING WORKSHOP

Sira Yoga, Jerusalem

Saturday, August 13th // 12:00-14:00  

Often a practice with an emphasis on pushing, strength and floating can create tightness in the chest and shoulders. 
Besides muscle-bound tightness, there is our modern patterns of movement (sitting in a chair) that closes the front body. It is very important that our yoga practice brings back balance and equanimity.


This workshop shows us the art of backbending isn't just about a flexible lumbar spine but rather a holistic approach is needed. We will explore techniques to open the front body, hip flexors, shoulders, quads and thoracic spine using the Yoga Wheel.

Asanas explored: Scapula Activation, Shoulder Strengthening techniques, Shoulder openers, Hollow Backs, Urdhva Dhanurasana, Scorpion Pincha, etc. 
**Dharma Wheel needed
***Open to All Levels!

 

ABOUT ROCKET YOGA

Rocket Ashtanga Vinyasa was born in San Francisco  in the early 90’s, it was developed by Larry Schultz, a long term student of pattabhi Jois. The style presents challenging asanas from the intermediate and  advanced Ashtanga series in an accessible way to practitioners. It is a fun and challenging flow with focus on handstands and arm-balances, as well as heart and hip openers.

 

THE TEACHERS

Leon London is a senior Rocket Vinyasa teacher; he teaches a unique style of Rocket and Ashtanga (Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga). Leon’s yoga classes are a challenging and fun flow, with lots of arm balances and inversions.

He humbly cites Sri Dharma Mittra, Emi Tull (Dharma), David Kyle (Rocket), and David Swenson & Ryan Spielman, And in India Balu Thevar (Ashtanga) as his teachers, and thanks them for their Knowledge.

Leon has over 20 years of experience in yoga, as well as training in various arts such as functional fitness, animal flow, capoeira, kettlebells, Indian clubs, callisthenics and boxing.​ He teaches in London's best studios and runs yoga retreats and teacher trainings in Europe and beyond. 

Maayan Shenhar is the founder of Sira Yoga Studio in Jerusalem. She is a  Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yin Dharma and Rocket teacher.  Her classes offer practitioners the opportunity to try challenging asanas with humor and playfulness, as well as explore yogic philosophy in a simple and practical manner.  

 

Maayan has been practicing yoga for over 10yrs and has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra, Caroline Clebb, and David Swenson. Her approach to yoga is inspired by a Philosophy Degree and a passion for practical philosophy.