Saturday 20th February
For those of you who want to gain confidence, strength and technique to approach handstands in a safe, supportive way.
We cover all the foundations for handstand:
The set up
The line up
The kick up
You will be introduced to Nikki's handstand holy trinity and walk away with a 15min core stability sequence to practice 3x week to unlock your super powers within!
Saturday 27th February
Are you ready to take your handstands to the next level? In this workshop we look at building the strength, flexibility, skills and awareness to progress towards:
Refining your line
Progress to the press
ABOUT THE RETREAT
Designed to regenerate your body and mind, Aro Ha’s programs are based on research that suggests we can fundamentally transform our physical and emotional health through our daily habits. Waking to the beautiful chimes of a Tibetan bowl, you’ll begin your day watching the sunrise over the mountains from the yoga studio. After a perfectly balanced and nourishing breakfast, you’ll explore the subalpine trails, immersing yourself in the transformative power of nature. Mindfulness practices will be interweaved throughout your day as you partake in carefully curated activities; from cooking classes to functional strength training. Take time to unwind in the infrared sauna before you are called into your daily massage.
From mindfulness to healing bodywork, Aro Ha encourages you to switch off from technology and renew your awareness. Navigating between group and solo activities, you’ll learn to balance solitude and community for wellbeing and clarity. In Te Reo, Aro Ha translates to “in the presence of divine breath.” Breath is a foundational practice of life and we use it as an entry point into the mysticism of the present.
From our first step onto the mat, we are given the opportunity to look into the mirror of ‘the self.’ The clarity of this mirror affects the reflection that we see and strongly influences our behaviours. During this retreat, you will learn to clarify your mind-body connection with a focus on yoga and its practices. You will be challenged and supported by the playful and insightful, Nikki Ralston, owner of Urban Ashram studio in Auckland. You will get an immersion into the powerful life-enhancing practices of the Ralston Method. This all-inclusive experience uses nature, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, and functional movement to jumpstart your health. All fitness levels are welcome.
14 May 2021 to 19 May 2021
6 day / 5 night
From $6125.00 Book here
.Nikki Ralston is a natural teacher who has been working with the human body for over 20 years as a hands on therapist and yoga teacher. Her passion for yoga, movement and understanding of anatomy, shines through and is infectious to others. Nikki has devised her own ‘Ralston Method’ which provides quality teaching programs and life enhancing movement practices so that people can move better and enjoy their lives.
The Ralston Method makes asana, meditation, breath work and mindfulness safe, sustainable and accessible to all. Nikki has been at the forefront of popularising yoga in New Zealand working with everyone from high performance athletes and teams, stressed out executives, injury and trauma recovery, motivating every body to move with skill and precision. Committed to honouring the ancient practice of yoga while making it functional, and relevant for the modern lifestyle.
Nikki regularly speaks at wellness and corporate events, teaches workshops and leads retreats. Passionate about upholding a high standard of teaching in NZ Nikki has created a 250hr Teacher Training Program and continued education programs designed to mentor and educate teachers guiding them on their path to greatness.
Each week we open our studio doors for a donation based class where all proceeds go directly to Woman's Refuge. With our rotating roster of teachers you get to experience different styles and teachers each week and give back to an amazing charity while you move to feel good yourself.
4.30pm every Saturday at Ponsonby studio