Saturday 10 March - 10-12.30 : Opening the Chest and Shoulders - a New State of Energy
2.5-hours, yoga/movement based workshop
Some of the negative side effects of using a computer are that we find ourselves with frozen shoulders, sore forearms, and injured wrists. This workshop targets these issues with a special sequence of postures that opens the chest and shoulders, as well as the entire boy. This induces an emotional sense of release, brings the mind into stillness, and the body into a new state of energy. Open to all levels except absolute beginners. This movement workshop is both challenging and very healing.
Saturday 10 March - 14-16h : End Anxiety and Re-inspire: The Extraordinary power of Breathing Patterns 2-hours - Breathing & light movement based workshop
We currently have an epidemic of stress and anxiety in the business world that is stifling creativity, leadership, and eroding retention. In the face of such a pervasive problem, it might seem that something as simple as intentional breathing couldn’t possibly help. But scientific research and Max’s personal experience engaging with audiences in hundreds of cities around the world have both found that utilizing conscious breathing patterns for a few minutes every day is the most productive approach for creating immediate relief from stress and anxiety. In this lecture, followed by some interactive instruction, Max teaches leaders how to use breathing patterns to trigger more inspiration, focus, health, and more calm in our lives.
Sunday 11 March - 10-12h : The Alchemy of Transformation - Lead into gold – body into light
2 hour - yoga/movement-based workshop – All levels
This special Inner Axis workshop includes a special sequence of postures known to create a profound sense of stillness. Session also includes: Lecture, breathing patterns, focused acts of intention and will, and unifying guided meditation. The principles you will learn in this workshop will take you to new depths in your practice and inspire you for weeks to come.
Sunday 11 March - 14-16h : Crisis is the Axis for transformation Two hours – lecture and writing seminar - All levels
This workshop deals directly with the modern epidemic of stress in industrial societies across the world. A great many of us are plagued with anxiety and depression because we are actually in a quiet state of crisis. The opportunity of crisis is that you have a clarity that is unparalleled to any other time in your life. What is important and not important becomes almost blindingly clear. So, there is no better time to rebuild your vision of your life. The special seminar will give you knowledge to take home with you to help you live a more authentic life with improved sleep. Class includes lecture, self-enquiry, and writing. All levels are welcome. Bring writing materials.
Teacher’s event : Monday 12 March - 9-13h30
The Art of Teaching Yoga from a Universal Platform
4 hours - This intensive is appropriate for yoga teachers, as well as those in training.
Today telling someone who you just met that you are a yoga teacher could be as much of a liability as something worthy of admiration. And this is because the modern yoga-world has adopted a pop culture that has reached the global media, mostly due to the scandals of charismatic narcissists dressed in lycra. Perhaps it is time that we all take the second and third look at what we are doing, and why we are doing it. Are we really creating an environment that welcomes people of all religions, atheists, and even cynics? Would soldiers, police officers, and your own mother feel comfortable in your class?
The capacity for transformation is present in each of us. In this teacher's intensive you will learn how to guide ordinary people to experience extraordinary healing and transformation from a universal platform, meaning it is inclusive as opposed to exclusive. Whether or not the student has a stiff body or a rigid schedule, this intensive will offer an approach to yoga postures; breathing, meditation, and ethical living that will help others to access healing and transformation within their practice.
Subjects include: 1. Teaching and communication from a universal platform. 2. Principles of minimalist Hands-on Adjustments and Hands-off Adjustments 3. Breath/energy cultivation for beginners and those with anxiety, depression, and burnout. 4. How to introduce meditation and stillness to people with hyperactive minds - 5. Vital Leadership
Bring your mat and writing materials. (Please no recording equipment)
Location : Rue Defacqz 78 (5th Floor) - 1060 St Gilles
Price : 45 euros / session
160 euros / weekend
Teacher's Intensive : 80 euros
The full program = 220 euros
Max Strom is a global teacher, speaker, author, and trainer, and is known for profoundly inspiring and impacting the lives of his students for over two decades. Many of you know him from his inspiring book, A Life Worth Breathing, published in five languages, and his recent book, There is No APP for Happiness. His system, Inner Axis, is a synthesis of yoga, qi gong, and movement therapy, but his teachings are not limited by contemporary yoga culture, and instead they are known to reach the heart of people from all walks of life. His lectures include a philosophy for real world living, and personal growth that is meaningful to both the student and their family. A dynamic speaker, he has presented three TEDx events, a keynote speech on ethics at the Lu Lu Lemon management conference, and keynote addresses for wellness conferences, corporate conferences, and yoga festivals. Most recently he presented at the first Wellness Symposium in Saudi Arabia, and the World Government Summit in Dubai.
Cancellation Policy for the workshops : We can provide only a refund (minus a 10% + VAT) for cancellations made more than 20 days before the start date. For cancellations less than 20 days, there will be no refunds unless your place can be filled. In that second case, you can also chose to use the credit for another workshop (under certain conditions and with the agreement of the organizer)