The Rocket Immersion with Jamie Blowers
Thursday 9th May to Sunday 12th May 08.00am-18.00pm in Studio 3
The Rocket is a philosophy of growth, change and lifting-up our energies to strengthen our body and mind. Rocket practice has a faster tempo. Its non-stop movement gives a cardio workout. Strength builds from resisting gravity in arm balances. How do you know you are getting stronger? You can lift yourself off the ground.
The Rocket is appropriate for Ashtanga practice in the West because it dissolves the hierarchy.
“Practicing to feel happier, more at peace, more alive, you have fun...that’s The Rocket.”
5 Reasons to join the Rocket immersion:
1. Inspire yourself.
Take time out for yourself and re-energise your yoga practice returning to your everyday life refreshed and inspired.
2. Replenish your practice.
New information and teaching and practice skills whether you have teaching experience or not.
3. Focus Yourself.
Breaking through your barriers with Jamie’s 1 on 1 assistance in developing your Rocket practice and learning the sequence and its modifications to share with others or just to practice yourself.
4. Receive 40 hours of CPD over Four days of Yoga study and practice including a Rocket Yoga booklet featuring the Rocket yoga sequences.
The mechanics of flight transitions including: Handstands and Arm balances including Bakasana, Parsva Bakasana, Koundinyasana, Eka Pada Bakasana Astavakrasana, Mayurasana and Pincha Mayurasana.
5. Kick start wellness ^ Mindfulness.
These four days will give your strength and stamina and mindfulness a revitalizing boost.
The Rocket is a philosophy of growth, change and lifting-up our energies to strengthen our body and mind. Rocket practice has a faster tempo. Its non-stop movement gives a cardio workout. Strength builds from resisting gravity in arm balances. How do you know you are getting stronger? You can lift yourself off the ground. The Rocket is appropriate for Ashtanga practice in the West because it dissolves the hierarchy. “Practicing to feel happier, more at peace, more alive, you have fun...that’s The Rocket.”
Larry Shultz .
Larry Schultz named it The Rocket as this practice "gets you there faster". Rocket Yoga, popularized by the yoga community in San Francisco, has taken a large UK following nationally and around the world internationally.
Larry Shultz created The Rocket routine, a series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga Primary and Intermediate series, to renew energy and vitality in the body. Larry
said “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.” Larry designed an asana sequence that would invigorate and strengthen students with advanced postures while remaining accessible to beginners by offering modifications and methods to build the postures from the ground up. The Rocket routines are revisions of the traditional Ashtanga series that remove the hierarchy of postures and gives the student the inspiration into their own creative process, while still honouring the core values of the Ashtanga Practice.
What makes The Rocket Unique?
Full of Arm balances and handstand practice, back bending and spinal twisting, this uplifting sequence of postures has gained global recognition as a feel good experience that opens the body and clears the mind. The Rocket breaks through common areas of tension and energy blockage, combating tendencies towards stagnancy and resistance in the body. Frequent hand stands and arm balances keep the energy levels high and encourage students to connect to their inner power and change their worldview. The playful and upbeat Rocket routine is the perfect counter to the soothing forward bending of the Vinyasa flow and Primary Series. As part of a weekly schedule, this routine creates an energy peak in the cyclic rhythms of the practice sequences. Accessible to all levels, the Rocket routines can give modifications to beginners and variations that challenge even the advanced asana students allowing the benefits to be felt by all. Considered an all-inclusive practice, the Rocket routine can introduce the vigorous practice of Ashtanga yoga to the masses! This allows access to the benefits of these postures without requiring any feats of flexibility or strength.
Jamie’s Rocket teaching has a playful creativity, fluidly negotiating around the classic Rocket signature structure. Inversions are a signature that commonly represents the Rocket practice and Jamie’s teaching will support and encourage your evolution towards the practice of these, exciting and uplifting inversions, whether you are lifting one foot off the floor for the first time or refining an established practice. As a master teacher Jamie’s eye for technique is second to none and he is very generous offering hands on and individuated corrections tailored to your personal practice. If you are uncomfortable with hands on adjustments Jamie is perhaps not the best teacher for you.
Jamie Blowers is a senior teacher with The Yoga Alliance Professionals and historically the foremost teacher and teacher trainer of The Rocket Yoga Practice in England. His former studios in London and Leeds were the first to adopt the Rocket system of yoga practice in the UK following his studies with the creator of the Rocket, Larry Shultz in San Francisco in 2009. Larry Shultz invited Jamie to lead teacher trainings in 2010 and he has since primarily trained many of the Rocket teachers around the country and practically all the Leeds based Rocket teacher cohort.
Besides teaching and researching yoga Jamie’s love of movement extends into contemporary dance. Jamie has just completed a Master's Degree in Choreographing 2018 and Is presently pursuing a PhD research project focused on Contemporary Inscriptions of meaning in Yoga practices.