intensives

Dive into a new skill or take time to master poses you've worked on for years.

Intensives offer a full day or entire weekend to engage deeply with your practice. 


A Weekend with Matt Giordano  /  AcroYoga Montreal 4-Day Intensive

Date / Time / Location:

Saturday & Sunday

January 19 - 20, 2019

10am - 12pm & 2 - 4pm

@ Fashion District

  

Instructor:  

Matt Giordano

 

Cost: 

Full-Weekend (4 Workshops): 

$200 / $175 by 1/5

Full-Day (2 Workshops): 

$105 / $90 by 1/5

1 Workshop: $60 / $50 by 1/5

Members save 15%!

 

Prerequisites: 

Workshops are open to ALL levels, except

Handstands! Advanced Beginner & UP!!

 

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Join former Om Factory teacher Matt Giordano for a weekend of amazing workshops!

Sign up for the full series, drop in for one day — or for just one class.

 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE:

 

SAT 1/19 AM   Depth of Breath & The Spine: Side Bend, Back Bend & Twist

SAT 1/19 PM   Handstand!

SUN 1/20 AM   SHOULDERS: Boundless Freedom

SUN 1/20 PM   HIPS: Rock 'em & Unlock 'em

 

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1. Depth of Breath & The Spine: Side Bend, Back Bend & Twist

Saturday, January 19, 10am - 12pm

 

A focus on one of the most important aspects of our physical practice and the most challenging to master. Explore depth of your body by connecting to the natural curves of your spine and the muscles that support it. Lengthen and tone all the muscles surrounding your diaphragm to restore natural freedom of breath for maximum energy. Through this deep exploration you will work to unlock your ability to get into deep side bends, back bends, and twists without pain, strain or discomfort. Open Level.

 

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2. Handstand!

Saturday, January 19, 2 - 4pm

 

Learning to handstand is a process, abundant with discovery and amazement. Whether this is your first inversion workshop or you are well versed in the art of handstands, brace yourself as we delve into alignment, work toward mastery of the shoulder girdle, and explore acrobatic principles so you can build confidence and manifest a greater sense of balance. You will learn exercises that unify body and mind to create a solid foundation for a lifetime of standing on your hands. As a group we will create a safe and transformative space that will be appropriate and for all levels of practice. Take your handstand practice to the next level!

 

Pre-requisite: 3 months of steady yoga or acrobatic practice.

 

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3. SHOULDERS: Boundless Freedom

Sunday, January 20, 10am - 12pm

 

Shoulder Openers Dissolve tension and tightness in your shoulders and learn the biomechanics that make it easy! Many of us fall into patterns where we believe if we continually repeat an action, our goals will eventually workout. This only rings true when we are repeating a recipe for success. Matt will offer you a yoga practice that gets you into your body and gives you a strong understanding of a complex joint that can otherwise be a bit of a mystery. Having rehabilitated his own shoulder from a nearly shattered collarbone and fractured scapula, Matt’s knowledge speaks from experience and an excitement to share the tools he has picked up along the way. Boundless Freedom is appropriate for all levels. This course can be used for therapeutic and/or advancement purposes. Open Level.

 

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4. HIPS: Rock 'em & Unlock 'em

Sunday, January 20, 2 - 4pm

 

Tight hips can feel impossible to open. No matter how long you stay in pigeon, the next day it’s back to square one. Static stretching alone does not lead to flexibility. Through Matt’s deep knowledge in bodywork, yoga and anatomy, he will teach you how to transform once unyielding hip joints. Learn how to adjust alignment, prevent knee pain and engage the muscles to support the bone structure. This hip opener course will immerse you in the tools needed to access greater range of motion. Open Level.

 


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MEET THE TEACHER

Originally from Sea Cliff, Long Island, Matt Giordano spent years developing his teaching style while living in Manhattan, where he taught at local studios (Pure NYC, Equinox). Matt now travels internationally to teach his signature technique-based style of yoga, educating students on how to use their bodies in a profound and life changing way. Well-known for his ability to guide students deep into postures with his refined attention to detail and precise action cues, Giordano is an adept guide for all-level students at festivals, workshops, and in weekly studio classes. His study of biomechanics and integrative mind-body techniques informs his teaching, as he draws upon wisdom from traditions of yoga, martial arts (Aikido & Tae Kwan Do), acrobatics, AcroYoga, and Thai Yoga Massage. In the end, Matt inspires a humble confidence, allowing students to find ease while expanding the edge of their comfort zones.

 

Learn more about Matt.


For more info about Matt Giordano's Weekend Intensive, please contact info@omfactory.yoga

Date / Time / Location:

February 15 - 18, 2019

Friday - Monday, 9am - 5pm daily

Union Square

 

Instructors:  

Jessie Goldberg & Eugene Poku

 

4 days: $410 / $360 by 1/15 

3 days: $350 / $300 by 1/15

Weekend: $270 / $220 by 1/15

1 day: $150 / $130 by 1/15

Members save 15%!

BONUS! AcroYoga Montreal Intensive participants are invited to attend Jessie & Eugene's AcroYoga Discussion Workshops at the discounted rate of $20 per session. See details below.

 

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4-Day Intensive

Join co-founders, Jessie & Eugene, in bringing AcroYoga Montreal to NYC for the first time! This 4-Day Intensive will cover the essential building blocks of AcroYoga Montreal-style. Workshops will refresh classic techniques, explore both new AcroYoga material and Montréal signature moves, investigate the creative process, practice yoga, dance, play games, and (of course) Bomb the Core!!! This is a multi-level training, so expect to work at full capacity, in safety. Come prepared for challenge and “BIG FUN."

 

Daily Schedule:

9am:     Meditation, Yoga, Floor Rolls, Long Holds

10am:   Montreal Flow (3-4 minute excerpt of a longer flow taught each day)

11am:   AcroYoga Technique 1: Classic AcroYoga, Spotting Essentials,

             Stability Training, Drills, and Silent Jam

12pm:   Lunch, Rest, Socialize, ½ Hour Restorative Yoga

2pm:     Dance, Games, Rotation Nation

3pm:     AcroYoga Technique 2, AYM Combos

4pm:     Creative Process (lottery flow), Bomb the Core, Bonus Stretch 

 

AcroYoga Montreal Philosophy:

It is the sharing of self that touches the student’s heart and fosters understanding and a desire for growth within both student and teacher. Knowing our place in the world only happens when we know our world. At AcroYoga Montreal there is no separation of AcroYoga, yoga, and reality. To live apart from this world is not the goal but to transform ourselves and our societies rooted in a deep understanding of the social, political and economic systems & institutions we engage in on a daily basis.

 

Pre-Requisites:  

This is a multi-level workshop, however all participants should have a body of experience in yoga, AcroYoga, dance, martial arts, or another similar discipline. We will refresh fundamentals, but this intensive is not recommend for absolute beginners.

 


Date / Time / Location / Cost:

Friday, February 15, 2019

5:45 - 7:15pm @ Union Square

 

$10-20 Suggested Donation. 

 

ethics + safety in acroyoga

with Jessie Goldberg & Eugene Poku

Join Jessie & Eugene, founders of AcroYoga Montreal, for a dynamic round-table discussion concerning two of the most fundamental principles of the AcroYoga practice: the paramount importance of staying safe on all levels in this energetic corporal pastime, and the essential nature of establishing an ethical code of conduct as an individual, as a community, and as a representative of a global practice. Stay on for Mary’s all-levels AcroYoga Class at 7:30 and score a sweet discount on the roundtable discussion! 

 


Date / Time / Location / Cost:

Sunday, February 17, 2019

6 - 8pm @ Union Square

 

$10-20 Suggested Donation. 

 

PRIVILEGE, OPPRESSION + acroyoga

with Jessie Goldberg & Eugene Poku

How do we integrate our practice with our social consciousness? Knowing our place in the world only happens when we know our world. At AcroYoga Montreal, there is no separation of AcroYoga, yoga, and reality. To live apart from this world is not the goal; rather, we strive to transform ourselves and our societies rooted in a deep understanding of the social, political, and economic systems & institutions we engage with on a daily basis. Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion, regardless of level of AcroYoga practice.


For more info about AcroYoga Montreal's 4-Day Intensive, please contact info@omfactory.yoga

MEET THE TEACHERs

After 30 years as professional dancers, Eugene & Jessie went on together to become co-founders & co-directors of Ashtanga Yoga Montreal (2004-16) and co-founders of AcroYoga Montreal (since 2000).

 

Eugene Poku is a long time yoga / AcroYoga Teacher who both respects tradition and utilizes intuition—something he applies to his teaching as well as to his personal practice and throughout his life. Eugene’s compassionate yet direct style of teaching is inspired from his 40-plus years of experience and skill in dance, acro-inspired movement, and martial arts.

 

Jessie Goldberg is a yoga/AcroYoga practitioner, instructor, householder, and mother of 3 charming offspring. Her teaching style is down-to-earth, inclusive, and embraces human reciprocity and cultivation of personal movement vocabulary.

 

A teaching team since 1982, this senior married couple connects the dots between mind, body, breath relationships, and life.


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