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Acrobatic Yoga by Motion Design Workshop with Lex Peters and Christine Hebestadt

October 10, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

| $40 in advance; $45 day-of workshop

Acrobatic YogaAcrobatic Yoga focuses on partner acrobatics that mostly utilize the feet. Our style of Acrobatic Yoga blends yoga, gymnastics, various styles of dance, Acrobalance, Adagio Balance and Icarian Games. This contemporary sport is very accessible and accommodates many body types.

Acrobatic Yoga highlights the strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and range of motion that the human body can attain. Partnering can occur in same sex and/or coed base and flyer roles. New participants are quickly inspired to create new sequences and moves. Beginners and experienced athletes alike observe positive results rapidly, making this sport very satisfying, and leaving participants hungry for more.

Christine Hebestadt is a former professional dancer, teacher, choreographer, model and actor with over 30 years of experience. Very early in her career she received a long-term scholarship from the city of Munich, Germany for a supporting education for highly gifted students of classical ballet. Additional to her classical ballet education she studied Modern. Jazz and Yoga. Christine performed and worked with various Dance Companies in Europe and was a member of the German TV Ballet. Furthermore she performed with famous artists like Michael Jackson (Dangerous World Tour), Will Smith, Backstreet Boys, Harald Faltermeier, Tom Jones, and Culture Beat (World Tour), just to highlight some. Additionally, she choreographed modern, jazz, and ballet performances, dance and fashion shows for Nike, Adidas, L.A. Gear, Gatorade, Willy Bogner etc. and successfully performed in commercials for Biodroga Cosmetics, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Konica… Christine also had some valuable experience in the film business and acted in the well-known movie “Neverending Story II”. She was born and raised in Munich, Germany and moved to the US in 2000.

Lex Peters is a software engineer, gymnastics coach, partner dance instructor and partner acrobat with over 15 years of experience. Lex started partner acrobats in 1997 while studying the Lindyhop. His long-time interest in partner acrobatics is now heavily focused on Acrobatic Yoga.

Lex has collaborated and performed with various dance companies, entertainers, and musicians such as Rennie Harris Puremovement, Master Jay Master Moves, D.J. Venus 7, Angel Studios, Philadelphia Experiment (PEX), and the Trailer Park Trio.

Details

Date:
October 10, 2013
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$40 in advance; $45 day-of workshop
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Venue

ISHTA Yoga Downtown
Phone:
212-598-4800
56 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003 United States
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