ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
A Yoga practitioner since 2002, Southern California native and certified yoga instructor Joshua Marin-Hepfl began teaching his contemporary yoga practice in 2008, through various studios and dance education institutions in the area. Since then, Joshua has been offering his practice internationally at yoga, dance, fitness, and well-being centers, including the Amsterdamse Hoogeschool vor de Kunsten (Amsterdam School of the Arts), offering both his vigorous Proma™ yoga practice as well as his AcroFlow® classes to future professional dancers of the Jazz and Musical Theater department.
As of Summer 2014, Joshua has been pleased to offer his practice to the yoga community in Palma de Mallorca, with weekly Proma™ (progressive mastery) yoga classes being offered at the beautiful Zunray yoga studio. Joshua continues to encourage his students on their path toward a life of health and wholeness, expanding their awareness, and providing them with an experience which facilitates their development towards the realization of their unique potential.
ABOUT THE YOGA PRACTICE
Joshua’s Proma™ yoga practice is a progressive approach towards developing self mastery. It is a fluid, alignment based contemporary yoga practice designed to develop strength and structural integrity of the entire body, while allowing for increased flexibility and the development of stamina.
Joshua emphasizes the teaching of sound alignment principles derived from his training in a variety of contemporary and classical dance techniques, as well as from his in-depth studies of anatomy and kinesiology. The class structure allows the body to generate a significant amount of heat in order to safely progress into postures that deeply lengthen and strengthen the body’s musculature.
PROMA™ YOGA FOR ATHLETES & PERFORMING ARTISTS
A progressive approach towards developing self mastery, Proma™ yoga is an ideal conditioning practice for dancers, martial artists, and athletes of all disciplines. As a professional dancer and former competitive skateboarder, Joshua has developed the Proma™ practice to facilitate a professional performer's conditioning needs, in a competitive and physically demanding environment.
The core of the Proma™ methodology is to facilitate the practitioner's interest in developing body mastery. This mastery of one's facility, allows the practitioner to better adapt to a multitude of physically demanding activities, including various dance styles and forms.
PERSONALIZED, PRIVATE, AND SEMI-PRIVATE SESSIONS
If a one-on-one training session is a more comfortable or convenient option for you, personal training sessions can be scheduled to be held at your home or a location of your preference, at a time that fits your busy schedule. Palma de Mallorca offers beautiful weather throughout the year, making your private session on the beach, in a park, or elsewhere in nature, an attractive option during your visit to the island. Small group training programs are also available for you and your friends, co-workers, or employees.
Contact Joshua to schedule an appointment:
PROMA™ YOGA OPEN CLASS SCHEDULE
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Zunray Yoga studio, Palma de Mallorca
Joshua is pleased to offer his practice to the yoga community in Palma de Mallorca. Joshua continues to guide his students on their path towards a life of health and wholeness, encouraging the development of a heightened sense of awareness, through an experience which facilitates growth towards the realization of their unique potential.
Acroflow 5 class courses in May, 2018
Acroflow® acro' yoga classes with Joshua Marin-Hepfl continue in May, with additional courses commencing every month!
The Basic Beginner level course will be offered every Thursday during the month of May (3,10,17,24,31) from 19:00-20:30 in Parc de la Mar.
The Advanced Beginner course (appropriate for those who have previously completed the Basic Beginner course) will be offered every Tuesday during the month of May (1,10,17, 24, 31) from 18:00-19:30 in Parc Sa Riera.
The cost for each (either Basic Beginner on Thursdays or Advanced Beginner on Tuesdays) five class course in the month of April is 50€. Although attendance in the entire five class course is encouraged, a single class can be attended for a 13€ fee. Participation in both courses simultaneously is also possible and encouraged.
Internationally renowned instructor and performing artist Joshua Marin-Hepfl has been offering his Acroflow® practice on the beautiful island of Mallorca since 2014. Prior to that, along with offering his practices through studios and institutions throughout Amsterdam, Joshua was on staff at the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK), offering both his Acroflow® method as well as his Proma (progressive mastery) Yoga practice to students who have since gone on to work with professional dance and performance groups around the world.
More about the classes::
The beginner AcroFlow® courses are ideal for beginners who are interested in developing their understanding of, and ability in this type of physically challenging yet playful work. Combining elements of acrobatics, yoga, post-modern/contemporary dance, partnering and contact improvisation, we will playfully explore new movement pathways, while developing strength, coordination, endurance, flexibility, and awareness throughout the entire body. The classes will include theory of alignment and weight transfer with your partners, warm-up and conditioning to develop your physical capacity to safely practice with confidence, specific techniques and intelligent corporal pathways of descent for safe transitions out of flows (falling), and of course, lots of fun acro' practice..
Contact Joshua if you have additional questions or would like to enroll in either of the two AcroFlow® courses:
Promaflow classes and workshops
Promaflow™: Movement improvisation for heightened awareness.
What to expect and gain from the experience:
• A recognition of what more is possible with your body.
• Development of proprioceptive awareness through guided improvisation exercises.
• An increased range of motion through joint articulations.
• Development of stamina, through continual movement exercises.
• A greater awareness of where you hold and how you move your center of gravity over chosen bases of support.
• Comfort in exploring the use of “less practiced” parts of the body as bases of support.
• Introduction to, and development of, kinesthetic awareness (orientation of the body in space).
• Greater control of your body, and capacity to move it through space.
• Introduction to and practice in the sharing (giving and receiving) of weight with another body, through contact improvisation exercises.
• Development of trust with others, and a greater understanding of the requisites for its continual development.
• A deeper understanding of your emotional state through observation of and reflection on your movement, experienced through a series of “stream of consciousness” exercises.
• Recognition of habitual movement patterns in your body.
• An opportunity to experience how your “body’s language” can reveal or reflect aspects of your psychology (past experiences, fears, desires, etc.) held in the subconscious, and the “container” that is your body.