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 Los Angeles and Orange County 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 Promayoga™ practice as well as his AcroFlow® classes to future professional dancers of the Jazz and Musical Theater department.
Since Summer of 2014, Joshua has had the pleasure of offering his practice to the yoga community on the beautiful island of Mallorca, with weekly classes offered through the most prominent yoga studios, including Earth Yoga, Palma Sports and Tennis Club, Yoga Flow Studio, and Zunray to name a few. 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.
Personalized, Private, & 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.
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The Proma (Progressive Mastery) Yoga Practice
Joshua’s Promayoga™ 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.
Promayoga™ for Athletes and Performing Artists
A progressive approach towards developing self mastery, Promayoga™ 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.
Acroflow® Partnered Acrobatics
Classes & Courses 2022
Acroflow® partnered acrobatic (acroyoga) classes with Joshua Marin-Hepfl continue in 2022! With a focus on proper alignment and correct technique through incrementally more challenging positions and transitions, Acroflow® is a fun and exiting way to get in shape, stay healthy, and connect with others. The class structure builds towards progressively more complex and challenging "acro flows", or fluid sequences in this partnered acrobatic movement vocabulary. Practitioners develop increased muscular strength and flexibility, joint mobility, proprioceptive awareness, kinesthetic awareness (where the body is in space), as well as confidence in themselves and trust in others.
The Acroflow® class is accessible to all levels of experience. Starting with a yoga based warm-up, we continue with basic postures and a light therapeutic/massage sequence to allow the base (supportive practitioner on the bottom) to calibrate the weight of the flyer (practitioner moving through space on top), and for the flyer to become comfortable with their base and with being inverted (upside down). We continue through the rest of the class to progress within the capacity of the practitioners, towards gradually more challenging acrobatic transitions, postures, and sequences. Resuming February of 2022, classes are offered every Saturday morning at 11:00 in Parc de la Mar. The class meets on the grass across the pond from the cathedral. The class fee is €15 for a single class, or €60 for 5 classes (to be used within 2 months of purchase). The 5 class option can also be used towards classes in all 4 disciplines offered, including the PromaYoga™ vinyasa classes (see "schedule" in the main menu for the weekly class schedule).
Internationally renowned instructor and performing artist Joshua Marin-Hepfl has been offering his Acroflow® partnered acrobatic 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 open level AcroFlow® classes are ideal for practitioners of all levels of experience who are interested in developing their technical ability in, as well as their understanding of, this physically challenging yet playful partnered acrobatic movement vocabulary, now popularly referred to as "acroyoga". Combining elements of acrobatics, yoga, post-modern dance, 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.
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ImprovFlow™ Guided Improvisation
Classes & Workshops
Movement improvisation for heightened awareness.
Are you ready to delve deeper into your physicality, to explore further the range of your body’s capabilities while progressing closer towards realizing its full, unique potential? New class times and locations for 2022 will be published soon (see "schedule" in the main menu for the full weekly class schedule).
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.