Troy Hadeed Master Class - Invert
Inversions and arm balances are the poses that get us excited for that Kodak moment when we feel like we’re on the cover of our favorite magazine. But in the rush for that cover shot, we can forget where the pose actually begins, and the emphasis on what the posture feels like is often lost.
In this workshop, Troy takes us through the energetics and alignment of commonly-practiced inversions and arm balances so that we feel and enjoy every step of the journey towards a sustainable practice. Those who are already familiar with inverting and arm balancing are likely to discover new methods, space, and lightness
in their practice, while those just now venturing into this realm for the first time may find it surprisingly accessible.
This workshop is a reminder that the power of the practice is never about the posture—instead, it lies in what we learn and who we become on our way there.
Troy was born in Trinidad & Tobago, which is pretty much where he has spent the majority of his life aside from attending university in Tampa, FL, and his stints of travel, exploration and study.
Through commitment to his practice and study, Troy has tapped into a depth of practice that transcends the physical form of Asana. In his teaching he intends to bring practitioners into a new relationship with their breath as a form of Spirit, thereby having the practice embody a personal Prayer.
Troy views the science of yoga as a personal practice and one's own journey of self-discovery. For that reason he is continuously aiming to create a space that is available and comfortable for all to practice, regardless of their faith, age, or physical limitations.
With mindful, intentional movements Troy’s teaching brings a fresh and powerful dimension into today’s yoga class that helps bridge the gap between the pure essence of Yoga and todays disconnected world. At the foundation of Troy’s teaching is not the breath, but one’s relationship to the breath. In this we discover that no posture, no transition, no moment is ever the same; we discover what it means to live in the present moment, and finally we remember what it means to live from a place of Genuine Love.
Troy studies the linage of Krishnamacharya under the guidance of Ryan Leier and has been blessed with the inspiration of amazing teachers, including: Seane Corn, Father Joe Pereira (Iyengar Yoga), Baron Baptiste, Srivatsa Ramaswami (Vinyasa Krama), Leslie Kaminoff, Jess Robertson, and Ted Grand…among others.
Troy currently lives in a treehouse on the north coast of Trinidad & Tobago and is constantly being reminded that Prana (the life force that connects and flows through all life) is very real.