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In-Depth Backbend Session with Chair Support
A sequence in which students spend more time in each backbend to ensure they are experiencing its full effects.
Gentle Upper and Lower Back Release
A session to help you release upper and lower back tension as well as work on your balance and hip opening poses.
Dynamic Backbends to Energise the Body and Mind
This sequence aims to bring all the vitality of a full backbend session in 50 minutes.
Restorative and Pranayama to Facilitate Grounding
A deeply relaxing pranayama session with guided meditation in both seated and supine positions.
Going Deeper into Backbends with Props
Learn how to use familiar props to help you achieve more extension in backbends
Engaging the Back Body and Legs in Backbends
This session brings our focus to the back of the body (ribcage, back of the legs) and helps us experience how the legs connect to the hips to support the spine in backbends.
Energising Half-Hour Session to Start the Day
This session works very well when you need to energise yourself before starting a busy day.
Weight Distribution and Alignment in Backbends
In this class, advanced students and those going through teacher training will look at how to apply the ideas of weight distribution and alignment, especially insofar as they're related to inversions and backbends.
Easter Workshop at the Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio (pt.2)
In this workshop, students of all levels (including beginners), are invited to take a deeper look into backbend asanas.
Encouraging Relaxation Through Use of Props (Level 1/2)
In this class, we will dedicate a lot of time to guided meditation lying down, during which Pixie will lead you to a place where you can simply let go and relax, little by little, both physically and mentally.
Turning Theory into Practice with Backbends (Level 3)
In this mixed standing pose and backbend class, we will observe how the things we know about the poses relate to the things we actually experience as we perform them.
Observing your Restrictions in Twists with Props (Advanced)
In this class we will go through a wide range of poses, both standing and seated, to put our bodies' capacity for twisting to the test.
Getting Deeper into Backbends with Props (Level 1/2)
In this session, level 1&2 students will be going through some of the more foundational backbends as well as some modified and supported versions of more advanced backbends.
Miscellaneous Class with Arm Balances (Advanced)
A miscellaneous class that incorporates poses from all the pose groups and includes some arm balances in the middle.
Intense Backbends Class with Splits (Advanced)
In this backbend class, we will be going through several repetitions of some of the more advanced backbends, such as Kapotasana and Urdhva Dhanurasana in an attempt to consolidate the correct motions and achieve maximum elongation.
Forward Bends with a Focus on the Inner Groin (Advanced)
In this advanced class, we will be going through a wide range of standing and seated forward bends, focussing on opening up the inner groin in order to prepare the body for Padmasana and other high-level seated postures.