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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.
Wednesday Advanced Term 2 (Coming to Pranayama)
This is a live restorative and pranayama class for advanced students and teacher trainees.
Wednesday Advanced Term 2 (Releasing Tension with Backbends)
This is a well-rounded class which will be split into two parts: the warm-up (standing poses) and the main part (backbends).
Wednesday Advanced Term 2 (Backbends)
In this advanced backbend class, we will be looking at some interesting new approaches to backbends: namely, we will introduce a pose that can be done in tandem with a partner.
Basic Pranayama session with wall support
A basic Pranayama session, done mostly in the supine position.
Tuesday Level 3 Class (8)(Restorative/Pranayama)
A restorative session for Level 3 students with an in-depth look at the core principles of pranayama.
Wednesday Advanced Class (Restorative/Pranayama)
This is a restorative live session aimed at advanced students.
Consciousness in Our Yoga Practice
According to yogic tradition, the consciousness can be divided into four aspects: manas (mind), ahankara (I’ness), buddhi (intellect), and chitta (cosmic intelligence).
Alternatives to Shoulderstand
There are times when you may need a Shoulderstand alternative in order to avoid full weight-bearing onto the neck e.g due to a crick in the neck or general neck or shoulder issues.