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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.
Finding New Approaches to Familiar Poses
In this miscellaneous class for level 1/2 students, we will be looking for new approaches to poses that will help increase our capacity.
Introduction to Backbends with Minimal Props (Beginners)
A slow-paced and relaxing introductory backbend sequence for beginners and all those looking to strengthen their backbend asana foundations.
Seated Poses and Open Twists (Level 1/2)
A seated and forward bend class for level 1/2 students where we will be focussing on opening up the hamstrings and achieving extra length through a series of open twists.
Practising to Learn in Miscellaneous Yoga (Advanced)
Today's miscellaneous sequence for advanced students is a little less dynamic than usual because we will be exploring what it means to be "practising to learn" rather than "practising to do."
Restorative: Using Props to Facilitate Observation (Level 3)
A pranayama class to help students regain a sense of novelty in restorative poses through the use of props and observation.
Standing Pose Foundations with Introduction to Twists (Beginners)
In this foundation standing pose sequence for beginners, we will review all the main standing poses and add an introduction to the Twisted Triangle, a pose that will help increase blood circulation in the lower back and abdomen, release tension in the spine, and improve hip mobility.
Miscellaneous session to free body of excess tension (Level 1/2)
In this session, level 1-2 students will explore ways of letting go of the tension in their muscles and joints that prevents them from moving deeper into poses and becoming more flexible.
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.
Twisting in Standing Poses with Wall Support (Level 3)
A fairly advanced sequence focussed on twisting in standing poses.
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.
Mindfulness in Forward Bends (Level 3)
This is a class for advanced students, in which we will go through a wide variety of seated forward bends and observe the actions required to make the most out of each pose.
Developing abdominal strength and balance (Level 1/2)
A sequence focussed on developing the abdominal muscles while also working on balance, in inverted, seated, and supine asanas.
Pranayama with seated meditation in Siddhasana (Level 1/2)
In this pranayama and restorative class for level 1/2 students, the asana part of the session will be dedicated to seated poses, most importantly Siddhasana, or Perfect Pose.