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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.
Preparing the Body and Mind for Padmasana
Padmasana, also known as the Lotus Pose and one of the poses we will be exploring today, is probably one of the most iconic asanas.
Strengthening the Foundations for Seated Pranayama
In this class, we will be working on entering into a seated meditation session in a smooth way, through an asana practice focussed on strengthening the necessary foundations.
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.
Trying Out and Observing Different Pose Modifications (Level 3)
In this miscellaneous class for level 3 students, we will look at some foundational standing poses and observe how modifying them changes the way we experience them.
Session for Menstrual Cramp Relief
A relaxing sequence especially suited for the menstrual cycle and for dealing with menstrual cramps.
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.
The Concept of Timing in Standing Poses (Level 1/2)
A standing pose session dedicated to the exploration of timing, one of the key aspects of yoga practice.
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."
Methodical Approach to Observation in Iyengar Yoga (Advanced)
An advanced-level miscellaneous class focussing on a mixture of standing, sitting, and twisting poses, aimed at teaching students to observe the cues from their bodies in a more methodical way.
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.
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.