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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
A workshop focussing on strengthening our standing pose foundations. Suitable for students of all levels, especially lower ones.
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.
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.
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.
Discovering Connections in Forward Bends (Advanced)
In this class, we will explore in detail the connections between different parts of the body that manifest themselves when we are doing forward bends.
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.
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.
Uplifting and Calming Sequence for General Level Students
This general-level sequence aims to combine two ways of practising: uplifting our energy and quietening our mind.
Consolidate Your Foundations (Standing Poses)
The first video in a new series aimed at helping beginner-level students strengthen their foundations.
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 (Forward Bends and Twists)
This is a well-rounded forward bend class for advanced students, including twists and asymmetrical variations.
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.
Standing poses with wall support for general level students
We will be looking at some standing poses to the wall today.
Weight-bearing and balance poses to build confidence and bone density
This session focusses on weight-bearing poses to help build confidence and balance, tone our muscles, and maintain good bone density throughout.
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.