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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.
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.
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.
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.