Upcoming Workshops

Building Blocks of Backbending


Improve your backbends over this three-part workshop series! Each 90-minute workshop will be thematically focused, covering the topics listed below. Workshops will begin with a short warm-up and end with an open Q&A session.

Students who enroll in all 3 workshops will receive access to video recordings.

SATURDAY, AUG 15 | 10 – 11:30am PDT
BBB Part 1: Safety
– How to approach backbending responsibly and safely
– How to maintain your breath in backbends and use breath to deepen your experience
– How to to relieve acute or chronic back pain
– How to prevent aches and pains and protect yourself from longer-term damage

SATURDAY, AUG 22 | 10 – 11:30am PDT
BBB Part 2: Shoulders
– How to access more complete range of motion in your stubborn shoulders!
– How to create a more even and aesthetic backbend shape
– How to rotate your shoulders in backbends — achieving the full/flipped/pigeon grip without “cheating” your spine

SATURDAY, AUG 29 | 10 – 11:30am PDT
BBB Part 3: Strength
– How to develop active flexibility (vs. passive) in your backbending practice
– How to strengthen the muscles supporting your spine
– How to approach and work on backbending inversions — including scorpion and hollowback poses

Zoom links will be provided to enrollees by email prior to workshops. Add to your address book and check your spam folder if you have not received a link by the day of the event.

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