Yoga Backbends Workshop

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Join Jasminder Bahia for a Yoga Backbend Workshop. This is a warming heart-opening practice that helps us understand how to move mindfully through backbends. With some hip openers, mild inversions, and subtle core work. 

This workshop explores how backbends strengthen your back, shoulders, chest, and hips. Exploring supine (lying on the back) and prone (laying on the belly) asanas (postures). The focus is on standing backbends, working towards Natarjasana (Lord of the dancer’s pose). We end practice with twists, a deep restful Savasana, and a guided meditation/yoga nidra practice. 

This yoga backbend workshop includes:

  • benefits of back bending
  • how to warm up for backbends
  • how to use props like yoga blocks, and a yoga belt 
  • alternatives and medications for different body types
  • how backbends help the spine for meditation 

You teacher Jasminder Bahia

Jasminder has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years and leading yoga teacher training programmes since 2011. A psychologist, and student of Zen she brings a warm-hearted, practical approach to asana and meditation. She has a knack for making practices accessible to different populations. A life-long student, she has completed in-depth training in Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, and delved deeper into anatomy, pranayama, and restorative training. Jasminder has suffered from backaches and sciatica issues and is keen to share an inclusive approach, to help students discover the support and freedom back bending postures bring.

Any special preparations for the yoga backbend workshop

It is advisable to practice on an empty stomach and avoid eating at least two hours before the workshop. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please bring a yoga mat, the school is still following safety guidelines for practice, and ask students to wear a mask on entry. Make sure you are fit and well to take place in the session. This session is not suitable for beginners.

Saturday 2 April 11.30 am to 1.30 pm 

This two-hour workshop on yoga backends with Jasminder Bahia is £30 per person. The session runs in person at the studio. Not suitable for beginners. The session offers chai and light snacks, and optional Q&A with the teacher at the end of practice.  Runs on Saturday 2 April from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. Please book here.

Cancellation policy for workshops:
A refund (minus a 20%  admin fee) will be made for cancellations made more than six weeks before the start date. For cancellations, less than six weeks before the workshop there will be no refunds or transfers. Please contact us if you have any queries.

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