We invite you to join the wonderful Claire Dambawinna for a fun and dynamic workshop on May 25th, Explore // Backbends. The session will run from 2:30pm-5pm.

Practiced correctly, backbends in Yoga can have various benefits;

  • stimulates the sympathetic nervous system.
  • improves immunity through stimulating the lymphatic system.
  • strengthening the back and opening the chest.
  • improves posture and spinal health.
  • movement and releasing energy.
  • strengthening the hip flexors.

Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward-facing bow, also known as Cakrasana or Wheel pose) is a dynamic and challenging pose which comes towards the end of the Ashtanga Primary Series. It requires openness in the shoulders, chest, belly, groins and thighs. Practiced correctly this pose can be exhilarating, uplifting and a great antidote to the opposite movement which is prevalent in our daily life as we work at desks, look at phones, tend to children or pets and carry out most household or work activities.

We take time to break down this challenging pose, learn techniques to both prepare and support the body and learn practices to make the pose accessible as you work towards the full pose and also drop-backs.

During the workshop you will:

  • learn about the anatomy of backbends and how to practice them correctly
  • practice a dynamic sequence of preparatory poses to prepare and open the body (influenced by the Ashtanga system)
  • spend the second part of the session working towards Urdhva Dhanurasana and drop-backs including various options and modifications. We will explore the use of props, working in pairs and small groups.

Experience of the Ashtanga primary series is necessary for this workshop.

Where // Yoga Kula, Chapel Allerton.

When // Saturday 25th May, 2:30-5pm.

How //  You can book your space on this Yoga Technique focused workshop by clicking here.


You can also join Claire every Saturday for Ashtanga // Technique at 12:30. Book your space on this class by clicking here.

You can see our full list of upcoming events by clicking here.