Back bend postures can be a challenging aspect of Yoga posture practice but bring many benefits, are invigorating, energising and fun.
Suitable to those with previous experience the session will cover, why back bends are a challenge and benefits followed by a practice of more specific postures which focus on the various areas of the body which need to be developed in order to contribute to ‘being comfortable’ in back bends. Included will also be some partner work and Thai massage stretches which focus on manoeuvrability of the upper back and shoulders.
Following this will be a dynamic sequence which will put it all together with variations to suit.
**Previous experience is required for this workshop, not for beginners**
When, where & how much?
- Sunday 24th February
- Blooming Bamboo, Seaham
David first became interested in Yoga nearly 20 years ago when he was introduced to Transcendental meditation by local teacher Chris Greathead and shortly after started practicing Iyengar Yoga for a few months before connecting with a Buddhist Yogi Sudaka who was teaching Ashtanga vinyasa Yoga. David did his first teacher training in 2004 with Brian Cooper and taught Ashtanga in Newcastle for nearly 10 years and has taken additional workshop training with many teachers including Srivatsa Ramaswami, Matthew Sweeney, Danny Paradise, David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff, Donna Farhi, Paul Grilley, Christopher Gladwell & Godfrey Devereux to help gain insight into the various approaches to Yoga so that this can then be related to students in a supportive way that suits the needs of the individual.
In 2011 David traveled for a year around India and Asia and studying at the Krishnamacharya Healing Foundation, completed an additional teacher training at the Patanjali International Yoga Foundation in Rishikesh studying traditional Hatha Yoga practices under the guidance of Dr Jitendara Das and is also a practitioner of Traditional Thai massage. David teaches in Newcastle and runs workshops and hosting visiting teachers.