Workshops & Courses
Backbends and Heart Opening Workshop
With Dana Baniel
22 September 2018, 14:30–17:00
Backbends are amongst the most uplifting of poses. They increase prana while teaching us to hold ourselves steadily in postures of openness and vulnerability. Backbends build strength, flexibility, lengthen the spine, tone the core and help open the hips and shoulders.
When we understand the alignment needed and the lifting sensation (as opposed to pushing), bending backwards becomes a beautiful and graceful thing.
In this intermediate workshop we will learn to approach backbends with proper alignment, refined awareness and concerted movement. We will explore some techniques for progressive (yet safe) deepening of some of the more challenging backbends, learning key enhancements to truly blossom our hearts open.
Meet the Teachers
Donna’s spiritual journey began after experiencing a solar eclipse in India in 1995.
Shortly after that, she took a silent Vipassana retreat followed by a number of others, which changed her as a person and prepared her for when she found yoga, via an Ashtanga Vinyasa class which she happened across on her way to the beach in Goa in 1998.