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Bending Backwards – An Anatomical Approach to Backbends and Abdominals

December 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

$50 – $60

Join Ellie Clarke for a deep dive into anatomy as it relates to your yoga teaching or practice. The Anatomy Workshops may be taken as individual workshops, or all three workshops as a series for the fullest understanding of the human body during yoga asana.
Workshop Dates:

  1. Nov. 10, 3:30-5:30 pm – Supple and Strong – An Anatomical Approach to Hips
  2. Dec. 8, 1:30-3:30 – Bending Backwards – An Anatomical Approach to Backbends and Abdominals
  3. Jan. 26, 5:00-7:00 pm – Strength and Flexibility – An Anatomical Approach to the Shoulder Girdle

Bending Backwards – An Anatomical Approach to Backbends and Abdominals

  • An anatomically focused look at the makeup of three different areas of the spine and the different ranges of motion available in each.
  • Learn the different dynamics involved in back-bends from the belly, the back, and from the knees and how you may explore expanded ranges of motion with preparatory postures and drills.
  • Review the relationship between the musculature of the front body and how it must lengthen for the back body to bend.
  • We’ll study a range of counter-postures (including core work!) and how they can best be applied to different back-bends to prevent soreness.

This workshop will involve lecture, visual presentation, and some asana practice. Please bring something to write on and with and dressed for yoga practice.

Price: $60
YH Members & Teachers Price: $50
All 3 Sessions: $135 ($45 each)


December 8, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$50 – $60


Yoga Heights
255 Carroll St NW
Washington, DC 20012


Yoga Heights

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