100-Hour Backbends Intensive



Cultivate control and stability.


Discover and explore the different muscular efforts needed in the shoulder, spine, and front body to actively go into backbends, and how to come out of these poses with stability.

Learn techniques to release the front body and other muscles that may inhibit your backbending range of motion and strengthen the muscles that you’ll need to stabilize for moving into deeper backbends safely and progressively.

Course Objectives


Asana
Explore various ways to build skills to physically prepare the body for various backbending poses.

Anatomy & Movement
Understand and integrate anatomy and movement principles that release and strengthen the front and back body for backbends

Practice
Learn to build an intelligent and efficient sequence for one’s own practice and for the practice of others.

Philosophy
Write and reflect on how the Niyamas manifest in one’s own life and how it can improve life off the mat.

Asana Objectives


SKILLS

1
Strengthen and stabilize core muscles to
allow the body to move in and out of
backbending postures.

2
Release the front body and bring awareness
to the way the back body contracts.

3
Release the shoulder girdle muscles
for shoulder flexion and extension.

4
Strengthen and release the neck muscles
to minimize strain when going into thoracic
extension.

5
Apply learned skills in backbending poses.
BACKBEND POSES

Standing Backbends (Chapasana, Natarajasana)
Urdhva Dhanurasana
Inversions with Backbends (Vrschikasana)
Prone Backbends
Dropback Pose Progressions
Mandalasana

Course Subjects


Daily Morning Asana & Meditation
Breathwork & Basic Pranayama
Yoga Anatomy & Movement
Sequencing
Teaching Methodology
Philosophy & Ethics of Yoga

Certification


At the end of each course, trainees who have attended and completed the requirements of the first 5 weekends will receive a certificate of attendance.

Trainees who have completed all weekends (per 100-hour module) will receive a certificate of completion.

Yoga Teachers who have completed all requirements (of the 300-hour program) and any other requirements by Yoga Alliance will be allowed to register themselves as an RYT-500.

Align&Refine Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS)® and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)®.

SCHEDULE

TBA


LOCATION

TBA


INCLUSIONS

Asana Practice
Practical Anatomy
General Adjustments
Practice Methodology
Philosophy & Journaling
Course Manual


RATE

Drop-In TBA
Full Course TBA


Progressive and inclusive flow classes


Get in touch.

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MOBILE

0917 841 1201


EMAIL

info@alignandrefineyoga.com


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