Workshops

Pashasana workshop

Pasasana with Matthew Sweeney

Pashasana is the first posture of the Ashtanga Intermediate series and can be quite a challenge. What to focus on bind or heels down? Matthew Sweeney has some useful tips and even talks about the transition out of it.

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Backbending Workshop with Heather Elton

backbending with heather elton

This video with Heather Elton is all about backbending. First of all there is a vinyasa sequence that you can follow to gradually work deeper into your backbends. This is followed by some opening work using props to demonstrate techniques for finding more space and comfort for those that find backbending a challenge.

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Activate Your Yoga Feet

Foot Activation Melanie Cooper

Active lively feet will bring benefits to your everyday life and your yoga practice too. Beloved teacher Melanie Cooper demonstrates some simple exercise to get your feet up and running.

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Dealing with Emotional Overwhelm in Yoga Class

Emotional Overwhelm Josefin Wikstrom

Josefin Wikström and Stu gives some advice on how to handle emotional flooding in class, depending how the student is reacting. Always remind students that strong emotions might arise from a yoga practice and that it is OK and natural when we start to relax. Focus on long deep breaths with a relaxed belly. You can also ask the student to name 5 ordinary objects in the shala in order to come back to the present moment and re-connect to…

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Some Techniques for Dealing with Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks and Yoga Techniques

Josefin Wikstrom gives a short instruction with a few practices that can be helpful if you are suffering from panic attacks. Please seek professional advice if you are experiencing this frequently. It can also be helpful to add a ”mantra” behind the breath silently for your self. Here is a example: When you are inhaling thinking the words- ” I am here” and on the exhalation- ” I am safe”. Try to name a few ordinary objects in the room…

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