Free Your Spine - Backward Bending

Free Your Spine - Backward Bending

Deepen Your Practice

PLAY WITH - cobra pose, upward-facing dog, standing backbend (standing anahatasana), wheel pose

EXPLORE - nurturing your spine with wisdom

AWAKEN - full-body invigoration 

Backward bends are known to be invigorating and exhilarating, but are often approached with a sense of trepidation. In this workshop, we'll look at the anatomy of a well-functioning spine and supporting structures, and give you some essential tools to stabilize your vertebrae while bending backwards. Backward bending requires not only flexibility in your spine, but also plenty of range in your shoulder and hip joints - this is where most people hit road bumps that halt their progress. Learn the safe ways to open up these structures, while strengthening the supporting muscles of the spine and core. In this workshop, you’ll gradually move towards deeper backbends that invigorate your body and mind, but with respect for your own individual body and its needs.  Love and nurture your spine through this practical "workshop-style" class.

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Nicole Walsh

Nicole Walsh has been a driving force in the Sydney yoga community since she opened the doors of her first yoga studio in 2002. Over her 20 year teaching career, she has become one of Sydney’s most respected teachers.

Passionate about sharing the teaching journey with others, Nicole has been training and mentoring yoga teachers since 2006, instilling a heart-centered approach to teaching in all her trainees.  Nicole guides her students via an embodied experience of yoga and meditation, translating yogic wisdom into practical skills for living, so that they may thrive in modern life.  She is eternally grateful to her teachers Shiva Rea, Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine for their ongoing wisdom and support.

Nicole’s weekly classes offer an uplifting and progressive approach to Vinyasa Flow Yoga, infusing a dynamic combination of breath-inspired movement and creative, yet balanced and intelligent sequencing, with real-life down-to-earth wisdom.   Nicole is a regular contributor to Australian Yoga Journal magazine, and her writing has also been featured in Wellbeing, UltraFit and Women’s Health Magazines. Nicole has taught at yoga events such as Wanderlust, Ignite Yoga Summit, Byron Spirit Festival, Sydney Spirit Retreat, Sydney Yoga Conference and Sydney Festival. She leads workshops, retreats and teacher trainings in Australia and overseas.


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