A BACKBENDING WORKSHOP SERIES
WHEN: SUNDAYS 1:00-3:30pm EST on ZOOM
May 9th Uddiyana Bandha Part 1: Forward Folds, Backbends + Twists
May 16th Uddiyana Bandha Part 2: Deeper into Backbending
May 23rd Uddiyana Bandha Part 3: Backbending with Rib Closing
Meets live on Zoom (participants will also receive a downloadable recording to keep. If you can’t attend live, just sign up and you will receive the recording via email.)
Single Workshop $39 Early Bird (sign up by April 30th) | $50 after April 30th
3 Session Workshop Package $99 Early Bird (sign up by April 30th) | $150 after April 30th
*Lighthouse Live Auto-Renew Members receive 15% off all rates!
Uddiyana Bandha Part 1: Forward Folds, Backbends + Twists
Going from a backbend to a forward fold is a skill dependent upon the mastery of Uddiyana Bandha, or the navel lock. This lock, in conjunction with Mula Bandha, provides powerful support within every single yoga posture. Uddiyana Bandha specifically supports each pose from the inside out, allowing for more ease in your effort and more spaciousness within each posture.
Join Jared in the first of a 3 part series exploring this powerful lock and how we use it in forward folds, backbending postures, and twists. This workshop is suitable for all levels of practitioner and can be taken by itself or as the foundation for Uddiyana Bandha workshops 2 + 3.
Uddiyana Bandha Part 2: Deeper into Backbending
In this workshop Jared will go deep into backhanding basics and explore how to integrate Uddiyana Bandha in four backbending postures: Cobra, Bow, Camel, and Scorpion.
Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to have attended the Mula Bandha Backbending Workshop beforehand as it is important to use these locks in conjunction with one another. The recording of this course can be purchased here.
Uddiyana Bandha Part 3: Backbending with Rib Closing
If you’ve taken a class with a Lighthouse Teacher, you’ve heard the cue, “close your bottom ribs.” This technique creates an incredible amount of stability in backbending postures, but can be challenging to put into action because it feels counter-intuitive to the direction of the pose.
In this workshop, Jared will break down the process of rib closing, by discussing the horizontal directionality of Uddiyana Bandha in specific backbending postures. The practice of rib closing not only creates a more functional backbend, it also increases awareness of right and left sides of the spine, and helps to connect to each vertebrae in the spinal column. We continue to refine Cobra, Bow, Camel, and Scorpion poses in the final workshop of this 3 part series. ,