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BACKBENDING SECRETS With Gabriel (Gabe) Azoulay

With Gabriel (Gabe) Azoulay

While living in Mysore, Gabriel (GabeYoga) heard of an ancient backbending practice. After some research, Gabe met Vinay Kumar, a young champion who has spent his life with a teacher who taught him this ancient practice. Sceptical on their first class, having learned that traditional backbend postures will not be practiced (such as Urdhva Dhanurasana, or Ustrasana, or Kapotasana), Gabe found himself shocked at the principles he learned in that first class, and has been practicing them ever since.

Having taught this practice all over the world, to all levels and ages, Gabe has seen how this practice not only transforms students energy, but their understanding of their body, and developing the courage to face their fears!

Have you ever heard someone say "I want to open my upper back"? Or have you ever wished to go deeper into your backbend? Perhaps backbends scare you?

In this workshop we will face the fear of going into deep backbends, through the safety of an ancient practice designed to free us from fears and build the confidence to face the unkown.

We will:

  • Learn the anatomy of the spine and why the upper back hardly ever moves
  • What does the classical sun salutation teach us about the spine
  • Secret BackBending Sun Salutation practice
  • Foundational postures in the BackBending curriculum

The workshop will close with some yin postures and post discussion about why this practice made you feel so incredible.

→ registration:
→ address: Frankrijklei 107, 2000 Antwerp
→ price: 1 session 45€, full day 85€
→ payment: IBAN BE83 0016 4497 6015
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