An afternoon study of backbends with Anneke Faas. Backbends open the body and create joy. Yet, beginners struggle to understand the dynamics of these poses and how to do them when you are stiff.
In this workshop, we will explore the poses that prepare you for backbends. You will learn the important steps that lead to backbends, modifications for different body types, and how to practice them at home.
This class is appropriate for level one Iyengar Yoga students who are ready to explore level two poses and delve deeper into understanding backbends. Level 2 students will have an opportunity to solidify their knowledge of these asanas with this afternoon of intensive study.
Anneke Faas is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and Certified Yoga Therapist (c-IAYT). She became a devoted practitioner at the age of 14, and a yoga teacher in college. Yoga continues to support her through many stages of life. Anneke has a knack for relating yoga to everyday living – using it as a tool to bring balance and meaning to students’ lives. As a teacher, Anneke has a warm presence and directs her classes with ease and careful focus. Beginners love Anneke’s fun classes! Her love of yoga philosophy and chant shines through in her work with intermediate students. She also offers expertise to pregnant and post-natal mothers. Anneke loves being in nature with her family. You will find her camping in the mountains with her children, or playing in the ocean during her free time.