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Bending Backward with Athena Pappas

May 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Backbends are an essential part of a balanced yoga practice. They remove stiffness from the back, tone the adrenals, kidneys and liver; backbends also stimulate the nervous system and promote emotional wellbeing.

Whether you can’t get enough of the invigorating energy that backbends bring or are someone who feels like you will never “get” backbends, this workshop will help you to understand, develop and deepen your practice of backbends.

This workshop is suitable for students who have attended yoga classes regularly for at least one year.  It is a “Step-It Up” workshop for those wanting to move from Level 1 to Level 2 classes.

Drop-ins are welcome.  

Register Early for the workshop and save $15!
Early Bird Price: $50 for all until May 2nd

Regular Rate: $65 after May 2nd


What is “Step it Up”?

A special series for experienced level 1 students.  “Step it Up” will give you the confidence to move into taking Level 2 classes. Students often ask, “what is the difference between a Level 1 class and a Level 2 class?” and “How do I know that I am ready to graduate to Level 2?” This workshop will help you feel comfortable in a level 2 class.  Each “Step it Up” workshop focuses on a particular category of poses, reviewing important poses and preparing you for level 2 poses. You will build your strength, stamina and flexibility!




Athena Pappas is a well known Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher based in San Francisco.  She has been studying and practicing yoga since 1989, she began teaching in 1998.

Athena finds great joy in teaching yoga. Her instruction is clear and concise, emphasizing alignment and awareness; encouraging focus and balance for mind and body. She teaches with skill, confidence and a sense of humor. Athena shares with her students the benefits of yoga for physical and emotional well-being. She strongly believes that yoga is more than a physical discipline; it is a many faceted gem offering us the tools necessary to achieve true and lasting transformation.

Athena continues to refine her teaching skills and deepen her knowledge of yoga through ongoing study with Senior Iyengar teacher Manouso Manos.  She has studied under B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, India.

She has appeared in the pages of Yoga Journal, The Body Shop Yoga: A Natural Fitness for Body and Spirit and in The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health. Athena teaches full-time in San Francisco and is President of the Board of Directors for the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California / the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco. Find out more at



May 5, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Early Bird Price
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