Backbends - An Immersive Workshop

Improve the flexibility of your spine while achieving deeper backbends!

Backbending Techniques to Go Deeper

Want to learn firsthand techniques to achieve deeper backbends safely and effectively in your Bikram Yoga practise? JOIN US for BYL’s special seminar “BACKBENDS, AN IMMERSIVE WORKSHOP” with Senior BYL teacher, author and international yoga competition judge Sam Magee.


GET READY to rock your practise with deeper, more inspiring backbends. Deep back bending is stimulating, revitalising and great for overall internal conditioning.

A regular hot yoga practise involving aligned and correct backward bending lays the foundation for a healthy spine and improved flexibility.


Our very first Backbending Workshop promises to be an immersive experience, where you'll get valuable insights and immerse yourself in the practise of backbending. You'll now learn techniques to improve your backbends, helping you prevent or recover from back problems resulting from a sedentary lifestyle involving unhealthy levels of sitting, lifting and forward bending without balancing out the constant one-sided stress on the spine. Safe and deep back bending requires the opening of all sections of the spine; cervical, thoracic and lumbar.




Backbends have an amazing uplifting effect on us mentally, physically and emotionally and are powerful energy enhancers which promote instant vitality and wellbeing. New levels of energetic freedom and openness are available when a fuller range of motion in the spine is accessed, and the chest and heart are opened. Backbends are the core of the Bikram yoga series and part of several postures from Half Moon to Standing Bow, Cobra, Locust, Floor Bow or Camel. Regular, aligned and correct backward bending lays the foundation for a healthy spine and the recovery from back injuries or herniated discs.

This wonderful workshop will break down each section working on theory, tips & techniques in relation to asanas/postures. Part of the class will involve practising the techniques, and all asanas will be counteracted with gentle forward stretches or compressions to create overall balance in the body.

Whether you are yearning to drop back into Wheel or simply want to incorporate practise techniques to help cure a back problem, this hands-on workshops presents the opportunity to get playful with your practice and try things you believe you can't do, or don't know how to do. You will receive alignment adjustments & assistance and have the opportunity to work past your fear and try out poses in a safe and fun environment. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and get specific feedback. Bring pen and paper and be prepared to do some fun yoga mat work!


> Learn how to develop deeper backbends, safely and effectively

> Explore the anatomy of the spine & key benefits of back bending

> Gain valuable tips & techniques to apply in your practise

> Align movement & breath to improve spine flexibility

> Learn directly from one of the U.K.’s leading yoga teachers 


Come away with important techniques you can directly implement in your practise to help you go deeper into your back bending journey.


There will be plenty of time for Q&A's and lots of valuable techniques will be explained, so bring pen and paper and be prepared to do some fun yoga mat work! 

Book now as spaces are LIMITED and will go fast!




The workshop is open to all levels, Beginners to Advanced.

Please dress as though coming for a normal class - wear appropriate yoga clothing, and bring a yoga mat, towels and water (these items can also be rented/purchased at the studio).  Bring a notepad and pen as you may want to take notes during the class.