Sarah Fretwell

Yoga, Movement, Mobility, Wellness

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Yin and Yang: Hips, Hamstrings & Spine 

  • zen yoga Camberwell Church Street London, England, SE5 8TR United Kingdom (map)

This Yin and Yang workshop is designed to strengthen and free all those muscles that have been strained, shortened and tightened after all those years of sitting on chairs or sofas for long periods, running or cycling, and simply not moving the way you were designed to move. 

The hips and spine (and hamstrings which are muscles of the hip) were designed to have freedom of movement, to bend with ease, to be supple. 

Sitting for long periods, whether that's at work or at home as well as the limited range of movement in our daily lives can cause these muscles and the fascia around them to contract and tighten, causing what we know as “stiffness” or an inability to touch our toes or bend backwards with ease.

In this two hour workshop, we will explore how to cultivate a greater range of motion and strength in key areas of the body: the spine and all the muscles of the hips including the hamstrings. You will learn how to cultivate a greater awareness of the core muscles, how to access greater range of motion, both passively and actively, in key areas of the body, and how to release tight hips and hamstrings using dynamic movements and slower-paced yin yoga. 

This will not only help to improve the flexibility and strength, but it will also help alleviate back and hip pain, improve your posture, teach you how find freedom in these areas with yoga poses and exercises that you can take back home to your own mat. We will also explore the function of hips, shoulders, abdominals, and limbs in creating a strong and supported backbending practice. The workshop ends with exercises that unwind the spine, savasana, and meditation. 

If you want to get stronger in your core or have tight hamstrings, weak hip flexors, or have back pain, this workshop is for you. This is a physical practise with vinyasa and yin yoga with lots of time for questions, chatting and laughter! ALL levels of practitioners are welcome.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE or email me for questions or to book via bank transfer.