Sarah Fretwell

Yoga, Movement, Mobility, Wellness

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Freeing the Hips, Shoulders & Spine: Yoga and Mobility Workshop

The hips, including the hamstrings, shoulders and spine 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 workshop at Zen Yoga studio in Camberwell, you will learn how to cultivate a greater range of motion and flexibility in key areas of the body: the spine and all the muscles of the hips including the hamstrings. Using certain drills and sequencing to educate the nervous system on how to express this range of motion, you will learn how to build flexibility and mobility throughout the whole body. You'll also learn the role that gravity plays in stretching and a range of tactics to use gravity to our advantage - both in yoga and also mobility work. 

This workshop 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 and abdominals in creating a strong and supported, mobile spine. The workshop will incorporate creative yoga sequences, mobility exercises and drills, and will incorporate yoga inspired movements and creative flow.

This is a physical practice with lots of time for questions, partner work, chatting and most of all having fun! 

All levels of students are welcome, including beginners. Email me at for any questions.