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Open your Heart: Backbend Workshop

With Ellen Paalman

In this workshop, you will find out what backbends can do for you on an emotional and physical level. We go through some fundamental alignment principles and techniques to increase mobility and keep you safe and strong in backbends.


The key to feeling healthy is the sound functioning of the nervous system since it is the nervous system that is responsible for all functions of the body including healing. It is therefore important to maintain a balance of strength and flexibility at the back of the body in the spine, where the spinal cord is housed. Backbends are a great group of asanas to improve spinal health and alignment. They counteract the tendency to collapse the chest and strengthen the muscles of the spine and the shoulders. They help align and create space. 


After warming up and preparing the body we will explore different backbends. You will discover how back bending, when done properly, can give you the confidence you need to truly open your heart. It takes both strength as well as a willingness to feel vulnerable to be open.


This workshop is recommended students with some basic Yoga experience. All postures will be available in both gentle variations as well as deeper versions to suit individual needs and abilities. Limited spots are available to ensure a great learning experience.

Date / Time




23 May 2020, 13:30 - 16:00


Ellen Paalman

€ 35



You can register for this workshop by clicking ‘Book’ and paying online with iDeal, Credit Card or PayPal. Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when payment is complete.

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Are you entitled to a refund of the registration fee in case of cancellation? Please read article 16 ‘Cancellation of Workshop Registration’ in our General Terms and Conditions to know exactly where you stand.

About Ellen Paalman

Ellen Paalman is a Astanga en Vinyasa yoga teacher and dedicated yogi with a deep interest in yoga postures and their mechanics. As a child and teenager she was fascinated by dance, but finding yoga felt like coming home. She felt she was finally allowed to look within, instead of focussing on picture perfect.

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