Foundations of Yoga – Awaken the Spine with Leigh Houghton – Fitzroy Studio

Foundations of Yoga Spine



Awaken the Spine 

The spine is the backbone of our yoga practice.

This workshop will take you safely into the depths of back bending and shoulderstand to ensure longevity in your practice and safety on the mat. Backbending is a way to strengthen all the muscles in your back body and legs, awaken the spine and light up the nervous system with stimulation.

Shoulderstand benefits are numerous affecting almost every system in the body including the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems.

  • Learn the building blocks of alignment and strength to safely practice back bending as part of Power Living’s Vinyasa flow.
  • Explore the principles of back bending in Upward Facing Dog and how you can then carry these through to more advanced variations.
  • Understand how to enter into heart opening postures with awareness.
  • Learn how to practice inversions safely and with modifications for your needs
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions and workshop special postures in an open, safe environment.
  • Suitable for all levels of practitioner. This workshop is essential for anyone within their first three months of practice. It’s also great for the experienced yogi looking for a refresher or how to take their practice to the next level.
  • Come PLAY, learn and have fun!




2008 was when Leigh’s interest in yoga shifted towards dedication. His love of the physical practice and passion for alignment drew him to study with teachers such as Noah Maze, Ross Rayburn, John Friend and Tara Judelle, while his creativity and fun-loving nature resonated with Les Leventhal’s Sequence Training and Shiva Rea’s Fluid Power Training with Simon Park. While working towards his 500hr RYT with Power Living and Tiffany Cruikshank he is also currently undertaking a 250 hour Traditional Yoga Studies course on yoga history and philosophy.


“The practice of yoga works at a physical, mental and emotional level & may be rewarding and challenging. We invite you to take care and participate to a level that you feel most comfortable.” 


8 December 2019






Leigh Houghton


$45 (10% members discount)

yoga, core, conditioning, Fitzroy, spine, foundations