Balancing on your hands in yoga is a varied and diverse practice, and invokes a varied and diverse response both in your nervous system and in your psychology. Different arm balances require different parts of the body to be ready, open, strong and, misunderstood, it can feel extremely frustrating at best and even impossible at worst. But there is a method, a way in, and in the process of unravelling the poses there is a grand opportunity to look inside your heart and mind. In this workshop we will break down a number of arm balances, looking at the structure and mechanics of each, and a few different ways to access. This will be a playful and curious journey, come prepared to have a go and have fun.
A fiercely passionate and soulful teacher, Cassie’s classes are a sweaty, fun mash-up of refined alignment-based vinyasa, as well as the quieter, nourishing practices of yin yoga and meditation.
After many years living and teaching in Hong Kong, Cassie returned to her home country and set up home in Melbourne and then Byron Bay.
Cassie has been teaching for over ten years and is an Anusara–inspired teacher She has studied with many incredible teachers, primarily Anusara founder John Friend and her main teacher, Patrick Creelman, who has greatly influenced her ‘wild yet steady’ style. Other teachers include Sarah Powers, Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, Ana Forrest, Shiva Rae, Baron Baptiste and of course our home-grown original Duncan Peak.
“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.”