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Breathe & Meditate


Gain confidence & discover your potential



Why are back bends so challenging and difficult to learn? Why are they often such a frustrating and daunting part of our yoga practice? In my experience back bending can be both terrifying and enjoyable. Back bends never came easy to me and it has taken years of daily practice to feel comfortable in them. I have learned though that a decent understanding of our own bodies limitations, a correct practice with alignment and an open and curious mind can bring us to a level of ease and comfort in back bending.

Our culture and daily work lifestyle is so geared towards forward bending that the back, shoulders and hip flexors become more rigid and we simply do not practice enough back bends to counterbalance ourselves. We have blockages on the energetic level especially in the area around the heart space where back bends tend to help open these areas.


What will this workshop cover?

·         Assessment of each body individually and its challenges in relation to back bends

·         Understanding back bending anatomy

·         Learning to use props efficiently to help us open our heart center

·         Learning to prepare the body for back bends

·         Learning a back bending sequence for home practice

·         Gaining confidence to practice back bends on a daily basis


Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for anyone that wants to discover how to safely prepare and get into a back bend with and without props, which parts of the body need to be strengthened and how to open and release the trapped energy in our heart center. Back bends become easier and more enjoyable when we have the right tools, the correct preparation and an open attitude.


Timing : Saturday 20th February at 11:00am (120 minutes)

Joining Fee: Single Pass 175 aed, 150 aed if you buy the 5 Workshops Pass (valid for 6 months).

Venue: Yoga House in Intercontinental Dubai Marina

*Note that the workshop will go ahead with a minimum of 4 persons. 



About the instructor: Jatta Tjurin

Jatta started the path of yoga in 18 years ago and when she discovered Ashtanga yoga 11 years  ago she felt intrigued and challenged physically and at the same time her mind was changed for good . She started practicing seriously and followed many famous ashtanga teachers; Lino Miele, Richard Freeman, David Swenson and then finally made her first trip to Mysore in 2010 to study at KPJAYI. She then subsequently travelled to Rishikesh to certify herself as a 500 + Yoga Alliance Ashtanga teacher from Tattvaa Yoga Shala. She also immersed herself deeply in the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika from which the yoga philosophy is derived from and realised that the physical asana is just one fraction of the whole of Yoga, which is as vast as life itself. She keeps practicing with the KPJAYI level 2 authorised teachers in Dubai and returns back to Mysore every year to study with Sharat Jois. 

Her teaching is based on traditional Ashtanga method and she is hand on with her students during the class to guide and adjust on a physical as well as energetic level. Her classes are always light and fun yet she cultivates a profound message in the beginning and the end of the class. She also teaches modified Ashtanga, vinyasa and hatha flow and each student will always receive individual adjustments according to their needs. 

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