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Chaturanga clinic

Find your strength & stability



Challenging and strength-building, chaturanga dandasana (four-limbed staff pose) is probably one of the most frequently practiced postures in vinyasa classes.  In this workshop you will learn the alignment, mechanics of Chaturanga through fun exercises and creative prop variations so that you can build a healthy strong sustainable chaturanga practice.


We’ll talk about the common myths and pitfalls of this pose. We will look at modifications that will help you access Chaturanga in your body when needed, whether you are building strength or recovering from an injury.  We will also look at ways to not do chaturanga and the reasons why Knees-chest-chin is not a suitable chaturanga alternative.


Chaturanga is a difficult asana. And it can take years and years to embody the subtleties of alignment in this posture.  It is important to work towards it in a safe way that supports healthy shoulders. 

Workshop Content:


  • What is chaturanga and why do we do it?

  • Steps to refine and build strength toward full, sustainable chaturanga

  • Ramped up quality of transitions into and out of chaturanga

  • Options for modifying the pose without losing out on strength building

  • Explore alignment and mechanics of Chaturanga through props

  • Learn Injury prevention techniques to support healthy shoulders

  • Explore fun, suitable alternatives

Refine your chaturanga, save your shoulders!

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for all levels and abilities. 

Timing : Saturday 6th November 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's yoga path started in London 2001 and she felt the invigorating benefits of yoga on the body and mind. She got more deeply involved in the practice of Ashtanga in Dubai 10 years ago and was lucky to practice with many reverent teachers such as David Swenson, Richard Freeman, Petri Raisanen and John Scott. She has made two trips to Mysore to study at KPJAYI with Sharat Jois and will be applying to go practice with him. 

She is a 500h+ certified ashtanga teacher from Tattvaa Yoga Shala in Rishikesh and Ashtanga Rocket from It's YogaSatellite. Jatta is a hands on teacher and likes to connect with her students on a physical and mental level. The understanding of the body and mind connection is prevalent in her classes and she cultivates the deeper side of yoga and at the same time keeps her classes fun, inspiring and energizing. 

She has a passion for the philosophy side and keeps studying Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and Advaita Vedanta. She feels that the practice is only asana if not backed up by the yoga philosophy.

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