Dancing Spine - Backbends workshop with Paddy McGrath
Saturday August 27th
9.30am - 11.30am
cost: $65 or $55 early bird by August 13th
To book, contact Jo: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Learn some new techniques to find lightness and freedom in your back.
Paddy will be integrating yoga asana along with techniques from Chinese and Japanese martial arts to help you to relieve back pain and tension and improve spinal mobility.
Paddy teaches with deep passion and humor with her ever evolving quest to “unbutton the spine - so it can dance “
Assimilating decades of studies ,initially under “back bend master V Venketesh (Mysore India ) and senior Iyengar and Astanga teachers in both India and Australia.
Later, teachers Diane long, Angela Farmer and John Stirk who had the greatest impact on her teaching.
Paddy revolutionizes free movement in what she calls ‘the spinal revolution’
Using backbends as her thread she brings her insight to students of all levels through playful poses and light hearted language and imagery.
Paddy divides her time mainly between Australia and Thailand . She also teaches intensives and workshops in Cambodia ,Sri Lanka , Malaysia , India., Qatar and occasionally in Europe.
Two current major influences on Paddy’s practice are :-
Diane Long spent 23 yrs studying with Vanda Scaravelli ,and embodies Vanda’s teaching which she to continues to further develop . Paddy studies with her annually.
2) Buteyko breathing method
Under the guidance of Senior Buteyko Practitioner Christopher Drake
Impressed by the results , Paddy continues to practice this method of breathing that began for her 2 years ago, and to study its impact on her yoga practice and life.