Challenging Backbends for Beginners

Intermediate I
(56 Reviews)
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This class is all about exploring backbends, from the gentle in sphinx pose (salamba bhujangasana) and cobra (bhujangasana), to the more challenging in upward facing dog (urdhvamukha shvanasana) and camel pose (ustrasana). Anastasia's care and attention help you move into the more challenging poses with stability and awareness, while balancing them with the best counter poses to keep you back feeling strong, healthy and relaxed.


  • Block


  • Hips
  • Spine
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Legs and Feet
  • Lower Back


  • Hatha Yoga
January 15, 2020

The other day I checked out the bloopers and I was so happy to see that yoga instructors are not always perfect. I especially love today; it made me laugh in the middle of my practice. Thank you Anastasia for a lovely class and for being real.

February 2, 2018

Excellent pace towards camel pose which has been a challenge for me. I even got a short upward dog going! Thank you.

November 23, 2017

Great progression to some beautiful backbends! Thank you again! (And I LOVE the sloth shirt!)