LIBERATE YOUR LUMBAR: Therapeutic Backbending

with Cora Wen


liberate lumbarBackbends are invigorating, uplifting and opening. They help to stimulate proper functioning of digestion, preserve health in spinal discs and vertebral column, and open the body to diaphragmatic breathing. Backbends stretch the front body, allowing deeper breathing, and releases tension in the shoulders and spine. Learn to move with ease and effortlessness, and release into the joy of backbends!

Backbends can help increase lung capacity, prevent arthritis, alleviate depression, build stamina and improve circulation, digestion and immune function. But they demand a lot from the most vulnerable part of our spine—the lumbar. To protect the back, approach them with precise alignment and learn to engage key core muscles for safe movement.


Backbends are believed to help us move from the past into the present, and to help open our heartmind and let go of fear. Learn techniques and tips to soar in your backbends!


In this workshop you will:

– Strengthen & liberate legs, pelvis & belly
– Develop evenness over intensity
– Build a foundation of power & support
– Lengthen & decompress spine
– Extend & expand in dynamic alignment

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Tuition is $85, or $70 on or before March 15.
YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop.
Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.


This course provides 4 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF 300 and/or 4 Yoga Alliance® CEUs.

For more about our 300 Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE.




cora wen in circle-01Cora Wen (ERYT-500) founder of Yoga Bloom LAB1000 yoga therapy training, is an international specialist in yoga therapy. She teaches throughout Asia, Canada and the United States. A yoga teacher’s teacher, her lineage is a virtual who’s who of American yoga masters including Judith Hanson Lasater, Patricia Walden and Erich Schiffmann.


She left careers in fashion and corporate banking to follow her love and passion for Yoga, and her expertise has arisen from over two decades of practice. A favorite of students of all levels due to the extraordinary energy and life experiences she brings to her classes.

Her style of the funky fusion of humor, anatomy and Chinese meridian magic, helps students explores asana like no one else, opening to the beauty in the imperfect and the acceptance of change in body, mind and spirit.