intro to arm balances

Confidently and safely improve your arm balance practice.

When I was a younger student, I remember being awestruck by arm balances, "How is that even possible?" 

Bright-eyed bushy-haired,  I was inspired and motivated to learn, but I wasn't sure where to begin in breaking it down.  I actively sought out experienced teachers who could help me in developing my practice further.  

 

I never stopped learning. 

I became a teacher and am always so excited when my students experience a breakthrough moment in their practice.

Now, with the experience and knowledge I have gathered over the past 10 years, I bring you an intensive course with follow-along instructional videos to share my favorite pro tips for advancing your practice.

Intrigued by advanced postures, but not sure where to start? 

Afraid of falling on your face in Crow Pose? 

Struggling with wrist pain?

This online intensive course is broken down into 10 Lessons that can be completed at your own pace. Revisit the lessons as often as you like. You have access to the course forever.

Upon completion of Intro to Arm Balances, you can expect to have a solid understanding of:

  • Wrist warm-ups and strengthening

  • Core work and practice of the Bandhas

  • Spinal warm-ups and strengthening

  • Alignment and options for modifying

  • How to work progressions for challenging postures

  • Transitions and linking together multiple postures

Course Outline:

Intro and Welcome

  1. Warm Up Your Wings

  2. Intro to Levers

  3. Find Your Bandhas - Energy Locks

  4. Lolasana, Tittibhasana, and Bhujapidasana - Pendant Pose, Firefly

  5. Eka Hasta Bhujasana, Astavakrasana - Elephant Trunk Pose, 8-Angle Pose

  6. Ganda Bherundasana, Mayurasana - Chinstand, Peacock Pose

  7. Parsva Bhuja Dandasana - Grasshopper Pose

  8. Tolasana and Utpluti Dandasana - Lifting Lotus, Lifting Staff

  9. Transitions: Linking Multiple Arm Balances 

  10. Baby Crow, Kukkutasana, and Lotus Peacock

BONUS Chapter. Inversions: Headstands, Forearm Stand

I am not the type to really stay dedicated to any workout regiments... so when I can honestly say that this program both kept my attention and made me excited about working out- it’s a small miracle for me.

I’ve been looking online for awhile for an instructor who teaches these arm balances... I hadn’t been able to find any that really break it down for me to learn from home. The videos were waiter far too advanced, or way too simple. Sarah’s program is the perfect balance between the two. I feel challenged, yet I am actually learning to do these poses and I feel so accomplished.

One of the other many reasons I truly enjoyed this program is because I loved the fact that I can go at my own pace , meaning I was able to rewind and pause as many times as necessary. I was also able to replay the video as many times as I liked - which meant I was able to really hone in on the moves I was trying to master.

Sarah is so personable and so down to earth, that I felt it was easy to go to her with any questions that I had. She responds quickly and is the greatest yoga instructor I’ve ever had the chance to work with.

~Lena