Live online workshop | Get Strong: Prevent injury and practice for longevity 


Strengthen the Posterior Chain – Hamstrings, Glutes & Back

Saturday 1st July | 9.30-11.30am (BST)

Are you guilty of too much stretch and not enough strength??

Did you know that tons of yoga teachers end up with injuries and many are, unfortunately, even in need of hip replacements?!?!

We love a yoga practice, it makes us feel amazing. But, to keep a yoga practice sustainable we need to do strength work. So often strength work is often neglected and yogis can end up over stretching and unbalanced. (Read more about Yoga for Strength in the blog)

In this workshop, suitable for teachers to learn about incorporating these moves in their classes, or students to learn how to get strong, we will be looking at how to recruit, engage and strengthen all of the muscles in the back of the body, to support and stabilise your joints to avoid common yoga injuries.

We will be working specifically on hamstrings, glutes and of course the back itself – this is known as the ‘posterior chain’.

A yoga practice tends to focus so much on forward folding and lengthening the back of the body so here we will be looking at how to create some strength and stability in these often over stretched areas. Finding stability in the posterior chain can help to avoid and prevent some of the more common yoga injuries that result from too much forward folding without enough strength and stability in the muscles that are being stretched.

Listen to Kat and Sylvia on the podcast talking about “Handstands and Yoga Injuries”

In the workshop you will receive:

  • Tools to strengthen the muscles in the back of the body
  • Ways to balance all the folding and lengthening
  • Skills to help you find stability
  • Tips to prevent common yoga injuries

Who this workshop is for:

  • This workshop is suitable for all levels and is accessible for everyone to join.
  • If you are a yoga practitioner wanting learn more about ways to take care of your body with your yoga practice, then this workshop is great for you to build your toolkit.
  • If you are a yoga teacher then this workshop is so important to deepen your understanding as to how to build balanced classes for your students that encourage longevity in yours and their practice.

NOTE: This class will be suitable for all levels, relevant progressions and regressions will be given throughout so you can chose how much you want to challenge yourself. 

Sylvia began her yoga journey in 2001. Coming from a strong dance background yoga was always a part of her daily training and continues to be. Initially Ashtanga was her main practise, she completed her Primary and second series TT’s with David Swenson.  More recently her yoga practise has become more Dharma and Rocket based alongside a strong hand balance and acrobatic training regime.

Sylvia has been teaching yoga for many years and is London based. She also travels extensively to share her teachings all over the world. She likes to combine a strong flow with time to break down peak poses and transitions with precise detail and although you are most likely to find her upside down she does also enjoy practising and teaching yin to balance things out! 

The workshop will take place on Zoom and you will receive the link the day before the workshop.

No props are needed.

Can’t make it live?

We will be offering a on-demand playback of the workshop for 14 days afterwards, so you don’t have to miss out!


We know that some of you are facing some real cost-dilemmas and we know that sometimes our wellbeing practices are the first to suffer when life gets hard.

We want you to know that we are there for you.

Therefore, we are trialing a ‘Pay As You Can’ for our MFML workshops.

There is a suggested price, which we ask you to pay, if you have the means. The suggested price is the ‘true cost’ of running the workshop, and this is £30.

If finances might get in the way of you joining, you can pay what you can afford, and therefore you are still able to join. This is the Buddhist system of Dana. The minimum that we can accept is £5, because like you, we are also struggling at these times. 

Those of you do have the means, please do feel free to pay more than the suggested price. We want so much to continue to support you for years to come with online workshops and community gatherings. However, we can only do that if we continue to have your support through tougher times.

Please do get in touch if you have any queries whatsoever about the workshop, about payment, or any concerns at all. We really love to hear from you.


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Terms & Conditions

Practising safely

The live online workshops are for your education and your enjoyment only. You are participating in the live classes at your own risk. You are encouraged to to take breaks when needed and/or when in doubt, don’t do sequences that you are even a little concerned about. If you have any health condition, please seek medical advice before taking any form of exercise. If you have any concerns, please let us know before the workshop starts.

If you feel unwell in any way or if you experience any discomfort during class, please stop the class and consult your health practitioner immediately. Remember that yoga is mostly a journey off the mat and into life, and it is a journey about taking responsibility for our own actions and cultivating self-knowledge. Only choose exercises which will nurture and support you, and please take responsibility for yourself and your current abilities during your practice. Remember that each day is different, and even if yesterday you were able to perform a movement, that is no indicator that the same exercise is possible today. Please move within your comfortable limits and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, please seek medical advice.

We are not medical practitioners and we do not seek to offer medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before starting any new exercise. This is particularly important if you have any limiting condition or are, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage, either during or after this retreat. Your participation in this retreat is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, and you agree to abide by the T&Cs of Movement for Modern Life.


Your secure payment will reserve your place on this workshop. No refunds will be made.

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