Bending Over Backward

The Why and How of Practicing and Teaching Backbends
Know what to learn and unlearn about backbends so that you can practice them or teach them in a healthy, safe and intelligent way.

4 Fridays during October 2021

09.00 am- 10.15am

All sessions will be recorded and available for you until the end of November!
Backbends are important. They’re important for opening the front of the body which we close normally. We stretch the intercostal muscles between the ribs and we stretch the front of the diaphragm. Both of this help breathing as we age and as we live this practice. Energetically, backbends squeeze the back kidneys and open the front kidneys and affects somewhat the adrenal glands. Back bends energetically are often suggested for two ends of the spectrum of our emotional state. They can be good for depression. They can also be good for the opposite when we’re very agitated if we do a supported backbend in which the head is lower than the heart. That can be very internalizing and quieting and reduce the Dosha of Vatta.
The more we age, the more backbends we need to do (:
It is all about our intention of doing this pose and not the pose itself.
We all need backbends in our lives.
This workshop will include theoretical studies of anatomy & kinesiology as well as psychological effects back bends create.
Join us to explore, practice and enjoy backbends! It will be fun!
Cost: 545 INS


Namaste and much love,

Hi Vicky,
When I step onto my yoga mat, I take the time to discover myself. But there is so much to explore, especially postpartum, and so little time to do it right. In this "Trust Yourself First" weekend you insightfully and professionally built a perfect training program that gave me tools and pointers to finetune my self-practice. Your deep knowledge in anatomy provided me with the opportunity to learn what is best for my new postpartum body. Now my yoga practice feels much better and me and my body thank you so much!!
I definitely trust myself more now � and can't wait for your next course "Rooting before flying".

Adi Shaul

My retreat with Vicky was a gift for myself.
Being a working mom with two little kids after covid year felt like the right time for some ME time.. Vicky for me is more than a yoga teacher. She takes you to her own journey, we grow together with our body and mind and practicing with her feels like it's the first time every time. She constantly improving and learning new things and share them with us.
A good outcome for me was to practice yoga as much as I can in this retreat.
But Vicky's way was to leave a mark and bring back to people the magic glimpse of yoga. Let people want to explore their own journey. Yesterday was the yoga international day, I went to a magic place for 108 sun salutation and my friend who were with me in the retreat went to a yoga class after two years she stopped practicing.
So thank you Vicky for taking us with you into your journey and spreading yoga love in this world

Galia (Lihi's mother)

Hi Vicky,
I wanted to share with you my feelings from the weekend at Beit Oren.
I came to this weekend after a very long time not practicing yoga and I must tell you, I came out feeling wonderful and with a strong desire to return to yoga in full force.
Practicing with you, your knowledge and your way of delivering ques and instructions were perfect to me. I enjoyed every moment and there is no doubt that if you had taught classes in the country, I would follow you everywhere. Honestly (:
Thank you
And if you return to Israel, I would love to hear about your future retreats.


Miri and Yuval 

Dear Vicky, The Master ..
With great courage and without knowing where I was going, with a two and a half month old baby in my hands I met your face at the door of a magical vacation.
Thank you so much for an amazing and powerful experience.
For your professionalism and especially for the wide heart, the strong desire to convey your wisdom and personal touch.
Thank you for being there. Part of an unforgettable experience for me.
Already waiting for our next meeting . in Athens or in Israel.
You're a huge gift to the world. ️