EKA PADA KOUNDIYASANA/ Side crane splits

Twist your way into this crazy and fun arm balance pose. Betia will teach and share the essential techniques and skills needed to get into this challenging pose.

She will begin with a short flow to strengthen arms, shoulders and of course CORE! Plus opening the hip flexors and hamstrings to feel light on your palms.

If time allows and you’re interested, Betia will introduce Eka pada koundiyasana II!


Benefits of Arm Balances


As we all know there are an enormous number of benefits when it comes to yoga, but more specifically there are lots of benefits when it comes to arm balancing. During our yoga practice we build up strength in the upper body, which is great because this strength helps us as we move through life into old age. Have you ever seen some elderly people struggle with heavy doors or heavy bags? Years of not building strength means that the upper body muscles diminish over time. Arm balances are a great addition to our regular yoga practice and really focus on building strength in the upper body, arms and torso. They’re really fun too, once you get the hang of them.

This workshop is not suitable for complete beginners, however, you don’t have to be the strongest or most flexible to begin your journey into arm balancing. Some people are quite strong but might not be able to go into arm balances because they don’t have the required flexibility and vice versa. All, but complete beginners and welcome to join in on this great workshop.


Date: April 21, 2019
Time: 16:00-18:00
Location: Nami Yoga Studio
Capacity: 16 people
Instructor: Betia Pappa



Regular students ¥ 4,000 or 2 tickets
Unlimited students ¥ 3,000