Maintaining a Healthy Back

An opportunity to explore body sustainability for maintaining a healthy back. Learn the fundamentals of how to build a long and strong back, maintaining healthy lumbar, thoracic and cervical vertebrae and discs.

Maintaining a Healthy Back - Yamuna Bodyrolling

in South London

As part of our ongoing series of Yamuna Bodyrolling (YBR) workshops, this session will explore how to maintain a healthy back.

Bodyrolling is a powerful and profound self-fixing and maintaining tool invented by the extraordinary visionary Yamuna Zake – a master teacher and healer who has dedicated her life to understanding how the body works and to helping others to create positive change in their bodies. It is a practice that everyone can do regardless of age or physical limitations. The system empowers us to maintain our own body structures, thus healing and preventing pain and injury. Fundamentally, it enables us to maintain our bodies, preventing injuries and keeping the body moving freely and without restriction at every age.

If you have ever suffered from back pain and you want to prevent any back discomfort or weakness, this class will help you to:

  • correct and maintain a healthy back
  • build a long and strong back, maintaining healthy lumbar, thoracic and cervical vertebrae and discs
  • correctly work the abdominal muscles so they support and protect the spine properly

Using props created by Yamuna, you will be lead through routines which:

  • tone and elongate muscles 
  • release the spine 
  • improve alignment 
  • expand the lungs and deepen breathing 
  • increase relaxation response
  • increase blood flow and circulation
  • stimulate nerve roots and organs
  • promote healing

The effects are instant and you will experience remarkable changes in your body after just one session.

Suitable for all levels, this workshop is highly recommended for anyone who has suffered from back issues of any kind. Similar but better than any massage therapy, bodyrolling is also the ideal compliment to a yoga practice, enabling you to deepen your practice and develop an intuitive understanding of your own anatomy.  You will also be able to continue the practice at home.

Read more about bodyrolling on our blog.

  • Teacher: Gingi Lee

    Over the last decade, Gingi Lee has become increasingly inspired by this form of therapeutic bodywork. Now a fully certified Bodyrolling teacher, trained by Yamuna herself, he fuses Yamuna’s teachings with 25+ years experience of teaching yoga. See more.


Upcoming Schedule


These workshops are open and accessible to all ages and abilities. They are ideal for anyone looking to heal and prevent pain, illness and injury. 

Students on our monthly membership receive a 20% discount on this workshop.

This is one of a series of monthly Bodyrolling workshops at the Shala. Details of the others are available on our Workshops page.

Bodyrolling is ideal for anyone looking to heal and prevent pain, illness and injury.  However if you are suffering/have suffered from a medical condition (including heart condition, chest pains, dizziness, high blood pressure) or a serious injury, it is essential you first consult your doctor before joining workshops and classes. Please then discuss this with us before booking. Minor health issues and injuries can be discussed with your teacher before the workshop. Please arrive 10 minutes early to discuss.

Workshops at the Shala are run independently and all payments for workshop services are accepted on behalf of the individual teacher. The teacher's terms are given below.

  • Purchases for workshops are non-refundable
  • Cancellations may be made online up to 24-hours before the start of the workshop in which case your Shala account will be credited and you will be able to rebook for another Bodyrolling workshop on a different date
  • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended
  • In the event that a workshop is cancelled you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative date