Bodyrolling: Knee & Hamstring Focus

Yamuna Bodyrolling is a unique form of therapeutic work, which reorganises the mechanics of the body, elongating muscles and improving alignment. This month we focus on removing restriction from the knees and hamstrings.

Knee & Hamstring Focus - Yamuna Bodyrolling (YBR)

in South London

As part of our ongoing series of monthly Yamuna bodyrolling (YBR) workshops, this session will be focusing on the knees and hamstrings, which are common areas for injury. If you have an injury to your knee or hamstrings then this is a highly effective method to heal yourself. Bodyrolling gives you a self care treatment that enables you to heal yourself from injuries and to maintain health and flexibility in the body. Bodyrolling follows the logic of your body: the philosophy of the practice is to respect the way your muscles and joints flow. You learn routines to follow muscle and tendons from bone of origin to the point of insertion where they finish connecting into bone. This is key to releasing tight muscles and working through injury

The knee is a complex joint which can be slow to heal when injured. In this workshop we will focus on how to work the important supporting muscles of the knee from the hips, back, side and front of the legs. The toning and releasing will be noticeable from your first session.

For the hamstrings, it is common to overwork the hamstrings muscles with exercise such as running and cycling, and then sit in chairs for long periods which causes the muscles to shorten. Inactivity and sedentary lifestyles also causes muscle tone and bone to weaken and this is compounded by the natural ageing process which decreases our muscle mass and produces brittleness to bones. This method of rolling through specific lines of the body gives you a powerful self-fixing tool. Bodyrolling teaches you how to effectively stimulate, elongate and release the hamstrings, as well as the supporting muscles in the front of the legs and inner thighs. You will feel the freedom in the legs that can be achieved through mindful rolling. You will also feel more open in the hips. This practice is the perfect compliment to yoga, Pilates, dance, running, cycling or for anyone who wants to keep the legs flexible and moving freely without restriction. 

Fundamentally, Bodyrolling enables us to:

  • maintain our bodies, preventing injuries
  • keep the body moving freely and without restriction at every age
  • improve circulation and organ function
  • keep the nerve roots of the spine activated and metabolically strong
  • keep the bones healthy and young to maintain the general health and well-being of the body

This workshop will help to bring the knees and hamstrings back to optimal function. You will learn routines to:

  • tone and elongate muscles 
  • improve alignment 
  • increase blood flow and circulation
  • stimulate nerve roots and organs
  • develop core strength
  • relax the nervous system
  • promote healing 

Be your own therapist and come roll! Read more about this powerful therapeutic practice 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


Suitable for all levels regardless of age or physical limitations.


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

We will be integrating bodyrolling into our regular schedule either as a monthly workshop or a weekly class - watch this spot!


  • Minor health issues and injuries should be discussed with your teacher before the class. Please arrive 10 minutes early to discuss.
  • 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 classes. Please then discuss this with us before booking so we can advise you on a personalised programme.

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 a workshop of a similar price
  • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended
  • In the event that a workshop is cancelled by the Shala you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative event