The road to a perfectly balanced inversion is usually paved with a few tumbles along the way! Learn how to approach inversions safely at this playful and explorative workshop and have fun exploring your mat from a different perspective.

Inversions Workshop

with Kath Roberts in South London

Inversions and arm balances help to develop balance, strength and confidence. They teach us how to stay calm and connected to our peaceful self amidst the chaos of our busy and distracting lives. They can, however, be quite physically challenging and sometimes a bit daunting.

So, in these workshops we shall have time to work methodically with different techniques in the asanas to help prepare the physical foundations to go upside down. We’ll break the postures down into the building blocks for the full poses, modifying where necessary, using props, the wall and pair work to help us explore balancing in the inversions. We will focus on handstand, forearm balance and headstand which all require different but connected elements of strength, balance and flexibility.

Whether you have never been upside down before or wish to refine your technique in the poses there will be plenty to work with while having fun with turning everything upside down.

Upcoming Schedule


This workshop accommodates mixed abilities but is not suitable for complete beginners.

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

  • 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