Healthy Back | Yamuna Masterclass

This YBR® healthy back workshop, taught by world-renowned master bodyworker Yamuna Zake herself, will realign the spine, unwind tight back muscles and aid injury. The unique method of Bodyrolling works to strengthen, release and maintain the muscles of the back, bringing the spine into healthy alignment and eliminating back pain.

Maintaining a Healthy Back - Bodyrolling with Yamuna Zake

in South London

It is a great honour for us to welcome back world renowned Yamuna Zake to the Shala. This is a unique opportunity to practice Bodyrolling with its founder and innovator, Yamuna Zake, who rarely offers public masterclasses in London. Yamuna is truly a visionary and an extraordinary master teacher of body sustainability. Her unique Bodyrolling system has evolved into a global network of teachers and practitioners.

Bodyrolling is a complimentary health system empowering us to maintain our own body structure, thus healing and preventing pain, illness and injury. The system teaches us to reorganize and improve our own anatomy, It is a powerful and profound self-fixing and maintaining tool that everyone can do regardless of age or physical limitations.

Fundamentally, the system enables us to:

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

This YBR workshop, taught by Yamuna herself will explore how to maintain a healthy back. 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 yoga – and other activities – 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.

Upcoming Schedule


Suitable for all levels, regardless of age or physical limitations.


Please note that the Shala is on the third floor and we have no lift. If you think access could be an issue for you, please contact us in advance to discuss. Thank you.

We have integrated Bodyrolling into our regular schedule and now offer a weekly class on Wednesday mornings as well as monthly themed workshops with Gingi Lee, who is a certified Bodyrolling teacher trained by Yamuna Zake.

Unfortunately it is not possible for us to offer our members a discount on workshops from teachers travelling from overseas.

  • 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 the same 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