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Inversions + Arm Balances | Playfulness + Perspective Teacher Training Module IN STUDIO

Part of our Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path series exploring how to teach Inversions and Arm Balance variations using the Wall, Props, Advanced Modifications, Counterposes & Hands on Adjustments.

Inversions + Arm Balances | Playfulness + Perspective Teacher Training | IN STUDIO

Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path Series | Charli Van Ness | 10am–5pm Sunday 29 June 2025

‘Balancing in yoga and life is a reflection of our inner state. Can we dance with change? Can we fall and try again with playfulness?
Do we have the focus, skill and attunement to find the stillpoint within it all?’
Shiva Rea

Learn to teach Inversions and Arm Balance variations using the Wall, Props, Advanced Modifications, Counterposes & Hands on Adjustments. These postures relate to the Endocrine System as well as Muscular, Skeletal, Energetic, Mental and the Nervous System. Learn about contraindications and how these asanas affect and benefit our mind, body and spirit. The course includes mental preparation techniques, preparation, action and neutralising asanas, breathing techniques to help enhance efficiency and ease within the postures.    

We will cover the following Inversion + Arm Balances  

  • Bridge 
  • Wheel 
  • Plough 
  • Shoulderstand 
  • Headstand 
  • Crow 
  • Peacock 
  • Feathered Peacock 
  • Scorpion  
  • Handstand 

Traditional + Variations will be provided. You will learn tools to teach absolute beginners as well as to the advanced practitioner or fellow teacher. 

Inversions & Arm Balances Course Content

Inversion + Arm Balances | Playfulness + Perspective  

1 Day Module from the Inspire & Ignite Teacher Training Series  

Includes the following: 

  • Welcome + Introduction  
  • Arm Balance + Inversion Contact Class  
  • Talk + Discussion – History, Philosophy, Psychology and the Benefits to practicing Inversions + Arm Balances. 
  • Techniques, Training + Practices -. 
  • Sequencing for Inversion Focused Class 
  • Learn how to apply the theory of the Koshas within Arm Balances and Inversions to enhance practice, especially relating to the feeling of the pose.  
  • Practicum – practice teaching various arm balances and inversions with fellow trainees. 
  • Closing Discussion 

Practical Information

  • Please bring a notebook and pen. 
  • Wear comfortable clothes to practice yoga + your favourite blanket. Don’t worry if you forget as we have plenty of blankets and props here for you to use.  
  • Please make a note when booking of any ailments and injuries Charli should know about 
  • Though part of a series, these are offered as stand-alone CPD Teacher Training Days. 
  • You will receive a PDF Manual for this Module.  

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Charli was an excellent facilitator - made me feel so incredible comfortable and confident to try new things - i learnt so very much both personally and professionally from a teaching perspective

Charli Van Ness Biography

Teacher Trainer, E-RYT-500 hours

Charli teaches Classes, Workshops, Teacher Trainings Retreats to the community of all ages, especially to those who are vulnerable or in recovery. She has been teaching since 2005 and is an E-RYT 500hrs Yoga Teacher. She has run her own RYS 200hrs Teacher Training School since 2007 and collaborates with the Shala School of Yoga on our 200-hour Teacher Training Course for those wishing to become teachers or for self development. Being a YACEP Provider, Charli also runs short CPD Courses – KulaKids Teacher Training, Padme Humm Sound Healing CPD Training + Women’s Wellbeing CPD Training. Charli is in absolute JOY when sharing her healing modality ‘Sound Energy Medicine’ (VibroAcoustic Therapy) + Womb Mandala Healing delivered in Groups, Privately + to accompany Art Therapy and Massage Therapists in Treatments. 

Charli is a mamma to 4 children, 2 dogs + devoted to her life partner Matt. Off the mat her aim is to live a life full of heart, compassion, creativity, empathy with an ethical ethos in everything she does….whether its making a fire, getting messy in the kitchen, climbing the walls, walking in the forest, to dancing her heart out with family + friends. Living a simple but full life in East Sussex. Charli is in love with the ‘human body’ and since she was 2yrs old she has enjoyed the art of movement, this has included her teaching to the community Dance, Acrobatics, Yoga and her recent passion Climbing to help climbers improve their performance with Yoga. 

Qualifications : 300hrs Yandara Advanced Yoga Training (Mexico & Hawaii), 200hrs Power Yoga Training (UK), CPD 6 Days Yoga Therapy Training, Yoga Nidra Training (UK), Sound Energy Medicine (VibroAcoustic Therapy Training) (UK), Meditation Training (UK), AcroYoga Dance Training (UK), NATD Acrobatics Teachers & NATD Tap, Ballet, Modern & Disco Teachers, Physical Education & Biology Advanced Level.

Highlights: Creator & Founder of Yoga Rhythm (est.2005) & Yoga Rhythm Teacher Training School of Excellence (est.2007), 1st British Advanced Training Scholarship Award Winner with Yoga Alliance International (2016), Produced Yoga Rhythm Foundation Series DVD voted one of the Top 10 Fitness DVDs by FitPro. Produced Natural Fertility Booster series 3xDVD Boxset recognised by the Western Medical Health Industry. Featured in Magazines, Tabloids & on the SKY Media Network. 

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Course Dates

This is a one-day course in the studio 

  • Sunday 29 June 2024 IN STUDIO



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