Peak Pose Breakdown with Catherine Wilkinson

For those who have been keeping an eye on the Yoga South Africa Instagram or Facebook page, you would have seen that I, Tarryn James, am currently completing my 300hour Advanced Teacher Training at The Wellness Connection in Hout Bay, Cape Town. I am excited to have Catherine Wilkinson, studio owner and lead teacher at The Wellness Connection, on the podcast for a second episode. In our previous episode we answer your questions about Teacher Training which came through our social media platforms. 

In this episode we look at peak poses (Splits, handstand, arm balances, hip openers and backbends) and breakdown the strength, flexibility and skill work needed for each posture. We discuss certain limitations and how you can work on these postures in your practice!

View Wellness Connection Strength, Flexibility and Skill Work program


Wellness Connection Yoga is a retreat Yoga School offering many different levels of Vinyasa Teacher Trainings and Yoga Classes in a beautiful glass & wood studio set in an indigenous forest. 

They offer a very high standard of training. Their studio is the only studio in South Africa to be able to offer Yoga Alliance (US) 500 level teacher training certification. The emphasis is to teach intelligent yoga, training superb yoga teachers who are then able to understand yoga anatomy, yoga poses, and individual needs enabling the teachers to create intelligent sequences, helping each and every person grow in their yoga practice. 

The emphasis is on creating a safe, relaxed and open atmosphere, in their yoga classes and yoga trainings, encouraging students to ask questions, to explore, to play and to grow their yoga practice and teaching.

Music produced by Dan Schultz / Vocals: Tarryn James

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