Five Pillars Yoga

Inversions & Backbends w/Phillip Askew

Saturday April 7th


Join esteemed teacher

Phillip Askew

 For a dynamic afternoon workshop: 

Inversions & Backbends

Saturday, April 7th

Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Location: NYC

Cost: $50 early bird by April 1, $55 regular

Assisted by: Ivy Kaminer


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Backbends are dynamic and energizing… and crucial for long-term health of the spine. Inversions are often thought of as a “fountain of youth,” delivering a broad spectrum of physical benefits from heart health and circulation to stress & mood. Put these two shapes together and you’ve got a seriously invigorating afternoon on your hands! 



In this 2-hour workshop, Phillip seamlessly interweaves a multitude of lineages into a powerful and progressive experience, at once invigorating and meditative that will inspire and empower those students who genuinely seek to grow their practice.

Refine your inversion practice safely and steadily from the ground up. Detailed instruction and guidance will allow students to establish strong foundations for inversions to carry bodyweight. Through Phillip’s signature deep flow and Ivy’s expert assists, you’ll strengthen and open the body to create supported extension of the spine in fully articulated and invigorating backbend variations.



Known for his expert sequencing, graceful facilitation and inspiring guidance, Phillip will guide you into postures that will create an emotional arc so as to elicit a powerful cathartic experience. This workshop is a structured yet creative and dynamic blend of classical poses and techniques rethought, reworked and refined through a contemporary kinesiological lens.    


Prior Yoga Experience is Encouraged

More advanced students will love refining their practice with this workshop, while intermediate students will learn to deepen into their inversion and backbending practices in a safe, supported and sustainable way. 


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Phillip Kyle Askew by Ted Sun

More about Phillip:

Phillip came to Yoga no stranger to the joys of physicality. But his body was a wreck from sports that he played growing up. He was tremendously inflexible with ailments in the neck and back. For Phillip, at the time, the simplest postures were- not only deeply therapeutic- but poignant vehicles for psychic transformation. It was this effect on his conscious mind that hooked him into the practice. He spent years in home practice before ever coming to class, thinking that his experience was too personal to share in a group setting. But, when he took his first Vinyasa class, in a room full of people, all practicing with one intention, all stoking the same fire, he fell in love with Vinyasa; and pursued it through various avenues over the years, searching out the through-lines and common threads from one school to the next, & embracing the lifestyle of the Contemporary Yoga Movement. He teaches today from that space between, in an attempt to convey the love story between form and flow, dancer and witness, devotion and integrity, Sun and Moon. To learn more, view his website: click here


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