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Patrick Beach & Carling Harps | AWAKENING INVERSIONS: A Practical Exploration of Teaching and Learning Inversions in the Yoga Practice

  • Creature Yoga Town Studio 2/142 Bangalow Road Bangalow, NSW, 2479 Australia (map)

A journey into the flying side of the Yoga practice. All of the why’s, why not's and how to’s necessary for an inversion practice. In this training you will not only build a new level of comfort in your own inversion practice, but walk away with the tools needed to safely share the joy of going upside down with your students. We will explore two paths in this training - the path of liberating your own practice through the physical efforts needed to build your inversion practice and a path of manifestation - a study of the ideas, alignment, safety techniques, communication skills, and developing a keen eye for looking at bodies to share this knowledge with others. This training will create a shift in your body, mind, and spirit.

Students should have a consistent yoga asana practice but proficiency in inversion postures or a previous 200hr certificate are NOT required, but please come willing to be an active, inquisitive participant.

• How to effectively prepare students with intelligent sequencing & targeted strengthening
• The role of anatomy & biomechanics in inversions
• Addressing the role of fear and breaking away from preconceived limitations
• Daily inversion practice & unique individualized assessments
• Injury prevention and how to keep your students safe in a classroom setting
• Benefits & modifications of inversions for all bodies

Thursday December 13 - Sunday December 16, each day: 
11am-1pm Practice
2-5pm Discussion, asana clinic, practice, theory, meditation

About Patrick and Carling


Carling Harps
Carling is a yoga teacher by devotion and trade, a writer by necessity, a birth doula by unexpected love, and a dabbler in the culinary world of deliciousness by a sheer appreciation of deliciousness. She has been fortunate enough to share the practice and community while teaching workshops, teacher trainings, and wellness retreats across the globe and over the interwebs via platforms like CodyApp/Alo Moves and YouTube. Carling co-owns LA yoga studio, Commune Yoga, with her partner Patrick Beach.

At the core of her teachings, Carling seeks to give students the tools and agency to access their own unique needs, to help them to create new mind-body connections, and allow them to continue to find the center of themselves each time they step on their mats.

Each practice is designed to weave movement and mindfulness through informed sequencing; compassionate, intentional adjustments, and her whole-hearted, down to earth approach.


Patrick Beach
Patrick Beach teaches Awakening Yoga, a vigorous and fluid vinyasa yoga practice that builds strength, creates flexibility and inspires play. Patrick’s teaching goes beyond intelligent alignment; moving any willing student to an introspective, holistic experience. Patrick co-owns LA yoga studio, Commune Yoga, with his partner Carling Harps

Patrick is based in Los Angeles, CA and travels the world leading classes, workshops, and teacher training programs. Named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers by Greatist & Sonima Live, his strong presence has allowed him to share yoga with a broad and diverse community of students.

Yoga Alliance

Registered yoga teachers will be eligible to receive 20 hours of Continuing Educational Units. 

Cost: $595 (10% member discount and 10% early bird until August 10)