Yoga For Shoulders

Learn Iyengar yoga techniques to promote shoulder health and mobility.

Classes Available


Reclining Shoulder Poses – Weekly Intermediate Class 54

35 Min


This weeks intermediate class is the first in a series of classes featuring shoulder opening yoga poses. It focusses on reclining shoulder poses. Approaching these poses from a prone or supine position can be especially helpful if you are working...

Key Poses

Anantasana, supta urdhva hastasana, supta urdhva baddhanguliyasana


Mat, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt

Kneeling Shoulder Poses – Weekly Intermediate Class 55

35 Min


This class is the second in our series of yoga poses for shoulders. It groups together shoulder poses that can be practiced from a kneeling position. The action of kneeling (virasana or vajrasana) is not necessarily intrinsic to all of...

Key Poses

adho mukha virasana, vajarasana, parvatasana, garudasana arms, gomukhasana arms


Mat, chair, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt

Standing Shoulder Poses – Weekly Intermediate Class 56

40 Min


This class is the third in our series of classes on yoga poses for improving shoulder mobility. It focusses on shoulder opening poses that can be practiced from a standing position. The sequence features an array of modified classical asanas....

Key Poses

ardha mukha svanasana, vasisthasana, trikonasana, parsvottanasana


Mat, blanket, 2 blocks, belt

Course Overview


Join Rod in a three-part Yoga For Shoulders intensive. Learn Iyengar yoga techniques to promote shoulder health and mobility. This course is ideal for stiff shoulders from poor posture, stress or other specific issues such as frozen shoulder. Help your shoulders recover with this tailor made course taught by a certified, experienced teacher.

Explore a range of yoga poses that can help to improve the health of your shoulders. The Iyengar method has a comprehensive array of poses and adaptations suited to this purpose. This course gathers together a range of these poses and condenses them into three sequences that can easily be practiced at home. You will develop your shoulders in all directions of their potential movement.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals suffering from stiff, restricted shoulders
  • Those recovering from a frozen shoulder or other shoulder mobility problems
  • Anyone wanting to focus on improving strength, mobility and stability in their shoulders
  • This is an intermediate level course. Completion of the Yoga Selection beginners program or equivalent is recommended.  The course is also useful for advanced students suffering from shoulder difficulties.

If you have a shoulder condition, please seek permission from your doctor prior to participating in this course.

How will this course help?

These classes will help you strengthen, stabilise and release your shoulders. This can assist with reducing pain and restriction and improving overall body posture. If you suffer from a specific condition such as frozen shoulder, regular practice of these poses can help to restore mobility and functioning. Stronger and more flexible shoulders will assist you to make more progress in other yoga poses such as backbends.

What do I get from this course?

  • A comprehensive and structured approach to Yoga For Shoulders
  • Essential foundations and key principles clearly communicated to help you go further on your yoga journey
  • Step by step tracking of your progression through the course
  • Email reminders to help keep you motivated and on track
  • Email support from your teacher


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