Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stabilization, Spinal Health and Moving with Ease
with Donna Farhi

Monday 23rd Oct 2017

Everything that we do in our everyday lives is dependent on our posture.  Our ability to lie down, sit, stand, and walk in comfort and with efficiency is directly related to the template of centered body posture.  And the execution of every Yoga posture or athletic activity is an expression of the clarity and refinement of this most basic relationship of our body structure to the ground, gravity, and space.

In this two-day workshop, you will learn how to both identify and correct deep structural imbalances in your body that may be preventing you from being truly centered.  Using easy-to-understand anatomical terms combined with innovative PowerPoint presentations, Donna will unravel the complexities of the deepest core muscles of the body, the psoas, to reveal its function as an extraordinary unifying structure for the entire body. 

When these deep core muscles become unbalanced, the position of the pelvis and spine is thrown off-center.  Poor posture, back pain, and discomfort in movement can result.  In a step-by-step protocol, you’ll learn how to soften and hydrate, release, lengthen, balance, and strengthen your core muscles to move again with ease.  And you’ll learn how to safely improve your flexibility in Yoga practices without compromising pelvic and spinal stability.  As deeply held tension is resolved, this work will help you to feel more grounded, mentally focused, emotionally calm, and better able to stay connected to yourself and to others.

Join the IYTA Conference
Donna Farhi is one of the key-note speakers at the I.Y.T.A conference immediately before this workshop.
Details and registration to join this amazing conference are HERE


Price and  Details

This 12 hour workshop will be an invaluable investment for Yoga students and for teachers of all movement disciplines who wish to offer effective and pain-free strategies for improving movement function and healing back pain.  
It will qualify you for 12 CPD points for members of teaching associations like YogaAustralia

IYTA Members and conference delegates:
Tuition: $289.00 plus discounted book/therapeutic ball $51.00* = Total $340.00
(Please bring proof of IYTA membership or conference attendance to the workshop)

Normal price
Normal Tuition: $339.00 plus discounted book/therapeutic ball $51.00 = Total $390.00 

* Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease by Donna Farhi and Leila Stuart (208 pages, 33 anatomical illustrations and 108 photographs) plus a Muscle Release Ball.

You may elect to resgister with a deposit of $150. Balance is due by August 31st

Cancellation Conditions:
Donna’s events are usually oversubscribed so cancellation conditions are:

  • Cancellations before August 31st will incur a $25 processing fee.
  • Refunds after September 1 can only be made if we can fill your place from a wait list

Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney

Parking: SMC and Secure Parking have teamed up to offer you 15% off ALL parking products at the World Square Carpark when booking online.
At the Secure Parking World Square booking page, click “BOOK NOW” next to any of the products and apply the promotional code: SMCFC16.

Arriving by train? The closest is Museum Station (300 metres or 4 minute walk) and then Central Station (700 metres or 8 minutes). To walk from Museum Station, simply take the Castlereagh Street “EXIT”, then turn LEFT heading south down Castlereagh Street. At the first intersection (Castlereagh & Goulburn Streets), turn right to SMC main entrance on Goulburn Street.
Street map and transport details HERE

Donna Farhi

Donna Farhi is a Yoga teacher who has been practicing for 40 years and teaching since 1982. She is one of the most sought after guest teachers in the world, leading intensives and teacher training programs internationally.

Her approach to Yoga is informed by the refinement of natural and universal movement principles that underlie safe and sustainable Yoga practice.

This concentration on fundamental principles allows student of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic Yoga practice.  Considered the “teacher of teachers” students return to Donna’s intensives year after year to be a part of the inspiring evolution of Donna’s own practice and teaching.

Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness and Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living. Her fourth book Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship is a curricular text for teaching trainings worldwide.

She has been profiled in four separate publications on exceptional contemporary teachers of our time, including Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga. After nearly four decades of practice Donna believes that Yoga is about learning to befriend our self and to be in friendship with others as a means to building greater fellowship with all of humanity.  

Her fifth book, co-authored with Leila Stuart, Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease, will be released in May, 2017. 

American born, Donna now resides in Christchurch, New Zealand on a 30-acre farm with her partner and three horses.


Monday 23rd Oct 2017 To Tuesday 24th Oct 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Ionic Room, Sydney Masonic Centre
66 Goulburn Street, Sydney


IYTA Members and conference delegates: $289.00 plus discounted book/therapeutic ball $51.00* = Total $340.00

Normal price: $339.00 plus discounted book/therapeutic ball $51.00 = Total $390.00

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