80% of people have some form of back pain, discomfort, injury or weakness, especially with our lifestyle and sedentary work requirements.


This two hour workshop aims to provide students with an opportunity to focus on the health of the spine.



  • core strength
  • posture
  • lengthening
  • safe movement
  • and decompressing the spine


We’ll look at movements and poses that encourage good alignment and promote freedom in the spinal column. We will look at how to protect the spine and build strength to maintains the health of your spine.


Who is this workshop recommended for?

It is suitable for all levels of experience, with some basic yoga experience, and students that can get up and down off the floor with little assistance.


Great for beginners as well as advanced practitioners or yoga teachers.


It is not suitable for students who are pregnant as we will be lying on the abdomen. If you are recovering from an injury, particularly a back related injury please discuss with your Doctor first and then contact Manly Yoga reception to discuss.


About the teacher

Alex has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and teaching for nearly as long. In 2000 she began her three-year Yoga Synergy training program with founders Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss. Over the last few decades she has studied with many other renowned teachers including Clive Sheridan, Shandor Remete, Donna Farhi and David Burgess; and in 2015 undertook the International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) Advanced Teacher training program. Alex is also now part of the IYTA yoga teacher training team.

As a qualified Yoga Synergy teacher, Alex ran and taught yoga at the Yoga Synergy School in Manly for eleven years. She later started up the Yoga Co-operative in Manly; and in 2016 she was invited to move her classes to Manly Yoga.

As the mother of three children, a yoga teacher and working in a corporate job, Alex understands the importance of a regular yoga practice to bring balance in our busy lives. She believes that safely challenging the body, in a fun and intelligent way, helps create a strong, healthy body and a calm focused mind – not just on the mat, but beyond.

Alex’s style of yoga is dynamic and flowing, whilst offering deep relaxation at the end of the practice to provide inner peace. The Yoga Synergy style caters for all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners.

Alex loves the outdoors – walking, running, ocean swimming and enjoying a good Chai and catch up with friends.