Saturday, December 7th:
 12:30pm–3:30pm | @ Om Prem Studio, 2442 Haywood Avenue, West Vancouver, BC

Gentle Yoga and Introduction to the Rope Wall (also know as the ‘Great Yoga Wall’) with Martha Carter

Come and ‘hang around’ with Martha Carter for a gentle, fun, and dynamic yoga class using the Great Yoga Wall at the beautiful Om Prem studio in West Vancouver.

Based on working with the traditional rope wall from the Iyengar Yoga tradition, this workshop teaches you new ways to find decompression, alignment, length, and strength in your spine, and your whole body. Martha will demonstrate simple ways to use the wall to enhance familiar yoga poses, allowing ease of movement by playing with the use of gravity, balance, and traction. Martha will also share and demonstrate different ways to create similar options at home for ongoing explorations of ‘hanging around’! At end of the workshop, you will receive a booklet of exercises and information about making your own yoga wall. Optional: some equipment will be available for purchase, or can be ordered through TOPS.

This workshop is designed for all levels, with a special focus on those with back issues and scoliosis. 

Space is limited (12). Pre-registration required.

 $60 +GST

About Martha Carter

Martha’s bio can be found here.



  • Do you have a sore back?

  • Do you have scoliosis or a fusion from spinal fusion surgery?

  • Are you a yoga teacher or bodyworker who is interested in learning more about working with these conditions?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then these workshops are for you!

Following years of studying Yoga for Scoliosis with acclaimed specialists Elise Browning Miller and Deborah Wolk, Martha Carter has developed her own Gentle Yoga teaching style to help people understand and work with their own particular asymmetries. This technique is the basis for all her workshops.

Drawing on her 30+ year career as a dance artist, as well as her lifetime experience as a ‘scoliosis warrior with a fused spine’, Martha’s fluid combination of yoga, somatics, energy medicine, freestyle movement, breathing and meditation will bring awareness, strength, comfort, and balance to your body, mind and spirit.

Classes open to all levels, ages, and abilities.

Questions? Email us.

Cancellation Policy: 15% administration fee is non-refundable within one month of workshop start date.