Bowspring Weekend Workshop: The Power of the Bowspring with Desi Springer & John Friend

Breath and Body Yoga is honored to welcome Desi Springer and John Friend to Austin for a three day Sridaiva Intensive on the dynamic bowspring alignment. The Bowspring is a dynamically balanced posture created for anybody and all body types. It offers a new view on body alignment that keeps you living healthy at any age. If you are ready to teach or looking to deepen your  existing practice of the bowspring, this Student-Teacher Intensive is for you. Reinvent your entire being, from the way you feel physically, to your emotional responses, to your desire to share this intelligent system with those you care about.




7:00 – 8:30 pm / $60 / Group Practice with Desi Springer

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7:00 – 8:30 pm / $60 / Group Practice with John Friend

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FRIDAY FEB 3RD: 6:00-8:30 pm

The Bowspring Workshop with Desi Springer and John Friend



10:30 -12:30  & 1:30 – 3:30 pm

The Bowspring Workshop with Desi Springer and John Friend



9:30 – 11:30 am  & 12:30 – 2:30 pm

The Bowspring Workshop with Desi Springer and John Friend


Cost: $250 for the entire workshop (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Location: Breath and Body Yoga Exposition Location  (2415 Exposition, Austin, Texas 78703)

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This is a 10-hour introductory workshop for the Bowspring – a new approach for functional postural alignment for all levels of students – beginners to yoga teachers and fitness instructors – are welcomed to experience the transformative and therapeutic power of the Bowspring.

The Bowspring is a curvy posture of readiness, which brings lightness and openness to any functional position. In this weekend workshop, students will learn how to make any movement or common posture like standing, sitting, or walking, fluid and dynamically powerful for optimal functionality and radiant health. The Bowspring is a universal postural template that optimizes any movement — yoga, athletics, or simply moving around in our daily life—for greater lightness, agility, ease, and power. This dynamic alignment method is also highly therapeutic for any musculo-skeletal issue including lower back problems, hip pain, knee or shoulder injuries.

This workshop is composed of 5 classes that progressively lead students of all levels though the most basic forms and movements of this dynamic postural method. In each class, students will be taught set sequences of simple, repeated movements which will unveil unconscious postural patterns. With new awareness of our habitual body language we can choose to change our alignment thereby consciously shifting what we are communicating to ourselves and to others.

Students will learn about the 10 universal postural tendencies which unconsciously draw us toward a closed posture throughout our normal day. The Bowspring method integrates a mindfulness training with the cultivation of compassion and accountability to help us create our own individual destiny. In this weekend you can gain a transformative shift in self-knowing, which can reveal a path toward harmony and long-term health.

Desi and John will help each student learn the Bowspring considering everyone’s unique alignment and particular limitations. The most basic elemental forms of the Bowspring system will be presented along with dynamic postures within the Level 1 Syllabus. See for details on learning the Bowspring.


Through the Bowspring practice students can expect to cultivate increased:

  • Inner strength and courage to look at their unconscious mind-body habitual patterns.
  • Self-awareness and mental focus.
  • Stress management and control of nervous system reactivity.
  • Inner confidence and self-respect.
  • Compassion and patience.
  • Uniform muscle tone on all parts of the body.
  • Tapering waistline and mounded glutes.

Lightness, agility, springy power.