Osteo Yoga Flow is a new method created by Dipa Trivedi, yoga teacher for over 10 years, and Paul Marsat, Physiotherapist and Osteopath. The class is a sequence of yoga poses combined with Osteopathy in a slow flow where poses are held for a prolonged period of time, while still making it challenging for the students. The class is led by Dipa and each student is adjusted by Paul using Osteopathic adjustment in every pose.

Osteo Yoga Flow is not just for the advanced practitioner, this method is suitable for students who want to go ‘deeper' in their practice. For each pose, students will benefit from the manual feedback received from the Osteopathic adjustment allowing them to feel the ‘correct’ alignment and direction of stretch. It is therefore accessible to everyone: fit, healthy, injured, older, younger, stiff…

 Adjustments do not involve any heavy or sudden movements but are applied gently although sometimes firmly, by an experienced hand, in tune with what the tissues need. For example, in a ’seated twist’ , Paul may apply a lengthening force and a further rotation force to your ribcage allowing you to take you that little further into the pose, thereby helping you to take your practice to the next level.

Each workshop sequence is different and put together by Paul and Dipa according to an array of functional needs we require as modern human beings. We all have blockages and dysfunctions in the body created by daily life and traumas. The yoga and movement sequences taught will aim at addressing these and students should gain twofold benefits thanks to the Osteopathic adjustments. By adding an Osteopathic experience, students should be confident that the class will be delivered in a safe environment. At the end of every class, time is also taken to explain some notions of anatomy and physiology central to yoga principles.