Build a Better Jumpback

Have you ever seen someone floating through a jump back vinyasa and think, “I will never do that?” 

We’re here to show you that it IS possible! Yes - for everyone.

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There are simple and accessible techniques that we teach to students of all levels so they can begin to find more lift and lightness in their jump backs.

We show you how in our exciting new course, Build a Better Jump Back.

In this course we break down the elusive jumpback movement into progressions that will help guide you to finding more strength and fluidity.  Through taking this time to learn a few fundamental techniques, you’ll begin to understand how to jump back with more ease.

What we’ll be sharing comes from our more than 30 years of combined teaching and practice experience.  However new you are to this, know that we’ve taught students just like you how to do this.  And that’s the key!  Jumping Back is not an inaccessible or special movement that only some can do.  With the right technique (and a lot of practice) we believe anyone can do this.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s Build Your  Better Jump Back!


Student Reviews

"I loved this workshop. Each class focused on a specific aspect of lifting, or a particular transition, but there were also a handful of overlapping principles that applied throughout. I have been able to incorporate a lot of new techniques into my practice, and I am definitely seeing an improvement in my lightness and floatiness!" - Ashley Ingvoldstad

"I loved EVERYTHING about this course!! Every session was eye-opening. After each class, I found myself appreciating each asana much more than before… even the asanas I wasn’t crazy about before. Highly recommended for yoga practitioners at all levels. Thank you, Jelena and David! Sending big thanks to Kat for her awesome support as well. " - Mika Howard

"I really like how David and Jelena break things down into incremental steps. It means that no matter what your ability level is, there’s something that you can work on. Their explanations and hints are applicable to so many parts of the practice… be it the timing of the breath or body position. Definitely worth it!!" Lisa Huzel

Course Schedule


In this workshop you’ll learn the correct alignment of your hands, arms and shoulders which is the first step to making the jumpback vinyasa possible.  Keeping a good alignment in your upper body will help you to avoid injuries and maintain your body over years of practice.
We’ll also cover the pushing action required for lifting, and begin to work on bending the elbows to shift weight distribution.

This workshop will be full of useful information that will transform your practice, and it will be lots of fun too!


This workshop is all about the position of our legs and hips for our jump back vinyasa.  You’ll learn how even small changes can make a big difference when it comes to position and use your lower body while jumping back.

We give you some fun yet difficult exercises to try that will help you to integrate the information.


A light, successful jumpback involves mindful coordination.  We use a metronome to break down then timing for each action of the vinyasa.

During this final workshop we look at the different progressions for a jumpback vinyasa. We help you to identify which step you’re currently working on, give you more information about each and offer tips for  how to continue developing your jumpback vinyasa.

This course is livestream at the times and dates listed.  If you’re unable to make the livestream session(s), no problem.  Everything will be recorded for playback whenever it works best for you.

Students will have LESSON access to all recorded lessons.

As this is a digital product, there are no refunds once purchased.

Course Investment


$148 USD

About David and Jelena

DR Bio

David Robson is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga, in the tradition of Sharath Yoga Centre (SYC). David is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India.

David began a daily practice in 1998 while at university studying Comparative Religion. After graduating, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned to Mysore annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching.

In 2007, David was Authorized to teach Ashtanga and now holds a level 2 authorization.


Jelena first came to yoga through dance. As a former ballet dancer of 16 years, the structure and rigour of the Ashtanga Yoga practice felt like home. Drawn to the discipline, mindfulness of the movement and emphasis on the breath, Jelena made the Ashtanga practice her sole focus in 2009.

Jelena has maintained a daily Ashtanga practice for over a decade. She’s made two trips to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, Sharath Jois.

Lastly, Jelena’s true passion lies in promoting rescue and adoption of (street) dogs. You can often find her sharing her love for #adoptdontshop on her IG, and sharing the joys of living with her two fur-babies, Boksoon and Khani, both celebrities in their own right.