Polishing the Spine with Paddy McGrath

Paddy and Spinal Eclectic Yoga is back already at Yogshakti from 6th to 7th October this year!

Paddy will share more of her ever developing insights and ‘tricks’ to make lighter, easier and more impact on our postures. Moving always from the inside. Featuring backbends and inversions but you don’t need to be good at these to attend. We will find ‘ease’ in movement .

Registration is required to attend this event. Our last series of Dancing Spine mornings with Paddy in September was hugely popular. To allow Paddy enough time and space for student interaction and adjustments, we have this time limited the number of places available. Registration via Yogshakti calendar is required to attend Paddy’s sessions. There limited spots per session and payment received confirms your spot

You may also book a private afternoon session with Paddy while she is here. Please enquire and make reservations via hello@yogshakti.com.

Who should attend?

Polishing the Spine with Paddy McGrath is open to all students with some experience, who would like to deepen their practice. You do not need to be flexible but should be able to do a shoulder and head stand against the wall. Training with Paddy is also very beneficial for teachers who would like to understand how to adjust and direct poses from the fascia and apply other Polishing the Spine principles in their teaching. 

The Polishing the Spine practice is inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli and Diane Long. Paddy is one of Shilpa’s master teachers, and as such her teachings have inspired and influenced the principles and system of Yogshakti Integrative Yoga.

Come join the joyful practice and play!


6th (Sat) & 7th (Sun) October 2018



9:30 to 11:30am


12:30 to 2:30pm



RM 850/ Full Course (4 sessions)

RM 250 per session

About Paddy Mcgrath

Paddy discovered yoga in 1990 at the age of 29. Her initial training in Yoga was with Yogacharya Venkesth of Mysore (backbend master) but she also studied with other senior teachers in Iyengar and Astanga vinyasa both in India and Australia. In 1995 she became a certified Iyengar teacher.

In 1997 she began seeking for other masters of different styles and teaching yoga. Her passion in yoga or quest put her in contact with many interesting and well known yogis such as Angela Framer and Victor Van Kooten (Greece) John Stirk (UK). In 2005, she met her main source of mastery and inspiration Diane Long (www.dianelongyoga.com). Diane had worked closely with Vanda Scaravelli for twenty four years.

Diane¹s influence and Scaravelli approach led to Paddy¹s quest and passion now becoming more about moving from the spine, and finding freedom in the spine, especially in the context of practicing yoga. More recently Paddy has begun to make trips to Japan to study with Martial art masters and other masters of gravity and efficient movement. Paddy brings all this and her uwnwavering years of personal practice to help students find their own individual way to a real spinal freedom unfettered by styles or dogma. Paddy is based in North Queensland Australia and teaches regularly in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.