While back pain is one of the most common causes of disability, the good news is that back pain responds well to yoga. This 5-week series is readily accessible for newcomers and seasoned practitioners to build strength and flexibility while easing lower back pain.
Led by Yoga Therapist Amy Gaster, this small group setting allows for modification and comprehensive instruction that empowers, educates and equips the practitioner with specific types of yoga that support and nourish the spine.
Attending the complete series is encouraged but single class drop-ins are welcome, space permitting.
Weeks 1 & 2:
Focus on low back. A brief discussion of low back pain pathologies, Yoga poses, breathing practices, and relaxation to support the low back.
Weeks 3 & 4:
Focus on mid to upper back, and neck. A brief discussion of pathologies that may be associated with this area of our being. Yoga poses and exercises, breathing practices, and relaxation to support this part of our spine.
Integration class. Class to support the whole spine and integrate the body utilizing tools of Yoga: poses, breathing practices, meditation, and relaxation techniques.