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Yoga and Your Back Workshop

$50 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Are you tired of nagging back pain? Do you suffer from sciatica? Do you have scoliosis? Learn the actions and alignment to promote good posture and a healthy back and spine in yoga postures and in life.

This workshop will introduce how to practice yoga with a back care focus. We will address poor posture and tightness in the area around the upper back, as well as reversed neck curve, shoulder dislocation and kyphosis of the upper back.

The workshop is also designed for all levels who need careful attention given to their lower back, hips and pelvis. Since the lower back is influenced by the leg muscles, particularly the hamstrings and psoas muscles, emphasis will be on flexibility and strength of the buttocks and leg muscles as well as the lower back. The workshop will include a series of therapeutic yoga poses and address how to adapt certain yoga poses for a wide variety of lower back conditions.

Anatomy will be discussed as pertinent to the poses we learn. Appropriate for all levels of students dealing with their upper and lower back issues as well as yoga teachers who want to learn how to treat these conditions for their students.

“Yoga helps us cure what cannot be endured, and endure what cannot be cured.”

– BKS Iyengar

Cost: $40 in advance, $50 day of workshop

*Suzanne Dong has studied/practices Iyengar yoga since 1994. She has studied with BKS Iyengar, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar in Pune, India as well as many senior Iyengar yoga instructors, Manouso Manos, Kofi Busia, Ramanand Patel and Lois Steinberg over the years. Her specialty is neck, shoulders and back as she used yoga to help with her own ailments. Suzanne has many testimonials on LinkedIn. Her love of yoga is infectious.