This is a course in therapeutic yoga designed specifically to reduce low back pain
and improve back heath. You will learn a wide variety of gentle yoga poses to
develop greater strength and flexibility in your low back, as well as the connecting
upper back, abdomen, hips, and legs. You will learn movements and breathing
techniques to relax chronically tense muscles.
The course consists of six 60-90 minute classes, held once-a-week. Each class
builds on the last, with the poses getting somewhat more challenging in
successive weeks. Handouts will be provided of all the poses so you can easily
practice at home.
The style of yoga is Viniyoga, a gentle style of yoga that links movement with the
breath, and is usually taught one-on-one to meet the particular needs of the
individual. I completed an intensive training program in Seattle with Robin
Rothenberg, who designed and taught the yoga classes in a scientific study that
proved the effectiveness of this program (see below).
Who this program is designed for
These classes are designed to help individuals with chronic low back pain, that is
due primarily to tight or weak muscles as a result of posture, stress and tension,
and work and life habits. These postures may also help individuals with
congenital conditions or old injuries, who desire to regain strength and suppleness
to the spine and back. And of course this is great for those who simply desire to
maintain and improve the health of their back.
Scientific research on this program
This practice was recently proven effective through a research study funded by
the National Institutes of Health, and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Participants of this targeted yoga program reported statistically
significant relief in back pain and tension, and greater ability to function in their
everyday lives. The study group that followed this yoga program improved more
than the group that practiced exercises designed by a physical therapist. The
classes I'll be teaching will follow the same series of poses as the published
research study. The important thing for you to know is that THIS PROGRAM
WORKS TO REDUCE BACK PAIN.
Getting Started in the Program
These classes are taught privately,or semi-privately if you have a friend you
would like to share the cost with. Each class is 60 - 90 minutes in length. The
cost is $65 per class, or $300 if you pay for all 6 classes in advance. Contact
me for more information or to schedule a time that is convenient for you.
406-257-4527 or email@example.com
Yoga for a Healthy Pain-free Back