Introduction to Therapeutic Yoga for Back Pain

Course Info

Class Length:
Two One Hour Sessions Plus Yoga Practice
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Deborah Wolk

Having practiced yoga since 1994, Deborah Wolk found that practicing alignment-based yoga could control back pain and arrest the progression of her scoliosis. That awareness inspired her to complete Alison West’s Yoga Union Teacher Training in 2000. Deborah then studied Yoga and Scoliosis with...
Wednesday, May 30 & Thursday, May 31, 2018
8:30 pm Eastern / 5:30 pm Pacific

Introduction to Therapeutic Yoga for Back Pain 

Join us live or listen to the recordings!

Back problems are almost epidemic in our sosciety; an estimated 80% of adults will experience back pain at one point in their life. Chronic back pain also lies at the root of the escalating opioid crisis, which has turned into a m ajor public health issue in the U.S.

Research suggests that therapeutic yoga can offer a low-cost solution for back care.

In this course, Deborah Wolk, co-founder of Samamkaya Yoga in New York City offers an introduction to the therapeutic principles used in the Samamkaya Yoga program for back care.

Learn important tools for prevention of back issues and relief for ongoing back issues. This program focuses on helping those with pain from chronic musculoskeletal back and neck strain. You will learn simple and practical ways to address the underlying issues that often result in back pain.

What You Will Learn

  • Anatomy of the spine: vertebrae and disks, vulnerable areas, spinal curves and their functions

  • Structure of bones:  how bones are alive, have fluidity and can change and what it means for back care

  • Common spine alignment issues and how they affect weight-bearing and range of motion

  • Related conditions explained: hyperlordosis and hyperkyphosis, flattened spine, spondylolisthesis 

  • Basic principles for yoga adjustment for these types of conditions

  • Disc herniation and other disc conditions

  • Lateral asymmetry: scoliotic changes and pelvic torque, SI joint dysfunction 

  • Bone issues: arthritis and stenosis

  • Yoga modifications and adjustment principles for the above

This Premium Course Also Includes These Bonuses!

  • Yoga Practice Video: Enjoy a yoga practice created for this course.

  • Recordings of Both Sessions: Yours to keep. It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get access to the recordings of both sessions, enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.

  • Transcripts of Both Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the webinar sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.

Join us live or listen to the recordings at your convenience.
Wednesday, May 30 & Thursday, May 31, 2018
8:30 pm Eastern / 5:30 pm Pacific
This course qualifies for 2.5 non-contact hour CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

Each session is approximately one hour long and will be recorded. No matter where you are in the world — and even if you cannot tune in at the time of the actual broadcast — you can still benefit from taking the webinar at a time that works best to you. Listen to it as many times as you like.