For Back Pain or Those who Want Gently Healing Yoga
Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs is the top complementary therapy for low back pain according to Arthritis Research UK. The University of York trial found a 30% improvement in back function over normal care and 8.5 fewer days off work per year. Money back guaranteed to help.
In total this is a 12 lesson course. I break it into two 6 week courses. It is for anyone with backache (whether lower or uppper) or who wants a gentle therapeutic course of yoga, e.g. to overcome stroke or stress
Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs Courses
Part 1 Friends Meeting House, central York. Tues 7.15-8.30 from 4 June - 9 July (7.45pm start 18 June). Other dates and times for part 1 and 2 to be confirmed. You must book in advance and either pay by cheque £100 - to Anna Semlyen, 24 Grange St, York, Y010 4BH or by Bank transfer (contact me for details) or book private lessons.Do contact me to ask. If you can't make some of the sessions, it is still effective, or you could top up with private lessons. It is not essential to go to all of them to get a benefit, (though regular practice is best, including home practice). If you cann't make the course time, let me know and I'll put you on a list of people to send information about future courses.
This course is evidence based. You are strongly recommended to buy the educational resources - the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs book (£16.99) and Relaxations CD (£12.99) of which I am joint author. I can sell these to you at class or they can be bought on line.
see Trial results, Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs book and Relaxations CD by Alison Trewhela and Anna Semlyen plus 4 min video at yogaforbacks.co.uk
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"The back care yoga sessions were very helpful, and improvement of my back already became apparent in a few weeks!
The yoga sessions do not only benefit my back, but also my mind through the relaxation. The yoga teacher is very knowledgeable, explains it
all well and creates a pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommended!"
Sylvia Toet, University Lecturer
Yoga teaches correct posture and self care. Based on the latest available published medical evidence, endorsed by Arthritis Research UK and the top two yoga schools in the UK, classes provide a gently progressive series of exercises to relieve pain and strengthen the body.
This class is for those who can get up off the floor unaided. Back pain sufferers are safely taught foundational and therapeutic yoga. Careful teaching of a specialist back care programme includes colour hand outs for home practice
Research proven Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs lessons are available to book privately at £40 phr (for one or two people) or £175 for 5 classes or £400 for all 12 at 24 Grange St off Fulford Road.
I can also be booked for group tuition at £100 per 75 mins or £8 per person (whichever is greater) and come to a venue you decide.
Download my Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs York yoga leaflet with photos in pdf
Download my Private Lesson yoga leaflet with photos in pdf
As Specialist Advisor to the BWY on back care and therapeutic yoga, I teach back pain sufferers and In Service Training of Teachers in the Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs sequences devised by Alison Trewhela, endorsed by the Iyengar Yoga Assciation (UK) and British Wheel of Yoga (BWY).
As a yoga researcher, I have taught on a randomised controlled trial with NHS patients through the University of York's Trials Unit.
Please ring 01904 654355 / 07891 989310 or email Anna to discuss your requirements.
"Yoga is excellent pain relief -it certainly beats pestering the doctor. It's also great for improving sleep"
Anna Sampson, Tourist Attraction Front of House - re back care
"The best feeling I have all week" (after relaxation at back care yoga class) - Colin Godfrey
For Yoga Teachers
My In Service Training (IST) Day of continuing professional development (CPD) for yoga teachers on Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs is an evidence based therapeutic yoga training. It aims to assist yoga teachers to help students with low back pain within a general class and to pass on the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs trial results and explain the 30% benefit in back function over normal GP care. Includes:
-background to the research trial and its results with a copy of the published paper
-Pain-Relieving Poses, to show teachers how to put a student into a useful relief pose during the class.
-spinal anatomy/skeletal handouts
-causes of low back pain
- CORE A sequence, so that yoga teachers can help their own low back health, and teach it in general classes
- Relaxation with Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Relaxations CD
Quality, colour, photographic handouts of practice sheets are given free. The Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Book and Relaxations CD can be bought.
See page for dates and venues.
Alison Trewhela offers 4 day training over two weekends in Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs - see Teacher Training page on www.yogaforbacks.co.uk
Yogaforbacks.co.uk T-shirt - Buy the Yoga for Backs T-shirt on Red Bubble
Anna Semlyen www.yogainyork.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org 01904 654355