Yoga for back pain
It is recommended that people with back pain keep physically active, learn to improve posture, and address emotional issues and stress factors.
Research indicates that back pain responds best to an approach that combines all these elements and that yoga can do this.
Aim of this Course
This is an evidence-based, gentle yoga course designed to enable those with low back pain to learn techniques to improve their condition over time.
Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs is a safe and effective programme which will give you life-long tools to help you manage the health of your back while improving the peace of your mind.
The largest ever yoga research trial (2006-2011) was run by The University of York’s Department of Health Sciences and funded by Arthritis Research UK. The research concluded that “After attending a 12-week course, participants had an average of 3.8 days off work, compared to the control group average of 12.3 days, i.e. a 70% decrease, suggesting they had learnt to lessen the frequency, duration and intensity of bad back pain episodes. Participants reported a 63% improvement in their ability to “control and cope with their back pain on their own.”
This unique ‘best practice’ yoga course is designed by experts. It is extremely gentle in its approach and puts you in charge of improving your health and well-being. It is taught in small groups to allow for individual attention.
I will be running the 12 week course (the same course as run during the research trial). Details below.
Day: Saturday mornings
Time: 11.30am - 12.45pm
Venue: Willowhale Community Centre, Rose Green, Pryors Lane, PO21 4JF
Start-date: Saturday 16 October 2021
Deposit due: 3 weeks prior to course start date
12 Class Dates:
1. Saturday 16 October 2021 - 11.30am–12.45pm.
Arrive from 11.15am for Class 1 (2nd payment due)
2. Saturday 23 October - 11.30am–12.45pm.
3. Saturday 30 October “ “
4. Saturday 6 November “ “
5. Saturday 13 November “ “
6. Saturday 20 November “ “
- - - half term break - - -
7. Saturday 4 December “ “ (3rd payment due)
8. Saturday 11 December “ “
9. Saturday 18 December “ “
- - - Christmas break - - -
10. Saturday 8 January 2022 “ “
11. Saturday 15 January “ “
12. Saturday 22 January “ “
Please contact me by phone for a brief pre-course preliminary chat. (Please make contact as soon as possible - at least a week before the course begins.)
Before Course - For access on to the course, you will need to purchase a YHLB RESOURCES PACK before the course starts from the not-for-profit social enterprise www.yogaforbacks.co.uk website - ‘Resources’ page - https://www.yogaforbacks.co.uk/product/yoga-resources-pack/ (£48.50 + £5.50 p&p).
This Pack will help you to help yourself for the rest of your life.
Teaching Fee of £132 for the 12-week course
This fee works out as: £11 per class (£66 for the first 6 weeks and £66 for the second 6 weeks).
£33 - due now or 3 weeks before course begins to reserve your place
£33 – payable at Class 1 = Teaching Fees
£66 – payable at Class 7 = Teaching Fees
Plus RESOURCES PACK (referred to above) - £48.50 + £5.50 p&p
Total outlay will be £186.00
RESOURCES PACK contains:
The Book ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’,
Relaxation CD (or digital download),
Home Practice Hand-Outs
This is a Life-Long Tool-kit and can be purchased from: https://www.yogaforbacks.co.uk/product/yoga-resources-pack/