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Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back Workshop 

with Liz Owen, E-RYT500

Co-Author of Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back
Saturday April 26 9am-12pm $60/ $70 day of / $50 early bird if purchased before 4/5

2-4pm $40/ $45 day of workshop/$35 early bird if purchased before 4/5

Both sessions:  $90/ $75 early bird/ $110 day of workshop


  

Lower back injuries and conditions affect an estimated 31 million Americans and are second only to the common cold as a reason for a visit to the doctor. Yoga is a healing path that can both help relieve chronic lower back pain and build and sustain consistent lower back health.

In this workshop you will learn gentle, safe movements to stretch tight hip and lower back muscles and strengthen weak ones, techniques for coping with pain flare-ups, and ways to create natural tone and balance while respecting the body’s particular conditions and limitations. Special attention is paid to pelvic misalignment issues; sacral joint dysfunction, and spinal disk conditions that contribute to lower back pain. Liz Owen’s expertise of lower back health and yoga philosophy brings both Eastern and Western wisdom to bear on creating a healthy lower back and will bring mindfulness and depth to your journey of maintaining lower back health in daily life.

Open to practitioners of all levels and to yoga teachers at any skill level who wish to deepen their knowledge of how yoga can promote lower back health. Five Yoga Alliance CEUs available to RYTs.

“This is a clear, insightful program for lower back health, rooted in classical yoga and rich in Western and Eastern wisdom. The authors offer fresh and accessible yoga practices that are sure to inspire a lasting, healing recovery from pain in the lower back. I love this book!” – Patricia Walden, author of The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health.

Liz Owen, E-RYT500 is an inspired and passionate yoga teacher. She combines physical alignment, meditative action, and the cultivation of a joyful heart to create an innovative and transformative class experience. She has taught since 1990 and is known for her light-hearted teaching style as well as for the depth of her knowledge. Liz has studied Iyengar, vinyasa, classical hatha yoga, and contemporary yoga methods for almost 30 years. She teaches classes, workshops, and in teacher training programs in the Boston area, and has presented workshops at Yoga Alliance Leadership Conferences, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Wellness, and Yoga Journal Conferences.

Liz is co-author of Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back: A Practical Guide to Developing Strength and Relieving Pain, Shambhala, August 2013. She also co-authored an NIH study, Effects of Yoga vs. Walking on Mood, Anxiety, and Brain GABA Levels: A Randomized Controlled Study, on yoga as a healing modality for depression and anxiety, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, November 2010. www.lizowenyoga.com.

Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi are co-authors of Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back, Shambhala Books, August 2013.


PRE-REGISTRATION IS A MUST.  CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER


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Yoga for Jaw Tension

with CATOR SHACHOY


Saturday June 14 9am-12pm & 2-5pm
Each Session $60/ $70 day of / $50 early bird if purchased before 5/24
Both sessions:  $110/ $90 early bird/ $130 day of workshop


9am -12pm Part 1 Yoga for Jaw Tension 

Do you clench your jaw, or grind your teeth at night?  This workshop is for you!  It will also be of interest to yoga instructors, dentists, and other health professionals wishing to help their students and clients.  Jaw Tension and TMJ or TMD – Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction - is a very common, and often painful condition.  At present there are few options for treatment beyond being fitted for a night guard by your dentist.  In this workshop you will learn the causes and repercussions of TMJ, simple self-massage techniques to relax the face and jaw, mindfulness practices, and a yoga asana sequence that can bring relief.  This is a unique approach developed from working with more than one hundred clients over many years.
Part 1 includes:

1 hr lecture w/power point on the causes & repercussions of TMJ from the Cranial perspective

30 min facial self-massage

90 min yoga asana, breathing exercises, & guided meditation to relieve TMJ

Asana focus on hip openers, shoulder actions in standing and supported poses



2-5pm Part 2 Yoga for Jaw Tension 

Craniosacral Bodywork is the single most effective modality in treating TMJ.   Understanding the Craniosacral system and applying this to our yoga practice can help relieve jaw tension.   The experience and understanding of the cranial wave and its impact on physiology invites us into a deeper relationship of body and mind, and is deeply relaxing.  In this workshop you will learn about the Craniosacral system, how to contact the Cranial wave, and the applications to jaw tension.  Building on the morning, asana presented will focus on applying actions in inversions.  Through inverting with specific awareness, we can bring freedom of the jaw to a new level.

Part 2 includes:

 

Each workshop can be taken separately, however information presented in the morning will lay a foundation for the afternoon. 


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OUT OF TOWN WORKSHOPS WITH OUR Co-DIRECTORS:


ALISON WEST WEEKEND IN CLEVELAND MAY 16-18



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Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis 

With Deborah Wolk

at The Yoga Room Berkeley CA

Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1, 2–5pm


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Yoga -ASYMMETRY AND THE ORGANIC BODY

With Deborah Wolk

at California Yoga Center Mountain View


Registration Form - PDF

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Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis 

With Deborah Wolk

AUGUST 9-10

at Portland Yoga Arts, Portland OR