- Course Manual
- One-on-One Mentoring Session
- Yoga Teachers
- Yoga Practitioners with Chronic Back Pain
10 CEU | Has a student ever walked into your vinyasa class complaining of back pain, and as the teacher you had no idea what to do? Or you’ve heard of some postures that might help back pain but find that they don’t work for everyone?
Back pain is common and affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. Chances are some of your regular students have back pain and they’ve never told you about it. In this workshop, you’ll learn specific techniques for how yoga can fit in to the world of back pain relief and how your classes can promote back health for your students.
The spine is our body’s central support system, both physically and energetically. Further your knowledge so you can use yoga to help you and your students maintain back health.
What You’ll Learn
In this workshop, you’ll learn:
- Anatomy of the spine for the yoga teacher
- The nuances of back pain and that there is no single solution to back pain
- Common back pathologies: what causes pain, Western medical approaches, contraindications, and postures for each condition
- Teaching techniques for all-levels classes
- Practice sequences
You also get one hour of one-on-one mentoring so you can ask questions and get feedback on your assignments.
After signing up, you’ll receive a manual for reference (PDF download).
10 CEU hours (Yoga Alliance)
In order to receive your CEU hours, you must complete the course and pass the final assignment.
This workshop is meant for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners looking to further their education. It is not meant for anyone in an acute state of pain.
About Your Teacher
Sara Merrick-Albano (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP) knows first-hand how yoga can be used to maintain back health. Diagnosed with herniated discs in her early 20s, Sara uses her physical yoga practice to stay pain-free. Passionate about anatomy as it applies to yoga, she has studied positional therapy, muscle balancing techniques, and fascial concepts, and is working towards her IAYT certification. She loves sharing her knowledge with teachers to help elevate the practice of yoga.