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Back Care & Scoliosis Workshop & Basic Props with Deborah Wolk

  • Samamkaya Back Care and Scoliosis Collective 119 W 23rd St, Ste # 406 New York, New York 10011 (map)

Friday, March 8, 2019, 5–8pm

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9am–12pm & 2-6pm

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 9am-12:15pm & 1:45–3:30pm

Full Weekend: $310 In Advance
Friday PM Only: $75 in advance
Saturday All Day: $165 in advance
Saturday AM only: $75 in advance
Saturday PM only: $100 in advance
Sunday All Day: $105 in advance
Sunday AM only: $75 in advance
Sunday PM only: $40 in advance

Experiential Anatomy of the Spine

Friday, March 8, 2019

Yoga for Back Care

Saturday, March 9, 2019
9am–12pm & 2-6pm

Deborah will teach a direct approach to relief  and awareness addressing all types of chronic back pain and alignment issues such as disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, swayback, whiplash and kyphosis. The Yoga poses practiced in this workshop with a specific focus can be the key to alleviating pain and creating more balance in the body. This workshop is for students of all levels who wish to work on any issues related to pain and discomfort in the back and for teachers wishing to learn more about how to work with these issues:

  • Spinal Anatomy (Sagital curves)

  • Physiology of such back issues as: disc herniation and other disc issues, kyphosis, lordosis, spondylolisthesis, sciatica, neck and shoulder issues

  • Physiology of degenerative bone diseases: osteoporosis, arthritis

  • Muscular issues

  • How to “see” and correct postural problems and return to neutral curves of the spine

  • Defining and describing pain

  • Asana and modifications for acute back issues and pain

  • Asana and modifications for chronic back issues and pain

Yoga for Scoliosis

Sunday, March 10, 2019
9am-12:15pm & 1:45–3:30pm

Deborah will introduce participants to the structure of the spine, the anatomy of scoliosis and how it affects one’s physiology and health. Yoga asanas and principles of sequencing will be practiced and modified for different curvatures and pain issues. Participants will learn how to develop a yoga practice which specifically addresses their own patterns and needs using awareness and alignment.

  • Defining scoliosis and asymmetry through spinal anatomy

  • Understanding and “seeing” lateral asymmetry and rotation

  • How scoliosis affects spatial and balance issues

  • How scoliosis affects the nervous system and can create joint issues and pain

  • Asana to realign and connect with the limbs.

  • Asana and breath techniques to create awareness, relieve pain, balance the nervous system and possibly stabilize the curves themselves.