Yoga for Back Pain

Yoga for Back Pain: Teacher Training

Part I: General Lower and Upper Back Pain

Part II: Sciatica, Herniated Discs, Scoliosis and Serious Conditions

20 January – 7 April & 5 May – 21 July 2017

Fridays 3.30 – 5.30 pm

Mira Mehta

Anatomically correct Yoga postures and relaxation methods are very effective in treating back problems. They restore the natural movement of joints and muscles and boost the natural healing energies of the body. Therapy Yoga involves using supports to enable pain relief and to align and strengthen the parts affected. It is underpinned and validated by Ayurveda explanations of the body.

This 24-week course leads to a Certificate in Teaching Yoga for Back Pain from The Yogic Path. It is in two parts. Part I gives postures and methods for relieving general lower and upper back pain. Part II gives methods of Therapy Yoga for treating serious back problems, including herniated discs, chronic conditions and trauma. The course covers Yoga programmes, Ayurveda theory and clinical practice.

The first hour is practical. In the first six weeks trainees learn appropriate postures, techniques, sequences and props and assist each other. In the following six weeks trainees treat actual back-pain sufferers under supervision.

The second hour is a tutorial covering Yoga therapeutics and case reviews and, in Part II, Ayurvedic principles. Trainees are expected to contribute actively to the discussion and to take notes.

Trainees are also expected do home study. Recommended textbooks are Health through Yoga, Yoga: the Iyengar Way and How to Use Yoga by Mira Mehta.

Applicants should be qualified Yoga teachers with three years’ teaching experience or qualified health professionals.

To gain the Certificate in Teaching Yoga for Back Pain trainees will be assessed on their practical skills and will be required to answer a question paper and to submit two Case Study reports.

Fee: £1060

Early Bird Fee (payment by end October 2016): £954

This course will take place at Triyoga Camden, 57 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7DB. For booking click here.