This Certification Course is designed to educate and empower you to teach with confidence to students who have low back issues whether they come to your Group Yoga classes, or for private sessions. You will learn the fundamentals of the Anatomy of the low back so that you can better understand and guide your students in a safe and effective manner. While this course is a deep dive into common maladies and issues of the low back, we cannot separate the low back from the rest of the spine….so the anatomy of the entire spine, including spinal curvatures and misalignments throughout the spine is covered. In addition, the anatomy of the vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs is covered in depth – whether they be in the low back, upper back or neck, the same Yogic principles apply to working with disc damage.
Justine’s in-depth studies in Viniyoga Therapy as well as her own Low Back issues has given her a wealth of knowledge which she graciously and entertainingly shares with you. Each Low Back Condition in this Program comes with a large variety of recommended Yoga asanas and sequences to help you create your own Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care class.
40 Hours Online Certification
Final Exam, Sequencing Assignment & Teachback Class required for Certification.
2-4 Hour Deep Dive Video Workshop Intensives covering the following conditions:
- SI Joint Instability/Displacement
- Piriformis Syndrome/Sciatica
- Spinal Curves: Scoliosis and Spinal Misalignment
- Lumbar Disc Damage and other Spinal Conditions
- General Low Back Care: Workshop for the Public
- Senior Back Care Precautions
- Therapeutic Asana Sequencing for each condition
40 Hours of Non-Contact CEU Hours – Lecture and Asana
At Risk Poses for the SI Joint with Justine Shelton
Could the common Yoga poses you do in your Yoga practice be aggravating your SI Joint? Learn what standing Yoga poses you should avoid when your SI Joint is flared up and why certain seated poses can be the most detrimental of all.
Full Asana Practice
Learning Comes to Life!
Each Low Back Deep Dive Module comes with a large selection of poses and modifications specifically designed to support the condition being discussed. Justine offers seated, standing, prone, supine and chair Yoga options so that you can weave these poses into any of your Yoga classes, as well as when you are working with your private clients.
Justine Shelton, C-IAYT is a graduate of The Soul of Yoga’s 200 hour training and a four year training program with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute, she is a 500 hour AVI Certified Yoga Teacher and a 500 hour AVI Certified Yoga Therapist. Justine specializes in structural Yoga therapy, specifically spinal disc injuries, back pain management, as well as joint therapy - including prehab and rehab for replacements.
Her passion is working with people who have different forms of catastrophic illness, helping them to manage their condition, minimize and cope with pain and, most importantly, helping them to realize they are not their condition. She encourages her students to practice where their body is right now, allowing for the constant change and growth that comes with a dedicated practice. One of the reasons she loves Yoga is that there is always more to learn, always room to grow.....this, in addition to her love of anatomy and physiology, keeps her curious mind in learning mode.