Low Back pain is pervasive in our culture and one of the top reasons students come to Yoga. Low back pain can be caused by a myriad of structural issues and/or spinal injuries, so not all Yoga poses are appropriate or therapeutic for everyone. 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point, and many of your students will not have a diagnosis, so it is important to know what questions to ask to make sure they stay safe, avoid further injury and improve their condition by learning healthy movement patterns and strengthening the muscles that support their spine. It is imperative Yoga Teachers and Yoga Students be educated on contraindications for common conditions and the proper bio-mechanics needed to support positive change and avoid harm. In this online course, Justine discusses the anatomy and physiology of common conditions such as lumbar disc damage, sciatica, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis as well as spinal curve imbalances. <strong>The 200+ page handout includes the goals of a Yoga therapy intervention, contraindications, prescriptive asanas, and anatomical description of the various low back conditions.
7.5 Hours of Non-Contact CEU Hours – Lecture and Asana
|Module 1||Course Introduction|
|Unit 1||Welcome from Justine Shelton|
|Unit 2||Handout: Foundations of Yoga Therapy for Back Care with Justine Shelton|
|Module 2||Gentle Yoga for the Low Back: Spinal Curves with Justine Shelton|
|Unit 1||Video Lecture: Part 1 - Anatomy of the Spinal Curves|
|Unit 2||Video Lecture: Part 2 - Dysfunctions of the Spinal Curves and Corrective Asanas|
|Unit 3||Video Lecture: Part 3 - Scoliosis|
|Module 3||Yoga Therapy for Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome with Justine|
|Unit 1||Video Lecture: Part 1 - Sciatica/Piriformis Syndrome|
|Unit 2||Video Lecture: Part 2 - Prescriptive Asanas for Sciatica|
|Module 4||Yoga Therapy for the SI Joints with Justine Shelton|
|Unit 1||Video Lecture: Part 1 - SI Joint Anatomy and Dysfunctions|
|Unit 2||Video Lecture: Part 2 - Prescriptive Asanas for the SI Joints|
|Unit 3||Video Lecture: Part 3 - "Yes and No" Poses for the SI Joints|
|Module 5||Yoga Therapy for Lumbar Disc Damage and Other Conditions with Justine Shelton|
|Unit 1||Video Lecture: Lumbar Disc Damage and Other Spinal Conditions|
|Module 6||(1 Hr) Gentle Yoga Therapy Class for the Low Back with Justine Shelton|
|Unit 1||Asana Practice: Yoga Therapy for Back Care with Justine Shelton|
|Module 7||Reading MRIs of the Back|
|Unit 1||Video: How to Read an MRI of the Low Back|
|Unit 2||Sample MRIs of the Back|
|Module 8||Quiz: Foundations of Yoga Therapy for Back Care|
|Unit 1||Quiz - Yoga Therapy for the Back|
|Module 9||Interested in Becoming Certified in Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care?|
|Unit 1||Receive $165 off Online Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care Specialty Certification Program with Justine Shelton|
Watch a Preview!
In this sneak peak video, Justine uses common complaints from students and clients to help us identify which back issues are at play. Though this course, you will understand which practices to employ to alleviate the chief complaints of individuals in your classes or private sessions.
Full Asana Practice
Learning Comes to Life!
The workshop material comes to life in a full Yoga Therapy Class for the Back, led by Justine. You will learn special adaptations, specific cues and sequencing to bring into your group Yoga classes or private student sessions.
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.