Healthy Spine Series

Begins July 12, 2024

Fridays @ 10:30am
July 12, 19, 26

Space is limited to 8 participants.
Advance registration required – by July 9

Spinal health is essential to overall wellness and healthy aging.  A spine that can flex, twist, and extend maximizes energy and breath and prevents back pain.  Good posture is intimately related to good function, which is the basis of a healthy, supple, and strong spine.

This specialized 3-week series will include a series of poses intended to lengthen and strengthen the spinal muscles, alleviate back pain, and support a healthy spine.  Each week, we’ll focus on a specific area – low back, thoracic, and neck – providing you with a comprehensive and targeted approach to spine health.

It is appropriate for all levels of students including those who are new to yoga, new to working with back issues through yoga or those who prefer to move at a slower pace.

Week 1: Nurturing the Low Back

In our first week, immerse yourself in practices designed to nurture and strengthen the lumbar region. Experience a sequence of passive postures intended to release muscular tension and increase circulation, along with core-strengthening poses and techniques tailored to alleviate tension.  Learn to move with awareness and foster a foundation of support for your spine.

Week 2: Elevating the Thoracic Region

During the second week, we shift our focus to the thoracic spine, the often-neglected mid-back area. Explore yoga postures that open the chest, enhance thoracic mobility, and improve posture. By unlocking the potential of your thoracic spine, you’ll cultivate greater freedom of movement and promote overall spinal health.

Week 3: Liberating the Neck and Shoulders

In our final week, indulge in practices dedicated to releasing tension in the neck and shoulders. Discover shoulder-opening poses to alleviate stiffness and enhance mobility in the upper spine. Through mindful movements, you’ll create space and ease in the often-stressed areas caused by the reality of modern day living.


 

cristina-roy-certified-iyengar-yoga-teacherAbout the Instructor

Cristina Roy has had a lifelong passion for helping people, with particular interest in the therapeutic effects of yoga.  Cristina is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and is drawn to its emphasis on detail, precision and alignment. She aims to share her understanding and enthusiasm with students so they can experience the many benefits yoga can offer.