Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. Structural scoliosis is congenital and is usually more severe than functional scoliosis. Functional scoliosis is due to an imbalance of the functioning of muscles associated with the back. It may be a result of lifestyle, such as repetitive movements or injury. Both types of scoliosis can benefit from specific yoga poses.
Yoga for scoliosis and back care teaches you to:
-Develop your breath awareness
-Learn poses that lengthen your spine
-Strengthen your back & core muscles
-Understand how to derotate your spine
-Realign your posture
-Reduce your pain
In 2018 I studied with Elise Miller and completed her program Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training.
Living with a wired sternum plate since 1964, I have experienced first-hand the benefits of using yoga therapeutically. In my practice, like a practice for scoliosis and backcare, I have learned how to lengthen my spine, realign my posture, strengthen my back and core muscles, reduce my pain as well as bring about deep breath awareness. This has been deeply and positively transformative for body, breath and mind.
Yoga for Scoliosis & Backcare can reduce your pain and is appropriate for everyone.
Location: Privates meet at my Venice Yoga Studio or through Zoom (please use this link): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86501981834
Password will be sent upon receipt of payment.
Price: $150 per hour | $500 for 4 one hour privates.
Unused privates are nonrefundable. Cancelation needs to be 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the private.
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Gift certificates are available. Give the healing gift of Yoga for Scoliosis & Backcare to a loved one.
“I’ve been attending Iyengar Yoga classes for twelve years and not until my private yoga for scoliosis sessions with Koren have I truly begun to feel significant relief from my pain and notice an increasing amount of mobility in the affected regions of my back. Koren is incredibly knowledgeable, meticulous, and kind. She somehow possessed an awareness of the asymmetries and subsequent adverse habits of my body—an awareness that I didn’t have myself until I worked with her. She prescribed poses for me that I wake up and want to practice every day. What she’s given me is a lifelong gift and I am profoundly grateful.”
-Lauren DePino, Writer
“Working with my scoliosis has been a long journey and one I know will continue to challenge and reward me. I am very grateful to Koren for the dedication, sensitivity and knowledge she shared with me while developing a practice for my body’s specific idiosyncrasies. Working with Koren has given me the confidence to continue caring for my spine with compassion and an open heart.”
-Katelyn Qualey, Yoga Teacher
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