The Therapeutic Yoga Series for Low Back Pain is a 7-week progressive class series for students of all levels and abilities, with instruction in yoga poses, basic anatomy, breathing practices, and deep relaxation to help alleviate chronic low back pain and tension.
This program is based on the two largest, most definitive studies utilizing yoga therapy for the treatment of chronic lower back pain. This is a particularly gentle form of yoga, with a strong focus on individual adaptation and breath development. It is extremely accessible for all body types
There are some conditions, such as serious disc herniation, recent diagnosis of disc compression with radiating/nerve pain, recent back surgery, severe sciatica, and spondylolisthesis for which this program may not be beneficial in a group setting. For consultation regarding individual yoga therapy, please contact the instructor. If you are experiencing lower back pain, please consult with a physician or health care practitioner before beginning this or any other yoga or exercise practice.
Includes The Essential Low Back Program workbook and 5-practice CD, and other materials.
Mondays, February 6–March 27 (no class February 20)
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Research on yoga for low back pain:
A systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga for low back pain. “This systematic review found strong evidence for short-term effectiveness and moderate evidence for long-term effectiveness of yoga for chronic low back pain in the most important patient-centered outcomes. Yoga can be recommended as an additional therapy to chronic low back pain patients.”
Monday, March 27 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 526
1545 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115