Each year some 40% of the population is affected by back pain and it costs £5 billion in lost working days and many people with back pain are told by their doctors to take up yoga. Thus it is very important for yoga teachers and yoga therapists, to know and understand enough about back problems to have the confidence to be able to help such students.

Join Jane Craggs as she explores spinal health for yourself and your students.

We will explain the structure of the spinal column and how this impacts on how we should perform certain common asanas in all forms of yoga practice. We will then focus on balancing out the different areas of the spine, looking at postures for strengthening, stabilising, releasing and opening and applying them where appropriate. Jane will also be focusing a great deal on the support of the breath for moving the spine.

We will be very interested in any issues you have in your spine in advance of the workshop so that we can tailor the workshop to the group we have.

This workshop is useful for practitioners and teachers alike and can be applied whatever your preferred form of yoga.

About Jane Craggs

Jane first encountered yoga whilst in University, studying drama and then whilst living in Spain she began to study in the classical yoga tradition and completed teacher training there. She undertook further training with the BWY and on Donna Farhi’s advanced teacher training programme. She has been teaching in Manchester since 2001 when she set up Yogaspace and subsequently Manchester Yoga Shala - a yoga teachers collective.

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About Louise Tanner

Louise has been teaching Yoga for 13 years. She is qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga and has completed intensive teacher and yoga therapy training with the the inspirational Mohan family (A.G. Mohan, Indra Mohan and Ganesh Mohan). Her studies with the Mohan’s are ongoing and together with Jane Craggs, Louise is now teaching classes, retreats, workshops and clinics as Svastha Yoga Manchester.

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