Class Series

FRIDAY BACK CARE BEGINNERS SERIES
with Eve Holbrook

Fridays, 4:00–5:30pm

Current Series: December 7, 14, 21. $60. Sign up today!
Next Series: Trial January 4, Series January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8

Brand new to yoga?
Confused in the Back Care classes?
Don’t understand your back problem?
Overwhelmed by the props?
Join our Back Care Beginners Series!

This series will cover the basic skills you need to participate in the Back Care and Back Care Basics classes. An excellent introduction to Back Care yoga for those students who need a weekday class, this series is a great way to kick off the weekend! With other new beginners to Back Care Classes at Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective, instructor Eve Holbrook will teach you many of the basic actions, how to find your alignment, and learn prop adjustments appropriate for your scoliosis, herniated disk(s), kyphosis, lordosis, spondylolisthesis, lumbar or neck pain… or any other back problem. Learning these skills through a series will help you make a commitment to your yoga practice and help you integrate smoothly into the Back Care classes. A certified Iyengar yoga teacher, Eve has been working with beginners for 20 years. She has gained a great depth of knowledge and understanding of yoga for back pain through her work with students, as well as with her own back.

Eve Holbrook, C-IAYT, was drawn to yoga for relief from back pain following a childhood horseback riding injury. She has been practicing for 20 years. In 2001, she began teaching classes at theatre companies in New York City. Since then, Eve completed a two-year teacher-training program at the Iyengar Institute of New York, earned Junior Intermediate Two level certification from the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the US and founded of The Nerve of Expression, a community project offering yoga to artists with multiple sclerosis. She has experience with therapeutic applications of yoga for backcare and scoliosis, has assisted in the medical classes at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune, India, and in the Specific Needs class at the Iyengar Institue of New York with Senior Iyengar teacher, James Murphy.

$5 Trial Class only available to first-time students. For returning students, the cost for the trial class is $15. Series must be paid for in-full in advance. You may join for the 1st or 2nd class. The price will bepro-rated for those joining in the 2nd class. There will be an opportunity to make up 1 missed class.

Join our Friday Back Care Beginners Series!

For cancellations up to 48 hours before the series begins, we will refund full amount paid less a 20% administration fee. However, no refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of the event.

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DAHLIA

YOGA & SCOLIOSIS FOR TEENS & TWEENS SERIES
with Dahlia Galler

Sundays,12:30–1:30pm

Class Series: November 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16. $95. Sign up today!
Next Series: Trial Class January 6, Series January 13, 20, February 3, 10, 17.

  • Has your doctor told you to watch and wait?
  • Is your child braced?
  • Is your child preparing to have fusion surgery, or have they already had fusion surgery.

No matter what your child’s situation, the Yoga & Scoliosis for Teens and Tweens class will help address your child’s scoliosis, muscular tension, pain patterns as well as the psychological and social pressures that accompany treatment and therapies in adolescence.

This class is appropriate for ages 11-17. All teens welcome are welcome to this class, but as idiopathic scoliosis is commonly diagnosed in adolescence the class will generally focus on scoliosis. This 1-hour class creates an environment that is less intense than the adult classes, allows teens to relate with one another, and is sequenced for a young person’s energy level. Dahlia Galler’s positivity and experience with her own scoliosis will communicate how the love of yoga will lead to a healthier relationship to the body…at a time when this relationship is particularly difficult.

Dahlia Galler: While studying at Parsons School of Design, Dahlia worked as a visual merchandiser at Yogaworks. It was there where she practiced her first Downward Dog and learned to let go. In class one day, a friend noticed her scoliosis and recommended that she check out Yoga Union Center for Backcare & Scoliosis. After only one class, Dahlia was hooked. It was at Yoga Union Center for Backcare & Scoliosis where she seriously began her yoga journey, which she sees as a balance between effort and ease, and between hard work and letting go. After completing her 200 Hour RTS Certification with Alison West’s 200 Hours Yoga Union Teacher Training receiving her 200 Hour RYT Certification, she began her apprenticeship with Deborah Wolk, assisting with back care and scoliosis classes. Dahlia lives in New York City and is not only a yogini, but a freelance interior designer and stylist. Knowing that there is no one-size-fits-all pose, she brings a fun, light-hearted, artistic style to her teaching of all levels!

$5 Trial Class only available to first-time students. For returning students, the cost for the trial class is $15. Series must be paid for in full in advance. You may join for the 1st or 2nd class. The price will be pro-rated for those joining in the 2nd class. There will be an opportunity to make up 1 missed class.

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!

For cancellations up to 48 hours before the series begins, we will refund full amount paid less a 20% administration fee. However, no refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of the event.

 

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NECK & SHOULDERS SERIES
with Jennifer Chin

Wednesdays, 1:45–3:15pm

Current Series: November 28, December 5, 19. $60 Sign up today!

Do you have neck or shoulder pain?  These issues are often associated with poor posture and inefficient mechanics.  In this series we will study the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and upper spine in order to help balance misalignment or heal injury.  Through yoga postures, gentle movements and imagery, we will work to create a deeper awareness of our patterns and build strength to support our everyday activities.

Jennifer Chin has been teaching movement since 1990.  As a dancer, she began teaching children at the local dance studio, and then moved on to the professional dance world.  She received a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from New York University’s TIsch School of the Arts in 1996, and has taught at many of the city’s top dance centers including The Josè Limòn Institute and Peridance Center.  She has also taught and performed around the United States and abroad. Jennifer’s yoga practice began in 1997, studying with Dharma Mittra, from whom she received her Yoga Teaching Certification. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. In 2003, she was introduced to the Iyengar Yoga method and began studying embodied anatomy with Genny Kapuler, all of which has greatly influenced her teaching and way of life.  In 2007, Jennifer founded her business, LUMINOUSbody, transformative health and fitness, to offer private lessons and help train other teachers.

$5 Trial Class only available to first-time students. For returning students, the cost for the trial class is $15. Series must be paid for in full in advance. You may join for the 1st or 2nd class. The price will be pro-rated for those joining in the 2nd class. There will be an opportunity to make up 1 missed class.

Join our Neck & Shoulders Series!

For cancellations up to 48 hours before the series begins, we will refund full amount paid less a 20% administration fee. However, no refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of the event.

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BACK CARE BEGINNERS SERIES
with Ashlee Willaman

Sundays, 3:45–5:15pm

Current Series: November 18, December 2, 16. $60. Sign up today!
Next Series: Trial Class January 27, Series February 3, 10, 24, March 3,10. $95. Sign up today!

This series will cover the basic skills you need to participate in the Back Care and Back Care Basics classes. With other new beginners to Back Care Classes at Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective, instructor Ashlee Willaman will teach you many of the basic actions, find your alignment and learn prop adjustments appropriate for your scoliosis, herniated disk(s), kyphosis, lordosis, spondylolisthesis, lumbar or neck pain… or any other back problem. Learning these skills through a series will help you make a commitment to your yoga practice and help you integrate smoothly into the Back Care classes.

Ashlee Willaman is a 8 time marathoner, ultramarathoner, an RRCA Certified Run Coach and a 500 RYT. She began practicing yoga as part of her dance training at the age of 13, around the same time she was diagnosed with scoliosis. She learned that yoga kept her back pain at bay and stuck with the practice for the next 20 years. She received her 500 RYT certification from YogaWorks in 2012 and attended a Yoga For Scoliosis Teacher Training Workshop with Elise Miller in October 2014. Having always been a mover and a shaker, when Ashlee stopped dancing she started running and found that she was drawn to long distance running. In 2012 she founded Run Like a Yogi to help athletes infuse training cycles with yoga and meditation. Her alignment-based classes focus on restoring balance to the body in order to avoid injury and recover faster. She teaches at various locations throughout NYC, is a running coach for Hot Bird Running and is on the coaching staff as a yoga instructor for Team Continuum, a charity that provides immediate and vital non-medical assistance to cancer patients and their families when the diagnosis results in disruption, hardship and uncertainty in everyday lives.

$5 Trial Class only available to first-time students. For returning students, the cost for the trial class is $15. Series must be paid for in full in advance. You may join for the 1st or 2nd class. The price will be pro-rated for those joining in the 2nd class. There will be an opportunity to make up 1 missed class.

Brand new to yoga?
Confused in the Back Care classes?
Don’t understand your back problem?
Overwhelmed by the props?
Join our Back Care Beginners Series!

For cancellations up to 48 hours before the series begins, we will refund full amount paid less a 20% administration fee. However, no refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of the event.

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CLASS SERIES PRE-REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

It is strongly recommended that you pre-register for workshops and series. If you pre-register for a series, you must cancel 48 hours in advance in order to be refunded for that class series less a 20% administrative fee.

Please cancel via email (info@samamkayabackcare.com) or call 646.964.5772. Even if we receive the message later, we will go by the time stamp and refund your money if appropriate. If you are ill or there is an immediate family medical emergency, we will of course waive the fee. However, please email us as early as possible, and before the workshop begins, to waive the fee or arrange a credit.

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