Workshops

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Adjustments, Modifications, & Verbal Instructions
Teaching Yoga For Scoliosis
with Deborah Wolk

Wednesday, December 6, 1:45–3:45pm

About This Series:

Students with scoliosis have very specific needs with the nervous system, proprioceptive system and with pain patterns.  One must avoid muddled information.  Using prop set-ups, hand on adjustments and verbal instructions, Deborah Wolk will guide you in how to better teach your students with scoliosis.

This class is appropriate for all yoga teachers and for students with scoliosis. Teachers of other modalities (Pilates, personal training, etc.) may attend as teachers with Deborah’s permission. This class is not recommended for brand new beginners to yoga.

Teachers: $35
Samamkaya Assistants: $30
Students: $20

Stay tuned for 2018 dates!

For cancellations up to 48 hours before the class, 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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Pranayama for Scoliosis & Back Care: De-Stress for the Holidays
with Deborah Wolk
December 9–10 • 9:30–11:30am each day
Full Weekend: $80 ($70*) • Single Session: $45 ($40*)
*Early Bird Special if Registered by November 18

The holidays can be a busy and stressful time of the year. Join Deborah Wolk to learn pranayama, yogic breathing practices, to help quiet your body and mind!

The breath is both a primary and intrinsic aspect of yoga practice. With yoga for scoliosis, the breath is our first approach to the thoracic and lumbar concavities-our first real internal sense of those areas that are so difficult to feel.  This opening of difficult to feel areas can help with all back pain, not just that associated with scoliotic patterns

Pranayama, the yogic breathing practices, practiced regularly, can provide as much or more support for your spine as the asana for helping work with your back issue and/or scoliosis. In this workshop, students will go beyond using the breath to support the concavities in asana to using practices such as ujayi, viloma, and nadi shodana (alternate nose breathing) on their own to support the weaker areas of the spine, ribs, organs, and the entire physiological structure, as well as the mind and spirit.

Come to both days to learn:

  • How to sense the shape of your ribcage and how this tells you how to optimize the breath.
  • How to optimally access the diaphragm.
  • How to control your breathing patterns so you can be calmer and experience less pain.

On Saturday, Deborah will present a sequence helpful for opening the lungs and supine pranayama practices with set-ups specifically geared to your curve(s), asymmetries, or other patterns.

On Sunday, students will continue to explore these postures and may also practice seated pranayama.

This workshop is appropriate for students with at least one year’s asana experience. It is recommended that you do not eat for at least 2 hours before the workshop.

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE

For cancellations up to 48 hours before the class, 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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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Please check back for more exciting workshops!

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WORKSHOP PRE-REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

It is strongly recommended that you pre-register for workshops. If you pre-register for a workshop, you must cancel either 1 week or 48 hours in advance (depending on the workshop), in order to be refunded for that workshop less a 20% administrative fee. Cancellation deadlines can be found below the workshop descriptions above.

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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OUT OF TOWN WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS WITH OUR FACULTY MEMBERS

Stay tuned for upcoming workshops with our outstanding teachers outside of New York City!

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