This class is designed to educate the student on the anatomy and function of the spine while developing an awareness of their own particular alignment issues.
We will explore our strengths and weaknesses and develop tools to improve spinal strength. Considering that osteoporosis is the silent killer of the spine, we will follow precautions to avoid any possible damage, discuss issues of diet and exercise, and work
on techniques to gain spine strength.
This course uses the fundamentals of yoga, pilates, neuromuscular reeducation, and centers around the work of physical therapists Sarah Meeks, Trudy S. Goldstein, and others. You will learn about your own spinal alignment issues and explore techniques to regain control over your posture, pain, and endurance.
This class is appropriate for all ages. We will be doing floor work, kneeling, standing, walking, and balance exercises. We will use props to accommodate your particular spinal issues. You must be able to get down onto the floor.
Chairs will be available for assistance. We will also learn fall assessment and recovery techniques.
Come in comfortable clothes and supportive shoes (no slippers or dress shoes please).