in person at our Berkeley studio
Wednesdays 4 – 5:30 pm starts May 3rd!
with Sachiko Willis
Even people who practice yoga have occasional back issues. They are common ailments of modern life. There are many ways to harness the power of yoga to address these pains, whether you have a catch in the back, a nagging injury, a persistent pain or a congenital condition. This 3-session course will use the categories of yoga poses as a framework for learning so you can develop a toolkit of approaches that will help you understand your pain and improve your experience of well-being.
In this series, we will focus on standing, seated and supine poses – and how they interact with your back. You will learn practical approaches that you can use in regular classes and on your own to take care of yourself when you need it.
This series is for people who have been practicing yoga regularly for at least 6 months. Teachers and teachers in training will also benefit from this program – learning how to modify poses for students and how to approach back-care oriented sequencing.
These classes are held in person at our Berkeley studio. Every session builds on the previous class, so it is best if you can take all three. Drop ins will be allowed if that is needed.
$79 for this special series of three classes
or drop in $30 per session
We recommend you register early.
Sachiko Nishizawa Willis is a practitioner and a certified yoga therapy teacher, with particular interest in therapeutic effects of the practice. She is drawn to Iyengar Yoga for its inclusivity, and its methodical cultivation of focus, intention and discipline using the body first as the tool. She is captivated by how this approach transforms and empowers one toward wellness on and beyond physical level, and aims to share her understanding and enthusiasm with students. Sachiko came from Japan to study theatre in the U.S., and worked in that field for 20 years.