Yoga can be an excellent solution to address many knee issues – helping you to manage pain, reduce inflammation and regain both your physical stability and mobility.
In this workshop, you will learn main techniques to work with your knees so that you can take care of yourself in regular yoga classes, practice at home and improve your knee function. We will work with how to modify poses that are commonly taught in class. Specialized poses for knee health will also be taught. Kelly will teach a sequence that you can repeat on your own so you can encourage healing through practice and refinement. This sequence will also be particularly soothing for the hips, sacrum and low back.
Each student will learn how to observe personal alignment in order to help figure out root causes of knee pain, and how to develop personal practices to help yourself.
This course is best for those with at least 6 months of consistent Iyengar Yoga practice. Please have one backless yoga chair, two blocks, two yoga belts, and three blankets. Our sequence will require you to be able to get up and down from the floor without the assistance of another person.
This workshop is open to anyone interested in learning Iyengar yoga therapy for the knee joint. This class is also beneficial for teacher and teachers-in-training who want to help students with knee pain.
$45 – Early Bird Special – register by October 28 and save $10
$55 per person
Kelly Sobanski is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at the Intermediate Junior III level. Based in Indiana, she has studied directly with BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Abhijata Shridar including six months of study at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Kelly has deep knowledge of Iyengar Yoga therapeutics and pain management, gleaned from her own practice and eight years assisting in Lois Steinberg’s therapy classes at Iyengar Yoga Champaign-Urbana and her time at the Iyengar Institute in Pune. Kelly has worked with many students with intricate and in-depth physical challenges. Kelly inspires practitioners at all levels to cultivate wisdom, intuition and luminance through the endless learning that yoga unveils. She is also a dedicated volunteer including past President of the Board of Directors for the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Mid-West.
For twelve years, Kelly has been dedicated to healing headaches and nerve pain through Iyengar Yoga due to a car accident. This accident was literally a major blow to her brain because she had already suffered a brain injury as a child. Kelly spent time as a therapy student at RIMYI with BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, & Stephanie Quirk. In Addition, Kelly was taught by Lois Steinberg how to open her chest, help the curve in her neck and bring flexibility into her spine. Once the headaches improved, Kelly became an assistant in Lois’s weekly therapy classes. With this first-hand experience, she understands how entangled headaches and nerve pain can be. She strives to help others not to give up and to find ways to bring healing to life. Kelly is a Level 3 CIYT and is certified to teach Iyengar Yoga (RIMYI style) Therapy classes.
Open to all levels.