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Taking Care of Your Knee Pain with Heather Haxo Phillips
April 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
2 class series: Wednesday April 1 & 8
7:30 – 9 pm
Achy breaky knees? The knees are a common area that causes chronic or occasional pain.
Yoga can be an excellent solution to address many knee issues – and help stop them from turning into complicated problems. Yet, certain knee pains may be keeping you from participating fully in a regular yoga class.
In this 2-class series, you will learn techniques to work with your knees so that you can take care of yourself in regular yoga classes, practice at home and improve your wellbeing. We will work with specific props, looking at modifications for poses commonly taught in class and specialized poses for knee health.
This course is best for those with at least 3 months of consistent Iyengar Yoga practice. It will help those with simple knee pain, knock knees and bow legs, as well as more complicated situations such as meniscus degeneration and recovery after knee replacements. You should be able to get up and down from the floor on your own. It is not well suited for anyone immediately planning a knee replacement or using crutches.
This class is also beneficial for teacher and teachers-in-training who want to help their own students with knee pain.
$50 for both sessions – Save $10
$30 for one session
Register early – this class size is restricted
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Heather Haxo Phillips is Director of Adeline Yoga and a certified Iyengar yoga instructor at the Senior Intermediate level. Among the highest certified Iyengar teachers in the East Bay, her additional certifications include: Certified Yoga Therapist (c-IAYT), Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher and Yoga Alliance E-500 level instructor. She has specialized yoga therapy training which includes scoliosis, musculoskeletal injuries and pain management. One of her asana-related specialties is women’s health. Heather has a deep commitment to the ancient teachings which includes chanting, pranayama and yoga philosophy. You can expect to find aspects of this in all of Heather’s classes. Heather deepens her own practice by studying regularly with senior Iyengar teachers, Sanskrit and Vedic scholars, and the Iyengar family in Pune.