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Low Back & Hip Healing:  Featuring Linear Poses with Kelly Sobanski

March 25, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Low Back & Hip Healing:  Featuring Linear Poses

with Kelly Sobanski

Saturday March 25 from 2 – 4:30 pm PST via Zoom


This healing program focuses on soothing the low back, sacrum, groins and hips.  We will take a break from externally rotating the legs and instead do a sequence with linear, parallel legs. Yes, no external rotations!

This emphasis will include all sorts of fabulous approaches including groin savasana, dandasana, ardha uttanasana, and urdhva prasarita padasana.  We will work mostly with legs together.  These poses will help stabilize and create space in the low back, groins and hips.

Kelly has found great benefits to this sequence during sciatica flare-ups and hip pain when nothing else works. You will have a practice to use when the hips start to ache or when it is difficult to bear weight on the legs.  After the workshop, you will be given a copy of the sequence to add to your personal toolkit.

Low back or hips not exactly the problem?  We got you covered!  Those who tend to have tight groins and unevenness in the sacral area can really benefit from  these parallel leg positions. This practice is all about keeping the legs synchronized, which can even have an especially positive effect of spinal elongation.

You will learn:

  • What linear poses are, and when to work with them.
  • How to use linear poses to create stability in the legs, hips and torso.
  • How “mental mapping” can help you draw lines throughout the body so you can understand your own positioning.

This course is designed for those with at least 1 years of consistent Iyengar Yoga practice and are comfortable with inversions. Modifications can be given if anyone is menstruating during the workshop or one can take notes and then practice the asana via the recording. Teachers and teachers-in-training who want to learn to better help their students are most welcome.

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This workshop is not for students who have complex spine, sacrum or hip conditions. These conditions can be better addressed with private yoga sessions. If you have questions about whether this program is for you, please email before registering.

For this workshop you will need the props typical in an Iyengar Yoga class. Please have 1 regular belt, 3 blankets, 1 bolster, 1 backless yoga chair, 2 blocks & a cleared off wall space. You can purchase any props from Adeline Yoga (pick up in Berkeley). 


We plan that this zoom workshop will be recorded.  Every registrant will receive access to the recording for one month.  If you cannot attend the workshop live, you can pre-register and receive the recording.



$55 per person Regular rate


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We do expect that this workshop will sell out, so register early. One hour prior to the workshop you will receive a unique zoom log-in and specific instructions.

First time on Zoom with us? Check out our tip sheet! Our tips will help you get ready for your first class with us.

You can find out more about our Live Online Programming here


Kelly Marie Sobanski is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at Level 3 based in Tryon, North Carolina. She has studied at-length directly with BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Abhijata Shridar in Pune, India.

Kelly has extensive knowledge of Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics and pain management gleaned from her own practice, eight years assisting in Lois Steinberg’s therapy classes, and by taking therapy classes at RIMYI. She enjoys teaching philosophy inspired by nature, the Yoga Sutras, and uplifting resources.

Kelly inspires practitioners at all levels to cultivate wisdom, intuition and luminance through the endless learning that yoga unveils.



March 25, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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Early Bird Price
$45 - Until March 8
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