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Yoga for Healing the Knees with Kelly Sobanski

January 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Yoga for Knee Pain

Part II: Creating Space in the Knee Joint

with Kelly Sobansky

January 16th from 2 – 4:30 PST

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.

This workshop will build off the learnings from our previous knee workshop. Specifically, we will work with straight legged poses to create space in the knee joint. You will learn more techniques with these types of poses so that you can take care of yourself in regular yoga classes, practice at home and improve your knee function.

Kelly will specifically teach a sequence that you can practice on your own which will encourage healing and spaciousness in your legs. This sequence will also be particularly soothing for the hips, sacrum and low back.

This workshop is geared toward those with at least 6 months of consistent Iyengar Yoga practice and who have taken knee care workshops previously. However, previous knee care experience isn’t a requirement.

Please have 1-2 chairs, 2-3 belts including a long belt, a bolster 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, including teachers and teachers-in-training who want to help students with knee pain.

It will be held on zoom.

If you need these props and live in the Bay Area, you can order them from us here.  We even have long belts!  Just order ahead so you have enough time to pick up at our contactless location in Oakland.


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.



$45 – Early Bird Special – register by January 4th and save $10

$55 per person




Need a pay-what-you-can option? We have three spots open for this purpose.  Send your contribution here with the note “Knee Course” and we will get you registered.  You must register by January 4th to use this option.



You must pre-register. Thirty minutes prior to class 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 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.




January 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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