This weekend practicum is geared towards working with pain and issues of the lower back, specifically in the lumbar, sacrum and tailbone areas. We will explore conditions such as: sciatica, low back strain, disc problems, spondyothothesies, and sacro-illiac pain and instability. Students who participate will learn how to manage pain, strengthen and heal the area, and prevent future suffering.
The Saturday 2-5 program is open to anyone.
The weekend will include additional components for teachers and teachers-in-training who are interested in learning Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics and using this workshop to help their own students. Teachers are encouraged to come with any students that they are interested in working with on a continual basis.
1 – 1:45 pm: For yoga teachers and teachers in training: Orientation to low back care.
2 – 5 pm: Low Back clinic for all. This session is specifically geared to people with pain and low back conditions. Teachers and teachers in training will experience the techniques themselves to they will have a better understanding of how to work students.
1 – 3:15 pm: For Iyengar Yoga teachers and teachers-in-training: This session will focus on how to take care of students in regular classes that have low back pain and related conditions. We will have a hands on practicum plus Q & A.
$75 for Saturday 2 – 5 pm. Students with back pain should come to this session.
$125: All sessions. Open to teachers and teachers-in-training from all yoga traditions.
10% discount for any CIYT or IYANC members. Please email email@example.com to get your discount before registration.
Anna Delury began the practice of yoga as a teenager in the late 1970’s with such teachers as Mary Dunn, Ramanand Patel and Kofi Busia. She taught her first yoga class in 1979 at the Center for Yoga, Los Angeles. In 1982, Anna was invited to join an intensive given by B.K.S Iyengar at R.I.M.Y.I. in India. Since that time she has travelled regularly to Pune for study with the Iyengar family, most recently from late January to early March of this year.
Anna is one of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles (IYILA) founders. At various times during the 1980s and ‘90s she edited the IYASC’s newsletter. Then in 2001, along with Jackie Austin and Linda Nishio, she spearheaded the creation of Yoga Vidya, the print journal of the Iyengar Yoga community of Southern California. She continued to serve as an editor and its senior advisor until June 2010.
Anna earned a BSc. in Kinesiology from UCLA in 1988 and B.K.S. Iyengar awarded her a Senior Intermediate II level certificate in 2009. She participates in Iyengar Yoga conventions held in the United States both as a student and staff teacher/assistant. Anna also volunteers as an assessor for Iyengar Yoga certification in the U.S. and is deeply committed to mentoring her fellow teachers through this process.
Known for both her insight and wry sense of humor, Anna seeks to transmit the light of yoga that B.K.S. Iyengar kindled in her to each student in every class.