HAPPY BACKS yoga workshops

HAPPY BACKS yoga workshops

yoga for sore backs

Discover how to free up tight back muscles and experience the joy of walking taller, feeling lighter and moving more freely – all without breaking a sweat…

The workshops are suitable for people of all ages and stages – from those who have never done yoga before, to experienced yogis.

At the Happy Backs workshop we will:

  • Discuss causes of back tightness and pain
  • Learn about some key back muscles – where they are and what they do
  • Understand the difference between muscle strength, stretch and release
  • Learn gentle and refreshing yoga moves that release back tension and pain
  • Share useful tips for staying motivated to do the exercises at home

Time: 3 hours

Date: More workshops will be held later this year / next year (dates to be confirmed). Register your interest below.

Place: Contemporary Yoga Centre, 351 Remuera Road, Remuera

Price: $69 inc GST

Optional extra: Soft yoga balls will be used during the workshop. New ones will available for purchase afterwards ($15).

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothing (shorts and a t-shirt is fine). Everything you need will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat if you would prefer.

Numbers limited to 12 people.  Contact me to find out more.

You may also wish to take a look at my Happy Hips and Happy Necks and Shoulders yoga workshops.

Got a question?  Click here to see answers to commonly-asked questions.

The gentle movement was just what I needed to soften and unwind some of my muscles that had forgotten how to behave themselves.
I appreciated the way Anna took her time to show us what muscles were benefiting with each of her designed movements. I enjoy knowing the why just as much as I enjoy exploring the actual movement itself and Anna combined the two masterfully.
Anna held us in a space that was relaxed and well guided. I look forward to your happy neck and shoulders class.”
– Lauren Tinker

 

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Q&A about Revive Yoga’s gentle yoga workshops

 

Q.  Does it matter if I’ve never done yoga before?

A. Not at all.  Revive Yoga’s workshops are suitable for all ages and stages – from complete beginners, to experienced yoga practitioners.

Q. My back / neck / shoulders / hips are really sore at the moment so is it ok to do a gentle yoga workshop?

A. If you register for a workshop then please be sure to let me know if you are experiencing pain so I can discuss your situation with you in more detail before making a recommendation about whether or not to proceed.

If you are experiencing stiffness or the type of pain that is typically associated with tight muscles then that will probably not be an issue.  However, if you are experiencing acute (sharp, intense) pain (for example, you put your back ‘out’ the other day) or have pain associated with a recent injury, then please consult with your physiotherapist or health professional before registering.

Q. Are the gentle yoga workshops suitable for pregnant women?

A. Most of the exercises are suitable for pregnant women, however some workshops include exercises that involve lying on the stomach and / or back so should not be done after the first trimester.  Please let me know if you are pregnant when registering for a workshop so I can discuss it with you and offer you alternative exercises during the workshop.

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The fine print

Your place on the workshop will be secured once payment has been received.

Cancellations made within 24-48 hours of a workshop will be non-refundable but can be transferred to a future workshop.

Transfers on cancellations made less than 24 hours before a workshop will be at my discretion.

If you have any medical, health or injury issues please consult with your health professional before attending the class.

Please be sure to notify me beforehand of any health, medical or injury issues or concerns that could be relevant to your ability to do the workshop safely and without harm or injury.