Online Workshop: Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica

Course Description

Low back pain, leg numbness and inflammation are common symptoms of Sciatica, one of the most prevalent low back conditions found in the 50+ population. As Yoga Teachers, a deeper understanding of this condition will help us serve our students with awareness and tools for relief. Certified Viniyoga Therapist, Justine Shelton, will discuss the causes and symptoms of this condition and offer Yoga remedies and movement guidelines for both Chair and Mat Yoga classes.

After this workshop you’ll understand:

  • What is the difference between sciatica and piriformis syndrome
  • What poses  and modifications are therapeutic for each condition
  • How to weave these poses into a Yoga class to address both conditions
  • and more…

Course Outline

Module 1 Handout: Piriformis Syndrome/Sciatica
Unit 1 Handout: Gentle Yoga for the Low Back: Sciatica  
Module 2 Video Workshop Lectures
Unit 1 Video: An Anatomical Look at Sciatica  
Unit 2 Video: Anatomy and Poses for Sciatica  
Unit 3 Video: Exploring Asanas for Sciatica  
Module 3 Video Vignette Library: Piriformis Syndrome/Sciatica
Unit 1 Video Vignette Library  
Module 4 Sequenced Asana Practices
Unit 1 Sciatica Asana Practice 1 - Poses for "True Sciatica"  
Unit 2 Sciatica Asana Practice 2 - Poses for Piriformis Syndrome  
Module 5 Quiz: Piriformis Syndrome/Sciatica
Unit 1 Quiz: Piriformis Syndrome/Sciatica  

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Sneak Preview

Justine shares another interesting way to stretch the piriformis muscle which is a deep hip rotator muscle and often the culprit in sciatica pain. Justine discusses why sciatic pain can travel anywhere in the leg and why specific Yoga movements bring relief. In this short video, she shares one of her go-to sciatica relief poses.

Consider the Gentle Yoga for Low Back Specialty Certification

Apply the cost of this Workshop to the full Low Back Certification Program!

This Workshop is part of the Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care: Specialty Program. You can enroll in each course separately or in the entire Low Back Certification Course. Each individual course will apply towards this Certification whether taken ala carte or through the full program.