Course: Low Back Intensive: Spinal Curves: Scoliosis and Spinal Misalignments with Justine Shelton

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Course Curriculum

Module 1 Handout: Gentle Yoga for the Low Back: Spinal Curves
Unit 1 Handout: Spinal Curves: Scoliosis and Spinal Misalignment
Module 2 Video Workshop Lectures
Unit 1 Video: Introduction to Low Back Anatomy and Areas of Dsyfunction
Unit 2 Video: Deep Dive into the Spinal Curves
Unit 3 Video: Asanas Employed to Balance the Spinal Curves
Module 3 Video Vignette Library: Spinal Asymmetry and Abnormalities
Unit 1 Video Vignette Library: Spinal Asymmetry and Abnormalities
Module 4 Asana Practices
Unit 1 Spinal Curves - Asana Practice #1
Unit 2 Spinal Curves - Asana Practice #2
Module 5 Quiz: Spinal Curves: Scoliosis and Spinal Misalignment
Unit 1 Quiz: Spinal Curves: Scoliosis and Spinal Misalignment
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Course Description

Our spinal curves are there for a reason – they help balance weight distribution throughout the spine. However, in some people, the curves are either too much or too little. Yoga helps with balancing these spinal curves for optimal function in the body. With the aging body comes gravitational forces that can affect our physical structure, and repetitive use samskaras that can negatively affect our posture. For many of us, we can see firsthand a wide variety of spinal curvature issues and conditions in our Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga student population. Understanding how Yoga can help students with these curvature issues practice efficiently and safely to achieve pain relief often associated with spinal imbalances is empowering for us as Yoga Teachers.

This workshop will take an in-depth look at spinal kyphosis and lordosis, flattened thoracic curve as well as scoliosis. Justine will cover key aspects of spinal anatomy and how Yoga can specifically aid in balancing these curves.

This workshop is for Yoga Teachers who want an in-depth understanding of what Yoga poses and movements are beneficial and safe as well as cautionary for these specific conditions. Justine will provide a range of poses and movements for counteracting imbalanced spinal curvatures, low back strengthening of the musculature around the spinal column and precautions in working with these conditions.

Includes downloadable PDF Reference Manual Hand-out

Duration: 4 hours. 4 Yoga Alliance approved contact CEUs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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Gentle Yoga Therapy with Justine Shelton

Justine Shelton is an E-RYT500 and Lead Mentor Teacher and Anatomy and Physiology Instructor for the Soul of Yoga’s prestigious Yoga Therapy Program. Justine is the creator of the successful “Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Low Back” DVD, highly acclaimed by the Yoga Journal Magazine,  and her “Gentle Yoga for the SI Joint” is one of the top selling Yoga DVDs on Amazon for YogaJP. Co-Founder of the Yoga Vista Academy, she shares her knowledge, inner wisdom and humor in her Teacher Training Workshops and therapeutic Yoga classes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_cta h2=”Low Back Certification Course” h4=”with Justine Shelton, E-RYT500 AVI-Certified Viniyoga Therapist” css=”.vc_custom_1486581036670{background-color: #dacee2 !important;}”]This Workshop is part of the Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care: Specialty Certification 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.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]