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Yoga for back pain relief: safe, enjoyable and suitable for beginners

Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step towards dramatically improving the health of your lower back. By taking this course you’ll learn how to find a way out of the worry, stress and pain of having a dysfunctional lower back

The largest scientific study of yoga to date found that a course of specially designed yoga classes can improve back health (for most people). This course was found to be more effective than physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture, Pilates and CBT. The course was also found to be safe and extremely cost effective. The research was conducted by the University of York, sponsored by Arthritis UK and published in a leading medical journal in 2011. Since then many people have taken the course and experienced its life-changing effects.

This is what a physiotherapist, specialising in back pain, said about the course. 

Overall I would highly recommend the course. If I had significant back problems then, without question, this is what I would do. I have been involved solely with low back pain for 12 years with a specialist pain clinic and have masters level qualifications in the subject.”

Have a look at this  video about the course


Yoga Designed for People with Lower Back Pain Yoga for Back Pain

yoga for back pain classesIs this Course Suitable for You?
The course is ideal for everyone who is experiencing chronic low back pain. However, it is not suitable during the initial active inflammatory stage or if the pain is very severe and ongoing. Please ask your doctor or ring me about this if you are unsure.
The course is specially designed for people who are in pain, so the classes are gentle and pleasantly relaxing. You are not required to push through pain or to do any exercise that causes discomfort. Students find that their back feels significantly better after the class.

Stress and Back Pain
The latest scientific research is showing that stress and pain are related. Yoga offers many proven techniques for stress management and relaxation. You’ll also learn how to be more mindful and aware of your posture and movement in everyday life. In my experience of teaching this course, the vast majority of students find it beneficial and many students experience a significant reduction or complete resolution of their back pain. Those who still have back pain after completing the course, find that they are more confident in moving and using their backs. They feel that they are more in control of their back pain; rather than the back pain dictating what they can and can’t do in their lives.


Taking Control of Your Back Pain with Yoga

This course is all about education. You’ll learn about how to sit, stand, lift, walk and lie down to best help your spine. You’ll also learn four sequences and a few “first aid yoga poses” that you can use throughout your life to help get and keep your back in good shape. The power of a personal yoga practice is enormous.
Do think you are too old, too stiff, too busy?
Then you are holding yourself back from health and healing unnecessarily. It is never to late to improve your posture and your body awareness.
The inspirational lady in this picture (she is not my a student of mine, but she is a real person) had one to one yoga lessons and did her home practice to achieve a remarkable recovery in her spinal health. If she can do it, so can you!


You’ll be taken to my Holistic Yoga booking page, scroll down to select the YHLB course.
Your payment is divided into two payments £130 now and £125 a month later.



Student Testimonials

Here are some comments from students who have taken the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Course with me:

“I have not had back pain since completing the course” 

“This course has totally changed my life, I am much more confident and feel more in control of my back pain.”

“Not taken any painkillers since doing this course!”

“The best thing about the course was learning how to be much more mindful of how to work and how to use my body more efficiently to help the lower back.”

“This course helped me to understand how to deal with a painful back and to know what to do with confidence.” 

“My daily back pain has decreased. I have had periods of feeling “nothing” which doesn’t happen very often (I initially panicked wondering what was wrong!) – it was simply that there was no tension or pain.”

“Julia gave me confidence and reassurance when practising yoga. Julia is engaging, caring and very competent.” 

“I experience relief of pain/ache immediately after each lesson.” 

“Thank you very much indeed for rescuing my back. I have learned how to get rid of pain, thanks to you.”

A longer testimonial from a student, click here then scroll down through the google reviews
General testimonials from the YHLB course

When and Where is the Course Running?

The next course is running on Thursdays at 11:30 – 1pm.
The course starts on the 12th April and runs every week until the 28th June

Class limited to six participants.

The Haelan Studio is in Crouch End above a health food shop called the Haelan Centre. It is a short bus ride from Finsbury Park tube station (W7 bus).
Address: Haelan Centre Studio, in Crouch Hall Road, opposite the Clock Tower in the Centre of Crouch End, N8 8DT
Click here for a map and more information on how to get to The Haelan Centre Studio

What do I need to Bring?

All the equipment is in the studio, although for your home practice you’ll need a yoga mat, yoga block (standard size – not a half block or a brick size) and yoga belt. You can buy these at the Centre after your first class.


How Much Does this Yoga for Back Pain Course Cost?

The price is £300, reduced to £255 if you book before 12th March.
You pay £130 now and £125 in a month’s time, for your convenience. After the 12th March, it is two payments of £150 a month apart.
This price includes 12 classes, a full-colour book, relaxation CD and homework sheets with guidance.

The sequences and information you learn are subtly tailored to your individual back care needs.
You’ll have this effective home yoga toolkit for your back health, for the rest of your life.


yoga for healthy lower backs classes

How do I Sign Up?

You’ll be taken to my Holistic Yoga booking page, scroll down to select the YHLB course.
The cost is divided into two payments, one of £130 now, one of £125 a month later. Places are limited to six people. So it’s best to act quickly. There is another course running in September 2018 on Saturdays. If you’d like to sign up for the waitlist for that, email me.


Please note this course is for pain in the lower back. If you have an upper or mid back problem only, you will benefit from private classes. If you have lower back pain and upper and/or mid back pain, you will benefit from doing the course.