YSN - The Yoga Society of Nashville 

Connecting Bodies, Minds and Spirits Through Yoga in Tennessee

In 1977, a group of people who practiced yoga decided to build an organization dedicated to helping others learn about the benefits of yoga and make it possible for people to find teachers and classes. They started YSN, a not-for-profit organization with volunteer officers dedicated to helping the yoga community thrive and grow. 

 

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Backcare & Scoliosis Weekend

with Deborah Wolk
August 14-16, 2015
at One2Yoga 223 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
 
One parent may accompany their teen with scoliosis for free.
This workshop is intended for both yoga students and teachers.
 

Friday  ANATOMY OF THE SPINE  

Everyone is encouraged to take this part of the workshop to prepare for the other components. 

 

Saturday  YOGA FOR BACK CARE

 

Deborah will teach a direct approach to relief  and awareness addressing all types of chronic back pain and alignment issues such as disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, swayback, whiplash and kyphosis. The Yoga poses practiced in this workshop with a specific focus can be the key to alleviating pain and creating more balance in the body. This workshop is for students of all levels who wish to work on any issues related to pain and discomfort in the back and for teachers wishing to learn more about how to work with these issues

 

• Spinal Anatomy (Sagital curves)
• Physiology of such back issues as: disc herniation and other disc issues, kyphosis, lordosis, spondylolisthesis, sciatica, neck and shoulder issues
• Physiology of degenerative bone diseases: osteoporosis, arthritis
• Muscular issues
• How to “see” and correct postural problems and return to neutral curves of the spine
• Defining and describing pain
• Asana and modifications for acute back issues and pain
• Asana and modifications for chronic back issues and pain

 

Sunday  YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS
Deborah will introduce participants to the structure of the spine, the anatomy of scoliosis and how it affects one’s physiology and health. Yoga asanas and principles of sequencing will be practiced and modified for different curvatures and pain issues. Participants will learn how to develop a yoga practice which specifically addresses their own patterns and needs using awareness and alignment.

 

• Defining scoliosis and asymmetry through spinal anatomy
• Understanding and “seeing” lateral asymmetry and rotation
• How scoliosis affects spatial and balance issues
• How scoliosis affects the nervous system and can create joint issues and pain
• Asana to realign and connect with the limbs.
• Asana and breath techniques to create awareness, relieve pain,
balance the nervous system and possibly stabilize the curves themselves.


 

 

Deborah Wolk

Having practiced yoga since 1994, Deborah found that practicing alignment-based yoga could control back pain and arrest the progression of her scoliosis.
 
That awareness inspired her to complete Alison West’s Yoga Union Teacher Training in 2000. Deborah then studied Yoga and Scoliosis with Bobbie Fultz, completed Karin Stephan's Advanced Studies Program in Therapeutics and Healing in 2003 and was certified as a Yoga for Scoliosis trainer through Elise Browning Miller's Yoga & Scoliosis Teacher Training in 2005.  Deborah also assisted her primary teacher Genny Kapuler for 10 years. 
 
Since 2002 Ms. Wolk has taught Yoga & Scoliosis and Yoga for Back Care workshops in New York City, nationwide and in Europe.  In 2003 she created the first weekly Yoga & Scoliosis class on the East Coast. Weekly Back Care classes are offered at Yogasana Center for Yoga in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
 
In 2007-2014 with Alison West, Ms. Wolk Co-Founded and Co-Directed the successful Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis and instituted a wide variety of classes for students with back problems and scoliosis including the first Yoga & Scoliosis classes for children and Yoga & Scoliosis for students with Harrington Rods and other spinal fusions.  Descriptions of Deborah’s classes have been written up in YogaCity NYC, The New York Times as well as by  the now (in)famous writer Emily Gould!
 
January 2015 marks the opening of Samamkāya Yoga/Back Care & Scoliosis Collective.  Deborah founded this workers cooperative to simultaneously offer a unique boutique style center exclusively devoted to Back Care & Scoliosis and to support the amazing and talented faculty there. 
 
For information on upcoming workshops, classes and private lessons please contact Deborah at dwolkYoga@gmail.com or call 917-826-9712.  For more information on Samamkāya please visit www.samamkayabackcare.com

 

Friday  Anatomy of the Spine

6-8pm

Everyone is encouraged to take this part of the workshop to prepare for the other components.  

$40 register by clicking the paypal button bellow

 

Saturday: Yoga for back care


12-3pm 

1.  Anatomy of pathological conditions on the sagittal plane and disc herniation
2.  Yoga for acute back pain and injury

4-6pm
1.  Yoga for chronic back pain and chronic issues
2.  Yoga for degenerative conditions

$100 register by clicking on the paypal button below

SUNDAY. Yoga for Scoliosis and asymmetry


9:30-12:30

1.  Defining, seeing and understanding Scoliosis
2.  Asana for awareness and creating balance in the body
3.  Asana for extension and length part 1
4.  The wall is my friend:  addressing proprioception

2-5pm
1.  The limbs and the scoliotic spine
2.  Derotation. Standing poses and twists
3.  Functional curves and paraspinal strength:  practicing Inversions
4.  Finding symmetry through release:  restorative and savasana

$120 register by clicking on the paypal button below

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$250 for the entire weekend workshop 

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