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Yoga Therapy for Healthy Spine

Use the tools of the ancient tradition of yoga to .


A healthier spine will help you to have a happier life! In this series you will learn tools to decrease stress, strengthen your back & decrease muscular tension. Expect gentle movements, breath work, meditation, voice work and guided relaxation.

Where? Belmont Senior & Community Center

20 Twin Pines Ln, Belmont CA 94002

When? Wednesdays from June 21st through July 26th, 2023 (6 sessions)

Time: 10:30 to 11:45 am (75 minutes)

Ages: 20 to 90 years old

Fee: $180 

What you will achieve

Learn tools and strategies to help:

  • Increase integration/communication of brain hemispheres

  • Increase concentration/focus

  • Improve coordination/spacial awareness

  • Increase neuroplasticity (“The brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life.” William C. Shiel Jr MD,

  • Have fun!


Yoga tools that you will use:

  • Movement (Asana)

  • Breath work (Pranayama)

  • Meditation (Dharana, Dyanam & Samadhi)

  • Voice work (Chant)


Additional tools:

  • Playfulness

  • Dance


What to expect?

A session will include some or all of these:

  • Group presentations: share your interests with the group

  • Learn a few strategies for "brain gymnastics" such as: contralateral movements, crossing the midline, mismatched movements, defying expectations, copy to learn, telling stories, dancing with Latino music (different sessions will focus on different elements)

  • Be guided in mindful movements (asana) using some of the elements that you learned

  • Be guided in breathing exercises that help increase focus and mental clarity (pranayama)

  • Short meditation & the power of silence

Go home with:

  • A 10 to 15 minute practice in stick figures to practice on your own! (in electronic form)

  • Handouts (in electronic form)

  • Optional: a simple homework after each session

Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers registered at Yoga Alliance: Upon request, a certificate of up to 6 Continue Education Hours will be extended to Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers

Viniyoga, from the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar, is a gentle, deep and powerful approach. It uses breath centric asana, pranayama, chant & meditation adapted to the individual, in order to find a sustainable way to be healthier and happier.


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