Gentle Yoga for Healthy Backs with Christy Fisher
In this very gentle yoga class, we explore practices to stabilize the back and reduce pain. We also explore healthy movement patterns and exercises that help people recover from and prevent future injury. Christy is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher at the professional level, and brings over 37 years of movement training to her teaching. She has worked extensively with people who have injuries and physical limitations, and has specifically studied adaptations of yoga for the lower back and sacrum with leading teachers in the field including, Judith Lasater, Gary Kraftsow, and Carolyn Sudha Lundeen. Christy also worked for several years with University of Washington physical therapist, Kathryn Steucek, on workshops for back injuries and chronic conditions, integrating new principles of physical therapy with yoga. To find out more about Christy go to the instructor page. These classes are appropriate for people who live with chronic pain, or who are in a stage of recovery where their physician has recommended gentle exercise.
Upcoming Workshops & Series
Art of Adaptation: Yoga to Relieve Back Pain and Support Injury Recovery with Christy Fisher
This workshop has been postponed until Sunday, September 24th, 2017 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Payment and registration links will be available in August.
In this workshop we will:
- Learn gentle sequences to stabilize and strengthen the lower back
- Gentle safe stretching to release tension and muscle spasms
- Effective practices to stabilize the sacrum and relieve nagging pain of sciatica
- Explore healthy postural and movement principles to help reduce pain and prevent future injury
- Yogic tools for pain management
Participants will receive detailed handouts so that they can practice at home!
This workshop is for anyone interested in reducing chronic lower back pain or who is at a point in recovering from injury where they have been given permission by their doctor to engage in gentle exercise. This workshop is also for yoga teachers who are interested in learning effective tools for serving students or clients with lumbar or sacral conditions.
For those attending with lower back pain, there will be options to sit in chairs and/or lie on the floor to keep your bodies comfortable during the workshop as well as a twenty- minute break half way through.
3 CEUs available for Yoga Alliance Certified Teachers
The ‘Yoga for Healthy Backs’ series is currently on break. While on break, we recommend our other series: “Resilient Body: Gentle Yoga for Pain Relief and Relaxation” as an appropriate alternative for those dealing with back pain.
Email Christy@phinneyridgeyoga.com or call 206-547-2172 for more information.
“I LOVE this studio. It’s imtimate and friendly. I love that the environment is non competitive. I took the therapeutic workshop with Christy and the back pain I had from scoliosis went away within 2 sessions. I need to fit more classes here into my schedule!”
“I have been studying yoga with Christy Fisher for 10 years and I have absolutely no back pain. I feel better and stronger than I did 10 years ago!
“Christy is the most knowledgeable yoga instructor I’ve ever encountered. She has an extraordinary ability to cater to every skill level in a single class. Christy’s class is truly one of the best hours of my week.”
“I have taken many yoga classes before, but it is Christy who has gotten me hooked on it….her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology is amazing. She also frequently collaborates with a physical therapist, which adds to her overwhelming amount of knowledge.”