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Therapeutic Yoga Series for Low Back Pain (7 weeks)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (OCIM)

Seven Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
January 6  —  February 24, 2014   
[skip Feb 10]
(Note: The first class meets two hours: 6:30 – 8:30 PM)

spine puzzleThe Therapeutic Yoga Series for Low Back Pain is a 7-week progressive class series for students of all levels and abilities, with instruction in yoga poses, basic anatomy, breathing practices, and deep relaxation to help alleviate chronic low back pain and tension.

This program is based on the two largest, most definitive studies utilizing yoga therapy for the treatment of chronic lower back pain. This is a particularly gentle form of yoga with a strong focus on individual adaptation and breath development. It is extremely accessible for all body types.

Tuition: $150.00, includes required supplies for this class: The Essential Low Back Program workbook with 5-practice CD, tennis ball, silk eye cover.

Preregistration Required. Class size is limited, so please register early. You will need to create a login to register online with UCSF.

  • There are some conditions, such as serious disc herniation, recent diagnosis of disc compression with radiating/nerve pain, recent back surgery, severe sciatica, and spondylolisthesis for which this program may not be beneficial in a group setting. If you are experiencing lower back pain, please consult with a physician or health care practitioner before beginning this or any other yoga or exercise practice. Consult with instructor about individual sessions.

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
1545 Divisadero Street, 5th Floor, Room 526
San Francisco, CA 94115

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