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Essential Low Back Program

  • The Hive 205 NW Franklin Ave Bend United States (map)

Back pain is the number one cause of lost work days in the U.S. contributing to more disability than any other health problem. Psychological distress and depression often accompany chronic back pain. For the majority of people with low back pain, the specific cause is unclear. The Essential Low Back Program can help!

This 6-week series, developed by renowned yoga therapist Robin Rothenberg, based on her work with two studies funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), utilizing yoga for the treatment of lower back pain. Of the study participants, 78% experienced a significant reduction in pain levels. The program uses a gentle form of yoga with a strong focus on adaptation, breath development and specific poses to alleviate back pain and prevent its recurrence.

ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME! Adaptations will be offered for those who feel more comfortable in a chair.

The series includes 6 classes, each 90 minutes, plus the book and CD for students to practice at home.

Cost: $120 for the entire series, book and CD.

About the Instructor-
Renee Wirth has been a devoted student of hatha yoga for 20 years. After completing an initial 200-hour training in 2007 as a deeper exploration of her own practice, Renee continued to study and grow as a teacher, drawing from a variety of styles including Anusara, Iyengar and Viniyoga. She quickly found that yoga complemented her health-focused lifestyle by allowing her to slow down, discover new strength and stability, and bring her body, mind and spirit into balance. In recent years she has focused her studies on yoga philosophy and therapeutic applications including functional movement and breathing, mindfulness and mental wellness. Now with more than 1000 hours of training, she offers her students a practice that meets them where they are and encourages them to explore with compassionate curiosity. Renee enjoys a light-hearted approach, while providing a safe environment for her students’ own self-discovery. She is registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT 500) and continues to study yoga therapy.

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Space is limited so please sign up early!

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