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Introduction to Yoga for Back Care and Posture with Kristen Woods

This specialized workshop will teach you how alignment-based yoga can be used to alleviate back pain caused by issues such as herniated or bulging discs, disc degeneration, stenosis, spondylolisthesis and spinal asymmetry.

Learn how to establish sound posture, move with a neutral spine, create length and build strength in safe and accessible ways. Yoga props, including the yoga wall, will be used to access poses in specific and informative ways for your unique body.

Whether you have an established practice and need to learn how to modify or are brand new to yoga, this workshop is for you.

Cost : $30 Elevate Member / $35 Non-Member

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Kristen Woods

Through steady and progressive sequencing, clear and precise cuing, and anatomical and energetic awareness, Kristen's classes balance strength and ease while moving with intention and fluidity. Her teaching is most notably influenced by her time studying and practicing with Alison West of Yoga Union in NYC (300TT and 100-hr Comprehensive Yoga for Backcare and Scoliosis Certification) and Amy Matthews (Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology).

A practitioner since 2005 and a student of many teachers, Kristen enjoys weaving elements of vinyasa and alignment together to show how each style can complement the other in a enlivening and dynamic way.

She appreciates the clarity gained through paying attention to form while being sensitive to the fact that there should be freedom and exploration in all embodiment practices. She combines empathy and precision, humor and extensive understanding of the body.