Donna Farhi

Yoga For Lower Back ​Health: Keys To Sacroiliac Stability And Ease Of Movement

A weekend intensive with ​Donna Farhi 
​​Christchurch New Zealand, ​​​24-26 ​January 2020
More and more Yoga practitioners (and teachers) are showing up to class with debilitating sacroiliac discomfort becoming members of a rapidly growing international “SIJ” Club.  In many instances sacroiliac issues in Yoga practitioners are the consequence of repetitive dysfunctional movements, skewed body mechanics and forceful overstretching.  Little-by-little, these actions can erode the inherent stability of the pelvis, resulting in pain and movement impairment.
Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness, Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living, and Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship, which is a curricular text for teaching trainings worldwide. Her fifth and most recent book, co-authored with Leila Stuart, Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease is becoming the go-to text for Yoga teachers, therapists and somatic practitioners.
In April 2017, Donna fractured her pelvis in two places as a result of a serious riding accident. Her lengthy rehabilitation has given her extraordinary insights into how to restore pelvic stability. Her latest online tutorial courses on Anatomy of a Centered Body and Yoga for Lower Back Pain: Keys to Sacroiliac Stability and Ease of Movement is making her expertise more accessible to teachers and students worldwide.
This course is open to both teachers of Yoga and students who are interested in both understanding and resolving their sacroiliac joint issues. 

The 13-hour course includes…

  • Two in-depth anatomical PowerPoints covering the structure and mechanisms that underlie sacroiliac stability.  Donna will demonstrate the relationship between the lumbar spine and hips, and the specific anatomical features that contribute to its stability bias as well as the unsound biomechanics that can leverage into and pry apart these joints setting the stage for SIJ misalignment.
  • Identifying key culprits and common Yoga practices that erode SIJ stability.
  • Three practice sessions that respectively address reducing pain and discomfort, rebuilding pelvic integrity, and finally how to maintain stability while restoring greater mobility.  (Practice pdf summary sheets will be provided).
  • Approx. 150 pages of worksheets and practice notes provided as downloadable PDF documents

Investment: $390 NZD 

Schedule ​24-26 January:

  • Friday, ​24 January, 6:​00-8:​00 pm
  • Saturday, ​25 January, 10:00-1:00 pm and 2:30-5:00 pm
  • Sunday, ​26 January, 10:00-1:00 pm and 2:30-5:00 pm

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