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Build back strength & flexibility.

 
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BACK STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY PROGRAM

Developing spine STABILITY & MOBILITY

No two spines are the same. And no two people have the exact same anatomical structure. What your spine is capable of doing may be completely different from what another spine can do. Nevertheless ALL SPINES need a healthy amount of stress to remain functional throughout our lives.

The aim of this course is to learn sequences of postures that will keep your back healthy & strong so you can build a body that will last a lifetime.

 

TWO IMPORTANT APPROACHES TO THIS PROGRAM

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INDIVIDUAL APPROACH

During this program I will work with every one individually which means I may be offering different sets of postures to each one depending on their own anatomical structure and needs.

FUNCTIONAL APPROACH

The intention behind all postures practiced during the program will be to generate an effect in the body and not to look good in a posture.

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METHOD

This program is based off Vinay Kumar’s renowned Back Bending classes - a method of overall flexility and strengthening techniques he has developed over the past 24 years.

 

CLASS STRUCTURE

Sessions are of two hours long and include a fixed set of warm-up exercises, a flexibility and/or strengthening sequence (these vary), shavasana (relaxation) and some time for questions in the end.

REST TO PROGRESS

These sequences are not a continuous flow like you would find in a vinyasa class - we take time to relax between postures to feel and integrate their effect.

FIRST & SECOND WEEK

First week will be dedicated to exploring the foundation postures for back strength and flexibility.

Second week will have a more personalized approach and depending on each individual's needs, postures will be added to their practice.

BASIC & ADVANCED POSTURES

Some foundation postures we will work on: Bhujangasana (cobra), Ustrasana (camel), Dhanurasana (bow).
Some more advanced postures we will work on during second week are: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (king pigeon) and Urdhva Dhanurasana (wheel).

By the end of the program you will have your personalized set sequences for maintaining / developing flexibility, strength and balance in a functional, effective, and safe way. I recommend you continue practicing your sequences at home twice a week. These set sequences will support you in your daily activities as well as in your regular asana practice. Your future body will thank you as well!

If you're interested in joining the next Back Strength & Flexibility Program send me an email to janmichelleyoga@gmail.com. Spots are normally limited as I like to keep batches small.

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DATES & DETAILS

2hrs/session | 16-hour Course

Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri | 4h30 - 6h30pm


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CONDITIONS*

The Back Strength & Flexibility is not an advanced program. Not only is this program suitable for beginners, it was actually created for beginners.


To join this program though you must have a regular physical practice. If you are completely new to physical exercise this program might not be suitable for you. In that case I suggest that you first start adding some movement to your days either through any good yoga practice (Prana Vashya for instance), or any other type of exercise that works to develop a good foundation of strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness. 

This program is not advisable for practitioners with severe spinal injuries. If you think you might have a small spinal condition (herniated disc for example) that could limit your practice and still want to enroll send me an e-mail explaining your condition and we’ll decide if this program will be of benefit to your body. I strongly recommend you have a check up with your doctor beforehand.