Yoga for Scoliosis Part One with Elise Browning Miller

Elise Miller presents her internationally acclaimed workshop on working with scoliosis.  This workshop is designed to present information and experience in the ways that Iyengar Yoga can be used to meet the challenges of scoliosis.  We will include an anatomical background on scoliosis, identify each participant's scoliosis, and discuss cause and effect as well as psychological consequences of scoliosis.  Participants will learn optimal yoga postures for scoliosis as well as how to adapt specific yoga postures to their scoliosis.  By combining the yoga postures with breathing awareness, one can develop more structural alignment of the body and become more symmetrical and balanced.  Through yoga, one can find the balance point that allows the scoliosis curve to coexist with gravity and activates the body's natural plumb line.  Adjustments and props will be used to assist participants to work with their individual scoliosis.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone with scoliosis whether he/she is currently a yoga student or not.  Teachers are also urged to attend to gain knowledge and be more skillful when assisting their students with scoliosis.

The workshop schedule is:

Friday, September 27th, 5:00PM - 8:00PM - Introduction to Working with Scoliosis Using Yoga

Elise will discuss the physical and psychological causes and effects of scoliosis, identify different patterns of scoliosis, and introduce the most beneficial poses for scoliosis.  The evening will include a power point presentation followed by a short yoga session.  Emphasis will be on lengthening the spine and aligning the body with breath awareness in beginning yoga poses.  In order for Elise to clearly identify your scoliosis, please wear a light colored top or sports bra.

This class can be taken separately from the rest of the workshop as an introductory course.  It is required to take the Saturday classes.

Saturday, September 28th, 9:00AM - 1:00PM and 2:30PM - 5:30PM - Working with Scoliosis Through Yoga

Participants will continue to learn to work with their particular scoliosis with a variety of yoga poses including standing poses, back strengtheners, twists, inversions and forward bends.

Sunday, September 29th, 9:00AM - 12:00PM - A special Iyengar Yoga class, Deepening Your Practice by Finding Balance, the Iyengar Way

In this class, we will not only explore balance poses but find balance of stability and freedom, flexibility and strength, and find an equilibrium from a sequence that is a blending of standing poses, inversions, backbends, twists, and forward bends.

Do you have interest in becoming a Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer?  the Yoga for Scoliosis Part One workshop would fulfill the first 10 hours of the 20 hours required to get started on the Elise Browning Miller's Yoga for Scoliosis Training Program.  This workshop meets requirements for 13 Continuing Education Hours for Yoga Alliance Registry and 12 Contact Hours required in the 300 Hour Teacher Training Programs at Triad Yoga, Greensboro, and Sunrise Yoga, Clemmons.

Elise Browning Miller, M.A. in Therapeutic Recreation from UNC-CH, is a Certified Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), and is Certified from International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT).  Elise has been teaching yoga throughout the US and Internationally for over 30 years.  A founding director of California Yoga Center in Mountain View, CA, Elise has successfully used yoga to minimize the effects of her own scoliosis.  She has published numerous articles on scoliosis and other yoga related subjects in Yoga Journal and other national magazines.  Elise has studied on numerous occasions with the Iyengars in India and specializes in Scoliosis, lower/upper back problems and sports related injuries.  Elise co-authored a comprehensive book Yoga for Scoliosis - A Path for Students and Teachers, as well as a Yoga for Scoliosis DVD and booklet, Yoga for Back Care Booklet, and her book Yoga: Anytime, Anywhere.  Her joyous personality and ease of communication endear her to students with a teaching style that is down-to-earth, precise and nurturing. 

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Workshop Sign Up
Instructor:Elise Browning Miller
Costs:Yoga for Scoliosis - Part One and Sunday Workshop $260.00 or $230.000 if paid by 9/6/2019
Yoga for Scoliosis - Part One $225.00 or $200.000 if paid by 9/6/2019
Deepening Your Practice by Finding Balance - Sunday Only $60.00
Introduction to Working With Scoliosis - Friday Only $60.00
Times:Friday, September 27th, 5:00PM - 8:00PM ~ Introduction to Working with Scoliosis Using Yoga Saturday, September 28th - 9:00AM - 1:00PM and 2:30PM - 5:30PM ~ Working with Scoliosis Through Yoga Sunday, September 28th, 9:00AM - 12:00PM ~ A Special Iyengar Yoga Class, Deepening Your Practice by Finding Balance, the Iyengar Way