A Somatic Movement experience to help get yourself back in balance and back a more active lifestyle.

with Alan Franzi and sponsored by the JCC of New Haven

Yoga for Back Pain

Mondays,  March 15 – April 19 – 6 sessions

10:00 AM – 11:00AM

Member Rate:Series: $99, Per Class: $20

Community (Non-Member) Rate:

Series: $120 Per Class: $25

Click here for more information and to register! Join anytime by dropping in or at the pro-rated series rate.

According to Thomas Hanna, founder of Clinical Somatic Education, many of the effects of aging – stiff aching muscles and joints, stooped posture, stiffness and weakness – are unnecessary and reversible. These problems are not due to structural weaknesses in the body but to unconscious habitual muscular tension which leads to lost healthy movement (sensory-motor amnesia) which can be restored.

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In this class you will:

  • Address and treat chronic musculoskeletal imbalances to help alleviate the musculoskeletal cause of back pain, disc problems, joint pain, kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis, sciatica, iliopsoas syndrome, osteoarthritis, uneven leg length, to name a few
  • Learn and build upon the principles and practices of Somatic Movement Education and related movement practices
  • Enjoy gentle, slow movements that focus on the internal sensation of movement that will progress you toward moving well in whatever activity you love to do
  • Learn exercises that release the lower back, hips, abdominals, obliques, shoulders, iliopsoas muscle, and more
  • Improve posture, mobility, balance, body awareness, and muscular control
  • Support the reduction of unconsciously held stress, anxiety, and improve sleep and breathing
  • Develop simple lifelong skills for self-care that help to regain and improve overall muscle control and awareness and create a more comfortable relationship with your body.