UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Therapeutic Yoga Series for Low Back Pain

Sep 2-Oct 14, 2014

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Tuition: $150.00
Level: Everyone *With Attention to Conditions Listed Below

Status: This class is completed
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
1545 Divisadero Street, 5th Floor, Room 526
San Francisco, CA 94115

Special Series: Therapeutic Yoga for Low Back Pain

The Therapeutic Yoga Series for Low Back Pain is a 7-week progressive class series for students of all levels and abilities, with instruction in yoga poses, basic anatomy, breathing practices, and deep relaxation to help alleviate chronic low back pain and tension.

This program is based on the two largest, most definitive studies utilizing yoga therapy for the treatment of chronic lower back pain. This is a particularly gentle form of yoga with a strong focus on individual adaptation and breath development. It is extremely accessible for all body types.
  • There are some conditions, such as serious disc herniation, recent diagnosis of disc compression with radiating/nerve pain, recent back surgery, severe sciatica, and spondylolisthesis for which this program may not be beneficial in a group setting. If you are experiencing lower back pain, please consult with a physician or health care practitioner before beginning this or any other yoga or exercise practice.
  • NOTE: Hours of First Class: 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Instructor -- Rachel Lanzerotti
Rachel Lanzerotti, MSW, RYT500 enjoys teaching people who are new to yoga and meditation or consider themselves unlikely practitioners. In addition to her private yoga therapy practice, Five Rivers Yoga [link www.fiveriversyoga.com], Rachel has taught yoga with several research studies at UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine: Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain (YoMA Study), Restorative Yoga for the Metabolic Syndrome (PRYSMS Study), and Integrative Approaches to Cancer Survivorship (IACS Study), as well as Mindful Breathing with Project INSPIRE. She holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from SF State University and a BA in Human Biology and Feminist Studies from Stanford University.

Required supplies for this class:
  • The Essential Low Back Program workbook, 5-practice CD, tennis ball, silk eye cover (all included in cost and supplied at first class)

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