• October 27–29, 2017
  • Friday–Sunday: 2 nights

Relief is in the Stretch Yoga for Back Pain

For yoga instructors and practitioners of all levels, medical professionals, therapists, trainers, and people suffering back pain.

Explore the seven fundamental causes of back pain and their structural and neurological origins in this program for everyone who wants to safely use yoga to address back pain.

Medical doctor Loren Fishman helps you understand and evaluate specific medical conditions and the larger physiological context in which they occur. Yoga therapist Terry Roth Schaff teaches yoga postures that address these conditions. You also learn to

  • Recognize the major causes of back pain
  • Understand how to use simple diagnostic tests to distinguish different conditions
  • Comprehend musculoskeletal pain: where it hurts and why
  • Apply the principles of yoga to different types of back pain with specific asanas
  • Apply prevention and wellness techniques to keep backs healthy.

Take home yoga protocols and wellness plans for different causes of sciatica, piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, herniated disks, and more.

Required reading Loren Fishman and Carol Ardman, Sciatica and Cure Back Pain with Yoga.

Recommended reading
Loren Fishman and Carol Ardman, Yoga for Back Pain and Sciatica Solutions: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Cure of Spinal and Piriformis Problems
Terry Roth Schaff, Yoga for a Healthy Spine schaffyogatherapy.com
H. David Coulter, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga
B. K. S. Iyengar, Light on Yoga
Loren Fishman and Eric L. Small, Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis
Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, Yoga for Arthritis and Yoga for Osteoporosis

Special Savings!
Take Yoga for Low-Back Pain Certification Course October 23–27, 2017 with Relief is in the Stretch: Yoga for Back Pain October 27–29, 2017 and save $88.00; please call to register.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Yoga


Loren Fishman, MD, BPhil (Oxon), studied with B. K. S. Iyengar for one year before entering medical school. He teaches at Columbia University.

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Terry Roth Schaff, E-RYT, is a certified IAYT yoga therapist who works with muscular/skeletal and neurological conditions. Her work has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today.

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