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Yoga for Scoliosis Part I

For people with scoliosis and yoga teachers.

Discover all the ways in which Iyengar Yoga can be used to meet the challenges of scoliosis. This internationally acclaimed program with senior Iyengar instructor Elise Browning Miller includes

  • Basic information and anatomical background on scoliosis
  • Optimal yoga postures for scoliosis and ways of adapting postures for individual needs
  • The psychological consequences of scoliosis
  • Adjustments and props
  • An emphasis on lengthening the spine and aligning the body with breath awareness.

Through a variety of yoga practices and poses, people with scoliosis can develop greater structural alignment, become more symmetrical, and find the balance point that allows the scoliosis curve to coexist with gravity. Students learn practices to improve posture and increase flexibility and strength. Yoga teachers leave with the necessary skills and confidence to offer a beginning yoga practice to those with scoliosis.

Required reading Elise Browning Miller, Yoga for Scoliosis: A Path for Students and Teachers., available at ebmyoga.com.

Note For those interested in becoming a certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer, this workshop fulfills the first 10 of the 20 hours required to get started on Elise’s Yoga for Scoliosis training program. For more information, contact elise@ebmyoga.com or visit yogaforscoliosis.com.

Special pricing Combine two back-to-back or all three of Elise’s August programs for a 10 percent tuition discount for each program. Please call to register.

This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, or as a standalone program.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
Therapeutic Yoga


Elise Browning Miller, MA, is a certified senior Iyengar Yoga teacher (CIYT), and is also certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT).

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