Yoga For Scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller

Elise Miller presents her internationally acclaimed workshop on working with scoliosis. This workshop is designed to present information on and provide experience with 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 own bodies. 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.

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.  Saturday: 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. Adjustments and props will be used to assist participants to work with their individual scoliosis. Emphasis will be on lengthening the spine and aligning the body with breath awareness in beginning yoga poses.  Sunday: 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.

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Workshop Schedule:
April 5-6, 2014

Saturday April 5, AM Class: 10-1:00 = $60
Saturday April 5, PM Class: 2:30-4:30 = $40
Sunday April 6, AM Class: 9-12:00 = $60
Sunday April 6, PM Class: 1:30-3:30 = $40

Full Workshop = $190

Elise Browning Miller Workshop – click to sign up

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Elise Browning Miller

Elise Browning Miller, M.A. in Therapeutic Recreation from UNC-CH, is a Certified Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher who 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. She has also recently produced her own DVD and booklets, “Yoga for Scoliosis”, the “Yoga for Backcare” booklet, and a new addition of 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.