Yoga As Therapy For Back Problems TBA Spring 2020, London, UK.

(3 customer reviews)


Learn how to assess different people with different kinds of back problem, select, customise and holistically apply suitable yoga techniques for the koshas of body, breath/vital energy and mind.

The workshop takes place at Yoga Campus, Thane Works, Finsbury Park, London, UK.

The booking option will become live in the Autumn.
Meanwhile you can contact me if you have any questions.




In this workshop Anna brings together extensive training and many years experience of treating people with back problems with osteopathy, yoga, shiatsu and relaxation techniques along with her own personal experience of recovery from a back injury.

This is not a one size fits all approach to back pain. You will learn about some of the most common conditions affecting the back, how to determine which yoga asanas could work for different individuals with different problems and which to avoid. We will also include how to work effectively with breathing and techniques for the mind (using the koshas), in order to help relieve pain, mobilise and strengthen the spine, rehabilitation and problem prevention.
Video description


  • Anatomy and pathology of common conditions including; herniated disc, facet joint sprain, sciatica, arthritis, scoliosis, sacro-iliac joint pain, spondylolisthesis and more
  • How to assess and record posture and spinal movements
  • Pain relief
  • The role of the mind
  • Simple hands on bodywork techniques drawn from osteopathy and shiatsu
  • Yoga poses for different types of problem
  • Relaxation positions and techniques
  • Breath and visualisation

The workshop will contain theory, as well as practical work, and is aimed at yoga teachers, trainee teachers and yoga therapists in training or practice.

3 reviews for Yoga As Therapy For Back Problems TBA Spring 2020, London, UK.

  1. Anna Blackmore

    Comments from previous participants:
    Thanks a lot for the workshop last weekend. It was brilliant…lots of information. I can’t believe you used to run that as a one day workshop! I wonder if you would consider making it even longer? Maybe two weekends? – Laura P

    I have really benefitted from your course, both in my practice and teaching. Thank you. – Beverley Prevatt G

    Thank you for a very informative workshop last weekend! I’m excited to use some of the variations on my students 🙂 – Rhian S

    Thank you for a really useful two-day course at Yogacampus. I’ve already put many of your techniques into practice with my clients. – Anna H

    Thank you so much for a brilliant weekend. I really enjoyed the whole experience on so many different levels and different reasons.
    I have only ever wanted people to be safe, to feel better and to only ever have the best experience of yoga. Everything you taught to us made sense and it gave me confidence. Confidence that what I have taught in my classes so far is correct. You have given to me, through your own experience, a better understanding of peoples issues and a more improved set of skills to use with them. – Carole G

    i really much enjoyed the course which was very professionally explained! thank you very much! – Caroline P

    Thank you for an extremely enjoyable and informative course this weekend!  I’m looking forward to taking control of my own back injury using some of the techniques you taught. – Sarah C

  2. Jessica Clark

    I would highly recommend the ‘Yoga As Therapy For Back Problems’ workshop for teachers needing to support students with back issues. We looked at common conditions causing back pain, how to observe a student’s posture and movement range in order to assess their specific problem, and the best course of action to relieve pain in a range of cases. The weekend was informative and fun, and has given me the tools and confidence to support students in a safe way. It was great to learn from a teacher with the depth of knowledge that Anna has, thank you!!

  3. Deborah Graham

    I attended Anna’s Yoga as Therapy for Back Problems a couple of years ago at Yogacampus Manchester. I cannot recommend this training highly enough; I quickly integrated what I had learned into my own practice and from there have been able to take it into my teaching. I have so much more confidence now when teaching my students with back problem and am more able to identify what may feel good to them and what may not. I even have some tools to know what to do with a student who turns up to class with pain and limited mobility.
    My own back has probably never felt better, I find myself saying to people that I used to have a back problem. My mindset has changed because when I get a twinge or an ache now I know I can deal with it.

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