Specialty Group Programs

Below is a list of programs that I run at different times and locations throughout the year.  Most programs include postural strength and body mechanics when sitting, lifting and bending to reduce pain and restore functional movement. 
 
The Essential Low Back Program 

This program offers clinically proven relief and is based on two studies funded through the NIH with results published in two medical journals - a complete re-building and resiliency program that provides valuable instructions on yoga poses to alleviate back pain and prevent its recurrence. Program includes an illustrated manual and audio disc so you can practice at home between classes.  (This program is not recommended for sciatica.)

Upper Back, Neck & Shoulders &
Posture Improvement 
Improve your posture, increase mobility and flexibility in the neck, upper back  & shoulders, improve Kyphosis (rounded upper back), improve posture and more:
  • Reduce nerve pain, numbness, referral pain, tingling
  • To release neck and shoulder tension
  • Help with arthritis and old injuries in the neck and shoulders
  • Help with carpal tunnel 
  • How to move without causing more stress in the neck and shoulders
  • To build strength in the upper body and neck
 
 
Sciatica & Low Back Pain

Gentle beginner level yoga-based exercises to stabilize the pelvic structure, decompress and strengthen your spine, posture improvement. You will learn more about this condition and how to heal it.

 
Restorative Yoga 

Offered at different times throughout the year.

Ideal class to calm the nervous system, release body tension and quiet the mind. 

Especially helpful to de-stress and for recovery and fibromyalgia. All body positions are supported with bolsters and blankets. Offered in my home yoga studio in Thornbury. 

 
Quiet the Mind & Relax the Body

Part sitting practice (in chairs) part gentle yoga practice.

Learn ways to reduce/eliminate anxiety and pain, change the relationship you have with the voice in your head​. Learn practices that you can apply in your daily life to elevate your mood and reduce body tension. 

I have extensive training beyond that of a Registered Yoga teacher to qualify me to work therapeutically to guide people safely with health conditions.  As with any exercise program, please consult a physician to make sure that it is safe and appropriate for you. None of the information on this page is medical advice.
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Joanne works from her home studio in Thornbury,  by appointment times only.

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