Joanne Pineau - C-IAYT
1-on-1 private classes online
1-on-1 online classes

The Essential Low Back Program (ELBP) - Online

Joanne is certified to teach The Essential Low Back Program.  She is one of a handful of yoga therapists in Canada to have taken the training with the author of the program Robin Rothenberg. If you can't find a teacher near your home, take the program in your home online with Joanne. Joanne will guide you through the exercises via skype or zoom.


Please note that this program is for NON-SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN - not attributable to a recognizable, known specific pathology (eg, infection, tumour, osteoporosis, lumbar spine fracture, structural deformity, inflammatory disorder,radicular syndrome, or cauda equina syndrome). Many participants with these conditions have none-the-less taken the program and some have found it very helpful.

For sciatica (radicular pain - tingling, numbness, referral pain) please consider private and individualized  instruction with Joanne. 

"These classes exceeded my expectations. Exercises were great, felt looser, less pain when I left each time. Lots of options to practice, teacher patient, knowledgeable, helpful. Lots of take home practical exercises. I'm motivated to continue taking this type of yoga." Howard (Yoga Therapy for Sciatic Pain)

What Happens When You Book A Class?

  • I'll email or phone you for a brief chat and to say hello.

  • We'll go over what you need to do to prepare for your first online class. 

  • I'll send you an intake form for you to fill out and send back to me. This will give me more information about your condition so that I can fully support you. 

  • Download the materials from itunes or purchase a hard copy online. 

  • We meet online via Zoom or skype (from your phone, tablet or computer) at the established time.

  • At the end of the first class we will establish a time for the next session.


The Essential Low Back Program $425 for 6 classes or $85/class

All classes are booked based on EDT (same as Toronto, Ontario time zone). Compare time zones here.

Please note that I teach  Yoga as a complementary system of health, not an alternative one. It supports and works in conjunction with your normal medical treatments, and I ask that you continue your personal health routine as suggested by your doctor or medical professional.

Have a question or ready to arrange a class? Contact Joanne by phone: 705-888-9686 or fill out the form below:

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, or by video conferencing  by appointment times only .

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