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Participants in The Essential Low Back Program at The Barn Co-operative, Meaford

The Essential Low Back Program

End low back pain once and for all!


Do you have low back pain?

I have a long term solution that is clinically proven to

relieve pain and restore health.    

This is a complete rebuilding and resiliency program for your back. 

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If you are one of twenty-eight million Canadians who currently suffer from low back pain, there is hope.

The Essential Low Back Program: Relieve Pain & Restore Health offers clinically proven relief. In the NIH-funded study which tested this program, 78% of the participants experienced a significant reduction in pain levels in just twelve weeks. YOU CAN TOO!

This is a complete re-building and resiliency program that provides valuable instructions on yoga poses to alleviate back pain and prevent its recurrence.  

Details     |      Options       |      Benefits
  • ​Does your back pain come and go? Or is it always there? Maybe it's getting worse. 

  • ​​​​​​Have you tried just about everything and nothing lasts for very long?

  • Do you avoid long car rides or become apprehensive about sitting for too long? 

  • You've been in a car accident and want to supplement the work you are doing with a physiotherapist.  

  • ​Maybe you already had back surgery and your back still hurts.

  • Are you looking for a long-term solution that will improve the condition of your low back and lessen or eliminate the pain?

  • Would you like to strengthen your back and gain the tools to keep it strong for the rest of your life?

          Benefits  and Testimonials from my students.                                                         


Options: 1-on-1  and    group classes

I was trained to teach this program by the author who taught all the classes in the first study, Robin Rothenberg.

You have the option to take the program in a group class or 1-on-1. If you are experiencing nerve pain in leg or foot please arrange a private class to determine if this is the right program for you.   


Private 1-on-1 or online through video-conferencing. $85/hour plus cost of materials. 

You have up to 3 months to complete the 6 week program. 


Private classes are ideal for you if:

  • You want more time to complete the program.

  • You want to work around your own schedule rather than at a pre-determined time.

  • You want more individualized attention. 

  • You have the option to take the program via video-conferencing.

  • Joanne can modify the program to meet you where you are.

  • You are experiencing moderate to high pain levels.

  •  Rate your pain level here

Semi-private group classes are ideal for you if:

Semi-Private group classes are $210 plus cost of materials for home practice. 

  • You want to take the program for 6 continuous weeks at a pre-determined time and location.​

  • You prefer to share the experience with 2 or 3 other participants. 

  • Please note that if you miss a class there is no refund or make-up class.

  • Offered in Thornbury and Owen Sound at different times throughout the year. 

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Benefits to  participants who have taken the  program with Joanne.

Participants continually report that by the end of the 6 week program they have:

  • ​Reduced their pain medication and in many cases eliminated their pain medication altogether

  • They feel a noticeable decrease in pain or the pain is completely gone

  • They sleep better and feel more rested in the morning

  • They experience an increase in activity levels with less discomfort

  • Increased ability to sit longer with less discomfort

  • Less irritability related to chronic pain & tension 

  • Overall increase in a sense of well-being

  • Renewed confidence in their body

  • Less stress in life, they feel more relaxed 

  • Breathing is deeper and easier

  • They feel much better and can continue to care for themselves after the program has ended    


Details  About the Program

We meet for 75-90 minutes once a week for 6 weeks. You learn the exercises and practice them daily with the manual and audio disc. Each week adds to the previous week. Week 6 you learn how to work without the materials, how to sequence the postures and how to continue to care for your own back now that the program is over.