FREE WORKSHOP: Back to Life! Yoga for Low Back Care with Jacci Collins
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
#110-2201 West 4th Avenue
Lower back pain is not something you have to live with. With a thoughtful, intelligent yoga practice we can relieve chronic back pain and restore balance.The majority of us will experience lower back pain at some point in our lives. Fortunately we know that most back pain is due to muscular imbalance, which can be managed with a steady and targeted yoga practice. Through developing awareness of our imbalances, paired with specific asanas and postural alignment, we can begin to balance out and restore the body’s natural integrity.
In this two-hour workshop suitable for all-levels, we will discuss the three main muscle groups that are responsible for maintaining the delicate balance of the lower back: hamstrings, psoas, and core. We will discover our own strengths and weaknesses in these areas and move through a nourishing practice dedicated to the back, providing you with tools to heal and maintain.
About Jacci Collins
Jacci’s journey in yoga began over 12 years ago when she sought out Ashtanga yoga as an alternate form of training for her career as a professional dancer. Once on the mat, she discovered that yoga was not only the perfect way to balance out the body’s strengths and weaknesses, but it also left her feeling peaceful and at ease. As her awareness grew she was able to manage chronic injuries left in her body from a career in dance. She even averted pending low-back surgery by committing to a steady and mindful yoga practice. She remains constantly humbled by how deep this practice can penetrate. A firm believer in the body-mind connection, she encourages her students to move away from the ego and into the true self. She is currently teaching hatha, flow and vinyasa yoga throughout Vancouver. Her classes emphasize a strong awareness of physicality along with self-acceptance and trust in the innate intelligence of the body. Jacci is a registered yoga teacher (RYT200) as well as a registered teacher trainer (E-RYT200) and has proudly been teaching yoga to all ages and abilities since 2004.