low back pain: a weekend intensive for yoga teachers

with Anji Gopal

Sunday 21 + 28 March 2021



Healthcare advice increasingly recommends yoga as a therapeutic exercise, and students with low back pain are often present at general yoga classes. This two day training for yoga teachers and trainees will give you an understanding of low back conditions and how to safely include students experiencing it into your class.

Do you ever feel you need to know more about low back pain? Do you have students attending general classes who have low back pain? Would you like to upgrade your knowledge of this common area of pain and injury?

The aim is to train participants to become safer teachers, through building confidence when discussing and working with back pain, and clarifying parameters about when to signpost students on. We will cover back anatomy, common conditions, contraindications and red flags, and pain anatomy. The evidence for yoga as a therapeutic tool for back pain will be considered, as well as the use of props, adjustments, and postures to assist, modify or avoid. Teaching skills such as language use, questions to ask, cues and referrals onwards will all be covered, as well as simple practices to include in group classes.

This course has a maximum of 20 places to ensure detailed teaching time. It includes a pre-course anatomy video and course manual. Course material will be embedded through a variety of teaching methods including theory, practical, group work and role play elements.

Anji Gopal is a yoga teacher and trainer, osteopath and NHS clinician. She is a low back pain specialist in an NHS hospital, where she developed and runs an innovative yoga-based clinic.


This online training is for qualified yoga teachers and teacher trainees only and meets BWY, Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) requirements for CPD.

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next course

Sunday 21 March + Sunday 28 March 2021,
10.00am – 5.00pm

course start: Sun 21 March 2021


application fee: £270
discount fee: £245 early bird offer until 10 Mar 2021


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Contact Anji on

020 7449 3151


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