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Back Pain & Sleep Support : A Restorative and Gentle Yoga Workshop

Do you or anyone you know suffer from back pain or have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep restfully throughout the night? If so, we can help! Join Erin in this hands-on workshop and learn how to provide a supportive practice for the support of back pain and techniques for a restful night sleep.

Open to everyone - from those who have a regular yoga practice to those who have never done yoga before. It will be split in four party - the first part will be a very brief lecture that is followed by a few supportive yogic methods; the second part will be guided breathing exercises that are supportive to tension in the body and a restless mind; the third party will consist of practicing a sequence of gentle kripalu and restorative yoga postures designed specifically to support back paint and insomnia ; and the fourth part will be a guided yoga nidra (yogic sleep) savasana.

  • Modifications of yoga postures will be taught and discussed. 

  • Students will learn about the cautions of practicing with back pain as well as what poses to avoid.

  • Learn postures and movements that will strengthen muscles to better support back pain.

  • Appropriate pranayama (breath) practices will be reviewed that will support relief to insomnia.

All levels are welcome to attend the class, whether you have a regular practice or you're a beginner. If you have any concerns, ask your doctor if this workshop is safe for you.

When : Saturday, May 7th, 2:00 - 3:45pm

Fee : $20, members receive an additional 10% off 


Erin, RYT 500, studied at Kripalu & the CreativeKids Yoga School. Erin traveled internationally and studied Ashtanga and Ayurveda. She returned to Kripalu to further explore vinyasa yoga, yoga for special populations, as well as advanced pranayama. Erin is a firm believer that modern technology has faded our natural form of connection to each other, nature and ourselves. This is where she believes that yoga will shift these habits. Her mission is to empower any level student in a safe and nonjudgmental setting.