Yoga & Pilates for Scoliosis

with Shannon Knorr & Benjamin Flowers
Saturday, September 23, 2–5pm
Sunday, September 24, 1-4pm
$100 for both days | $55 for one day

This workshop is for individuals dealing with back pain and scoliosis, and for teachers and practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding of how to help students understand and address their asymmetries. Over the course of the weekend, we’ll use yoga asana, pilates and physical therapy exercises, breathwork, and movement to to suit individual needs and find ways to create a lasting and sustainable Yoga practice.

Shannon Knorr is a certified Pilates Rehabilitation teacher of 15 years and Yoga Room graduate of 2014. She is the owner of Embody Pilates Studio in Oakland. She has been teaching therapeutic pilates with a focus on scoliosis for the past 15 years. She has completed the scoliosis specialization course with Suzanne Martin, and uses breath, pilates and PT exercises as well as visualization. She herself having scoliosis has used many modalities and has found that Yoga and Pilates has been the perfect companion to get her out of chronic back pain. The goal is not to be “straight” but to become more aligned, aware and centered from the inside out.

Benjamin Flowers graduated from The Yoga Room’s 500 hour teacher training program in 2013. His primary teacher is Mary Lou Weprin, a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and Co-Director of the Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies program. He is also certified as an Elise Browning Miller Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Trainer. Benjamin seeks to find the intricacies within every asana and believes even the most elementary of postures has the ability to transform your mind. He strives to create a practice accessible to all bodies, using refined instruction, partner work, artful sequencing, and props. Everyone in a body can experience the joy that is Yoga!

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
15 or more days in advance: $20 service charge | 14 to 8 days in advance: 50% charge | 7 days or less: no refund | Fees are non-transferable | Checks must be received within 7 days to hold your registration