Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis

with Deborah Wolk
Saturday, July 15, 1:30–5pm – Back Care

Sunday, July 16, 12–3:30pm – Scoliosis
$120 for both days | $65 for one day

It has been said that most students embarking on a yoga practice do so for back pain or other back problems. Yoga, practiced with a specific focus, can be the key to alleviating pain and creating more balance in the body. In this two-day workshop, Deborah Wolk, Founder and Director of Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective in New York City, will teach ways to address and heal all types of chronic back pain and alignment issues such as disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, swayback, whiplash, and kyphosis.

Saturday’s program will focus on structural issues and back pain issues including kyphosis and lordosis, spondylolysthesis, SI joint dysfunction as well as other common back issues such as disc herniation and pain in the lower back, shoulder, and neck. Sunday’s program will focus on the scoliosis and other asymmetries and their effects on the joints and the nervous system. Both days will include spinal anatomy and appropriate modifications in asana. All levels (including brand new beginners) and teachers are welcome. One parent may accompany their pre-teen or teen for free.

Deborah Wolk, E-RYT-500, began practicing yoga in 1994 and soon found that practicing alignment-based yoga could control back pain and arrest the progression of her scoliosis. Inspired by the improvements yoga brought to her life, Deborah went on to study with many top back care and therapeutics specialists, including Elise Browning Miller, who certified her as a Yoga for Scoliosis trainer. Deborah has presented her Yoga & Scoliosis workshops since 2002 and, in 2007, she co-founded the Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis in Manhattan which ran successfully for 8 years. There Deborah initiated the first specialty classes for teens with scoliosis and for students with spinal fusions. In 2015 she founded Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective, a Workers Cooperative. for more information on Samamkaya please visit

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