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Yoga Teachers Association Holds Yoga, Scoliosis Workshop In Briarcliff

 Deborah Wolk
Deborah Wolk Photo Credit: Samamkāya Yoga Back Care and Scoliosis Collective

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson (YTA) continues its program year on Saturday, Nov. 14, with "Yoga and Scoliosis," presented by Deborah Wolk at the Yoga Studio at Club Fit in Briarcliff Manor. 

The workshop will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wolk is a founding member and manager of Samamkāya Yoga Back Care and Scoliosis Collective in New York City.

Scoliosis affects six million Americans of both sexes. Studies show that yoga can help relieve the pain associated with scoliosis and even reduce or slow the amount of spine curvature. Since each individual’s scoliosis is different, practicing with and teaching students with scoliosis demands skills in seeing and understanding the body as well as modifying the asanas appropriately.

During the three-hour workshop, Wolk will review the anatomy and physiology of scoliosis and how it affects spatial and balance issues. Participants will learn asana and breath techniques to create awareness, relieve pain and balance the nervous system.

The cost for the workshop is $35 for YTA members and $45 for nonmembers who register in advance; it's $45 and $55 at the door. Preregistration is requested. You can register at Ample parking is available.

Please bring a yoga mat and arrive early to check in and set up. For more information, contact YTA c/o Michael Sassano, or 914-709-4150.

The YTA’s program year will continue with "The Principles of Backbending," led by Freddie Wyndham and Darcy Bowman, on December 12; “Exploring the Buddha Body” with Michael Hayes on January 9; and Susan “Lip” Orem’s “Hips, Hips, Hips” on February 13.

YTA, a nonprofit membership organization for yoga teachers and students, was created in 1979. Its mission is to provide quality continuing education to yoga teachers and create a community of people interested in yoga.

Club Fit is at 584 North State Rd, Briarcliff Manor.

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