Learn how lower back pain, sciatica and piriformis syndrome relate and what you can do about it. Basic body mechanics and posture will be discussed along with simple exercises to alleviate and possibly eliminate pain.
In her 16 years of teaching yoga, Jessica Rodgers has successfully helped students alleviate or eliminate lower back pain, piriformis syndrome and sciatica by observing common patterns and applying simple stretches and strengtheners. Although she no longer teaches yoga regularly, Jessica is compelled to share this basic knowledge in order to keep these tools accessible to the mainstream.
In this workshop, you will learn how the three pain symptoms relate to each other and to the spine and hips. Basic anatomy, posture and body mechanics will be discussed to build the foundation of understanding. Then modified yoga postures will be applied, in a user-friendly way, making them appealing for the individual. Expect a balance between discussion, observation and practical application.
Who should attend? From beginners to teachers, this workshop is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn about or manage lower back pain, sciatica or piriformis syndrome; it is not appropriate for those currently experiencing acute symptoms.
What should I bring? Please bring a yoga mat, 2 blocks, a strap and a firm blanket. Please email Katy if you need to borrow equipment.
What is the cost and how do I register? Register by Feb. 1st for $35 to reserve your spot, or walk-in on the day of for $40. Please note that space is limited.
Jessica Rodgers has been a yoga student for 28 years and a teacher for 16 and is the previous owner of Soma Yoga & Living Arts in Ithaca, NY. Authenticity, practicality and simplicity are her constant aspirations; and sharing knowledge her passion. Jessica’s primary yoga mentors are Mira Mehta, Francois Raoult and Judith Lasater, all artistically inclined, life-long teachers originally trained in the Iyengar Method. She has Yoga Alliance and Advanced Relax and Renew certification and is the only teacher in the U.S. to be accredited under Mira Mehta. Jessica is also a long time student of Ayurveda and a former practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and Professional Intuitive. She currently lives in Hector, NY, co-owns Two Goats Brewing, and serves on the Hector Town Council.