Intentional Communications for the Holidays with Cynthia Kane - Sunday, December 16 12:00 - 1:30 PM


Yoga for Lower Back Pain (4 Week Course)

This class is taught by:

Robin Glantz

Robin Glantz is a 500-hour Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-500), and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), both in the Viniyoga tradition under the guidance of Gary Kraftsow. Robin invites her students to begin from where they are, and practice with an intention of self-awareness and self-discovery. Connecting to our breath, Robin uses yoga poses ("asana"), breathwork ("pranayama"), and meditation to integrate mind, body and spirit. After class, you can expect to feel energized yet calm, peaceful and nourished. Viniyoga adapts to the individual needs of each student and is wonderful for all levels of practitioners. Robin teaches group classes, as well as therapeutic workshops on diverse topics such as Insomnia and Managing Stress. She also works with private clients on structural, physiological and emotional issues. Robin is a Level-1 Lifeforce Yoga practitioner and an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Prior to teaching yoga, she spent her career at the World Bank after Harvard Business School, and lives in AU Park with her husband.  
One of the most common causes of missed work in the US is lower back pain.

The causes can be specific (i.e. identified) or non-specific (i.e. the cause is unknown). Yoga has been shown (through numerous studies, including one by NIH in 2005) to be an extremely effective treatment for many with lower back pain.
Robin will lead a 4-class series based on a program sponsored by Aetna and the Viniyoga lineage. We will discuss and practice: anatomy of the spine, what good posture looks like, and how to use breath and poses to support your back. Participants will leave with a short home practice. The class is appropriate for those with chronic back pain, including disc issues, provided that your physician or physical therapist has approved gentle yoga. (The class would not be suitable for recent acute muscle or ligament sprain, unless your doctor or physical therapist has specifically OKed your participation.) The classes built on each other and registration is for the 4-class series.

The goals of the class series are:
• Improve postural alignment
• Build strength
• Enhance flexibility
• Work large muscles; and
• Find relaxation.

Robin Glantz is a 500-hour Viniyoga instructor and Yoga Therapist. She is also a Lifeforce Yoga Level 1 Practitioner and a Certified Nutritional Health Coach. Robin can be reached at

Fee: $100 per student
WYC Members: 10% off