The Essential Low Back Program

Have you heard that viniyoga can be very helpful in reducing back pain?

This series of classes is based on the Essential Low Back Program that was used in a National Institutes of Health study in the U.S. In the study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 78% of participants had significant reductions in their pain levels and showed continued improvement in their condition 26 weeks later.

Join us as we spend seven weeks strengthening and stretching the low back, building core strength and focusing on the key yogic principles of stability and ease. We’ll discuss anatomy, bring awareness to posture and reflect on habits that can help and hinder our condition. You will learn how to do yoga on your own to care for your back. As part of this course, please plan to do a gentle home yoga practice that will support the work we do in class. These are small classes with individual attention. Please contact Melissa if you have concerns about whether or not this class is appropriate for you. Melissa was trained by Robin Rothenberg, C-IAYT, ERYT-500, in the protocol for Essential Low Back Program, and is qualified to present this series for therapeutic purposes. Class size is limited. For more information and to register: After contacting Melissa, please make payment by e-transfer.

Date & Time:

Mondays 7:30 – 9pm
Oct 23rd to Dec 4th (no class Nov 6th)


$135 before Oct 6th
$150 after Oct 6th


Talk Touch Move
357 Jane, Toronto

Comments from previous students in this course:

“I now have the knowledge and confidence that I know how to strengthen my back. I really enjoyed the course! Thank you.”

“I now have a sense that my back pain can be managed by myself. This is a first.”