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Yoga for Back Care and Scoliosis Series

Through yoga, one can find that balance point that allows the scoliosis curve or other spinal issues to coexist with gravity and activates the body’s natural plumb line. The result for most people with scoliosis and other spinal issues such as DDD, stenosis or sciatica is better posture and less pain. This specialized therapeutic series combines yoga postures with breathing awareness, to develop structural alignment by stretching muscles that have tightened and strengthening muscles that have become weak from this asymmetrical imbalance or other spinal issues, thereby promoting a more effortless posture. No previous yoga experience necessary.


River Valley Yoga Center, Florence MA, US 01062

Type of Event

  • Workshop

Yoga Styles



Jun 14 to
Jun 28
21:00 pmto22:30 pm

3 week series - Satrdays from 4:00pm - 5:30pm



$50 or pre-register online for $45 at

Full Description

At the age 5, Susan Elena started dancing beginning a lifelong fascination with form and alignment as well as the body/mind connection. She has been studying yoga for the past 18 years with a focus on Iyengar.
She is registered with the National Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 200, 500 RYT level. She completed Senior Iyengar Teacher Elise Miller‘s Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training Program and is a Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer. Her classes are infused with the knowledge of spinal health learned in that program. Susan Elena is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, INYAUS – Iyengar National Yoga Association of the United States and the New England Iyengar Chapter. In 2013, she will continue teacher training studies with Peentz Dubble in Boston working towards assessment and certification in the Iyengar method. She attended an Iyengar based Advanced Teacher Training Program at Karuna Center for the Healing Arts with Eileen Muir with whom she continues to study with weekly. She has taken workshops with master Iyengar teachers Christian Pisano and HS Arun. Her strong interest in therapeutics led her to study with Doug Keller and Judith Lasater as well. Her love of yogic philosophy brings an added depth to her classes.
Susan Elena is a nationally recognized sculptor/artist, loves nature, playing the cello and believes yoga is the gateway for her students to reconnect with their bodies and spirits. Through yoga she endeavors to ease suffering and bring her students closer to a fuller, more joyful life.