For many years it was believed that the only options in the treatment of Scoliosis were to try and stabilize the abnormal curvatures of the spine by wearing a brace, or to correct it through spinal fusion, a surgical procedure.
Recent insights into the nature and causes of Scoliosis, have created new approaches towards this condition, and different treatment options are now available, often used in combination with the more traditional methods.
Why do students with Scoliosis require specialized classes ?
A regular Yoga practice offers many postures which are beneficial for people with healthy spines, but not all of these are suitable for people with spinal problems, and some of them might actually aggravate existing Scoliosis.
As no two cases of Scoliosis are identical, each student needs an individual approach towards his/her specific curve(s) and problems. Poses which benefit the student with Scoliosis need to be selected on a per case basis, and may require particular modifications to accommodate and at the same time correct the underlying inbalances in the body.
The Yoga program we offer starts with an individual assessment of each student. This assessment, and if possible a recent X-ray are used to tailor the 8-class program to the individual needs of each student. During the course students will gain insight in their condition and learn the techniques to address their particular case of Scoliosis and its related pains and discomforts.
In order to work closely with each student’s needs, strengths and weaknesses, the attendance of the course is restricted to a small number of participants per course.
Private classes are available.
Students attending this program are expected to have a dedicated home practice, and will be fully supported in their self practice.
As the practice advances, postures may be adapted or replaced by others, thus working at all times in alignment with the achieved results.
What happens after the course?
After the basic program, students attend a 10-week follow up course to ensure proper follow up and maintenance of the results. After this, students may opt to continue the follow up classes, or continue practising on their own.