Thursdays, April 26 - June 21, 2018
6:30 - 7:45 pm
Facilitator: Jasmyn Hoa Tang
Remedy your back pain proactively through the practice of yoga.
$216 Members, $270 General
3% CIF plus HST charges may apply
Back pain symptoms can range in intensity from mild to severe and can be acute or chronic. Symptoms range from low back strain, to pain in the upper or mid back, to Sciatica pain radiating into the low back and legs. In most of these cases, compression of the vertebrae and weakness of the muscles surrounding the spine are the most likely contributors to back pain.
This course is designed to open up the spine in all directions, creating space between each vertebrae by building up both strength and flexibility in the muscles surrounding the spine in order to reduce compression of the vertebrae and strengthen the stabilizing muscles of the spine. It is designed to counteract all the forward rounding of the shoulders and spine and the bad posture that most of us have inadvertently adapted to in our day to day lives, from too much sitting at the office and in front of the television, walking and texting, slouching and driving, etc.
Participants will move through a sequence of postures focused on lengthening, and strengthening the muscles of spine, in order to realign the back into a more natural, strong and pain free posture. They will develop an awareness of their postural muscles as well as create space in both the mind and body.
This course is ideal for those who struggle with back pain on a regular basis and who are looking to strengthen their back and postural muscles in order to help alleviate some of the pain. This course will educate participants on the benefits of mind and body awareness, the importance of postural strength and awareness as well as provide them with simple but effective movements and strengthening poses that they can do in their everyday life to help ease the pain.
Your Program Facilitator – Jasmyn Hoa Tang
Jasmyn Hoa Tang is a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer and 200hr Registered Yoga Medicine Teacher. Jasmyn has been practicing yoga since 2005. She discovered yoga as a way to heal herself after a car accident. Yoga provided her with the ability to reconnect her breath to her mind and body, which was lost after the accident. However, she did not realize the impact of yoga in her life until she found herself turning to yoga in times of chaos and stress, in order to find balance, strength and clarity. Yoga was instrumental in guiding her to return to college to switch careers and become a fitness and health professional. While working as a personal trainer, Jasmyn found herself utilizing yoga as a tool to compliment her training with her clients.
As her personal yoga practice deepened, Jasmyn decided it was finally time to further educate herself and pursue a yoga teacher training certification that was in line with her personal philosophy and experience of using yoga to heal and strengthen both the mind and body. In February 2015, after an intense four-month training program, Jasmyn completed her certification with Yoga Medicine, under the guidance of Tiffany Cruikshank. Yoga Medicine is an anatomically based training system that is focused on fusing the best of anatomy & western medicine with the traditional practice of yoga. The primary focus of the training is to use yoga as a form of medicine to heal the mind, body and spirit.
Approaching class with a sense of playfulness and fun, Jasmyn encourages mindful movements, strength and balance in her classes. Her knowledge of anatomy and proper alignment guide her classes as she challenges students to define what is possible in both mind and body through thoughtful and playful, energizing sequences.
To register, please call information desk: (416) 924-6211 x0