Healthy Backs Program

Simple, gentle and effective!

This is a 5 week, therapeutic yoga program suitable for anyone wanting to reduce chronic back pain and promote long-term back health.

Participants will learn simple postures and movements that are useful in reducing discomfort, as well as those that will improve back strength and mobility, promote healthy spinal alignment, and improve posture. The classes will also include instruction and practice in effective breathing and relaxation techniques to release chronic tension, and mindfulness to increase awareness of postural and lifestyle patterns that may be contributing to pain.

Each class will build on the week before, gradually introducing more strengthening postures as the course progresses, and allowing students to progress at a comfortable pace.

Students will be provided with course notes and practice material each week, to reinforce their understanding and assist in establishing long-term back health.

The yoga that is taught throughout this program is simple and accessible, therefore, suitable for absolute beginners as well as experienced yoga practitioners seeking greater awareness of healthy movement and alignment.

Due to the therapeutic nature of this program, numbers are limited to a maximum of five people to ensure individual attention.

Note: These classes may not be suitable for students experiencing acute pain due to injury; in these circumstances, you may find individual therapy sessions more appropriate. If you have any concerns about your attendance, please contact Barbara before registering.

Program Info

Thursdays 7.00pm ~ 8.30pm
8th February – 8th March inclusive

6 Prime Road, Grey Lynn


Numbers are limited in this program to ensure each person’s needs are addressed. 

If you have any questions about this program or are unsure if it’s suitable for you, please contact Barbara who will be happy to help.

m: 021 170 2640

Barbara Coley

Barbara Coley, C-IAYT, RYT-500 has been practising yoga for over 25 years and teaching since 2007. She has deepened her understanding of yoga through her extensive studies with her own teachers and mentors, A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan.

Barbara is a certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapits (IAYT) and works one-to-one with students wishing to improve their physical & emotional health. She also teaches therapy classes for small groups facing similar health challenges, presents workshops and Professional Development programs in the area of yoga therapeutics.

Barbara’s interest is in helping people to achieve their personal goals around health and well-being, using the many tools of yoga.

Svastha Yoga New Zealand

6 Prime Road
Grey Lynn
Auckland 1021

m: 021 170 2640
e: [email protected]

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