Welcome to the Happy Back Yoga Community!
After healing a severe disc injury and scoliosis with Yoga, I developed this series of specialty programs.
Whether you are someone interested in how yoga can help you with your back and neck pain, a parent who wants to help their child with scoliosis, or a yoga teacher who wants to learn more about how to work with individuals with spinal conditions, there is something here for you.
The professional trainings are designed for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists, Health Care Professionals and serious yoga practitioners who wish to continue their education in anatomy, therapeutics and yoga for spinal health. Graduates will feel confident to work with students with injuries and limitations, both in a group class setting and in the context of private sessions.
The Happy Back Yoga Professional Course is approved by the International Association of Yoga Therapists for 25 continuing education credits. it is also approved as a 30 hour continuing education course with Yoga Alliance.
"I enrolled in Rachel's Happy Back Yoga Professional Training on the advice of a friend who read her yoga books, "Yoga for a Happy Back" and "Scoliosis, Yoga Therapy & the Art of Letting Go." I must admit that I had reservations about a totally online continuing education course, as I am a "hands on" learner. After watching my first video lecture with Rachel, my concerns were all put aside. Rachel is so thorough in her explanation, precise in her cues, and detailed in her modeling of the poses. I actually feel like I benefited, because I could replay the videos as many times as I needed to in order to absorb it all. The Zoom meetings tied it all together, and any questions were always thoroughly addressed. And now I have all the lectures and practices forever!
The Happy Back Yoga course made my personal practice more informed, healthier and more profound. I am so excited about sharing my newfound knowledge with my students." - Karen Richey, Washington, D.C. Graduate 2020