What is Yin Yoga?
Is Yin Yoga Effective in Relieving Chronic Low Back Pain?
showing significant improvement in just 4 weeks.
In September 2010, an abstract of Michelle's work (in collaboration with Dr. Troy
Allam, D.C., Craig Ranch Chiropractic, McKinney, TX), “Randomized Trial of Yin-Yoga
and Relief of Chronic Low Back Pain,” was accepted and published in the WAIT,
International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Supplement (2010).
Michelle presented a poster of their work at the International Association of Yoga
Therapist’s historic first Symposium on Yoga Research held October1-3, 2010, at the
Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. Click here to view research poster.
The study findings suggest Yin Yoga is a safe and effective treatment for improving
certain indices of chronic low back pain and for improving lower limb function within a
relatively short period of time.
How is a class structured?
Breath: Soft, quiet, gentle and calm
Mind: Focused on following the breath in and out of the body and on feeling
sensations created by each pose
Body: Kept still, calm and relaxed without sudden movement. Postures will be held
passively with muscles intentionally relaxed, softened and released during the
sustained holds of up to 3 – 5 minutes each
Relaxation: Each session concluded with guided relaxation.
Postures will move the hips and spine through the full range of motion
Spine: Flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation
Hips: Flexion, extension, external rotation, internal rotation, abduction and adduction
|Welcome to Yin Yoga Works!
begin again in August 2014 for the Fall Session. No classes will be held over
Fall classes will be held on Sundays from 4:00pm - 5:15pm at Advanced Corrective
Chiropractic, Lansdowne Town Center, VA. No experience necessary. Yin yoga is very
accessible to all abilities. Contact Michelle to place your name on the list for the
Fall Session. Individual sessions will be held during summer break - contact Michelle for
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At Yin Yoga Works, we specialize in offering Yin Yoga as therapy for relieving chronic low
back pain, stress and tension -- It is also great for anyone wanting to improve overall
flexibility and range of motion.
Yin Yoga is accessible to all ages and abilities. Best of all, it provides an overall feeling of
relaxation, happiness and wellbeing!
Yin Yoga Training
Saturday, July 26, 2014
8 am - 5 pm
Life Time Athletic, Sterling,
8 Yoga Alliance CEUs available.
Open to all Yoga Teachers &
Students interested in deepening
their understanding of the Yin
Contact Michelle if you have
questions or would like to register
for the workshop.
-- Relax & Rejuvenate --
R&R Yoga Retreat
Salamander Resort Event
August 8-10, 2014
Registration Deadline is August 1st.
Contact: Melissa Pitzely at 904.738.1238
or email questions to