YOGA, SCOLIOSIS & THE ORGANIC BODY
With deborah wolk
Salt Spring Island, BC
July 27-30, 2018
This workshop will be held on beautiful Salt Spring Island on the West Coast of Canada. MAP
ABOUT THE RETREAT
Come and join acclaimed teacher and scoliosis specialist Deborah Wolk on the majestic west coast of Canada! Enjoy a revitalizing and rejuvenating 4-day retreat surrounded by the wildlife of Salt Spring Island while learning how scoliosis and other musculoskeletal conditions affect and are affected by the organs. Deborah will offer techniques in the asanas to address imbalances and propose techniques to use the organs themselves to offer the spine more support. Understanding the specifics of asymmetries helps one to sense organic imbalances which have formed and how they impact one's health.This retreat workshop is for all levels as well as for students with spinal fusions. Teachers who work with students who have scoliosis are also encouraged to attend.
ABOUT THE DESTINATION
Salt Spring Island is known as the largest and most popular of the many gulf islands on the west coast of Canada. With its spectacular coastal and pastoral scenery, the island offers many outdoor activities, as well as the opportunity to explore dozens of artist studios and artisanal farms and markets. The workshop will be held at Antler Ridge Dance Studio, a private studio with accommodations close by. Salt Spring Island is a quick float plane ride from Vancouver International Airport. Or you can arrive via a stunning ferry ride from Vancouver or Victoria.
ABOUT DEBORAH WOLK
Having practiced yoga for her own scoliosis since 1994, Deborah has found that alignment-based yoga can control back pain and arrest the progression of the curvature and twist. In January 2015, Deborah founded Samamkaya Yoga Back Care and Scoliosis Collective in New York City – the only Yoga Center specializing in back care and scoliosis operating as a workers’ cooperative in the world! Deborah’s yoga teaching is inspired by her mentors, Elise Browning Miller, Bobbie Fultz, Genny Kapuler, Karin Stephan and Donald Moyer, and by therapeutic practices observed at medical classes at The Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India. Her understanding of the organs is supported by ongoing study of Experiential Anatomy with Genny Kapuler and through her work with teacher Rachel Lynch-John in Body-Mind Centering techniques, a study she loves as much as Yoga itself. Deborah Wolk is certified by IAYT.