Yoga, Scoliosis & the Nervous System
with Deborah Wolk on Salt Spring Island
5:00 pm Friday, July 7­ to 2:00 pm Monday, July 10, 2017

This workshop will be held on beautiful SaltSpring Island
on the West Coast of Canada.

COST FULL PACKAGE: $750 +tax (CAD) includes workshop, double lakeside accommodations and three dinners.

(Camping accommodations available for reduced rate)

**Deposits are non-refundable.

***Sliding-Scale Fees for the workshop are available based on need. Please contact us for more information.***


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 wild and natural ocean, rivers, mountains, ancient trees and wildlife of Salt Spring Island.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: As Deborah has learned from her 20+ years of teaching, the scoliotic spine affects not only the bones and muscles but also the nerves. In this workshop, you will learn yoga movements that help your spine follow your eyes to redirect it’s movement patterns through the use of props, walls and other external stimuli. With this expert guidance, you’ll find you have more extension, alignment, and balance than ever before.

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 in 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: 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. She has been teaching students with scoliosis and other back conditions since 2000 in New York City, nationwide and in Europe and Asia. From 2007-2014 Deborah co-founded and served as co-Director of the successful Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis. In January 2015 Deborah founded the workers' cooperative Samamkaya Yoga Backcare and Scoliosis Collective in Manhattan.

*Note, this is a tentative schedule. Running/ Break times are subject to change.*

TOTAL 15 hours

  • Friday, July 7
    7:00-9:00pm – Intro (2)
  • Saturday, July 8
    10:00am-1:00pm – Class (3)
    1:00-2:00pm – Lunch
    2:00-3:30pm – Saturday SSI Farmer's Market excursion
    3:30-5:00pm – Class (1.5)
  • Sunday July 9
    10:00am-1:00pm – Class (3)
    1:00-2:00pm – Lunch
    2:00-5:00pm – Class (3)
  • Monday July 10
    10:00am-12:30pm – Class (2.5)
    12:30-1:30pm – Lunch and Goodbyes