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“The course worked (much to my amazement). Rebecca also makes it fun”.

C.D. Sheffield, January 2017


This is a programme of twelve 75 minute classes.

The current course is ongoing (started on October 18th) 2017, 9:30-10:45 am and is fully booked.
The next course will start in March 2018 on a Wednesday morning 9:30 – 10:45, please contact me to  reserve a place. There are just 5 people in this class. (Do still contact me if you can’t attend that time and day as I may set up other classes if there is sufficient demand).

 e mail me on rambha66@gmail.com.

I am also available to teach this course within the workplace. Please contact me for availability.

Unable to attend all of the 12 classes?  If you know you may not be able to attend absolutely all the classes, it may be possible to arrange to catch up privately or you can catch up on a missed class on future courses, thereby spreading out your learning.

Please contact me for a brief pre-course preliminary chat about the course. Call me on 0114 2666454 or 07770 440293 or e mail me on rambha66@gmail.com

What to Expect: This unique ‘best practice’ yoga course is designed by experts. It is extremely gentle in its approach and puts you in charge of improving your health and wellbeing. It is taught in small groups to allow for individual attention. It is suitable for people with chronic long term back pain or mild occasional pain, people with or without any experience of yoga & complete beginners to yoga wanting a gentle introduction to yoga

If you  suffer from episodes of back pain you can gain great benefit from attending a 12-week YHLB course  as it gives you a lifelong toolkit  for self-management.  It is a very user-friendly and motivational course and set of materials (Book, CD and home practice materials including “what to do if you get a painful episode”).  The course aims to instil a habit of regular home practice for general well-being, not just the back! The sequences have the aim of improving and maintaining health of the lower back, but involve the whole body and the whole person. The course enables people to get moving again and have the confidence to join a general yoga class if they want to.

YHLB is an ideal foundation course for newcomers to yoga, or people already experienced in yoga but wanting a more focussed approach on dealing with generalised back problems. Even if you only have occasional back pain, the course teaches the basics of most aspects of yoga and so is a good foundation class for starting yoga.

Venue description for this 2017. This small group course for a maximum of 5 people is being run in my attic yoga studio, Stainton Road, Sheffield.  Access is by going up the usual Sheffield Victorian terrace steep staircase.

Payment in 2017: Total of £221 for this 12-week course. This is small class of just 5 people. This price includes a registration & resources fee (£65 – for published book, 4-track relaxations CD, laminated colour practice sheets, homework diary & registration)

The £65 registration & resources fee  is due to secure a place before Class 1. The remaining teaching fees of  £13 per class are due at class 1 (£156).  Please talk to me about concessions if you are on state benefits or about payment of the teaching fee in two instalments, if needed.

You may find your YHLB_Front_Cover_of_Bookemployer/NHS/Council/health insurer will subsidise costs in view of the evidence-base of long-term health self-management, e.g. 70% reduction of work absenteeism equating to £800 in lost productivity (see link to research below) – I can provide an invoice/receipt for this purpose.


Further Information about the Course and the Research Background

You can see a video about the research trial and see how a class is taught here:


Funded by Arthritis Research UK, The University of York’s Health Sciences Department led a multi-centred, rigorous clinical trial into specialised yoga for those with a history of low back pain. Robust research findings published in peer-reviewed international journals showed the ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ programme to be effective, safe and cost-effective.


For further information see the Yoga for Healthy Backs website

Click here for a pdf of the  Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Trifold Info Leaflet vMay2016 (2)

Click here for a link to the Arthritis research press release on the research and cost implications for employers 

The video clip below is a useful overview of lower back pain and its management: