Medical Class – Part I

ImageGuruji made several rounds to each student adjusting and occasionally smacking students and teachers.  Each time he smacked someone I jumped. A senior teacher looked at me quizzically, wordlessly.

A woman with scoliosis had two straps on her torso, one below the armpits the other on the ribs just below the chest. An Iyengar yoga pad was placed on the dorsal spine under the straps.  She was in Ardha Uttanasana with her arms stretched forward on the trestle, hips drawn back forming a right angle.  Guruji came over looked at her and smacked her on the back. The convexity dropped, the back was balanced.

About EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta Dell'Anno E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer Owner EssentialYoga Studio. Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching yoga since 2004. She has studied extensively under master yoga teachers Patricia Walden, Zoë Stewart, Sri Arun H.S., Elise Browning Miller, and others. She completed a two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training program with Sr. Iyengar Teacher, Peentz Dubble in June 2017. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014, attended Abhijata's 2-week intensive in Pune, India, December 2016 and BKS Iyengar's Centenary 10-day intensive taught by Prashantji & Geetaji, December 2018. She completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as a 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor in 2014, completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center in 2005 and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. The studio provides individual & specialized privates, semi-privates, group private sessions, and yoga workshops. Roberta conducts local and out of town workshops. She specializes in yoga for scoliosis and back care. She uses props to help students and teachers of all levels transform their backbends, twists, standing and seated postures, as well as inversions like sarvangasana (shoulderstand). She also works with individuals who have physical challenges, specifically individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, CMT, Parkinson's Disease, scoliosis, and amputees in private, semi-private and group sessions.​​​
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2 Responses to Medical Class – Part I

  1. Ed T. says:

    Roberta.  I should express my opinions on my own venue or blog, so I apologize for the possibility that my comments may be ascribed to you.  Please delete my comments from your blog.  I tried to delete them but there is not an option.  Ed Tootill (AKA Ed T.)

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