Our Lower Back
how to treat it well.

with Susanne Lahusen

  Sat 18 May




Anatomy, latest research, and lots of practical explorations.
For teachers and trainees.

- £25 -

About the class

We might have had a lot of advice on how to keep our lower backs safe, how to treat back pain, what to avoid in yoga… the list is endless.

Do strong abdominals help to prevent lower back pain?

What amount of curve in the lower back is healthy?

How much should we rest a painful lower back?

Recent research and input from practitioners from all fields of movement have led to a much better understanding of the lower back. Many myths are being dismantled, and new ways forward to better resilience and functioning are being pioneered.

The workshop will cover some basic anatomy, things that might go wrong with our lower backs, reference to recent research, and an exploration of how our lower backs might be affected by our yoga and everyday life.

Much time will be given to practical work: somatic explorations as well as specific exercises and ways to adapt postures and movements for our lower backs to function well.

There will be slides and detailed hand-outs.

The workshop is for all interested yoga practitioners, teachers and student teachers.

About Susanne :

Susanne has been teaching yoga since the early 1990’s. Her own practice started with Ashtanga, Iyengar and Scaravelli yoga. She gradually began to evolve her unique style of teaching vinyasa flow classes based on somatic principles, creative practice as well as addressing current research in anatomy and biomechanics.

 Susanne holds a Yogacampus level 2 teaching qualification accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga. She also has a BSc in Movement Studies and Sports Science, an MA in Dance, and advanced certification in Pilates, fitness, gyrotonic, and the Alexander Technique. In addition, she has attended many courses on movement improvisation, Feldenkrais, breath work and myofascial techniques. Susanne previously ran a Pilates Foundation teacher training course, and, for many years, has taught at London Contemporary Dance School, and previously at the Circus Space and Trinity Laban.

Susanne teaches vinyasa flow classes at OrangeYoga in Cheltenham, she contributes to the OrangeYoga teacher training course and also holds regular workshops at the studio. 

She also is a teacher for experiential anatomy and sequencing on the Yogacampus Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Diploma courses.

 Her teaching philosophy is to respect individual variations , whilst encouraging personal challenges and continuous growth and learning.



Please note Workshops will be refunded only if we can find someone to take your place. Obviously we will take account of exceptional circumstances - please contact reception at and we’ll be happy to help.

Warm Layers:

Due to the nature of the Crescent Bakery building, it's ideal to wear layers of clothing for cooler / warmer fluctuations.

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