Yoga for Back Pain Schedule

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Many people do yoga with the same misalignments that they have in daily life. Then they may actually injure themselves doing yoga! However, you can also use yoga to relieve back pain. Learn to do yoga in a way that protects your back, lengthens your spine, and improves your posture.

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October 2017


Lunchtime Yoga for a Healthy Back – taught by Dana Davis

Increase strength & flexibility, reduce stress and back pain, and return to work (or your life) refreshed! Beginners welcome.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 5-October 24 (8 classes). Next series is October 31-December 19 (8 classes)

Time: 12-1 pm – Beginning

Time: 1:30-2:30 pm – New Beginners/Extra Gentle

Tuition: $69 for 8 classes, $38 for 4, $12 drop-in

To register: call 707-278-8718, mail a check, or pay in class.

Yoga for Osteoporosis/Healthy Bones – taught by Dana Davis

Improve posture, bone strength, flexibility, and balancing skills.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 19 – October 31 (makeup class on 10/31 is tentatively scheduled for 3:30-5 pm). Next series is November 7 – December 12.

Time: 5:15-6:45 pm

Tuition: $79 for 6-week series, $16 drop-in

See below for class description.

To register: call 707-278-8718, mail a check, pay in class or register here:


Lunchtime Yoga for a Healthy Back – taught by Dana Davis

Increase strength & flexibility, reduce stress and back pain, and return to work (or your life) refreshed! Beginners welcome.

DATES: Thursdays, September 7-October 26 (8 classes). Next series is November 2-December 21 (7 classes).

Time: 12-1 pm – Beginning

Time: 1:30-2:30 pm – New Beginners/Extra Gentle

Tuition: $69 for 8 classes, $12 drop-in (cash only for drop-ins; no Groupons for the September/October series)

To register: register via the Petaluma Adult School: (click on Community Education) or 707-778-4633

Yoga for a Healthy Back – taught by Dana Davis

Gentle, Iyengar-influenced yoga with an emphasis on healthy posture and relieving back and joint pain.

Dates: Ongoing, Thursdays (no class 11/23, 12/28)

Time: 5:15-6:45 pm

Tuition: $95 for 8 classes, $50 for 4, $15 drop-in (series good for 3 months)

See below for class description.


taught by Dana Davis

Relax your body and mind; renew your energy…

Dates: SPECIAL BENEFIT! Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 4-6 pm

Tuition: $20 per class paid at least 24 hours in advance; $30 after (RSVP required). FREE if you have lost your home in the recent wildfires or are still evacuated. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE REDWOOD CREDIT UNION “NORTH BAY FIRE RELIEF FUND.”

To register: click the button below or mail a check made out to Sonoma Body Balance to 210 Vallejo Street, Suite C, Petaluma, CA  94952. If you are paying “at the door” only cash and checks are accepted.

Limited to 9 students. See below for class description.

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“I had been having constant problems with my sacroiliac joint – it seemed to keep ‘slipping’ and led to pain on and off for a few years. I tried chiropractors and massage, which would work for a while and then it would return to normal. Dana’s yoga teaching really helped and she took time to make sure everyone was in the right position. I went once a week for about 6 months while I was living in Petaluma and (fingers crossed) my back is still good 6 months later! It’s made me much more aware about the position my back is in generally, in and out of yoga.

-Ali Wright, Edinburgh, Scotland


All classes located at Sonoma Body Balance, 210 Vallejo St., Suite C, Petaluma (unless noted otherwise)

210 Vallejo Street, Suite C

For Yoga Workshops in Petaluma and Berkeley, see the Workshops Page. For classes offered by other teachers at Sonoma Body Balance, see the Resources page.


Yoga for a Healthy Back: Taught by Dana Davis. In this style of yoga, we integrate the alignments taught at the Balance Center into our yoga poses, to reduce injuries, increase length in the spine, and relieve back pain. Based on studying the posture of less industrialized cultures. For more information about Yoga in Balance, check out the Balance Center’s website at

Yoga for Osteoporosis/Healthy Bones: Taught by Dana Davis. Are you concerned about the quality of your bones or the potential of fractures? Recent research using Yoga to treat Osteoporosis and Osteopenia has shown promising results in increasing bone density. Come learn how to use yoga specifically to build bone strength and improve balancing skills, helping you reduce your risk of falling. Get the benefits of weight-bearing exercise without the stress on your joints of high-impact activities like running. You can build bone now to prevent problems in the future.

Restorative Yoga: Taught by Dana Davis. Restorative poses help you to deeply relax body and mind, releasing stress and tension. We will do gentle poses on the floor with lots of props to encourage release. The poses do the work for you; you just relax and enjoy the benefits, such as lowered heart rate and blood pressure, a calmer mind, relaxed muscles, and a sense of renewal. This practice is the antidote to the busy world we live in today!


If you have an injury, please tell the instructor before class begins. In Dana’s classes you will fill out a form before your first yoga class asking about injuries. It’s helpful to share anything that you think might limit your movement. You are always welcome to come out of any pose if it feels painful to you.
Classes are small enough to give individual attention to all students. The maximum number of students that will fit in the room for yoga is around 14.
Wear comfortable clothes. You can bring your own yoga mat or use one at the studio. All other props are provided. Please avoid scented products like perfume or fabric softeners.


At Sonoma Body Balance, we value the environment. That’s why we have natural latex yoga mats, rather than mats made of PVC. (There are some non-latex mats for those with allergies to latex). These mats are made in the USA, reducing the amount of fuel required for transportation, as compared to mats made in Asia. We also have yoga blocks made of cork, a renewable resource. We use CF light bulbs to reduce our energy “footprint” as well.