Back pain can vastly impact one's quality of life. Whether you experience ongoing pain due to structural integrity, have recently noticed new discomfort or work with those who have back pain, these sessions will lay the groundwork for a specialized yoga practice that facilitates more balance and ease in the body.  Become familiar with and restore the natural curves of the spine while strengthening your back during this intensive, 2-part workshop with Cat Murcek, e-RYT 500. Learn postures, breathing techniques and methods for relaxation to help you, or those you help, to find relief.

This workshop is designed for students and teachers.


Part I: Intro to Yoga for Back Care

Saturday May 12  |  12:30 - 3PM

Covering hyperkyphosis, hyperlordosis, SI Joint issues, sciatica, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, spinal fusion and disc degeneration, bulge or herniation. All levels welcome. 

$45 for each part  |  $36 for members

$80 for both parts  |  $64 for members


Part II: Intro to Yoga for Scoliosis

Saturday May 12  |  4:30 - 7PM

Exploring how the spinal asymmetry of scoliosis and spinal fusion affects the entire body.  All levels welcome.  

$45 for each part  |  $36 for members

$80 for both parts  |  $64 for members


Catherine “Cat” Murcek, IAYT, is a Certified Yoga therapist. She was inspired to follow this path while on her own personal journey of trying to manage chronic pain. Her teachers helped her to realize her scoliosis was a bigger factor than doctors had ever led her to believe. She has studied mainly with Alison West and Deborah Wolk, but also studied Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller, Alexander technique for yoga instructors with Witold Fitz-Simon, and is certified in Yoga Tune Up (R). In addition to teaching at Yoga Union, Align Brooklyn, and New Leaf Yoga & Pilates, Cat is also a worker owner at Samamkaya Yoga Backcare & Scoliosis Collective. Additionally, she performs modern dance around the city, loves to travel, and volunteers her time to help support the worker cooperative movement.