Yoga for BackCare: a 4-day teacher training
7th, 8th, 18th & 19th November
9.30am – 5.30pm
£545 (£499 early bird price until 31st July)

This 4-day training will take place online on 7th & 8th and will be in-person on 18th & 19th. It is open to qualified or accredited teachers of yoga as well as those in the process of taking a yoga teacher training.

Course Content

Do students with Low Back Pain attend your general classes?


Do you want more knowledge to integrate them into your class?


Did your 200-hour training feel a little ‘light’ on anatomy and conditions of the low back?


Do you sometimes worry that yoga might make back pain worse?


Would you like to feel more confident when dealing with students with LBP ?


Would you like to offer a specialist Yoga for BackCare class?


This training provides you with knowledge of anatomy, conditions, red flags relating to LBP, contraindications and postures to avoid, as well as modifications and more. It will increase understanding of reasons for LBP and provide ready-made routines to teach to improve the health of the low back.


LBP is one of the most common complaints in the adult population, and the most frequent reason to visit the GP. Research shows that appropriate yoga practice can both prevent and improve LBP. As teachers we also know of spinal injuries caused by or exacerbated by inappropriate yoga practice and this course will help you to make both your and your student’s practice safer.

Learning Outcomes

  • Refresh your anatomy, pathology and practical content to increase safety of students in general classes


  • Understand how and why Yoga can aggravate low back pain – and how to avoid this happening


  • Build confidence in dealing with students who present with LBP


  • Update knowledge about the spine & conditions


  • Learn 3 routines to offer a Yoga for BackCare class

Your Teacher

Anji Gopal
Anji is a London-based Osteopath & Yoga Teacher who works with patients, students and teacher trainees on a daily basis, using Yoga as a practical and gentle way to improve health.


Anji is a back pain expert who’s here to help you find better spinal health. To help you feel safe in your body – and to move forward even though you’ve got pain.


She is a passionate advocate of using Yoga as an evidence-informed healthcare intervention – and worked with patients and students in hospital, clinics and yoga studios.


Anji’s approach is to encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and restrictions to find better health through the application of simple and accessible yet powerful and transformative practices.

Eligibility + Accreditation

The course is for existing yoga teachers with a recognised certification. Final year teacher trainees from accredited schools, yoga therapists and registered manual therapists with an appropriate level of yoga experience MAY also be considered, depending on experience.


Attendees will be required to complete coursework within 3 months of course completion. Coursework is required to check your knowledge and ensure your safety as a YBC teacher.


Accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga.


Please note: this is a Yoga for BackCare training, enabling participants to offer a specialist group class, for students who wish to improve their spinal health.  It is NOT a course covering Yoga Therapy and will not enable participants to work 1:1 with back pain patients unless you have a specific therapeutic qualification.