Happy Back Hawaii is owned and operated by Lauren Bosworth on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. This style of yoga was created to alleviate back pain and maintain spinal health. By adding more space, length and stability in the joints and spine the body is able to reverse the imbalances formed by our daily habits and injuries. Happy Back Yoga uses Alignment-Based Postures that are safe and gentle for most spinal conditions.
A Yoga Wall is used to apply spinal traction, decompressing the vertebrae and opening up the joints. The first renditions of a Yoga Wall were first developed and refined by B.K.S Iyengar. Back in his time, simple ropes were secured from a typical window gate, allowing for the yoga practitioner to go deeper in various poses as they are held by the ropes in suspension. The Yoga Wall helps strengthen and condition the body, creating protection and longevity of the spine and can be an invaluable tool for students who are stiff, weak or unable to perform certain asanas independently.
Happy Back Yoga was created by Rachel Krentzman. Her book Yoga for a Happy Back: A Teacher’s Guide to Spinal Health through Yoga Therapy was published in May of 2016, and her second book Scoliosis, Yoga Therapy and The Art of Letting Go was released September 2016.
Happy Back classes are offered weekly at several studios on Oahu. Lauren also teaches private and group Yoga Wall and Happy Back sessions at her studio in Pupukea.
Lauren Bosworth has traveled throughout Asia and the Pacific Islands developing her unique blend of therapeutic alignment and restorative healing techniques. She specializes in Happy Back Yoga, Yoga Wall classes and working one on one with clients to optimize spinal health and overall wellness. She now shares her knowledge of alignment based Therapeutic Yoga on the North Shore of Oahu.
After discovering a tumor in her femur bone, the experience prompted her to spread the knowledge, kindness and healing power that yoga can offer each one of us on an individual basis. "Therapeutic yoga has the ability to meet us where we are at on all levels in order to promote healing where it is needed," she says.
Lauren completed teacher training at Yoga One, receiving a 200-hour certification in interdisciplinary styles supplemented by yoga therapy intensives. She became more intrigued with the anatomy of movement and continued her studies to earn her 100-hour certification in Happy Back Yoga.
She continues to practice, discover and teach therapeutic and restorative styles of yoga like Hatha and Vinyasa Flow. She recognizes the value in all methods of yoga and meditation. Lauren's classes will guide you in honoring and nourishing your body through breath and awareness.
Lauren's objective as a yoga practitioner is to help students build the capacity to heal themselves at their own pace.
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