Workshops and classes will be online until further notice due to COVID-19 related restrictions.

We are using the Zoom platform. Please register as usual, and a link will be sent to you.

YU Workshop & Events Policy

  • Pre-registration for workshops is required. 

  • If you need to cancel a Monday night workshop, you must do so by 6pm the preceding Wednesday. If you need to cancel a weekend workshop, you must do so by 6pm the preceding Monday. 

  • Refunds will be processed with a 10% cancellation fee.

  • Yoga Union cannot provide refunds if cancelling less than a week before the scheduled workshop.

  • If you need to cancel due to a medical/family emergency, then we process the refund without penalty or fee. 

  • Yoga Union reserves the right to cancel any workshop within 48 hours, as well as on the day of in the event of inclement weather or other emergency.

HERNATION WORKSHOP 2021 2 7 original in
New Herniation Basics Series w/Alison

4 Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30pm EST

June 30, July 7, 14, 21

In four methodical 1.5 hour classes, learn how to safely move, strengthen and relieve pain through Yoga for Spinal Herniations and Osteoporosis.


Level: all levels and teachers, but geared towards a Basic Practice. 


Please pre-register no later than 5pm Monday June 28. If for any reason you forget to register, just check the event. If it is not sold out, you will still be able to register up to 4:30pm before the first class.

Recording available for 48 hours after each class if you need to do the class(es) at another time.


Alison, a leader in the field of Yoga for Backcare and Scoliosis, will share with you the fundamentals of safe movement both in and out of Yoga class. Understanding a neutral spine is important and fun. There is so much that you can do safely and you will leave with useful tools and working principles. Each class will build on the previous one, taking you from the essentials of safe movement to Standing Poses, Core Strength Poses and more.


Props: a mat, a chair, a yoga belt, two blocks, two yoga blankets.

If you don’t have precisely these things, don’t worry. You’ll have similar items at home, from regular blankets, towels, books (for blocks), a regular belt or bathrobe belt, and so on.


Link will be sent at 5pm on Wednesday June 30.


New Scoliosis Basics Online Series w/Alison

3 Monday evenings, 6-7:30pm EST (USA, NY) July 13, 20, 27

Recordings available for 48 hours after each session

This three-part Yoga for Scoliosis Basics Series with Alison West, international backcare and scoliosis expert, will offer you a methodical approach to working with your spinal asymmetries. You will understand your curves, concavities, the rotation of the spine, and how to work with them. Yoga brings a uniquely integrated approach to addressing the spine, but this course will also make it possible for you to learn how to adjust your practice so that you can do Yoga safely and intelligently. Scoliosis is a 3D condition requiring special attention to pose modifications. Once you have mastered this information, you will be able to take it into everything you do. 


Requirement: You will be best served by doing the Yoga for Scoliosis On Demand program first, so that you can understand how scoliosis works in the body, familiarize yourself with the language, benefit from important handouts and short bonus sequences that will help you develop fundamental knowledge before taking your first in-person classes. This is the best possible way to prepare for your first class. You will be able to keep the material and review it at leisure.


You can purchase the program by clicking here.

You will receive a 20% discount code for the on demand program once you have registered for the class series.


If you feel the need to, you can also schedule a one hour private session with me ahead of time (


These series sell out quickly, as the numbers are kept deliberately small so that you can receive helpful attention and guidance. 


Please register by 12pm Friday, July 9 for the series beginning on Monday July 12 at 6pm.  If for any reason you forget to register, just check the event. If it is not sold out, you will still be able to register up to 4:30pm before the series on Monday July 12.


Link will be sent at 5pm on Monday, July 12.


Cancellation: you will receive a full refund - 10% processing fee if you cancel before 5pm Wednesday July 7.

After 5pm Wednesday July 7, you will receive a 50% refund.

No refunds after noon Friday, July 9. 


Working together with others in the same situation is a wonderful way to understand how to work with your own issues and to develop a larger frame of reference for your practice.



On-demand: Yoga and The Amazing Dowel w/ Alison West

Six hours of recorded material

Bonus pdf of Alison’s Yoga Journal article on Yoga + Dowels.

On-demand: Yoga for Hyperextension and Hypermobility w/ Alison West

Six hours of recorded material

Bonus 53-page pdf on Hyperextension and Hypermobility.

On-demand: Yoga for Scoliosis Basics: 3-Part series

2-Hour Sessions + Extra Videos and Handouts

w/ Alison West

Bonus handouts and supplementary videos to help you with your studies.

Based on the online series of three 2-hour sessions.

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