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CE Workshop | Conspirituality: The Rise of Conspiracy Theories & How to Address Them

with Cécile Guerin and host Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin (RYT 200). This workshop looks at the rise of QAnon and conspiracy theories in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it is impacting the yoga community. The discussion also covers approaches for how the yoga community can address conspiracy theories amongst its practitioners. For more information on this topic, event participants may refer to isdglobal.org

CE Workshop | Lower Back Pain and the Iliopsoas

with Laura Staton (C-IAYT) . Approximately 80 precent of the population suffers from chronic, or episodic, lower back pain. This can occur for many different reasons, yet how we move, sleep, and sit can dramatically impact our backs' health. Often, proper balancing of the deep flexor muscles of the “core” with the extensor muscles of the lower back/pelvis can improve low back pain—and yoga is a wonderful medium for this to occur! This workshop discusses the functioning of the iliopsoas muscle, the alignment of the pelvis, and the risks of excessive sitting and poor sleep hygiene. It also provides guidance on how to address and trouble-shoot our students’ and personal lower back pain.