Yoga for a Healthy Back


This class is taught by:

Lynn Maguire

Lynn added yoga to her repertoire of chronic pain management strategies in 2007 and then started thinking about how to follow her career as a Duke professor of environmental science with something that didn’t involve sitting at the computer for the rest of her life – yoga teacher! In January 2014 she completed her 200 hr certification at Blue Point Yoga, with Sarah Trelease from Portland, Oregon, and BPY’s own Sara Doyle as instructors. She has since earned a Certificate of Completion in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors from the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine and attended workshops on yoga injuries and their prevention and on yoga for a healthy back. She is most interested in adapting yoga for those who believe they are too old, too stiff, too weak, too fat, or too something else to do yoga – not true! Since completing her training she has enjoyed teaching yoga for beginners, for the desk-bound, and for older adults with a range of sensory and physical limitations.

AnnMarie Mello Morris

AnnMarie has over 20 years of yoga teaching experience, holds a license as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and has a BS in Health Studies. She is registered under Yoga Alliance with E-RYT 200 from Seaside Yoga in Wilmington, NC. She also studied an additional 200 hours of alignment-based yoga through Anusara. Currently, she is completing her 500 RYT level yoga training at Asheville Yoga Center and is expected to complete the program in 2017. Her yoga path has connected her diverse interests in physical rehabilitation and health prevention to the use of yoga as a modality for healing. She continually strives to learn more about the therapeutic value of yoga through her studies & her own personal practice. AnnMarie recently relocated to the area with her family (and 3 dogs) from Fort Bragg, NC and she is thrilled to be able to continue sharing her passion of yoga with each individual and class. 
This class focuses on gentle strengthening and stretching exercises with the aim of improving mobility and stability of the vertebral column and back muscles. It is appropriate for all levels of students. Those with existing back problems are encouraged to attend with consent from their physician.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat May 27 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm with Lynn Maguire
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat Jun 03 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat Jun 10 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm with Lynn Maguire
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat Jun 17 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm with Lynn Maguire
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sat Jun 24 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm with Lynn Maguire
    at Blue Point Yoga Center