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About YHLB

  • Educational social enterprise.
  • Supported by charity Versus Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Research UK).
  • YHLB used successfully in large randomised control trial led by York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, funded by Arthritis Research UK.
  • Public Health England list this specific yoga programme as one of 7 evidence-based innovative interventions that would be likely to offer those commissioning/ offering it a good return on investment (PHE MSK ROI report and tool can be found online).

‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ Evidence-based Programme (YHLB) is:

  • 12-class specialised back-care course taught over 3-4 months
  • Gentle, beginner-friendly, mind-body group classes
  • Cost-saving, health-promotional, life-long treatment option for a costly, prevalent and long-term condition
  • Offers substantial benefits to general public / individuals, communities, NHS, employers, Public Health, healthy living / prevention / self-management schemes, +++.
  • Workplace cost-effectiveness evidence (Spine Journal).
  • Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Training. We support and train already-qualified and experienced yoga teachers in how to deliver the specific quality-assured YHLB programme, whilst uniquely keeping to the strong evidence-base.  Nationally, we are approved by the yoga governing body for Sport England and Sports & Recreation Alliance, the British Wheel of Yoga, as a Recognized Centre of Excellence for Training and Standards.  To find one of our 300+ self-employed YHLB qualified teachers, go to our ‘Find a Teacher’ page.
  • The lead yoga teaching consultants on the original research trial management team wish to share this information – thank you for telling others about our website and courses.
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