A collection of classes that include sequences built with the back in mind.

Experience an emphasis on or be offered education for the back and how you can support it during your practice while strengthening.

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  • Back Strengthening Pilates (30 min) - with Heather Obre

    Join Heather for a Pilates class focused on the back body. This is a fun and targeted class that strengthens and rehabilitates your whole body. This class will focus a lot on spine strengthening, but will definitely have lots of core strengthening too.

    No props are required for this class - just...

  • Pilates with Weights (35 min) - with Juan Villegas

    Join Juan for a fun and challenging pilates with weights class! This class will target the core and the back. Juan has a number of props that are optional to use.

    Optional Props: 2 weights (or cans/water bottles), a blanket, a chip foam block (or book), and a bolster (or cushion).

  • Pilates for Lower Back Pain (16 min) - with Alison Lloyd Nijjar

    Join Alison for a Pilates class to ease lower back pain. This class will include some stretching and mobility for the whole spine, as well as some strengthening exercises. This balance of stretching and strengthening can help ease back pain over time.
    No props required.

  • Strong Core & Back Workout (18 min) - with Hana Weinwurm

    Try this quick workout to strengthen your back & core! In this class, we will be going through lots of variety in 15 different movements. Each movement will be between 45 seconds to a minute, followed by a short rest.
    Props: no props required

  • Back Strength Flow (50 min) - with Vanessa Bourget

    Join Vanessa for a 50 minute Back Strength Flow class! This class will focus on strengthening the back and shoulders, as well as opening up the front body. This is a beautifully balanced Flow practice where we will synchronize our breath with movement and build heat in the body. Remember to liste...

  • Hatha for Low Back Pain (30 min) - with Katrina Chan

    Sitting in a chair all day? Bending over a lot to pick up the kiddo's? Low back pain is common for many folks and can stem from a number of things. Always remember to check with your doctor or health care provider before doing exercise, especially if you're feeling pain.
    In this class, Katrina w...

  • Flow Yoga for Back Bends (50 min) -with Cathy High

    Join Cathy for this 50 minute Flow Yoga class. This is a back-bending focused Flow class. Remember, there are always modifications you can take when working on these back bending movements. Props are always a great option, too! So remember to have some blocks, books or pillows close by if you nee...

  • Hatha Yoga: Backbend Foundations (30 min) - with Lisa Sanson

    Join Lisa for this Back Bends Foundations Hatha practice. This class is meant to help you grow your backbend practice guide you through the foundations you will need as you work with back bending. This is a Hatha-based class, so we will be doing slow, steady movements.
    Back bending includes more...

  • Pilates 101: Spinal Articulation (60 min) - with Alison Lloyd-Nijjar

    Join Alison for a 60 minute Pilates class focusing on spinal articulation. This is a slower-moving class and will even feature some tutorials at the beginning. This class is perfect for folks getting into Pilates who want to learn more and work on their form - especially their roll-up/any kind of...

  • Power Yoga: Backbend Love (60 min) - with Mikaela Millington

    Join Mikaela for a 60 min Power class with a focus on backbends! In this class, we will spend some time opening the front body as we prepare to backbend. We won't jump into backbends right away - we need to prep our body first. There are many variations for the backbends that we will be doing, so...

  • 10 Minute Tone: Back & Obliques (10 min) - with Hana Weinwurm

    Join Hana for a quick, 10-minute tone for your back & obliques!
    The obliques are located on the sides of the abdominals running from the hips to the rib cage. The obliques have three primary actions: Lateral flexion, Rotation and Flexion. Strengthening your obliques, in unison with your back and...

  • Pilates for a Strong Back (30 min) - with Alison Lloyd-Nijjar

    Join Alison for a Pilates class to strengthen your back! This class is just under 30 minutes and is guaranteed to make your back-body feel strong, lean, and lengthened in a mindful way.
    We're all sitting so much these days, so this is also a great class to use to help your posture.

  • Pilates for Beginners: the Spine (30 min) - with Alison Lloyd-Nijjar

    Join Alison for a quick & effective Pilates for Beginners class! This class will go over the movements of the spine. This class is a great starting point when you are learning about the movements, positions, and alignment of Pilates
    As Alison mentions, this class goes hand-in-hand with her Pilate...

  • Upper Body & Back Pilates (30 min) - with Heather Obre

    Join Heather for a 30-minute mat Pilates practice! This class will focus on your arms, your upper body & shoulders, and then we will move on to work on back strengthening.
    Pilates uses controlled movements to improve your flexibility, strength and endurance. Emphasis on alignment, breathing and ...

  • Live Replay: Power for a Strong Back (75 min) - with Jasmina Egeler

    *Please note that there is a short freeze at 3 minutes that does not affect this video (it is during a long, held stretch) - Thank you!*

    Join Jasmina for a 75 minute Power Class focusing on strengthening your back. Prepare to sweat! Build strength and balance through a dynamic and challenging se...

  • Flow Yoga: Upper Back Love (50 min) — with Mari Dickey [with Music]

    Mari offers an all-levels flow class with modifications and variations for everyone's practice. This sequence invites you to move with your breath through a series of strengthening chaturangas, side planks, and opening twists. After building some heat you'll open up your hip flexors and chest in ...

  • Power Yoga for backbends (20 mins) – Katherine Moore

    Prepare to sweat! Build strength and balance through a dynamic and challenging sequence of postures. YYOGA Power is usually practiced in a room that is heated at 32 degrees, however this is not mandatory or necessary to get the most out of this class.

    Katherine guides you through a power yoga ...

  • Hatha Yoga for Low Back Pain (45 min) – with Cathy High

    Cathy leads this slower practice that will help you to ease into some postures that could provide gentle relief. Hatha typically also involves breath, body, and mind and you'll be invited to find some grounding balance through this practice.

    This particular Hatha practice is perfect for anyone ...

  • Power for a Strong Back (45 min) — with Christie Baumgartner

    Build strength and balance through a dynamic and challenging sequence of postures. YYOGA Power is usually practiced in a room that is heated at 32 degrees, however this is not mandatory or necessary to get the most out of this class.

    Christie leads you through a sequence that works on strength...

  • Flow Full Body Practice with Backbends (45 min) — with Kate Gillespie

    This 45 minute flow yoga class focuses on backbends, when they help and when they hold you back. You’ll build strength, balance, and flexibility as you move with breath.

    Kate’s cues build from a strong foundation, gathering support from the ground and from your core as you explore range of motio...

  • Tutorial: How to Deepen Your Back Bends; all levels (15 min) — with Mari Dickey

    Most of us spend the day sitting and hunched over, and we're closing off the front of the body, hips and chest. Back bending is a really potent way to bring space to the front of your body. Just a few minutes of movement can make a huge impact on how you feel in your day.

    Enjoy a short 15-min,...

  • Flow Yoga: Heart Opening Practice (60 min) — with Jayme Burke

    Enjoy this 60 minute heart opening flow class with postures focusing on strengthening your back while opening up your front body.

    Synchronize your breath with movement in order to build strength, balance, and flexibility.

    Jayme, YYOGA teacher and Teacher Trainer, offers modifications, inviting ...

  • Flow Yoga: Slow, Full Body Practice (50 min) — with Kate Gillespie

    Feel even better than before with an hour of smooth, soul-approved flow. You’ll synchronize your breath with movement in order to build strength, balance, and flexibility.

    Breathe and reach with intention as you lengthen and fold, open and let go. With Kate, you’ll release tension in the front, ...

  • Tutorial: How to do Bridge Pose — with Lisa Sanson

    Learn about Lisa's favorite pose, Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana), and how to practice it in this 5 minute tutorial.

    Bridge pose strengthens the back line of the body (glutes, hamstrings, etc), the back of the spine and shoulders, opens up the chest and opens up the front of the hips.