Yoga for Lower Back Pain with Donna Farhi
2 day Yoga intensive

Thursday 12th Sep 2019

More and more Yoga practitioners (and teachers) are showing up to class with debilitating sacroiliac discomfort becoming members of a rapidly growing international “SIJ” Club (Sacro-iliac joint Club).  In many instances SIJ issues in Yoga practitioners are the consequence of repetitive dysfunctional movements, skewed body mechanics and forceful overstretching.  Little-by-little, these actions can erode the inherent stability of the pelvis, resulting in pain and movement impairment.  This course is an invaluable investment in helping to you to prevent and to resolve sacroiliac instability for yourself and your students.

The 11-hour course includes:

  • Two in-depth anatomical PowerPoints covering the structure and mechanisms that underlie sacroiliac stability. Donna will demonstrate the relationship between the lumbar spine and hips, and the specific anatomical features that contribute to its stability bias as well as the unsound biomechanics that can leverage into and pry apart these joints setting the stage for SIJ misalignment.
  • Identifying key culprits and common Yoga practices that erode SIJ stability.
  • Three practice sessions that respectively address reducing pain & discomfort, rebuilding pelvic integrity, and finally how to maintain stability while restoring greater mobility. (Practice pdf summary sheets will be provided)

This course is open to both teachers of Yoga and students who are interested in both understanding and resolving their sacroiliac joint issues.  Donna recently released this course as a 9-hour online tutorial released in the U.S.A. in June 2018
This is the first time this cutting edge course material will be offered as a live intensive.

North Sydney Leagues Club,
12 Abbott Street, Cammeray
See location map HERE

WORKSHOP LENGTH/DATES 11 hours total (worth 11 CPD points for YogaAustralia members)
Thursday September 12th: 9:30-12:30 and 2:00-4:30 pm
Friday September 13th : 9:30-12:30 and 2:00-4:30 pm

COST: $339
You may opt to pay deposit:$148 
Balance $189 due by August 1st.

Donna’s events are usually oversubscribed so cancellation conditions are:

  • Cancellations before August 1 will incur a $25 processing fee.
  • Refunds after August 2 can only be made if we can fill your place from a wait list

Please try to bring 3 yoga blankets, yoga mat, a strap, bolster and block.
Limited props will be available to borrow at the workshop.

A bistro is located downstairs, and several local cafes and delis are nearby. We recommend bringing your own lunch to enjoy in the local park.

Free parking : available in North’s Car Park. We encourage car-pooling if at all possible.
Regular public transport (bus) is also available from North Sydney station
Public transport times and routes:


Google local Cammeray or North Sydney accommodation.
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Choose from hostels, hotels, home-stay, motel and holiday apartments to suit your budget.


Donna Farhi

Donna Farhi is a Yoga teacher who has been practicing for 40 years and teaching since 1982. She is one of the most sought-after guest teachers in the world, leading intensives and teacher training programs internationally.

Her approach to Yoga is informed by the refinement of natural and universal movement principles that underlie safe and sustainable Yoga practice.

This concentration on fundamental principles allows student of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic Yoga practice.  Considered the “teacher of teachers” students return to Donna’s intensives year after year to be a part of the inspiring evolution of Donna’s own practice and teaching.

Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness and Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living. Her fourth book Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship is a curricular text for teaching trainings worldwide.

She has been profiled in four separate publications on exceptional contemporary teachers of our time, including Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga. After nearly four decades of practice Donna believes that Yoga is about learning to befriend our self and to be in friendship with others as a means to building greater fellowship with all of humanity.  

Her fifth book, co-authored with Leila Stuart, Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease, was released in May, 2017. 

American-born, Donna now resides in Christchurch, New Zealand on a 30-acre farm with her partner and three horses.


Thursday 12th Sep 2019 To Friday 13th Sep 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


North Sydney Leagues Club,
12 Abbott Street, Cammeray


Option to pay deposit: $150 
Balance $189 due by August 1st.

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