Via Gail Corvette, yoga instructor at MUSC and elsewhere
Yoga for Arthritis Workshop
The Yoga House of Charleston Hosts a Workshop to Help Arthritis Sufferers January 19, 2013
January 4, 2013, CHARLESTON, SC. Twenty percent of adults in the US suffers from arthritis—the country’s leading cause of disability, according to the Arthritis Foundation. The Yoga House of Charleston is offering a hands-on workshop to allow participants to experience the healing benefits of the ancient practice of yoga.
“My mother has had two knee replacements and suffers from joint pain in her hands,” says workshop facilitator Gail Corvette, age 53. “I went away for vacation last summer and didn’t practice as much yoga as I usually do. I was awakened by joint pain in my knuckles after just one week away from my normal routine. That was a wake-up call to start my quest to understand osteoarthritis and what I was doing to keep the pain and joint inflammation at bay,” she says.
“I knew I was on to something when, that same week, one of my regular students said she had been visiting her sister for a week…and her joints hurt, which she attributed to not practicing yoga,” Corvette continued.
The workshop is offered in three parts: the first part for all participants (1 p.m.-2 p.m.) gives an overview of why yoga is such a great way to prevent and live with arthritis (more than 100 musculoskeletal diseases and conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage and other connective tissue for which there is no cure). The second part (2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) focuses on specific yoga poses that can ease lower body pain (hips, knees, feet and ankles). The third part (3:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) addresses the upper body (neck, lumbar spine, shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands). Refreshments will be served from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Online enrollment is available at www.yogahousecharleston.com/events.
Gail Harrison Corvette holds the RYT-500 level of certification from the Yoga Alliance, which signifies she has had more than 500 hours of teacher training. She has been teaching yoga since 2006, in New York and Hong Kong before moving to Charleston in 2008. Her students describe her classes as positive, fun and intelligently paced. She teaches public classes at The Yoga House of Charleston, The MUSC Wellness Center and The Sophia Institute.
The Yoga House is located in Crossroads Center at 1836 Ashley River Road, next to Total Wine and across from Barnes & Noble. The studio is open Monday-Sunday and offers nearly 40 classes per week. For inquiries, visit the www.yogahousecharleston.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 843-608-0368.