Yoga for Back Care Programme

Do you want to ease back pain and learn how to manage it yourself?

Our 6 week course will begin Wednesday February 6th from 11:00am for an 11:15am start – 12:15 pm at the Aireborough Leisure Centre in Guiseley (meet at the Physiomed reception).

Starting Wednesday 6th February, 11:15am – 12:15pm at the Aireborough Leisure Centre, Guiseley

The Yoga Back Care Programme is a course offered by Physio Med that uses yoga based techniques to help sufferers of back pain, neck pain and sciatica to reduce their symptoms. By improving your movement, strength and stability, this will often lead to a reduction in pain and an improvement in overall flexibility.

The exercises that you will learn are highly recommended by Chartered Physiotherapists and are based on the recent NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines. Using yoga techniques for back care is recognised and recommended for the management of simple lower back pain.

For over 25 years our friendly team of highly experienced physios have helped 1000’s of patients.

Proven to Improve: Customer Feedback

Hasnt happened for 40 years!
"The classes have massively helped…I stood in a queue for Santa for over an hour on Saturday and not even a twinge from my back! That hasn’t happened for 40 years!"

My back hurts much less now
"I started practising Yoga for Back care with Claire….I enjoyed the classes so much. Claire is always well prepared, there is no waste of time-every minute is spent on improving posture and core muscles. I like the fact that the instructions are clear at the same time I know I will be corrected (with humour) if needed. My back hurts much less now, which motivates me to exercise at home."

Reduced my pain considerably
"I started with Claire about 6 months ago, I have really struggled with low back pain-the Yoga has really helped to improve my posture which as reduced my pain considerably."

The stresses of the day disappear
"I feel so much calmer and lighter and the stresses of the day disappear."

Very knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease
"Fantastic Yoga for Back Care with Claire-she is very knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease. The classes finish with a lovely relaxation, great to take time out for yourself."

What to expect? The course overview

Our 6-week course will give you the confidence to perform back pain exercises with the aim of reducing your pain and improving your overall movement.

  • 1
    Week 1
    • You’ll complete a self-diagnosis questionnaire. Throughout the course, we’ll track your progress to see if the symptoms have improved
    • An introduction
    • A warm up
    • A flowing Yoga sequence based around spinal movements
    • Introduction to Yoga postures tailored to spine health
    • A relaxation
    • Time to ask questions through the session
    • Some home exercises to get on with
  • 2
    Week 2 You will build on the techniques from session 1

    Each class will include the following:

    • A warm up
    • A flowing Yoga sequence
    • Learn 3 to 4 yoga postures targeting spine health
    • A relaxation
    • Occasionally we will cover breathing exercises and Pranayama which is the formal practice of controlling the breathing
  • 3
    Week 3 A continuation of session 2

    You will be building confidence with the techniques and may start to notice your flexibility improve

  • 4
    Week 4 A continuation of session 3

    You may be seeing an improvement in your movement and start to see a reduction in pain

  • 5
    Week 5 A continuation of session 4

    By improving your movement and your strength and stability, this will often lead to a reduction in pain and an improvement in overall function

  • 6
    Week 6 A continuation of session 5
    • You’ll complete a further questionnaire to assess your progress in the 6 weeks
    • A warm up
    • A flowing Yoga sequence
    • A relaxation
    • Time to ask questions through the session
    • Some home exercises to get on with


    Most people who attend the 6 week programme notice an overall improvement in their condition, with both a reduction in pain and an improvement in overall movement.

    You will also be given some great specific exercises and appropriate advice to continue with the self management of your back.

Book Now

Call now on 0113 853 5130 to book your place.

£90 for 6 weeks. Booking is essential. To book on this course, call now on the number above.

The Venue: Aireborough Leisure Centre

About the instructor, Claire McGillycuddy

Claire McGillycuddy is a qualified Senior Chartered Physiotherapist and has 20 years’ experience in physiotherapy. Claire has also been a yoga practitioner for 20 years and has over 2 years’ experience as a Qualified DRU Yoga Teacher. 

This is a fun introductory course where no yoga experience is required. So, come along & join Claire McGillycuddy for a fun yet gentle exercise class.

Terms and Conditions

  • By booking on this course, you agree that you are committing to the full 6 weeks
  • If you miss a class, you cannot catch up on the previous class. Each class builds up on techniques from the previous class
  • The instructor will ask if you have any concerns or anything you need to report before commencing a class. However, it is important to report any new symptoms that you are worried about
  • The class is aimed at providing Yoga for Back Care to clients with non specific back pain
  • Should the course be scheduled at a time when the instructor is on holiday, the course will continue on the first Wednesday following the holiday




  • The cost of the service is £90 per 6 session course
  • Full payment of the Service Amount to Physio Med is required prior to the course to secure a place
  • Cancellation and refund Policy, 50% refund if cancelled 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. No refund if cancelled after 2 weeks
  • In the event of any sessions being missed by the participant, full or part refund is not applicable
  • The class may be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, if this occurs you will be notified
  • In the unlikely event of a course or session being cancelled an alternative course/session will be offered to the participant

Price £90.00 for 6 weeks. Booking is essential.

Call now on 0113 853 5130 to book your place.

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