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Yoga for a Healthy Back

13 January, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 17 February, 2020 @ 8:00 pm


For those who suffer from back pain and stiffness

Yoga for a Healthy Back aims to get you back doing what you love most with greater confidence and ease.

This course will guide you through a gentle yoga practice to benefit you in a holistic way. It is led by TillyLou James, a physiotherapist, yoga teacher, health coach, and designer of the Buttafly.

What the course includes:

  • Physical exercises and “mindful” movement
  • Breathing exercises
  • Specific techniques to help restore “normal” alignment of the spine
  • Practices designed to promote relaxation

No previous experience of yoga is necessary, but you will need to be fit and able enough to get up and down from the floor.

Aims of the Course:

Yoga for a Healthy Back is designed to help you learn about your greatest tool – your body. You will learn how to develop greater awareness of your body so that you can figure out how you use it currently, and likely, how you can use it better for good health and well-being.

Who is the Course suitable for:

  • People with intermittent or recurrent back pain
  • Those with chronic pelvic pain and hip problems
  • Anyone with mild scoliosis, a leg length difference or asymmetry of the spine e.g. Women who have had a mastectomy

Who is the Course unsuitable for:

  • People with acute back pain
  • Those acute sciatica, pins and needle, numbness or tingling
  • Anyone on strong pain-relieving medication


You need to be fit and able enough to get up and down from the floor. In addition, you will need to have an initial consultation by telephone or Skype – this is for the safety of you and the other people on the course.


Every Monday from 13th January – Monday 17th February, 6.30pm – 8pm.


Spaces are limited to 12 participants. To book please purchase your ticket and TillyLou will be in touch to book your initial consultation. This may be via telephone or skype.

The Buttafly Effect

Initially, the Buttafly was designed as an ergonomic meditation seat and a versatile yoga block. The ability for it to facilitate a curative release of the spine was a chance discovery by its designer – also a physiotherapist and yoga teacher – TillyLou James.

A rollerblading accident in 2005 left TillyLou with a fractured sacrum. As a result, ten years on, she suffered intermittent episodes of pain and stiffness despite physiotherapy, osteopathy, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, exercise, and Pilates. After using the Buttafly on a regular basis, however, her symptoms gradually became less and less and eventually cleared.

Since then, TillyLou has been helping people with many different types of back pain benefit from quick and easy relief of symptoms, and improved posture and flexibility too.

For more information about the back care technique, follow the link:


If you would like to have a private consultation with TillyLou James, contact her via email:


More about posture and back pain

General physical fitness and a healthy weight are important factors in alleviating back pain but the surprisingly simple act of paying attention to improving your posture can go a long way.



13 January, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
17 February, 2020 @ 8:00 pm


Highcliffe Castle
Rothesay Drive
Highcliffe, Dorset BH23 4LE United Kingdom
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