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Spinefulness Workshops with Jean Couch: Pain Relief, Lightness and Transformation

Spinefulness with Jean Couch

Spinefulness is a revolutionary understanding of posture based on careful study of populations without back pain. It teaches us the most efficient, most relaxed, way to live in a human body.
The effects are transformative. The images below are of Paloma, a dedicated Spinefulness student. The image on the left was taken 13 years before the image on the right.
What happened?
In the three years preceding the image on the right, Paloma started working with Spinefulness. You can read a full account of her story at:

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From July 7 to 13, Yoga on 7th is offering two opportunities to experience this work with the leading Spinefulness teacher in North America, Jean Couch.

Jean studied extensively with Noelle Perez, who began in the 1970s to develop the work we know as Spinefulness. Jean has taught in Palo Alto, CA since 1992, as she likes to say: "saving the world one spine at a time." 

Foundations Weekend: Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8:

• Reduce back, neck, shoulder, joint, and foot pain.
• Optimize artistic and athletic performance.
• Reduce stress, tension, and headaches.
• Have fabulous posture

This is the most important physical class you will ever take. Learn to sit, stand, bend, walk, sit in your car, lift and carry, and lie on your side and back without pain. You will become aware of what you are doing that is causing you pain, and at the end of the seminar you will know what to do to feel better. The course is a huge "eye-opener."

Hours: Saturday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Sunday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Cost: $420 including GST. $210 if you have taken a previous Spinefulness Weekend Intensive or series. 

For more information and to register, email Eve at


Five-Day Spinefulness Immersion - July 9 to July 13

Profound and transformational. In 30 hours over five days, in a small group with a master teacher, you can deepen your practice, learn work not covered in the Foundations course, including: detailed work with feet and walking, relieving shoulder and neck pain, the upper spine and breathing. Begin the shift toward strength, flexibility, relaxation and a joyfully embodied life.


Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 12:00pm | Break | 1:30 to 3:30pm |

** 6:00 to 8:30pm in addition to full schedule on Thursday July 12 only. **

Cost: $1365, including GST

Save $200 with Early Bird Registration: Non-refundable deposit of $400 before May 20, 2018. (Early bird price is $1155.)  Remaining balance is due by June 15, 2018.

For more information and to register, email Eve at

This workshop qualifies for credit in the Spinefulness Teacher Certification Program, based in Palo Alto, CA. 

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Jean Couch is the author of The Runner's Yoga Book, which has sold more than 250,000 copies. In the late 1980's, Spinefulness helped her eliminate sciatica, back pain, pronounced kyphosis and a dowager's hump. She has since devoted herself to spreading spinal health and back relief through Spinefulness.




Later Event: July 12
Spine and Wine with Jean Couch