​​Yoga for Lower Back ​Health: Keys to Sacroiliac Stability and Ease of Movement
Donna Farhi ​

Is it possible to attend only part of the intensive?

Obviously we would like you to come for the entire workshop so that you will receive the maximum benefit. We understand that a few people may have difficult attending all three ​days. We will also be providing downloadable handouts that we would like you to bring each day, and these should h​elp bridge any gaps. 

Is there a discount if I only attend part of the Intensive?

We understand that circumstances may arise that delay your arrival or require you to leave earlier. The cost of the Intensive remains unchanged as you would otherwise be taking the place of someone who could attend the entire weekend. If you are travelling from out of town we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover such an eventuality.

Can you hold a place for me while I decide?

Because there are only a limited number of places available, in fairness to everyone, we are unable to hold spaces.

Can I pay by installments?

We are unable to offer installments due to the structure of our online booking system. ​Paying by credit card enables you to pay your bank by installments.

I'm ​not very experienced, is it still suitable for me?

​​​This course is designed to help prevent injury during ​your Yoga practice and to assist with relieving lower back pain in everyday ​life. In order to get the most value ​, it's best that you have (or will have) been practicing Yoga for at least a year. 

​I'm pregnant, is it still suitable for me?

​​If y​ou have had some experience with Yoga, yes, but we would recommend it only if you are still in your first trimester, as we will be ​focussing on the lower back.

What time does each class start and finish each day?

Friday, ​​24 January, 6:​00-8:​00pm

Saturday, ​​25 January, 10:00-1:00pm; break for lunch (BYO) then 2:30-5:00pm

Sunday, ​​26 January, 10:00-1:00pm; break for lunch (BYO) then​ 2:30-5:00pm

W​ill you issue a certificate of attendance?

​Yes, if you would like a certificate, ​please email info@grassrootsyoga.co.nz once you have completed the workshop.

What will I need to bring?

- 1 yoga mat
- 3 firm blankets (wool or cotton are best)
- 1 firm yoga bolster
- ​1 yoga block

- 1 yoga belt
- ​1 thick bath towel​

​- 1 thin hand towel
18cm Muscle Release Ball or Gertie Ball (you can purchase the muscle release ball from www.embodiedwisdom.pub​ but please note that it is sent from the US, which could take several weeks.

​-  A week or two before event, we will send you a link to  a list of handouts to download and bring ​to the intensive. These will include approx. 150 pages of practical worksheets and PDFs of the Powerpoint presentations. Much of the source material for this course comes from Donna's book, Pathways to a Centered Body. ​​While this book is not manda​tory, ​​if you would like to purchase a copy please see  www.embodiedwisdom.pub​. Please note that the paperback book is sent from the US, which could take several weeks. E-books are also available.


I don't have some of the ​items on the list, what can I do?

As you will have been practicing yoga for at least a year, ​we would recommend that you might consider buying these items, as they are essential for putting into practice what you will learn at this intensive. ​We understand that some of you may be travelling from out-of-town by plane.  ​We do have a limited amount of bolsters and blankets, yoga blocks and belts, available for attendees from outside Christchurch.  This will be subject to availability at time of booking, and not available to arrange on the day of the workshop. Please email sonnyw@donnafarhi.co.nz to book the props, but you still need to purchase an MR Ball.  

​I'm not from ​​Christchurch, can you help me with getting there or sharing accommodation?

We are unable to ​advise you ​with this as we are not a travel agency. ​However,  Grassroots Yoga have a Facebook page so that ​out-of-town participants can connect with one another to ​share accommodation and/or transport​.

Where exactly is the venue?​

The Metropolitan Lounge is located upstairs from Alice’s Deluxe Cinema at the Tannery. Across the opposite side of the carpark to Grassroots Yoga Studio,  3 Garlands Rd, Woolston, Christchurch 8023

Please arrive early enough to find parking OUTSIDE of the Tannery carpark. There are parking wardens checking the car park regularly, with a strict 3 hr maximum. We would not want you to get a fine. There is plenty of street parking in the surrounding streets; we appreciate your consideration of this (Saturdays can be busy please allow time for this).

Meals & Drinks
Several onsite Tannery options including Mitchellis Cafe, Bellbird Bakery, Nori Table Sushi, Dumpling Corner and the Brewery. By car close by there is the New World Ferrymead on Ferry Road, and also in the opposite direction towards Sumner in Ferrymead there is Green Superfood & Juice Bar, as well as several other eateries.

Refunds and Cancellation Policy

The ​price less ​$50 bank charges and booking fee is refundable until ​​​​​​15 ​December, 201​9. No refunds can be made after ​midnight ​​​15 ​December, 201​9​ unless your place can be filled by another person. In case of cancellation by Donna Farhi (trading as Ladino 2004 Ltd), you will receive a full refund. In case of an emergency where Donna cannot travel, Donna will assign a senior teacher in her place (this is highly unlikely).

All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver to participate on ​this intensive.

Further questions?

Email:  info@grassrootsyoga.co.nz