You may now sign up for upcoming classes, workshops & class series online!  

Drop-in classes are $23  for 1.5 hours  $17 for 1 hour.

You are welcome to drop into classes;
Pre-registration is recommended.


*your first 1.5 hour class is $15*
*your first 1 hour class is $10.

Please Note:  You may not use your class cards of any kind after December 31, 2014


$110 for 5 class card  (best if you attend class 1x/week)  (6 week expiration)
First visit 5 class card is 20% off our regular price if bought on day of first visit: $88 for 1.5 hour classes, $64 for 1 hour classes.
$80 Lunchtime 5 class card (1 hour classes only) (6 week expiration)

$235 1 month unlimited 

Class cards are non-refundable and non-freezable.  You may not use your class cards of any kind after December 31, 2014

Class Descriptions:

Backcare (Mondays @ 10 AM, Tuesdays @ 10am, 4:30pm, Wednesdays @ 10 AM, Fridays @10 AM )
For all types of back problems, pain and postural problems including scoliosis. Come lengthen your spine and move out of the habitual behaviors that are making your back hurt! All levels welcome including those new to yoga and beginners. $23

Backcare Basics (Mondays @ 5:30 PM) 
For all types of back problems, pain and postural problems including scoliosis. This class moves a bit slower, and step by step in comparison to the Backcare Classes. $23

Backcare Beginners (Thursdays 6:30pm, Series on Sundays @ 6:45pm) For Brand New Beginners to yoga or to alignment based yoga.  These classes cover the basic skills you need to participate in the Backcare & Backcare Basics classes in a progressive manner.  You will be taking classes with other new beginners at Yoga Union Backcare and learn many basic actions and prop adjustments appropriate to your back problem or your scoliosis.

Yoga & Scoliosis (Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM, Thursdays @ 10:00 AM, Saturdays 12:15pm)
For students with a lateral/rotational curvature(s) of the spine. The focus is on extension and working with issues affecting people with scoliosis such as balance, proprioception, strength and reducing compensatory patterns. All levels welcome including those new to yoga. $23

Intermediate Yoga & Scoliosis (Mondays @ 7:15 PM )
For students with mature yoga practice or who have been taking the Yoga & Scoliosis or Backcare class on a regular basis for a minimum of 1 year.  All poses will be modified with props and awareness techniques so each student can move along with his/her practice. There will also be some focus on inversions. TheIntermediate class is not for new beginners.  $23

Yoga & Scoliosis Lunchtime Basics (Fridays @ 12:30-1:30 PM )
This class covers the basic information needed to understand the way to work in the Yoga & Scoliosis classes at Yoga Union Backcare, including learning and understanding your own curves, basic poses to charge awareness and gain extension, working with proprioceptive issues and balance.  This class moves slower and more step-by-step than the Open Level Yoga & Scoliosis classes.

Yoga for Disc Herniation/Backcare & Herniation @ 6:30 PM Tuesdays $23, @ 12:30-1:30 Wednesdays $17
This also includes any other disc related problem such as bulging discs, dessication, extrusion, degeneration, etc. And since herniation is so common in the L4/L5/S1 area we also welcome students with general low back pain. Both classes are also appropriate for general backcare. 

Yoga & Scoliosis for Students with Harrington Rods & Other Surgical Fusions (Starts Wed October 1 4-5:30pm)
Because of the contraindications with Harrington Rods and other instrumentation, being in a general class—even one focused on scoliosis or back problems—can be frustrating. This class covers all the principles and poses of the Yoga & Scoliosis classes but without twists, convex forward bending, backbending. The practice will help strengthen muscles around the fusion in an aligned manner, bring stability to hypermobile joints or open up very stiff areas—without destabilizing the body or the instrumentation itself.  

Restorative (Fridays @ 6:00 PM)
This class is for students of all levels.  By supporting the body with props, poses are held longer.  Poses emphasize deep release and rejuvenate the body and mind. $23

Lunchtime Backcare Basics Classes (Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 12:45 PM)
For all types of back problems, pain and postural problems including scoliosis. These classes are only 1 hour long and move a bit slower, and step by step in comparison to the Backcare Classes. $17

For further information please call Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis at 212-510-7404 or e-mail


Class pre-registration policy

  • It is highly recommended you pre-register for Yoga Union Backcare classes, especially classes that tend to get full like the Co-Directors’ classes and Kaitlyn Hipple’s Tuesday evening Herniation Class.
  • If you pre-register for a class you must cancel eight hours before that class begins or you will be charged in full for the class or you will lose the class on your class card. If you have an unlimited card, please have the courtesy to cancel anyway at your earliest convenience.
  • Please cancel via email ( or call 212-510-7404.  Even if we receive the message later, we will go by the time stamp and refund your money or class card if appropriate.
  • If you are ill or there is an immediate family medical emergency, we will of course, waive the fee.