Healthy Back Programme workshop in Leeds

30 July, 2017

Healthy Back Programme - new ways forward for employers, therapists and people with back pain

During this workshop, Ned and Isabel will guide you through a revolutionary new approach to healing back pain—the Healthy Back Programme: an innovative Dru Yoga workplace wellbeing programme. It has been developed by physiotherapists, osteopaths, GPs and Dru Yoga therapists. In the past year, the Healthy Back Programme has been implemented for staff in four NHS hospitals, two local government authorities and the Merseyside Police.

The Programme has now been researched in three clinical trials and shown to reduce back pain, improve wellbeing and decrease sickness absence days due to back pain and musculoskeletal conditions.

If you are someone who has experienced back pain, you’ll learn a simple and effective daily programme that can keep you pain-free for the rest of your life.
If you are a yoga teacher, you’ll learn how to become part of the ‘healthy back’ network of instructors who are now teaching the Healthy Back Programme in workplaces throughout the UK.

You’ll receive a hand-out illustrating the movements so you can practise it at home.

Dr Ned Hartfiel
Director of the Healthy Back Programme

Ned is a British-trained nurse and yoga researcher with a PhD in Health Economics from Bangor University. It was during his nursing career that Ned first experienced back pain. In response, he started practising Dru Yoga which significantly reduced his back pain and improved his energy levels. After training as a Dru Yoga instructor, Ned introduced Dru Yoga programmes for employees in the NHS, Conwy and Gwynedd County Councils, Merseyside Police, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, Barclays, Santander and other public and private organisations. Ned has published several scientific papers on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Dru Yoga programmes for improving wellbeing, and reducing back pain and stress in workplace settings.

Sunday 30 July 2017

Time: 2.00 - 3.30pm
Venue: Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel, Leeds Road Bramhope LS16 8AG

Call 01943 467189  or 07534 006 092



Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 14:00
Avatar autumn maple leaves

I not only enjoyed it, I loved it! thank you. It really helped me to feel my core stability muscles. I'm looking forward training them ;-)

avatar dandilion head
Dru Yoga Teacher, UK

If you want to physically strengthen your body and emotionally enhance your mind, Dru Yoga will give you the tools to take into your daily life and help you cope with the stresses of modern living.

avatar calm sky and sea

Thank you, this was lovely. It was great to have your teaching in my home! Great production also - good picture, good sound, easy to fast forward and great that I could see what was happening as I fast forwarded so I knew when to stop. I also like the way Dru Online is bringing us more specific subjects like this one, that before we have only seen in the workbooks. Thank you.