Happy Back Yoga Academy
Teaching Safe Yoga for Spinal Health
Welcome to Happy Back Yoga! Whether you are looking for a solution for your own back pain or seeking tools to help clients with intelligent, alignment-based therapeutic yoga practices, there is something here for you.
Practice anytime, anywhere, with these videos and courses and be rid of back pain for good. Take your health and well being into your own hands.
Just released! Join this upcoming 7-night retreat and learn more about inner and outer alignment for both body and soul.
Happy Back Practices
Your back can rest easy here.
Enjoy our selection of Self Care courses for a Happy Back.
Perfect for everyday Yoga Practice and supporting your own personal Yoga Therapy.
Simple Yoga Tools to Relieve Back Pain
Learn easy and effective techniques for spinal traction that you can practice at home (even without yoga experience)!
Your Sacroiliac Joint and Yoga
Are you interested in understanding more about the anatomy of the Sacroiliac Joint and what you need to know to enjoy a safe and healthy practice for your body?
Yoga Therapy for Scoliosis
Looking for an alternative to conventional treatment for scoliosis? Yoga can help! Learn how to stretch the tight areas and strengthen the weak areas of your curve with this research-based program.
We are here to support you with online coaching and can personalize your program to ensure you are doing it correctly.
Yoga Therapy for Scoliosis Parent
“Rachel is very professional, attentive and extremely pleasant to work with. My teenager girl appreciates her and is ready to accept and follow Rachel's advice. Recently, my daughter started to work with Rachel's video sessions. The video sessions are clear for children and good to work with.”
Yoga Therapy for Scoliosis Student
“Working with Rachael was such a pleasure! I had so much fun shooting the videos and learning the yoga poses. They are definitely helpful poses that help with my scoliosis and relieve pain in my back. I recommend this for any teen with scoliosis!”
Givat Olga, Israel
Yoga Therapy for Scoliosis Parent
“My 12 year old daughter has been practicing with the app for 6 weeks now yoga for scoliosis. I can already notice how her body has gotten stronger and more flexible. Also her breaths had grown deeper. I even heard her saying to a friend that she is starting to like doing yoga :))”
Happy Back Teacher Training
Yogis and Therapists welcome to our selection of Happy Back Yoga courses for Professionals.
Learn new skills to incorporate into your sessions with our Certified Yoga Therapy courses and lectures
with optional 1-on-1 support from course creator Rachel Krentzman PT, C-IAYT.
Earn 25 continuing education credits for Yoga Alliance and IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) with the Happy Back Yoga Professional training.
Happy Back Yoga Professional Training - 25+ hours
Learn how to help students with sciatica, SI joint dysfunction, scoliosis, disc bulges, neck pain & more! Become a specialist in safe yoga for spinal health.
Shauna MacKay, BPE, RYT-500 La Jolla, CA
“Rachel is a teacher’s teacher. As a seasoned physical therapist and healthy back expert, she brings a broad base of knowledge and the confidence that comes from experience, to every injury and interaction. Her gentle way and healing hands have helped me manage my back issues and her full and purposeful life inspire me to live my life mindfully.”
Christine Carr, MSPT, COMT, RYT Denver, CO
“Rachel’s workshops combine sound scientifically-based knowledge with the wisdom of Yoga. Rachel is an eloquent speaker, a natural teacher and a gifted healer. I felt like I learned more than I expected to learn in an experiential way and had a lot of fun doing it.”
JoAnn Webster, St Louis, Missouri, Happy Back Yoga Academy Graduate 2020
“Even with my training as a nurse, 30+ year of yoga practise, teacher training and multiple workshops - I am still learning new things! Rachel has such a wonderful, in depth of knowledge of anatomy and a very clear way for sharing that knowledge verbally, through visuals, and then demonstrating how it works with yoga poses...truly a gift.”
Enrich your practice
At age 16, Rachel Krentzman was diagnosed with scoliosis. At 32 she suffered a herniated disc and was told she would have to modify her activities for the rest of her life – instead, Rachel is now a walking testimonial for how yoga can be used therapeutically to heal your back pain.
Her books are companions to the Happy Back Yoga Professional Training and Yoga Therapy for Scoliosis respectively.
Rachel is a licensed physical therapist and yoga therapist. She offers international workshops and teacher trainings in Yoga for a Happy Back and Yoga Therapy.
Get In Touch
Questions? Feel free to reach out!