Happy Back Yoga Academy

Teaching Smart and 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 your students and 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 and help others do the same.


Experience a Proven Method that Works.

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.”

Empower Yourself and Your Students

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. She has recently completed her Hakomi Psychotherapy Certification and is passionate about exploring the mind and emotional connection to physical pain and disease.

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Yoga for a Happy Back: A Teacher's Guide to Spinal Health through Yoga Therapy(author)

Scoliosis, Yoga Therapy and the Art of Letting Go(author)

Yoga Therapy Foundations, Tools and Practice(contributor)

Yoga Therapy for Children and Teens with Complex Needs(contributor)

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