Balance Flow Yoga
7-Week Online Series with Shelly Prosko
Preventing Falls and Injuries
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for older adults in North America, and worldwide the loss and suffering caused by falls is extensive. Those in their peri- and postmenopausal years are particularly at risk of falls and related injuries.
Fortunately, yoga shows promise to improve a variety of fall risk factors—and to reduce injury when falls are unavoidable – particularly if the practices, delivery, guidance, and cueing are suitable.
Join Shelly Prosko, physiotherapist and yoga therapist, for this 7-week series as she guides you through the key yoga practices and principles used in the Balance Flow Yoga intervention that she co-developed for a recent study evaluating the effect of yoga on fall risk factors and injury risk.
pelvic floor function
upper body mobility
strength (upper and lower extremities)
core strategy and timing (includes how we breathe!)
7-Week Yoga Series Details
On-Demand Replays Available Now
- 7 sessions with Shelly Prosko
- 1 x 75-minute presentation to introduce the research and theory behind Balance Flow Yoga
- 6 x 75-minute Balance Flow Yoga classes guided by Shelly
- 1-Year unlimited access to recordings of all 7 session videos so you can continue to participate in Balance Flow Yoga and enjoy the benefits as described in the research.
Balance Flow Yoga Notes
* Balance supervision or assistance will not be provided in this online setting. For this series, there will be a focus on standing balance activities and challenges; therefore, in order to receive the intended benefits from the class and to optimize safety, it is recommended that participants be able to stand and walk independently and safely.
Shelly Prosko, PT, C-IAYT, PCAYT
Shelly is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, educator, author and pioneer of PhysioYoga with over 25 years of experience integrating yoga into physiotherapy within a variety of specialty areas such as pelvic health, chronic pain, professional burnout and overall health and well-being promotion and creation.
She co-developed the Balance Flow Yoga intervention for research at the School of Rehabilitation Science, at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Shelly teaches at several yoga, yoga therapy and physiotherapy schools, presents at yoga and medical conferences globally, contributes to academic research and writing, provides resources for the general population, and offers continuing education courses and mentorship for yoga and healthcare professionals. She considers herself a lifelong student and emphasizes the immense value gained from clinical experience and learning from the patients she serves, the professionals she teaches, and the colleagues with which she collaborates.
Shelly has authored numerous book chapters in yoga therapy and integrative rehabilitation textbooks and is the co-editor/author of the book Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain. She maintains a clinical practice in Sylvan Lake, Alberta and believes compassion is the foundation of health and healthcare. Please visit www.physioyoga.ca to learn more.