Continuing Education Provider
“We’ve Got Your Back” Workshops
When I was 32 I woke up in the middle of the night in the worst back pain I had ever felt. I was crippled. I couldn’t walk; I had to quit my job as a financial consultant- it hurt too much to sit. After going to a couple of different spinal specialists, who gave me contradictory advice, I decided to become my own doctor and heal myself. This workshop is a culmination of my experience of how I healed my back and neck and Dr. Mabanta’s professional expert knowledge. He was a key factor in my speedy recovery, along with yoga, meditation, massage, and re-learning how to live in balance, peace and harmony, body mind and soul. This 2-hour workshop will educate and move you to the next level of optimal health and wellness. We will go over the most likely causes of back and neck pain and then give you solutions to reduce and be free completely of suffering and pain. Included is a core exercise routine that you can do in your own home. You will walk away with a wealth of knowledge and the tools to start implementing into your daily life.
Dr. Mabanta has been a practicing chiropractic for 30 years. He also practices yoga, Kung Fu, and Qigong.
Suffering is optional! Be free!
Interested in a Workshop? Join Us!
Sunday April 22nd from 12-2pm
The Holistic Center for Soulful Living
811 W. Jericho Turnpike Suite 203E
Smithtown, NY 11787
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Can’t wait for the next workshop? Bring Dr. Mabanta and SoulFire to you. We are available for corporate workshops and will come right to your place of business and help your employees get happy and healthy.
Testimonials for “We Got Your Back” Workshop
“We Got Your Back workshop was very worthwhile. Soulfire and Dr. Rick are a great team who provided a lot of useful and beneficial information and yoga postures to help us deal with an issue that affects so many people who suffer from chronic back pain. Thank you both.”
— Linda Geyer
“I want to start by saying that I’ve been on my own journey for some time trying to find out how to take care of myself. I’ve been to chiropractors and purchased yoga dvd’s for back health. I didn’t know what to expect from your workshop but I was glad to see it.
“It was great to see and hear from everyone in the room. It really showed how many people were dealing with similar issues. Having a yoga instructor who experienced back problems and a chiropractor to incorporate his knowledge and skills was terrific. Going through the yoga poses with your guidance was very helpful as well as having the printed materials to continue our practice when we return home.
“Thanks again for all the effort you put in to help us along our path.”
— Chris Ferrara
“They got your back because they know your back! Wonderful workshop! SoulFire and Rick have an abundance of knowledge and warmth that they bring to classes. SoulFire practices what she teaches because of her own journey with her back issues she can share genuine information. She is inspiration! Rick’s professional background along with his knowledge gave very important information on how to safely apply your body to yoga. Rick gives amazing adjustments as well! Thank you guys!”
— Karen Britton, RYT
“One of the best yoga workshops I have ever taken, the combination of SoulFire’s passion and yoga knowledge paired with Rick’s scientific understanding of the body was really perfect for me. I learned so many new important facts about my body, spirit and emotions. How important is to remember to relieve stress and love my Self and my Body Temple. I woke up the next day back pain free for the first time in almost 3 months. I am so excited to take it again and I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who has had back issues, and/or anyone who just wants to deepen their understanding of yoga, and the philosophy of Self Love.”
— Matt O’Grady, CEO Harmonia Media
” Thank you so much for taking the time to offer such an all encompassing workshop. It was the perfect blend and balance of speaking, illustrating, teaching and meditation. I highly recommend this workshop to those with back issues as well as people who want to maintain the integrity of their spines and avoid spinal issues down the road.
Many blessings to you and Dr. Rick! You work so beautifully together. It was perfect synergy.”
— Kathleen Bannon
“By blending chiropractic treatment with basic yoga, I am now in good shape and my pain now ranges from zero to mild. This was, however, the first time I had attended a lecture on how the combination comes together in such a powerful way to heal and it was great to then spend quite some time with the class learning of a whole range of yoga movements that would enhance one’s overall conditioning and sense of well being.
“Both Rick and SoulFire are exceptionally knowledgable and have a wonderful way of teaching.
“As a bonus, the class ended with a short but inspiring period of meditation.”
“As a person who has a good deal of back discomfort, I’ve been wondering which yoga poses I could use to better myself. Aside from that, both SoulFire and Dr. Mabanta placed an emphasis on self-care, self-love, appreciation, gratitude and other things that we seem to forego, while many of our psychosomatic conditions manifest themselves in their absence.
“We Got Your Back is great for people at all levels of yoga knowledge, and anyone who is interested in taking better care of themselves.”
— Adam, School Teacher
“The yoga is making a HUGE difference in my day to day!”
— Travis, Zumba Teacher
“I went to a Yoga/Anatomy class taught by Ms. Soulfire and Dr Rick Mabanta at the Shaolin Temple in East Northport NY. They showed us how to care for your spine and back now and long term. Dr Rick did an incredible job explaining how the spine works and the proper position for optimal spine health. He demonstrated which parts of your spine connect to muscle groups in your body from a Chiropractic perspective and how problems arise from certain conditions. Ms. Soulfire taught a very thorough and well led Yoga session focused on poses that improve flexibility and strength. She also showed us how to use props like blocks and straps to help us reach a deeper expression. Ms. Soulfire had some amazing tips and tricks to use outside the studio to improve spine health from too much time driving, working on computers and phone activities. Together they covered a myriad of spinal related topics. I have to say this was a fantastic class. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to gain more knowledge or make their back feel better.”
— Gerrard Hayes
Yoga Series: Arthritis and Back and Neck Care
In this three part series, SoulFire E-RYT and Back Injury Prevention Specialist, will educate you on enhancing spinal health, relieving aches and pains in the back and neck and safe exercises for arthritis.This series is for everyone however, as it is a complete education on health and wellness. Drawing on her 20 year health and wellness coaching career and her own debilitating back and neck disabilities in 2003, she shares how she healed herself naturally and is thriving in spite of what the doctors told her.
This series will also address the chemical/nutritional, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of healing, which is the underlying cause of all illness and imbalance in the body.
You will leave with knowledge and exercise to do at home to improve your health. Qigong and meditation included.
$120 for the three workshops/ $45 individually
All levels welcome. Contact SoulFire for more information on upcoming workshops.
SoulFire is a continuing education provider with Yoga Alliance.
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