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A better back.
A better life.

The diagnosis, the therapy, the analysis, have not resolved the pain problem.

The MRI or X-rays haven’t told the whole story.

There is still pain. The feeling of missing out on a more complete life is real.

It is time to move better, to function better.

The good news is, you have the amazing ability to get better.

A better back.
A better life.

The diagnosis, the therapy, the analysis, has not resolved the pain problem.

The MRI or X-rays haven’t told the whole story.

There is still pain. The feeling of missing out on a more complete life is real.

It is time to move better, to function better.

The good news is, you have the amazing ability to get better.

Let’s create a new back story.

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I’m Cynthia Allen and I know what it is like to suffer from debilitating back pain. The kind where I dreaded getting up. I dreaded standing in line. Long walks were miserable. And lifting anything created extreme fear.

And I want you to know that I recovered. I used all my knowledge as a Feldenkrais® Practitioner plus studies in Movement Intelligence and Integral Human Gait™ theory to bring myself back to health. And since then I have used that process to help thousands of people.

I’m Cynthia Allen and I know what it is like to suffer from debilitating back pain. The kind where I dreaded getting up. I dread standing in line. Long walks are miserable. And lifting anything created extreme fear.

And I want you to know that I recovered. I used all my knowledge as a Feldenkrais® Practitioner plus studies in Movement Intelligence and Integral Human Gait™ theory to bring myself back to health. And since then I have used that process to help thousands of people.

Developed from a career in movement practice.

It’s a unique program integrating modalities and techniques in new ways.

Developed through Cynthia Allen’s professional expertise, this approach has been successful with thousands of clients.

Hear from past participants

“I feel more comfortable at ease in my body than I did ten years ago.”
-Ruth Wade

“What is this? I have no pain!”

-Patricia Lloyd

“If I could, I would have you see all my patients.”
-Mehrdad Razavi, MD

Thinking

Move out of the thinking cycle that perpetuates pain and limitation. Move and think of yourself well.

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Movement

Intelligent motion throughout the day is key to reclaiming back health.

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Awareness

Become aware of habit, flow, and sensation. Physical feedback is a gift.

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Become YOUR own back expert

Starting August 20th, Cynthia will guide you through the 14-week online program. Together we will develop strategies in movement that will serve you for a lifetime.

This program can help you:

  • Identify and expand your comfort range
  • Foster breath awareness
  • Move with greater ease
  • Improve your thinking around pain and your potential
  • Identify strategies for decreasing pain
  • Spread the work throughout your body for easier, simpler movements
  • Explore functional movements such as reaching, sitting to standing from a chair or the floor, and squatting to pick something up without creating injury or pain
  • Learn important spinal anatomy 
  • Understand brain, pain, and plasticity
  • Integrate the Five Pillars of back health

Your Better BackTM includes:

  • Twelve weekly live online sessions

    Sessions include movement lessons, lectures, discussions, small group sharing, questions and answers. All sessions available on replay indefinitely. value $1500

  • Twelve online modules

    In addition to live sessions, Cynthia provides additional prerecorded movement lessons and reflections which provide you with all the options you need to pick and choose what is important for you. value $1000

  • Weekly email encouragement

    We can all use reminders and encouragement to stay with the program. value $280

  • Essential lecture on pain and plasticity

    Expert Larry Wells will join us as a guest speaker. value $170

  • Understanding the connection between sleep and pain

    Guest speaker, Larry Wells will join us again. value $170

  • Private FacebookTM Discussion Group

    Connecting with others who understand the challenge is an important part of healing. value $300

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Payment plan available.

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Where

Live and online using Zoom or a similar platform with access to recordings.

You will also access prerecorded videos, audios and written guides on our classroom platform.

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When

The program meets on Fridays and starts August 20 on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. EDT/New York for 90 minutes plus extra time allowed for Q&A

We will meet for 14 weeks with two weeks designated for catch up/rest/rejuvenate weeks.

Sounder Sleep System™ lessons

We’re including audio lessons by Sounder Sleep System expert Larry Wells that will help you find a faster way to a more rejuvenating sleep. These lessons are also very valuable for people who suffer from anxiety and chronic pain. As you know, insomnia and chronic pain are linked and any approach to chronic pain needs to include an approach to quality sleep. 

Repeat the Your Better Back™ program at no charge.

You heard that right. A  lifetime option to repeat Your Better Back. As the course is redone, you will get access. This can act as an important refresher or next step in your journey. 

One Year Membership to Your Learning Body

Being a part of this online community will allow you to keep engaging in your healing once the important base is built. The membership includes regular live class series as well as an extensive video and audio library of Feldenkrais lessons to address all kinds of movement needs.  Membership will begin after the 14-week program is over.

Total Program Value: $4817

Today’s fee: $997

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Join the Your Better BackTM program and reclaim your back health.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will this work for me?
Of course, we can’t know that for sure, but our experience tells us that virtually everyone can and will improve. Common issues that people bring are old injury, excessively tight back muscles, scoliosis, failed back syndrome, stenosis, osteoarthritis, chronic pain, bulging disc,  previously herniated or ruptured disc, spondylolisthesis, or hyperkyphosis. This program is not a replacement for good medical care. It is not a good match for people with osteoporsis or recent surgery.

How much improvement can I expect?
From enough to give you hope that you can keep improving to enough to get you back into life and doing what you want. Fourteen weeks is a pretty short time to reverse something that has likely been bothering you for months to decades. But you will get a big boost in a positive direction. For many, this will be the first positive experience in reclaiming back health in a very long time.

Will I be able to do the movement lessons?
Absolutely. Not every lesson will be for every person. Lessons have a wide variety of challenges including the use of the imagination and positions of sitting, lying (on back, side, or front), and standing. Many of the lying lessons can be done on a firm bed. There is almost always an adaptation that can be made that will allow you to do the lesson and benefit. Learning to do those adaptations for yourself will be a big benefit elsewhere in your life, too. As you improve, previous positions or lessons you were unable to do comfortably will likely become available.

What if I can’t attend the live sessions?
All sessions are recorded and you can access them at a later time. If you do the lessons for each week on replay, you will get the benefits of the program.

How much time does it require from me?
Good question. You will get out of it what you put into it. You need at least 15 minutes a day to pay attention to yourself and do the short lessons or reflections provided. Once a week, you need 60-75 minutes to participate in the live or replay session.

Are you a doctor?
No. This is a medically unsupervised program. Cynthia Allen is a somatic movement educator with certifications in the Feldenkrais Method® and Movement Intelligence. She is also the creator of Your Better Back and co-creator of Integral Human Gait theory. She is a published researcher on how somatic movements are helpful for the senior population. Cynthia will educate you about how you can take care of yourself, but you will be responsible for monitoring your own health and choosing movements that are beneficial to you.

Can I get personalized attention?
The group size will be limited to allow Cynthia to connect with those that are on the live sessions with her. She will be active in the Facebook group. She won’t be available for individual private sessions, however.

Do you offer scholarships?
We have a limited number of partial scholarships available. You can read about our scholarship options here as well as find the link to apply.

What is your refund policy?
It is really generous if you do the work. This program relies on your active engagement. This doesn’t mean doing things that hurt you. It means showing up, doing the sessions which include active self-care and setting aside small amounts of time for yourself each day. We are confident you will feel improvement by the end of the program. But if you do not and you did the work, email us. We will issue a refund.

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