Scoliosis Retreat at Spiral Spine
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Retreat to Spiral Spine and discover a new way of caring for your scoli body.
Upon seeing a gap in scoliosis care around the world, Erin Myers created the Scoliosis Retreat to provide a safe place for you to take care of and learn about your unique and beautiful scoliotic body.
Taught by Erin and her teachers, the Scoliosis Retreat takes place over two, six-hour days at Spiral Spine Pilates located in Nashville, TN. During the retreat you will learn research-backed ways to align, strengthen, and release your body. Everyone is welcome from newcomers to long-time clients, no matter the degree of your scoliotic curves, your age, or if you have had any kind of scoliosis surgery.
9am-12pm | Scoliometer readings, movement, & learning
12-1pm | Lunch provided by Spiral Spine
1-3pm | Movement & learning
3-4pm | Stretching & muscle release, scoliometer readings, & questions
**Before you register, please be sure you read the below cancellation and transfer policy carefully. Registration closes 2 days before the start of each retreat.
Scoliosis Retreat Tracks
When you attend the Scoliosis Retreat you will be assigned to a track. These tracks group together people who are at similar points in their scoli journey, ensuring you receive an experience tailored to your needs.
Track 1 is for newcomers to Spiral Spine and our style of scoli care. In Track 1 you will:
- Learn to analyze your scoliosis
- Have your scoliosis analyzed by our staff including a diagram sketch and Scoliometer readings
- Learn your pad placement
- Be taught research-backed movements to benefit your scoliotic body that you’ll be able to do at home
- Undergo muscle testing by Spiral’s teachers to learn which of your muscles need to work and release and how to continue this work at home
- Experience practicing Pilates movements tailored to your scoli on various pieces of Pilates equipment
- Leave the retreat empowered with a concrete plan on how to care for you scoliosis at home, including how to relieve painful muscle spasms and flare-ups
Regardless of your track, you will be required to read "I Have Scoliosis; Now What?" in its entirety prior to the retreat. Please bring your book and questions with you to the retreat.
If you are a movement practitioner taking Track 3, you are also required to read "Analyzing Scoliosis: the Pilates Instructor’s Guide to Scoliosis." Please bring your book and questions with you to the retreat.
Beyond happy to find Erin and Jennifer at Spiral Spine! I am a teacher who attended the workshop looking to learn more about how to help my Scoliosis clients. The workshop is hands UP one of the best I have attended! The amount of knowledge Erin has about Scoliosis and her straight forward, kind, loving teaching style made me feel confident to travel home and help my clients. I will definitely be returning to this studio for continued education and will be working with them through their other services. Just Impressive! And really, really loved their heart-lead energy. If you are thinking about doing the Scoliosis Workshop as a teacher, this is your call to go immediately and book it. I can't believe how helpful it truly was. Thank you Spiral Spine! Thank you, Erin and Jennifer, for doing this workshop and opening up to help other teachers learn more! <3
- AJ, 2022 attendee
After my Schroth physical therapist moved out of Chicago, I began looking for new ways to take care of my spine. When I learned about Spiral Spine Pilates, I knew it was the perfect opportunity for me to expand on my years of Pilates and scoliosis rehab. Even more importantly, the workshop was an opportunity for me to talk with other women in the fitness community about scoliosis - something I had never done before. The workshop was truly incredible for many reasons, but the opportunity for this kind of connection made it an invaluable experience.
The workshop taught me new ways to alleviate my own pain, strengthen the pockets of weakness caused by scoliosis, and understand the how and why behind both of these techniques. Erin is truly brilliant but she is also kind. She knows and respects the heartache that comes along with the physical pain of scoliosis. Her understanding of the body, Pilates practice, and quirks of scoliosis are endless. Her teaching methods are thorough but clear. I walked away from the workshop immensely grateful, mentally and physically stronger, and prepared to take on my scoliosis in my own practice. It's been over a year since the workshop, and Spiral Spine Pilates has been there to support me every time I have asked for help.
- AH, 2020 attendee
Just attended the 2 day Scoliosis workshop with Erin and her staff and I cannot say enough good things about the experience. I have been searching for the best way to manage my scoliosis for at least 20 years and I cannot possibly add up the hours and money spent that were wasted before I found Pilates.
PILATES was the first thing that worked for me, and ERIN knows what she is doing. I highly encourage anyone with scoliosis to seriously consider Pilates with Erin. There is hope and this is the best place I have found in over 20 years. Wish I had found it long ago. Also, LISTEN to your body and don't underestimate your instincts. YOU know your body better than anyone else. Love it and take care of it. Wishing you the very best!
- JH, 2020 attendee
I can't give Spiral Spine, Erin, and her team enough stars for this review. The level of knowledge, attention to detail, individual care, and passion directed to you as an individual into an easy to understand way is second to none. I've been down many roads dealing with scoliosis but nothing has helped until I worked with Spiral Spine. I just got back from Spiral's scoliosis retreat this past weekend (I drove from Michigan), and my back and legs haven't felt this good since I can remember. And this is only after two days. Amazing. I highly recommend Erin and her team. If you have scoliosis, or any other back issue, look no further. The retreat told the story where I saw people from all around the country learning from the Spiral Spine team.
- DH, 2023 attendee
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I book a massage before/after the retreat?
Can I book private lessons before/after the retreat?
I have scoli and am a movement practitioner. Which track will I be assigned?
If you’re brand new to Spiral Spine, you’ll most likely be placed in Track 1 to learn to care for your own body. If you’d prefer to attend only as a movement practitioner, you should contact the Client Care Coordinator and you will observe and assist Spiral’s staff, but not undergo your own assessment.
Do I need to bring my own lunch?
Lunch is catered by Spiral Spine both days of the retreat. You will need to plan for breakfast and dinner.
My child has scoliosis. As a parent, can I come as well?
Yes! We love it when parents attend. You will pay for your child to attend and you can attend at no additional cost. Once you have registered for the retreat, please email us your name and your child’s name .
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Travel & Hotel Information
You will need to find your own accommodations and transportation for the duration of your stay. There are multiple, reasonably priced hotels within a few minutes of Spiral Spine. Some general areas to look at are Cool Springs, Brentwood, Franklin, and downtown Nashville. Ubers are plentiful in the area, so it shouldn’t take you a long time to commute.
Nearest airport: BNA
Time zone: US Central (Chicago is a major city in the same time zone)
Cancellation & Transfer Policy
If you cancel or transfer your registration more than three months before the retreat starts, you will incur a $50 transfer fee or a $100 cancellation fee. If you cancel or transfer your registration less than three months before the retreat starts but more that two weeks prior to the start of the retreat, you will incur a $100 transfer fee or a $250 cancellation fee. If you cancel or transfer your registration within two weeks of the start of the retreat, you will forfeit the full course fee.