Sunday March 17th 9am -10:30am (PT)


Disc injuries and degeneration are a fact of life and quite common in the lower back. These conditions can result in pain, sciatica, surgery, fusion, numbness, loss of strength in the lower limb, and more. Nora St. John (Founder of Balanced Body Pilates Education) and Brian Richey (Author of Back Exercise: Stabilize, Mobilize and Reduce Pain) are ready to share their magic and help you learn everything you need to know to work with disc problems safely and effectively.


In this 90-minute Classtermind or mini-workshop, you’ll get a combination of lecture and research-backed protocol/strategies to take back to your clients, classes, and studios right away. Gain clarity, courage, and confidence in this session + have the opportunity to ask your burning questions (time permitting).

What You Get:

  • Supplementary materials and session handout for tracking along with video.
  • Full recording to the LIVE session (once complete) and 90 minutes of content with Nora and Brian.
  • Indefinite access inside this course ticket! Come back anytime to review.


This session ALSO comes with 1.5 NPCP CECs, so don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to train with two experts on this topic.



This session ALSO comes with 1.5 NPCP CECs, so don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to train with two experts on this topic.



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Nora St. John & Brian Richey


Nora St. John is a Pilates instructor, acupuncturist and massage therapist who has been teaching Pilates since 1989 and practicing Pilates since 1980. 

She began teaching at St. Francis Memorial Hospital where she studied the work with first generation teachers Eve Gentry, Romana Kryzanowska and Carola Trier and contemporary teachers Elizabeth Larkam, Alan Herdman and Jean Claude West. Working primarily with injured clients at the Dancemedicine division of the Center for Sport Medicine, she was constantly modifying and adjusting the traditional work to meet the needs of clients with limitations.

After teaching for 17 years, owning Turning Point Studios in Walnut Creek, California and starting the Pilates continuing education conferences Body Mind Spirit and Pilates on Tour, Nora was hired as the Program Director for Balanced Body where she develops curriculum, writes manuals and teaches faculty for the Balanced Body Instructor Training Programs. Her passion is teaching new students and helping them to understand the universal movement principles that are the foundation of the Pilates method.​


Brian Richey is an author, personal trainer, educator, and industry leader in the fields of medical and corrective exercise. His unique approach to managing clients’ medical conditions through exercise has helped thousands move better, stand taller, and exercise pain-free.

With a B.S. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Brian is also a Faculty Educator and Master Instructor for Balanced Body with certifications as a Medical Exercise Program Director, Medical Exercise Specialist, and Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist.

Brian is the author of Back Exercise; Stabilize, Mobilize and Reduce Pain and can be seen around the world bringing medical/corrective exercise lectures and workshops.Brian Richey is an author, personal trainer, educator, and industry leader in the fields of medical and corrective exercise. His unique approach to managing clients’ medical conditions through exercise has helped thousands move better, stand taller, and exercise pain-free.

With a B.S. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Brian is also a Faculty Educator and Master Instructor for Balanced Body with certifications as a Medical Exercise Program Director, Medical Exercise Specialist, and Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist.

Brian is the author of Back Exercise; Stabilize, Mobilize and Reduce Pain and can be seen around the world bringing medical/corrective exercise lectures and workshops.