AN ALTERNATIVE way to fight back pain has arrived in Cornwall.
Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs is a 12-week teacher-led course.
Alison Trewhela, who leads a team of teachers in Cornwall, said: "Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs is the only course of its kind and has been proven to be effective in treating and preventing back pain by a study carried out by the University of York."
Ms Trewhela recently returned to Cornwall from living in Switzerland and has more than 30 years' experience teaching yoga and over 20 years' dealing with back pain.
She said: "I'm still trying to get some form of NHS affiliation for Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs.
"I've spoken to a number of people who are enthusiastic, so hopefully we can push through with the idea."
Ms Trewhela is running courses in Truro and Penryn.
For more information call 07787 851217 or visit the website www.yogaforbacks.co.uk