Sonoma Body Balance

Reduce Back and Joint Pain; Transform Your Posture

Get Help Now to Relieve Your Back Pain!

Northern California Workshops

Taught by Dana Davis, MA

Come to a 2-hour Balance Method workshop and learn how to sit comfortably. An intriguing slide show will teach you why people in less industrialized parts of the world have so little back pain, and how you can regain comfort in your body by following simple guidelines.

See the sidebar to the right for workshops in PETALUMA. Scroll to the bottom for workshops in BERKELEY. Workshop in SANTA ROSA at Santa Rosa Junior College on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 6-9 pm. For details visit their website and look under Courses and Workshops, Browse by Category, Staying Well.

For information about the history of the Balance Method and its relation to the Gokhale Method, see the Balance Center website.

“ After taking Dana's class, I do not have pain anymore in my right shoulder, my right hip, my knees and my lower back. I have had a constant pain in my lower back for the past 15 years. But as soon as I started being in Balance my lower back pain stopped and has not started again.

I feel that Dana's class is the most important class I have taken in my whole life. I am convinced it will save me from hip replacements and other surgeries.”

- Yasmina Hadri, French Tutor, Thai Massage Practitioner
Berkeley, CA


If your group would like to schedule a private workshop/slide show, please contact me (see below for contact info).

Live out of the area?

You can get the benefit of learning these pain-free posture techniques from my home study course entitled “Good Posture is Bad for Your Back”. For full details, visit

I am also happy to do consultations over the phone to help you relieve pain, reduce tension and choose the best furniture for your back. Click HERE if you would like to set up an appointment.

Ongoing Posture and Yoga Classes

I offer Yoga for a Healthy Back classes several times a week, and Restorative Yoga, (see the Yoga page for the class schedule), as well as the Balance Your Body Foundations Series and advanced workshops. The studio is located across from Whole Foods in Petaluma, on the other side of E. Washington, just past the corner of E. Washington and Vallejo, at 210 Vallejo Street, Suite C.

For PRIVATE SESSIONS, click on “Courses” and scroll to the bottom.

For more information, call (707) 278-8718 or e-mail dana(at)

Berkeley/Albany Classes

DATE: Not yet scheduled.
TUITION: $20, or $10 for 16 and under
RSVP required. To reserve a spot, click on the button at the top right of this page.
PAYMENT: to pay, send a check made out to Sonoma Body Balance to: 210 Vallejo Street, Suite C, Petaluma, CA, 94952. Please include your phone number and e-mail address. Payment is also available by PAYPAL (see below). For more information, call (707) 278-8718.

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