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If you’re curious about becoming a posture rebel and have questions about how it all works, you’re in luck. Take a read through our frequently asked questions, and if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to get in touch.

What is Posture Rebellion?

Good question. It’s a private posture class that kicks tradition to the curb. It’s a proven method to living pain-free based on over 50 years of research. It’s a way to learn rebellious posture habits. It’s all these things, and we happen to have a great explanation of it all right here. Not into the idea of a posture class? We can customize private classes to fit your needs such as pain-free, good-for-your-back yoga classes, where we integrate our posture lessons into each class.

How can I sign up for a private class?

We offer private 1-hour classes. A minimum of 5 classes must be booked at a time. To learn more or request private classes, contact us.

Where are Posture Rebellion private classes held?

Private classes are held in the neighborhood of Glen Park in San Francisco.

How much do Posture Rebellion private classes cost?

A private Posture Rebellion class will put you back fewer bucks than a back x-ray, so yeah, you’ll get your money’s worth and then some. Plus, being pain-free is priceless. Contact us to discuss your needs.

  • Private, 1-hour class (1 person): $140
  • Private, 1-hour class (2 people): $180
  • Private, 1-hour class (3 people): $200

A minimum of 5 classes must be booked at a time, with all sessions held within a 5-week period. This is to ensure maximum benefit and pain relief.

What should I wear to a posture class?

Flat, comfy shoes, any kind of top and loose-fitting pants (or yoga/stretchy pants) is best—definitely not jeans. Also, consider wearing layers up top. You won’t necessarily get super sweaty, but you may get warm and want to take off a layer or two.

Can I do Posture Rebellion in conjunction with other back treatments?

You bet. We’ll assess your condition and adapt the class to whatever you need.

What results can I expect from a posture class?

You might feel better in a few minutes, or it may take a few sessions. Many clients are pain-free (or have a reduction in pain) during their first class, but when you go back to the real world, it’s up to you to keep it up and that’s where it gets tricky. Re-learning posture takes time, patience and practice, just like learning a language or a sport. Don’t expect a quick miracle cure, but do expect one that is sustainable and pain-free.

How long does it take to work?

As mentioned above, many people get pain relief in their first private class, along with a more effortless, tall posture. We require a minimum of 5 privates sessions in order to teach the basics and start creating new posture habits. We may even give you a little “homework” to do between sessions. Seem like a lot of work? Well, get the scoop on why this is the typical timeline:

Posture Rebellion is about re-learning posture—from sitting to sleeping—and making these new, self-sustained habits. Now, at the same time you’re creating these new pain-free habits, you have to unlearn old, painful posture habits, which have been ingrained in you for the past 10, 20, 30 or 40+ years of your life. You’ll realize that it’s “easy” to get into these new, rebellious postures, but difficult to maintain them on a day-to-day basis unless they are hard-wired in your brain and muscle memory. Therefore, practice, practice, practice is essential. And trust us, as soon as you feel better, you’re going to want to keep that feeling going by attending class and learning more.

Wanna learn more about creating new pain-free posture habits? Contact us.

What types of pain can Posture Rebellion classes help relieve?

Pretty much every kind. Back pain. Shoulder pain. Neck pain. Knee pain. Foot pain. Pain while sitting through long meetings. Pain while standing in line. Pain while lifting your kids or pushing heavy carts. We focus on retraining every bone, muscle, tendon and nerve in your body to live in alignment and stay pain-free.

Is Posture Rebellion safe?

Absolutely. There’s no extreme back cracking or crazy, “I-don’t-bend-like-that” poses in our classes. In fact, Posture Rebellion is really easy on your body—probably because we’re just teaching you how to move the way you were born to. Regardless, as with any new physical activity, we recommend that you consult your physician before beginning Posture Rebellion.

Are all Posture Rebellion posture classes the same?

No! We believe variety is the (hot) spice of life. Think of Posture Rebellion as a gentle yoga class with different poses taught in different ways in different sequences. Except that instead of mountain pose or triangle, you’re learning everyday-life poses such as sitting, standing, bending and more.

Every class has a practical goal, like pain-free sitting for more than ten minutes, standing in line (good practice for the DMV or coffee shop) or bending to pick something up—all without pain. We use helpful photos so you can visually see the difference between painful and pain-free postures, plus music to get you relaxed (and if needed, in the groove), hands-on assistance and more.

Do you have an e-newsletter so I can learn a bit more about your method before signing up for classes?

Yes, we do. Our e-newsletter is chock full of rebellious information and will give you an idea of what we’re all about. Sign up on the right hand form on our Contact page

What research is Posture Rebellion based on?

Posture Rebellion is based on the extensive research conducted by ground-breaking posture teacher Noëlle Perez. In the 1950s, Noëlle studied yoga in India with B.K.S. Iyengar and then opened an Iyengar yoga studio in her home city of Paris. While trying to eliminate her own back pain, she flipped medical convention on its head: instead of studying those in pain to see what they did “wrong”, she studied those without pain to see what they did “right”. And voila! Her passion for ethnography, and specifically for ethnophysiology, was born. Over the next 40 years, Noëlle delved deep into populations without pain in Portugal, Africa, South America and Asia, researching their everyday movements and posture. She has published dozens of books and has taught the next generation of posture teachers. Her Aplomb Institute in Paris continues to teach posture classes to this day.

What do others say about Posture Rebellion?

“Posture Rebellion is PRICELESS!”- Tricia H., Television Music Supervisor

“Posture Rebellion made the difference.” – Sara M., Makeup Artist

“Posture Rebellion throws out the window nearly everything we’ve all been taught about “good” posture, and then gives you new, surprising rules that throw out the pain.” – Brant P., Chiropractor

Read these and other real-people raves on our homepage, or at the bottom section of Why Rebel.

Will I look weird?

No. Posture Rebellion posture looks subtle, but feels dramatic. Only you will know what’s behind your taller, leaner-looking frame and pain-free living. Many students say that people comment positively on their stature and poise after the first or second session.

Can Posture Rebellion improve my performance in sports?

Some of the world’s best athletes practice certain elements of the Posture Rebellion method without even knowing it. Our classes have the potential to elevate your game to a whole new level.

Can you come to my business and help out?

You bet. And we’re sure your employees will love you for it. To learn more, contact us.

Where can I find teachers or classes similar to Posture Rebellion outside of San Francisco?

Glad you asked because even if you can’t get to San Francisco, we still want you to be happy and pain-free! There are many similar methods to Posture Rebellion around the Bay Area:

I can’t get to San Francisco or other Bay Area studios. Is there a book that can help me with my posture?

You’re in luck because Thea Sawyer has written an amazing book “Put Your Back at Ease” and it’s chock full of great visuals and step-by-step instruction on how to improve your posture while relieving your back and body pain.