My back pain began in my late teens, as a result of a dance injury. The pain persisted and began to limit my movement and I had to quit dance, which was my passion and outlet. I tried many forms of treatment, and the pain persisted for 10 years. I was told that I would need to continue to treat and manage the pain for the rest of my life. It was devastating, isolating and lonely.
I was pointed in the direction of yoga by a friend. I wasn't sold on it at first, but over time, I began to notice that there was a correlation between yoga and less pain. The more I practiced yoga, the less treatment I required, and my pain was decreasing. My stress levels also became more manageable.
You can change your pain! With the right tools and guidance, you have the ability to change your pain, improve your mobility and enjoy the quality of life that you want.
Pain Care Aware Yoga provides tools to gain greater awareness around your body and your pain, offers breathing practices which can help reduce pain and regulate your nervous system, and safe movement practices that help regain mobility, building strength and resilience.
Know that you are not alone and that your pain is changeable!
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to train in Pain Care Aware Yoga with Neil Pearson, founder of Pain Care Aware yoga, Physical therapist, Yoga therapist, author and UBC professor.
I am a certified Pain Care Aware Yoga Teacher and continue to train in Pain Care yoga with Neil and Lisa Pearson.
To find our more about how therapeutic may help change your pain, booking a consultation call by contacting me here
Explore how you can begin to change your pain!
Injuries and pain are a part of life. Sometimes the pain goes away quickly, but for many, pain can persist. The pain may have gotten worse, in some cases reducing mobility and strength, limiting abilities to participate in the activities that you love. Pain is complex and not as simple as a pill, or a single type of treatment.
In this 90-minute introductory workshop, we will talk about some of the science behind pain, and explore tools including breathing techniques and gentle movement practices that can help reduce your pain and improve your mobility over time.
This live online workshop is appropriate for beginners and can be done on a yoga mat, or on a chair, wherever is most comfortable for you. Options and modifications will be offered to provide accessibility.