Bringing health and wellness into your life
My desire is to help teach you skills, tools, and practices that help over the long term to participate in whatever is important for you, in this life. Particularly if it relates to movement and chronic or persistent pain.
Yoga is about awareness. If there is something for you that is not being resolved, be it pain or limited functioning of some kind, it may be the solution is just under your current level of awareness. Yoga provides tools (such as movement, breath work, meditation/stillness/rest) that help to create awareness and shift our nervous system, our perspective and our response.
- How can yoga – a practice utilizing movement, breath, and relaxation, provide results you’re not getting elsewhere?
- What does current science and research say about pain, stretching, the immune system, the nervous system, neuroplasticity, and ageing?
- Is moving well, and/or getting out of pain complicated?
- Can anyone learn to do this? Learn to help themselves?
These are some of the questions we’ll explore while you learn tools to better manage your health and subsequently, your life.
Current research shows two areas most effective in helping people who experience persistent pain are:
1) pain education, which has changed over the past 10 years or so, and
2) movement and/or ‘exercise therapy’.
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Whereas medical professionals are experts on bodies, you are the expert of your own body. At least, you can learn to be. Are you interested in bridging the gap or finding the missing piece between the two?
- people who have chronic or persistent pain, learn to move again in a safe, gentle environment;
- you become aware of what might be contributing to flare-ups; or why it often doesn’t make sense that you have pain again, today;
- provide simple tools that anyone, at any age, can use to create health and well-being;
- progress those who feel stuck with whatever they’re trying to ‘do’ in their life;
- you learn to better observe your own movement and/or that of your students if you are a yoga teacher;
- progress your (yoga) practice if you feel stuck.
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What you do in your day-to-day life will have a greater impact than what you do for the 5, 10 or 30 minutes in a doctor or practitioner’s office, in the gym or on a yoga mat. Learn how to incorporate these tools into your everyday life.
I’m a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance since 2011 and a student of yoga therapy. Having completed a yoga therapy intensive program (2015), followed by a certification prep program (2016-17) I’m currently working towards certification in Pain Care Yoga (Spring 2019) and the international association of yoga therapy certification (C-IAYT) program (2018-20).
This work, website and blog is only my personal research and opinion and is not intended, or should be taken, as medical advice.