Private consults

Tailored, personal consultations that help change your relationship with pain and renew your approach to life. Open to everyone, whether you have experience with yoga or not, we work with where you are, and what will make the most difference for you, right now.

Rachael seems to just get it.

What was different about Rachael was that she looked at the whole picture. There isn't this idea of the perfect pain patient you're meant to be. Rachael’s approach was: Ok, how can we work with how things are right now? That was so refreshing.

If life with pain is a trekking journey, Rachael is like the guide along the way - pointing people in the right direction. You have to do the work, but Rachael clears the way for you to do that - and that's really empowering.

(Kerry, 2017)

To find someone who knows and understands pain and can teach you ways to be compassionate of yourself is a gift. The time in a one-to-one is like a sanctuary. I feel able to share my goals and fears, generally and in relation to pain and movement.

(Genessa, 2014)

“I’ve started a morning routine which begins with a quiet place to prepare for the day. It puts me in a better mood and I feel calmer.”

(Howard, 2015)

What will a typical session include?

Each person’s pacing and pathway is individual, with a clear path I guide you along. In a typical consult you can expect gentle movement, guided relaxation, and discussion. You will be offered a home practice to take away with you and small steps you can take towards your aspirations for work and life.

How many appointments will I need?

My consults are not the kind you need to attend repeatedly. Most people find one or two are sufficient to transform their experience of pain. The first will give you skills to avoid making your pain worse, easy techniques to calm your nervous system, and even how to approach activities you are presently unable to due to pain.

What benefits can I expect?

Clients have returned to photography, camping, sport and other activities they had felt were out of reach due to pain or fatigue. Others learn to live an ordinary day – breastfeeding, washing clothes, and having a cup of tea – without making pain worse; then with satisfaction; finally with pleasure and enjoyment. Almost everyone says they learn to reduce pain. Others say they feel acceptance rather than a fight, a shift of focus from pain to themselves as a human being, and being more at ease with people they care about.

How do I know it will work?

Yoga for Pain is a distinct approach tailored to your needs. We start by addressing the most common issues faced by people with pain, as they present individually for you, such as habits and beliefs that make your pain worse. You practice ways to respond to pain symptoms. These same principles, with a little tweak, then allow you to approach any new activity that feels beyond your current limitations.

Like most things, results are based on you doing it. You don’t need hours every day, but regularity is important. (See blog for lots of stories about others who have gone before you.)

Let’s get started!

Great. Our work begins as soon as you book in, with (enjoyable) work to get you started. Consults are available in person or by Skype.

Included for new clients:

Included before your session

  1. The special reflective template I email you to complete prior to us meeting is different to forms you fill out with most providers. The form is an extension of your consult, helping you reflect on where you have been, marking where you are now and prompting you to consider where you wish to go. For many their initial aim is simply to be able to get out of bed. Others look towards finding new directions in work.
  2. If you wish, I can talk with your health professional prior to our appointment so I understand what they have worked on with you and what you have been told.

During your session

When we meet we begin with a discussion about your hopes for our work together across the physical, social and professional realms. We work out where you wish to focus your attention, the timeframes you are working to, and the best place for you to begin, now.

You leave with a tailored home practice plan that suits your schedule and physical capacity. This saves you money on classes, and lets you practice one of the most important habits of regularity.

Followup

After your consult I email you to to see if you have any questions, and to offer reference materials as appropriate. This could be something to read, a recording, or something I have discovered that I think you would enjoy.

All new clients receive complimentary access to the the self-led Yoga for Pain Foundations course. (Valued at $45)

Investment

Initial consult (1.5 hours) $225
Second consult (1 hour) $125

Subsidised rates may be available for those working in a field of contribution, who wish to have a package of sessions, or who are not able at this time to fully contribute financially. For inquiries about health fund rebates for yoga please speak to your provider.

To book call 0450 393 336 or email rachael@findingyoga.com.au

Rachael's ability to put me at ease, ask very focused questions, listen intently and shine a light on what is most important to me has helped me clarify what otherwise remains a jumble of ideas.

Her lively, reflective and insightful mind as well as her kind nature and breadth of experience enable her to consistently balance encouragement and challenge.

Rachael is an excellent coach and role model for those of us seeking to learn and grow. (Daniel)