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Self-led and face-to-face Yoga for Pain programs to help you reduce stress, move better, and do the things you love....

Yoga for Pain helps those with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and persistent pain develop a more positive relationship with their body and themselves, through gentle movement, techniques to calm the nervous system and guided reflection.

We are running Yoga for Pain 1 in Melbourne on April 17.  Because this will form part of the inaugural Yoga for Pain practitioner training it is being offered at half the normal price. These sessions are a unique opportunity to practice yoga alongside the teachers and practitioners who would normally care for you and give them your feedback about your experience.

Details below.

Join Yoga for Pain in 2015 and learn to enjoy movement, manage stress and build confidence in who you are. ...

Thank you for your support over the past year. Some of what your support has made possible, and a taste of what to expect in 2014. ...

I run a Yoga for Pain program for people with persistent pain.  Today I was inspired by the progress the current group have made in their understanding of their bodies and themselves. 16 weeks into their yoga experience they attempted - and many performed - crow pose, a challenging arm balance. To give you an idea of just how impressive this is, in lesson one of Yoga for Pain they moved only hands and feet because anything more would exacerbate their pain. What makes this kind of progress possible?
Jenny wanted to take up more physical activity but was restricted by muscle and joint pain from sarcoidosis.  Her condition seemed to be exacerbated by being run down, and while she said she felt most well after a good sleep, she suffered from insomnia.  Jeni’s psychologist specialises in pain and recommended her to me.
John was experiencing pain in a number of postures in his Bikram Yoga class and wanted to know what was and wasn’t suitable for an ongoing problem in his back.  He had been seeing a musculoskeletal physiotherapist for persistent back pain that he attributed to twenty years of high-level sport and physical work.  John’s physiotherapist considered that John could benefit from an outside perspective on his yoga practice so that he could practice safely and in the most beneficial way for his body.
IMG_1243 Recently, I was invited to give a guest talk as part of the The Pain Explained Lecture Series.  I shared my journey of moving through Fibromyalgia, running away to the circus and re-discovering my relationship with my body.