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Ellen was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 20 years ago. She could see that the constant background pain, tension and fatigue affected much of her life, including relationships, parenting and work....

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.

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Yoga for Pain helped Christiana with hypermobility and Fibromyalgia, by helping her to find stability in her joints and the strength to do the things that are meaningful to her....

Yoga-inspired float tank tips for FibromyalgiaAn hour alone in a capsule partially filled with water may not seem like your idea of relaxation, especially if you experience chronic pain. But learning to relax is an important part of pain management and a float tank session with Perth-based Beyond Rest can be the perfect opportunity. Here are five tips inspired by Yoga for Pain to help those with persistent pain get the most out of their salt-water solo time:

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. ...

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.