29 Mar Yoga for Pain
Open to anyone who experiences persistent pain, even those with no experience with yoga, Yoga for Pain is a precise approach to helping you navigate persistent pain – whether your focus is coming to terms with your diagnosis, reducing symptoms, maintaining function or finding direction.
Learn Yoga for Pain through a 12-week course, one-to-ones or Skype consults. There is even a self-led option you can do at home.
Researched and developed over five years, Yoga for Pain is far more than gentle modified yoga.
Who is Yoga for Pain for?
Yoga for Pain is for anyone who experiences fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue or another form of persistent pain. If will suit you if you wish to take an active role in your own pain care; would like to begin yoga, or enjoy yoga again, with or after pain; or if you want to find direction after a time of feeling your body can’t do what you wished it would.
Individual consults allow Yoga for Pain to be completely tailored to you. Home visits and Skype sessions are available. Read more about private consults here or call 0450 393 336 to discuss.
The specially designed 12-week Yoga for Pain program is created to help you move with comfort, change your response to stress, participate in activities you love, and find your direction. Researched over five years, this course equips you to leave my guidance and confidently choose a yoga class in your community, or to continue with a home practice in the comfort of your own home under a teacher of your choice. You are gently challenged to examine habits that may be exacerbating your pain in daily life – and to find the courage and patience to build new ones.
The full 12-week Yoga for Pain program runs once per year in Perth, and twice per year as an online group course. Check the event schedule for dates or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Yoga for Pain Part 1 is now available as a self-led course. With options from $45 it’s an affordable way to learn effortless movement, ways to turn down your pain, and explore what yoga can be. Purchase Yoga for Pain Part 1 in the store. (Begin with “foundations” and progress to “weekly practice”.)
Interested in practitioner training?
Demand for Yoga for Pain in different formats led to the formation of Yoga for Pain Care Australia so we could reach more people who need it. Drawing on what we learned from our research and previous program delivery, Yoga for Pain Care Australia offers a range of training opportunities for health professionals and yoga teachers to take pain-sensitive yoga to their communities.
Rachael seems to just get it. When I was getting used to my diagnosis, everything felt insurmountable - I "should" be doing this, I "shouldn't" be doing that. What was different about Rachael was that she looked at the whole picture. There isn't this whole idea of the perfect pain patient you're meant to be. Rachael’s approach was kind of like, ok, how can we work with how things are right now? That was so refreshing when everyone else is telling you how messed up you are. If life with pain is a trekking journey, Rachael is kind of 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.
Thanks, Rachael, for the opportunity to have access to yoga from home. Something mums cherish when time poor, but more than ever, need to nurture ourselves through a very busy time in our lives.
I want to thank you!! Since visiting you a couple of times, I have woven your words of wisdom into my life and am currently doing water aerobics twice a week and a light gym programme twice a week, and my drumming once a week. The wisdom that most resonates is the recognition to take the time to set myself up to be comfortable and to change positions as needed for effective stretch/exercise. It sounds like common sense when you say it, but it was something I was not doing.
"The Yoga for Pain meditations are my go-to medicine for migraine management. Rather than meds my kids know to roll out the yoga mat"
Yoga for Pain Online is such a worthwhile programme. My posture and breathing has changed for the better – I sit at the computer for many hours and find it is easier to sit taller. I’m certainly having less headaches too.
I never thought I’d be able to get up off the floor from lying down. Now I can even kneel to garden.”
I am very glad to have been recommended to Finding Yoga by my physiotherapist. Gentle yoga has become an important part of my approach to pain management.
I'm now seeing that when I give myself permission to rest, I’m not worried about things getting done. I actually get more things done because I’m not reacting to exhaustion.
Your Yoga for Pain online course has been very beneficial. I am managing to do the movement sessions twice a week and I find the breath awareness and guided meditations really help for relaxing and softening the pain of fibromyalgia.
I am really enjoying Yoga for Pain Online and being able to revisit it multiple times. I am amazed at how I pick up on different things each time. There is so much in there to learn.
The most valuable thing for me today was learning to accept what my body is capable of today.
Thank you once again for providing a wonderful time with safe exercise and relaxation.
Yoga for Pain is excellent for anyone in pain who needs gentle guidance and to learn to accept and not judge their body and their limitations.”