Yoga for Pain Melbourne workshops

Yoga for Pain Melbourne workshops

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 a Yoga for Pain 1 introductory workshop in Melbourne on April 17.  It is for people experiencing any kind of persistent pain. Because this workshop coincides with 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.

Friday April 17
1 – 3.30pm
Workshop 1: effortless movement and working with your body

Learn to avoid the pain flare ups that often accompany exercise, by learning to move more comfortably, build skills in stress management, and finding confidence for what your body can do.

Discover that it is possible to rebuild a connection with your body and that movement can be delightful in a nurturing, supportive environment.

The session includes:

  • Support in how to lie down and rest comfortably
  • Guided relaxations to help you build skills in calming your nervous system
  • Gentle asana to stretch and strengthen the body, and increase mobility
  • Variations for postures for those with discomfort
  • A cup of tea, light snack, and time to discuss your experience with others who experience pain
  • Opportunity to give feedback on your experience to yoga teachers and health professionals
  • A brief introduction to yogic philosophy to explore how some of the concepts such as Ahimsa (non-violence) can help with pain.

Where: Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville

  • mazalicious
    Posted at 13:20h, 17 March Reply

    Hi, these look great but unfortunately I am in Sydney… Know of anything like this in Sydney??

    • rachaelwest
      Posted at 13:23h, 17 March Reply

      Marianna thanks for your message. We have been getting requests from all around Australia because these seem to be the first of their kind in Australia. Some people are travelling in from other cities to attend! If you would like to bring the workshops to Sydney it’s always possible. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about what that would involve. Warmly, Rachael

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