This unique training, developed by physiotherapist and yoga teacher, Neil Pearson, provides in-depth integration of pain science, innovative pain self-care techniques, yoga philosophy and yoga practices Participants will gain a solid foundation in pain science, and in yoga related to pain and pain prevention. Daily yoga practices and pain self-care skills acquisition will ready teachers and yoga practitioners to integrate Pain Care Yoga techniques into their teaching and personal practice.
- The participant will gain the ability to describe basic pain neurophysiology as well as eight key neuroplastic changes related to chronic pain.
- The participant will be able to demonstrate instructing a student in the guidelines for how to move in the face of pain, including the five key questions that increase success of recovery of function.
- The participant will be able to list four benefits of breathing and body awareness techniques, and nine benefits of practising yoga postures, specifically related to the lived experience of pain.
- The participant will come to understand three powerful benefits to yoga class participation and how they affect the experience of pain.
Pain science and educating people in pain about pain
Pancamaya kosha and biopsychosocial models of pain
- Pain and the body (tension, inhibition, awareness, image)
- Pain and the breath
- Pain and thinking
- Pain and emotions
- Pain, the doshas
Specific yoga techniques for pain management
- Breathing awareness
- Body awareness
- Breath control
- Releasing tension
- Re-engaging the body
- Awareness of thoughts and emotions
- Smoothing out thoughts and emotions
Classes for people in pain
Integration with western pain practitioners, interventions and teams
Yoga teachers, yoga therapists and health professionals are all welcome.
23 Hours total: 21 contact hrs, 2 non-contact hrs (reading, homework, reflection etc.)
For 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teachers the credits of the course can be applied towards the 500 hour certification, and is eligible for 23 CEU with Yoga Alliance. Continuing Education Units are required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher.
“I have had the joy of having Tianne assist me in teaching Restorative yoga. She is knowledgeable, kind and focused on the students’ welfare. I recommend her highly as a teacher of Restorative yoga”,
-Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.d., PT, Relax and Renew.