Yoga for Chronic Pain
This event is a 300 Hour RYT Teacher Training module. They are open to all, though you will get the most out of them if you have some yoga experience. We consider these advanced yoga studies. You do not need to be working on 300 hour certification to take this training. Full attendance required for 300-hour credit.
Yoga and Self-Care Strategies for Chronic Pain with Libby Hinsley, Will Hamilton PhD (psychologist), and Lisa Sherman LAc (acupuncturist)
November 3 - 5, 2017
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
Save $50 if you sign up by September 22, 2017
$250 with Early Bird Special!
($300 after September 22, 2017)
Friday 6:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm | 1:30 - 5:30pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm
More than a quarter of Americans have chronic pain symptoms lasting for months or years, and over half of these adults do not feel their pain is well-controlled. More of these individuals are turning to yoga to help manage their symptoms. Whether it's chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, or headaches, the experience of pain can profoundly impact quality of life. Yoga and related practices offer amazing tools to address these issues. Offering the latest evidence based interventions from fields such as yoga, mindfulness, physical therapy, acupressure, nutrition, and health psychology, this weekend will radically expand your ability to manage chronic pain. Whether you or a family member suffers from chronic pain or you’d like to expand your skill set in helping these individuals, this weekend promises to be an endeavor into self-care that is well worth your time.
By attending this weekend training, you will:
- Understand what pain is and how the central nervous system responds to chronic pain
- Experience 3 practices designed to desensitize the central nervous system through asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques
- Get comfortable with techniques for making yoga practices more accessible to those with chronic pain
- Learn to use language, sequencing, and assists for an effective yoga practice for people with chronic pain.
- Learn simple acupressure and self-massage techniques to address pain
- Understand how a variety of lifestyle habits can influence the pain experience
How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide by Toni Bernhard
Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Chronic Pain by Kelly McGonigal
The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach
Upon registration you will receive an immediate email confirmation containing details about the workshop and information regarding the studio. If you are currently enrolled in our 300 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Modular program, will receive immediate credit after attending the module. You do not need to do anything, however, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns.
Because this is an Advanced Studies course, we are assuming you have or have had in the past a daily practice. We recommend continuing, or re-starting this and practicing at the same time each day, as the body craves regularity. Practicing in the am or pm is entirely up to you–both have their own benefits. Try to stay on your mat 30-120 minutes and enjoy your practice!
No refunds for cancellations given with less than 24-hours notice.
Please review our Cancellation and Transfer Policy for full details.
100% attendance required to all 300 Hour modules.
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What are Advanced Study Modules?
We’ve built our Advanced Study Modular Program around the drop-in concept. There are 11 required modules you need to take, each lasting anywhere from 2-5 days long, generally over a weekend. Modules are taught either by one of our experienced staff members or an international yoga teacher. We bring some of the biggest names in the industry to our studio and programs. In this very flexible modular program, you get to decide which particular module you take, at what time and taught by whom. And you have 5 years to complete 11 modules (some students do it within 2 years though). Modules are generally open to the public as well, so you will be joined by experienced teachers as well as aspiring enthusiasts. Modules can be taken by someone not going after a 300 Hour Certification–though if they decide later to pursue the 300 Hour Certification, they can retroactively include the modules they’ve already taken in the past 12 months only.
Choose 11 modules in total from these four categories:
- Pick at least one 3-day course
- Pick at least one 4-day course
- Pick at least one 5-day Intensive
- Pick the remaining eight courses from any of the four categories (weekend, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day*)
*You must complete 11 separate modules for graduation. Most modules offered multiple times per year.