Yoga and Movement as Education When Pain Persists (Practical)
Knowledge can be the foundation for change, especially when we are confronted with a difficult challenge like persisting pain that doesn’t follow previous understood rules.
Our beliefs about pain, about people in pain and pain management can all be barriers impacting recovery.
‘Explaining pain’ through verbal, written and video processes can become powerful skillset of yoga therapists, yet could the experiential learning of yoga be even more powerful?
This session begins with a brief introductory lecture on pain education research then switches to guidance through educational yoga experiences exploring the power of embodied and kinaesthetic experiences for people living in pain.
**This session was recorded at the Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga (MISTY) in March of 2019
MSc, BScPT, BA-BPHE, CYT, RYT500
Neil is the founder and director of Neil Pearson Physiotherapist Corporation, which operates as life is now. He focuses on providing the knowledge and tools for effective pain self-management, through two avenues: Pain Care Education, and Pain Care Yoga.
Neil works as a registered physiotherapist, and a certified yoga therapist in Penticton, BC, Canada. He is an educator: Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia, faculty with the BC Medical Association enhancing knowledge and clinical practice of primary care MDs, and a faculty member in five yoga therapist training programs. Near home, he is active in providing, and researching the effectiveness of group pain education within both primary and secondary pain care.
Neil is the founding Chair of the Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the first PT recipient of the Canadian Pain Society’s top honour for Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education.
Co-Founder, President of MISTY
Her passion for yoga inspired her to share yoga with a few friends in the basement of one of whom eventually lost her battle with cancer. She soon realized her love of yoga could only be surpassed by the desire to share it with others & the joy of seeing them benefit from yoga on many levels.
In 2002 just after delivering a stillborn boy Helene embarked on a 200hr YTT Certification Course. During 2003 she continued the training at same time began teaching yoga at the St. Lazare Community Center. Helene continues to teach regular yoga classes with a therapeutic approach, offers Private Yoga Therapy Sessions & mentors a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Winter of 2018 she will introduce an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training focusing on Therapeutics.
Helene is also co-founder of this international conference bringing health care professionals & yoga therapist together with the mission of integrating yoga into the Canadian health care system.
Course Material included in this course
Research and Questions Part 1
Research and Questions Part 2
Awareness, Sensation, and Visualization
Going Further with Yoga
Treatment for Specific Populations