Yoga’s Position Within The USA CDC Opioid Guidelines
Join Swami Lisa, Neil Pearson and Kristine Kaoverii Weber for a discussion of the CDC’s responses to the growing multifaceted crisis, that has proven to be much more than a medication problem.
Kristine is author of a response to the CDC from IAYT, and has written a wonderful related blog, including this statement, “Yes, opioids are an important piece of the pain puzzle – but with a growing body of research around mind-body modalities like yoga, it’s essential that the health care system pivot to include more sustainable, less risky, more person centered, less life-threatening solutions to pain.”
Kristine has agreed to field questions about this report and her work in comprehensive integrative pain management.
As always, we will ask questions from a yogic perspective, Swami Lisa has questions from the lived experience of pain and Neil from the physiotherapy and interdisciplinary pain care perspectives.
- Gain an overview of the 12 recommendations
- Recognize the references to yoga within the document
- Discuss gaps in the document and contrasting views of pain management from yoga perspectives
- Length: 45 minutes discussion and 15 Minutes Q&A
- Recording: the webinar will be recorded and made available in the free member library on Embodia
- Recommended reading: https://subtleyoga.com/pain-yoga-and-the-cdcs-pickle/
This webinar is open to all yoga therapists and healthcare professionals including but not limited to physiotherapists (physical therapists), occupational therapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists.
C-IAYT and APD Provider, E-RYT500, YACEP
Lisa Pearson, Swami Swarupananda is ordained in the Kriya Yoga tradition (2009), With nearly three decades of yoga teaching/therapy experience, Lisa is a C-IAYT and APD Provider, E-RYT500 and YACEP.
Lisa is faculty and a program mentor for Inner Peace Yoga Therapy School, and is co-creator and Lead Trainer/ Director of Pain Care Aware. Having lived with Fibromyalgia for over 30 years, Lisa teaches from her deep well of yoga wisdom, and also from her lived experience of pain.
MA, c-IAYT, eRYT500, YACEP
Kristine Kaoverii Weber, MA, c-IAYT, eRYT500, YACEP has been studying yoga and holistic healing for more than 30 years, teaching since 1995, and training yoga teachers since 2003. She is a certified yoga therapist, the director of the Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Professionals program at MAHEC in Asheville, NC, and a board member of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium.
Kristine specializes in yoga for mental health. Find out more at www.subtleyoga.com.
PT, MSc(RHBS), BA-BPHE, CIAYT, ERYT500
Neil Pearson is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist and Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia. He is founding chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division, the first PT to receive the Canadian Pain Society's Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education award, and a previous Director with Pain BC. He has received awards from Queen’s University and the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia for his clinical work and teaching.
As a yoga therapist, Neil is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, faculty in four yoga therapist training programs, and has trained over 2000 practitioners in the integration of pain science, pain care and yoga as therapy through his IAYT approved Pain Care Yoga certificate courses. Neil works for the Doctors of British Columbia developing and delivering Continuing Medical Education on pain management including yoga.
His recent accomplishments include lead contributor to Pain BC’s online Pain Foundations course and their Gentle Movement and Relaxation Series, and author/coeditor of the textbook, Yoga and Science in Pain Care. His patient education book, Understand Pain Live Well Again, published in 2007, has been translated to French and (written) Mandarin. His online pain care programs, First 5 Steps and Pain Care for Life are available at www.lifeisnow.ca, while www.paincareaware.com is Neil’s pain care website.