PAIN CARE YOGA

{ the whole body approach to pain management }

Ideally,  your yoga class walks the razor blade balance between safety and challenge, activation and relaxation.

Well, what if you’ve got pain?

What if your pain is so severe that you can’t do much?

What if it is so bad that it drains all of your internal resources, muddles up your sleep, your moods, and even creeps into your relationships, alienating you from your loved ones and the things that bring you joy?

And what if you’ve been to all the specialists, and all physiotherapists and so on, and this has got you nowhere fast, and you are now losing hope by the bucketful every day?

 

 Pain Care Yoga is designed especially for you if:

 

~ you live with chronic pain;

~ you have recurrent pain + tightness that comes and goes without any rhyme or reason;

~ weather changes hurt your joints and scramble your sleep;

~ you deal with movement limitations on a daily basis;

~ you have fibromyalgia;

~ you feel weary and drained by chronic illness + stress;

~ you are afraid to move (or move more) because you believe you might “tweak something” and hurt yourself;

~ you don’t feel like you can’t ever trust your body and have a sense of foreboding even on those rare “good” days, always expecting your body to betray you;

~ you feel anxious and worried about the future, both near and far;

~ you are ready to do something about any / all of the above!

What Satori students are saying:

“I did wake up once in the middle of the night thinking that my “phantom” pain was there, but I just thought about the monitored breathing and the next thing I knew it was morning. Redirecting my focus off the pain sent me back to sleep.”

Jeff

“I really felt like I was accomplishing something.
Empowered.
Basically making my body work and challenging it.”

Erna

 Ready to join us?
A new set of  PAIN CARE YOGA classes starts on January 9th and the classes have been steadily filling up!

When: Tuesdays 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM, Jan 9th – March 20th

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Hey, my name is Julia

Living with chronic pain has taught me to look for solutions in unlikely places –  places where most people see only problems.

Over the years I’ve gotten to be pretty good at this problem-solving and silver-lining finding thing.

So good that I felt compelled to share what I’ve learned and help others to find their sea legs while navigating, living, and winning their battle with chronic pain.

Pain Care Yoga has made a real, profound, and incredible difference in my life, and also for many of my students.

You are so in tune and have such a deep understanding of how bodies work that it puts you at an extreme advantage.

You are able to take people who can hardly move, and add movement, pain free movement, to their day.

Jesi

 

PAIN CARE YOGA is part pain education, part meditation, part gentle movement, and part magic. It provides practical tools and everyday pain management strategies to help you escape pain, calm the nervous system, and begin exploring the possibility of more movement {and get a better night’s sleep, too!}

PAIN CARE YOGA addresses chronic and recurring pain by introducing powerful changes right where the pain starts – within the nervous system itself. One of the major goals of Pain Care Yoga is to shift the nervous system from pain producing state of “fight and flight” reactivity toward a calm state of “rest and digest” response.

Our other goal is reducing fear of movement and injury. Pain produces body – wide tension and fear of movement; we begin to move like tin men and women. PCY works to reduce the fear of movement through off-the-mat pain education and on-the-mat mindful movement. Multiple recent studies have shown that the best pain reduction results are achieved through a combination of pain education and movement protocols.

When: Tuesdays 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM, Jan 9th – March 20th

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But pain education is more than simply sharing facts about pain.
To create a sustainable shift in pain experience, one has to find just the right facts, and tell their story in such a way that it reduces suffering. That’s why Pain Care classes classes are supplemented by off – the – mat learning.
Satori’s virtual PAIN CARE course {a value of 79$!} is yours free to supplement and expand your learning and body awareness.

Being able to shift the pain is art and science, both.
It is more than simply sharing information, or guiding your run of the mill movement class.

It is creating a whole and holistic experience of on-the-mat and off-the-mat learning, where pain science facts blend with mindful breathing, weave into gentle movement, and seep into each minute of every class – all to empower you, the student.

A new set of  PAIN CARE YOGA classes starts on January 9th   – join us on the mat!

When: Tuesdays 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM, Jan 9th – March 20th

*Sorry, this class is full!

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Satori Yoga is more than a class…. It is an experience! Julia cares about her peeps and makes each of us feel Special.

She has a gift that few people have let alone yoga instructors!

She is extremely knowledgeable, continues her education, and is a great example to everyone.

Joanne

 A weekly PAIN CARE YOGA class will help you to:

 

~ divert your attention away from pain – this of this class as a break from pain. Can you use a break?

~ exert your influence on your physiology (instead of pain taking the control of your life!). Learn how you can calm your nervous system in just a few minutes to take an edge of pain.

~ find your way to challenge the edge of the pain.  Left to its own devices, the nervous system becomes more and more protective – the muscles begin to guard from the smallest of movements, and the fear of injury or re-injury sets in. Without mindful challenges, our range of movement, and ability to move will continue to shrink. Pain Care Yoga can help to navigate the unfamiliar territory of challenging yourself in a non-threatening way.

~ find the edge of your ability To recover, we need to establish a baseline: the amount of activity we can do each day without flaring up (or without increasing our pain levels). Increasing our activity incrementally {think small baby steps} but consistently is a way to gradually build the recovery. Boom – bust cycle – as in overdoing things on days when you feel better, and then paying for it and paining for it for several days – is not a way to recovery.

~ find a  way to stay motivated to persist with this often-tedious work. Recovery takes time. Giving up and giving in is easy when you are underslept, exhausted by pain, and overwhelmed by life. This is why weekly classes are so very important – not only in supporting the motivation, but also wrapping us in a security blanket of a supportive community. Deep, heartfelt connections, cooperation and conversation are incredible healing modalities – especially in a group that “gets” where you are explicitly and exactly. Pacing yourself out of pain is both science and art. Strike out recklessly, and you are worse off, recovering for weeks. This is where the practice of mindfulness helps: we learn to listen to the body, so that we can understand its subtle {and sometimes not so subtle} messages and move forward, leaving the fear behind.

~ find your way to be more fearless – mindfully, rather than recklessly. Pacing yourself out of pain is both science and art. Strike out recklessly, and you are worse off, recovering for weeks. This is where the practice of mindfulness helps: we learn to listen to the body, so that we can understand its subtle {and sometimes not so subtle} messages and move forward, leaving the fear behind.

When: Tuesdays 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM, Jan 9th – March 20th

*Sorry, this class is full!

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