Join me in the micro mindful movement for chronic pain and fatigue revolution.
- Would you like to reclaim movement?
- Start where you are?
- Without causing flares?
- Working toward your own goals?
I once met a physiotherapist who was proud of himself because after one year a patient with chronic back pain was talking walks for an hour a day, with no pain reduction. I wondered what the patient’s goal was? Mine certainly wouldn’t be to double the necessary physical health recommendation without pain relief!
Are you tried of hearing other people tell you that you “should” exercise and how much you “should” do, to the detriment of your quality of life?
Our quality of life matters!
Would you like to move mindfully, relax, stretch and strengthen your body?
In an accessible manner.
Research is showing us that yoga can help us to reduce pain, increase energy, improve sleep, decrease anxiety, help us breath better and calm the central nervous system – let me teach you these tools so that you can utilize them wherever and whenever you need them.
Yoga incorporates some very useful tools. For over ten years I have been practicing yoga and using it as part of my whole of life pain management plan.
I don’t do 90 minute classes and I don’t pretzel.
Yoga is more accessible than many of us think.
Yet the more I tried “beginner” classes or classes for “when you’re sore”, the more frustrated I became. When you are managing chronic pain and fatigue you need certain modifications, but you aren’t a beginner. I thought that perhaps just modifying for myself was the most I could hope for.
Then I found online yoga teacher training – a much more accessible way to train (than nine hour days, multiple days in a row!). The Online Yoga School’s head teacher, Steph, is a very experienced and enlightened individual. I knew for sure she got my vision after a few emails. Training to become a teacher has lit my heart on fire.
I signed up to become a teacher so that I can share these tools with you. From simple poses, to sequences for bedtime, to meditation – the options are nearly endless. So come along and join us! No pretezelling and no 90 minute classes needed.
Join us for this free challenge, to see how you can “do yoga” in just five minutes a day.
Join us for this special foundational course to equip you make your own personal yoga toolkit.
Join the team in this virtual mindful movement studio with access to all existing classes and receive new classes every month, in addition to live Q&A sessions!
The complexity in yoga for chronic pain and fatigue
When we have extra challenges to think through, we need to be extra mindful.
There is some complexity involved in practicing yoga when you have chronic issues. This is why it can be helpful to see a teacher privately – either for some initial guidance or ongoing personalised work.
There are several types of yoga, many asana (poses) to choose from and we need to choose sequences that make sense for our current context. The other bonus when your work with a private yoga teacher, is that you can create a homework plan so that you can continue your work between sessions, equipping you further.
As an example of the complexity – I have severe, recurring trigger points in my neck and shoulders. Holding poses that activate these muscles for up to five minutes (yin yoga) is not a good idea for me. I have a heat intolerance so hot yoga isn’t for me. The fibromyalgia and poor tense fascia responds well when given a chance to gently release. So I gravitate toward slow flow and gentle yoga.
Would you like a private session with Melissa to chat through coaching and/or yoga? Book your complimentary chat here. Packages start from $150 per month for two personalised sessions based on your goals and context, we also look at small, sustainable changes to help you in your journey. Because chronic pain and fatigue are whole of life, we will work the same way!