Teach Yoga for Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue


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A CPD workshop for yoga teachers

with Kayla Kurin

Date: Sunday May 8th, 2016 biopic

Time: 2.30-5pm

Location: Lululemon 57 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2JG


Workshop Description:

Living with a chronic illness is challenging. This, I know (I’ve been there myself!). Many people aren’t able to get the help they need from doctors and other healthcare professionals. This can feel lonely, isolating, and hopeless.

Over the last decade, people with chronic illnesses have been turning to yoga and meditation to help relieve and manage symptoms of living with a chronic illness. Yet many of the classes offered at studios aren’t accessible to people with chronic pain and fatigue. A powerful flowing sequence can feel like running a marathon, rather than a way to reconnect with the body for people living with an illness.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to teach yoga to people living with chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and other Autoimmune disorders. We’ll cover how to sequence classes, adapt poses for the unique challenges many people living with a chronic illness face, and learn how to make your class an inclusive space for people of all abilities.

What’s Included:

– A close look at yoga sequencing, and how we can combine different schools of yoga to make classes accessible.

– A discussion around yoga Nidra and yoga visualisation to help students with limited physical abilities.

– Using meditation and mindfulness to make your class beneficial for everyone.

What You’ll Learn:

– The science behind yoga and meditation for pain and fatigue. Why does it work? How can you communicate this to your students?

– How to sequence classes and make adaptations for people living with chronic pain and fatigue.

– How to create an inclusive environment in your class for these students.

About The Teacher

Hi! I’m Kayla. I am a yoga teacher and found of Aroga Yoga (www.arogayoga.com). I help people living with chronic illnesses show kindness to themselves through yoga. I also work with yoga teachers and other healthcare providers on how they can incorporate this work into their practice to better help the chronic illness community.

Yoga came into my life when I was too sick to get out of bed most days. I couldn’t do many of the activities that I enjoyed, but I could do yoga. Yoga taught me to be kind to my body and myself. In time I was able to turn that kindness outwards, and cultivate a sense of loving kindness for the people and environments around me.

I completed my 200 hour Vinyasa Flow training with Yoga London, because I wanted to help bring that sense of peace and kindness to others. Since then I have completed numerous workshops and professional trainings in restorative and therapeutic yoga. I love helping people connect with themselves, exactly as they are, on the mat