We initially became known for Yoga for Pain Practitioner Training. Yoga for Pain is not yoga teacher training – rather it’s a field of practice that examines the role of yoga in pain care. The most obvious is helping patients to manage – but that’s just the start.
We were teaching providers (among other things) to take a strategic and systems approach to service design, and realised this could help the whole health care system to be more adaptable and flexible. We now run a range of trainings for clinics who don’t want to take a yoga-based approach but wish to implement the other valuable skills in their practice.
Email [email protected] for more, or read on to learn about Yoga for Pain Practitioner Training.
Who is Yoga for Pain Practitioner Training for?
Yoga for Pain Practitioner Training is a unique education program open to qualified health professionals, yoga teachers and social service providers who want to make a difference. Aimed at providers who want to reflect on their own practice in this field, and to support their clients to find skills, self-efficacy and inspiration outside the medical environment, Yoga for Pain Practitioner Training is a thought-provoking program with tools for helping new and existing clients, an exploration of the rich and complex human experience of pain, and methodologies for providing solutions at client and community level.
How you’ll develop
Primarily, Yoga for Pain Practitioner Training inducts you into the field of practice of Yoga for Pain, through an informed methodology of inquiry-based yogic education.
As a yoga teacher you will learn to be a reliable, effective part of multi-disciplinary pain care. You will develop the skills to help clients take their first step outside the medical environment, and to continue a lifelong journey with yoga and increased wellbeing.
Health professionals develop new approaches to enhance the potency of their professional expertise, how to integrate yoga effectively into their clinic and how to work with community providers to improve ongoing health outcomes.
“The best professional development course I have experienced in a long time. So well prepared, full of up to date information, interactive, challenging and stimulating.”
Yoga teacher and Alexander technique practitioner Kate Morris, Melbourne
What happens after Yoga for Pain Practitioner Training
Once you complete the relevant phase of Practitioner Training, including assignments and attendance requirements, you are invited formally to join as a Yoga for Pain Practitioner. You are then eligible for ongoing access to a diverse network, ongoing education and support that ensures you and your clients continue to grow.
Yoga for Pain Practitioner Pathway
Yoga for Pain Practitioner Training is offered primarily as a 150-hour program over 6 months. Although many providers initially say they want a shorter induction, once they begin almost everyone says they want more. We know this material takes time to learn, absorb and apply so we want to give you the skills, knowledge and support to implement it well in your practice. Clinics who simply want an overview, can book onsite versions. Email [email protected] to discuss your workplace’s needs.
What previous participants say
“The best professional development course I have experienced in a long time. It was so well prepared, full of up to date information, interactive, challenging and stimulating.”
(Yoga teacher and Alexander technique practitioner Kate Morris, Melbourne)
“I learned how to integrate yoga and neuroscience in a non-threatening and balanced way. Translating these skills to the classroom will be beneficial on many levels for my clients with persistent pain.”
(Physiotherapist Alana Brass, Canberra)
“Excellent, comprehensive training and a nice mix of experiencing yoga, didactic information and practical application. I really enjoyed Rachael’s teaching style – warm and inclusive, offering correction and feedback to facilitate my learning.”
(Clinical psychologist Gemma Barter, Perth)
“I really appreciate your bringing together of health professionals and yoga teachers who are interested in evidence-based practice and working with groups who often feel isolated and not safe or confident in making a start in general yoga classes.”
(Physiotherapist Jane Leslie, Perth)
“I learned a lot and came away more inspired, not just for teaching for pain, but about yoga teaching in general.”
(Yoga teacher Rosemary Harding, Bunbury)
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