Christiana is hypermobile. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue in 2009 and had been bed-ridden and unable to work since. Christiana wanted to find a balanced level of energy to sustain daily activities and to learn to use her body in a safe way to build strength.
Christina’s osteopath agreed that Yoga for Pain would be a good way for Christina to take control of her body and create new habits to build physical and emotional resilience.
Maeve was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which she attributed to a back injury during her pregnancy. The Yoga for Pain program helped her to decrease her experience of her pain, participate more in the outdoor activities she loves and find hope during tough times. ...
Ellie had been suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 16 months. She found restorative yoga beneficial but wanted to continue to develop her practice to build strength, refine her technique, and establish a practice that suited her body.
Vanessa was told she had Pudendal Neuralgia, which had given her seven years of excruciating pelvic pain that made it impossible for her to sit. Pudendal neuralgia is inflammation and compression of the pudendal nerve in the pelvis. While considered rare, it can occur after childbirth or trauma to the pelvis.
Vanessa attended Yoga for Pain and learnt to manage her pain, reduce visits to the physio, and do things she never dreamed possible.
Chloe wanted to take up more physical activity but was restricted by muscle and joint pain from sarcoidosis. Her condition seemed to be exacerbated by being run down, and while she said she felt most well after a good sleep, she suffered from insomnia. Chloe’s psychologist specialises in pain and recommended her to Yoga for Pain.
John was experiencing pain in a number of postures in his Bikram Yoga class and wanted to know what was and wasn’t suitable for an ongoing problem in his back. He had been seeing a musculoskeletal physiotherapist for persistent back pain that he attributed to twenty years of high-level sport and physical work. John’s physiotherapist considered that John could benefit from an outside perspective on his yoga practice so that he could practice safely and in the most beneficial way for his body.