My student Shirley K: What keeps you coming back?
I so enjoy the quiet, calming guidance through various moves as well as relaxation. It is good to challenge myself a little in a group situation & it is wonderful sharing the company and support of the other participants.
Thank you so much for giving so much of your knowledge and time to help us!
2. Or is this you ? - Your pain is really long term pain: Come to Gentle Yoga for Persistent Pain
You need safe and sensitive tools to help you manage your condition. These specialised classes help people who have been in pain for a lengthy period because they retrain the brain's pain response through somatic (body) and cognitive (mind) practices. Research shows that the brain can change due to its capacity for neuroplasticity - good news for long term pain sufferers!
Yoga has been shown to reduce stress (& cortisol levels), depression, PTSD symptoms, chronic pain and insomnia. I have specialised training in Yoga for Pain and I can help you.
Book in for an initial private consultation for assessment. Then either group classes or private classes may suit your personal wellbeing. For some people, just a couple of private classes create a significant change. It's very individual of course.
Venue: vitalyoga studio. Term 1 dates: 5th February - 29th March
Tuesday evenings 5.45pm - 7.00pm Gentle Yoga for Persistent Pain group class. Fee: $20 per week, paid upfront for the term. Or choose private sessions at times to suit. You must complete the private assessment class first.
Fees: Initial assessment $100. Allow 1.5 hours. Group classes: Book in for the Term of 8 weeks $160
From student Sue D : I love the way yoga energises me and makes me feel grateful for what I’m able to achieve. Regular attendance puts “normality” into my life and gives me the confidence to try most things in the non-threatening environment you provide. Yoga has given me more stability, balance and flexibility which improves my walking. It has improved my core strength and prevented me getting abdominal hernias. The breathing techniques are wonderful and I find myself using them in moments of stress. I always leave the class feeling great and much more relaxed than when I arrived.
The women in the class are very friendly and I feel accepted by the group. Yoga also helps me to remain positive. I feel very fortunate to have been accepted into your class Pam. Thankyou.
I am feeling positive, more flexible and also more challenged and productive with a variety of breaths and movements that work all areas of the body and mind, while also appreciating Pam's options to modify, slow or even cease movements when my pain is prohibitive. The small class-size and heated studio really do allow me to focus better, ask questions and be informed too. I feel that I am becoming kinder to myself.