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Pain Care Yoga Certification

Pain Care Yoga Certification Course

This course provides in-depth integration of pain science, innovative pain self­ management techniques, yoga philosophy, and yoga practices. Participants will gain a solid foundation in pain science and in yoga related to pain and pain management. Daily yoga practices and pain self-management skills acquisition will ready teachers and practitioners to begin integration of Pain Care Yoga into their clinical practices and yoga classes, leading to improved benefits and outcomes. Participants will be able to describe basic pain neurophysiology as well as eight key neuroplastic changes related to chronic pain, demonstrate instructing a client in the guidelines for how to move in the face of pain, including the five key questions that increase success of recovery of function, list four benefits of breathing and body awareness techniques, and nine benefits of practicing yoga postures, specifically related to the lived experience of pain.

Pain Care Yoga Certification Course

The Pain Care Course at Devanadi is a multi-tiered approach to Pain Care wellness education. The program is divided into three levels for in-person & home study:

  • Part I: Pain Care Yoga May 13-16, 2019 Learn More

    The focus is on enhancing foundational knowledge, and shifting paradigms of pain, people living in pain and evidence-based pain care. The course prepares you to work with clients with persistent pain by focusing on the following concepts:
    • Pain anatomy, biology, physiology, psychology
    • How suffering impacts every aspect of our existence
    • How we can use the body, the mind, and the environment to increase evidence of safety
    • How to use ‘moving with ease’ as both a pain education tool and analgesic

    Next Level 1 Training: May 13-16, 2019

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  • Part II: Overcome Pain With Gentle Yoga May 16-18, 2019 Learn More

    You and your case study student will attend this weekend training. Practitioners will gain experiential learning of the techniques of pain care, mindfulness and yoga, build a personal self-care practice, and participate in group mentorship, as they listen to the experiences of people with persistent pain as they learn, practice and discuss pain care techniques.

    People living with persistent pain will experience the techniques and practices to decrease pain and help them live well again. Together, we will explore modern science-based views on chronic pain, while empowering students with practical tools to improve ease of movement. The yoga techniques are designed to wind down the nervous system and promote positive, lasting changes in the body.

    Next Level 2 Training: May 16-18, 2019

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  • Part III: Internship/Mini Mentorship ongoing Learn More

    Home Study, “Mini Mentorship”; Attendees will be mentored by Neil Pearson, who will give written feedback on the case study and paper review.

    Next Training: Ongoing

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More Details on the Pain Care Yoga Certification Course

  • Overview

    Attendees will learn:
    *Pain anatomy, biology, physiology, and psychology
    *How suffering impacts every aspect of our existence
    *How we can use the body, the mind, and the environment to increase evidence of safety
    *How to use “moving with ease” as both a pain education tool and analgesic
    *Yoga Therapy skills and techniques for people living with chronic pain.

    In this three part course, attendees will be ask a Person in Pain to attend the Part II workshop with them and then continue to work with this person as their case study for Part III. There is no additional charge for the attendee to bring their case study for Part II, however additional people in pain are welcome to attend Part II at the discounted cost of $250.
    Attendees will be directly mentored by Lisa & Julie with their case study in yoga for chronic pain during Part II as well as learn bio-psycho-social and mindful yoga skills that can be implemented into your professional practice and teaching immediately.
    Part III, Home Study, “Mini Mentorship”; Attendees will be mentored by Neil Pearson who will give written feedback on the case study and paper review.
    A PCU Teaching Certificate is awarded to those who complete all three parts of the course and prove competency in the internship case study and review. Certificate Holders are eligible for PCU Level One Affiliate Status.

    Pricing: $1,100 for Parts I & II. A fee of $180 is paid when proceeding with mentorship and certification.

    Continuing Education
    CEU applications are in progress/pending approval for PT and C-IAYT. Please check back for details.

  • Part I: Pain Care Yoga

    Date: May

    Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

    Location: Lake Harriet Spiritual Center

    Intended Participants: This is a workshop for Yoga Therapists, Health Practitioners and Regulated Health Professionals, yoga teachers and movement professions who wish to focus on pain management or desire more evidence informed knowledge on pain and the lived experience of pain. No yoga experience is necessary.

    Overview:
    The focus is on enhancing foundational knowledge of pain care yoga, and shifting paradigms of pain, people living in pain and evidence-based pain care.
    This course provides in-depth integration of pain science, innovative pain self- management techniques, yoga philosophy and yoga practices. Participants will gain a solid foundation in pain science, and in yoga philosophy related to pain and pain management.
    Daily yoga practices will help the practitioner begin the integration of Pain Care Yoga principles into their clinical or therapeutic practice.

  • Part II: Overcome Pain Gentle Yoga

    Date: May

    Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

    Location: Lake Harriet Spiritual Center

    Intended Participants: This is a workshop for people living with chronic conditions, practitioners, and students enrolled in the PCU Certification Course.

    Experience: No yoga experience needed.

    For people living in pain:
    Immerse yourself in three days of safe effective practices to decrease your pain and help you live well again. Explore modern science-based views on chronic pain, while empowering yourself with practical tools to improve ease of movement. Heal yourself through yoga techniques designed to wind down your nervous system and promote positive, lasting changes in your body.

    The focus for practitioners includes:
    *Experiential learning of techniques—of pain care, mindfulness, and yoga
    *Build a personal self care practice
    *Group mentorship—spend time listening to the experiences of people with persistent pain as they learn, practice and discuss pain care techniques.
    *“Hands on” Case Study mentoring

  • Part III: Mini-Mentorship

    Home Study (8 hour credit for write up and feedback correction)

    Case Study Report, Pain Science Paper Review
    Mentored by Neil Pearson, practitioners will continue to work with the case study and turn in an intake form, treatment plan, and self-evaluation for review. Complete with competency, a written review on an assigned pain science paper. Once student completes part three, a “Pain Care Yoga Teaching Certificate” is awarded.