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AYA Monthly Program December: Bundle (Community)

All 3 of the following Accessible Yoga Association Monthly Program events are included in this bundle.

Captioned replays available for registrants, with access for 30 days after the live events.



Cultivating Self-Compassion and Ease: Yoga for People with Persistent Pain with Shelly Prosko

Monday December 13th, 2021

10am-11am PST | 1pm-2pm EST

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete” ~Jack Kornfield

Yoga practices and teachings are rooted in compassion and regular practice can enhance our capacity for compassion, including self-compassion. Self-compassion and movement have each been shown to improve many aspects of our physiology and psycho-emotional health and can positively influence our pain experience. However, movement can also increase pain. How we move, the context within which we move, and the language we use in our self-talk or to guide people in pain during movement are all essential to consider for a safe and easeful yoga practice.

Join Shelly for this pain-informed asana class where she will guide you through a variety of yoga practices including awareness, breathing, and mindful movement, using Pain Care Aware movement guidelines, with a focus on the theme of self-compassion. 

Recommended props: a comfortable space to lie down, chair, 2 blankets or large bath/beach towels, 2 pillows or a bolster, any other props you know you often like to use.



Teaching Yoga for Pain Care with Elaine Oyang

Wednesday December 22nd, 2021

2pm-3:30pm PST | 5pm-6:30pm EST

Pain, of all dimensions, is a shared human experience. Yet, pain is not very well understood, and current treatments rely mostly on pharmaceutical products. Furthermore, those living with chronic (physical) pain experience trauma not only from the debilitation that their conditions can bring about, but also from being often misdiagnosed, treated with a lack of empathy and compassion, and marginalized.

In this workshop, learn how yoga, from asanas to philosophy, can be incorporated into pain care for a holistic and person-centered approach. Learn to use teaching cues, body language, voice, and class settings to help your students with chronic pain feel safe and supported.



Tuesday December 28th, 2021

9am-10:30pm PST | 12pm-1:30pm EST | 6pm-7:30pm CET

Join experienced teachers Avery Janeczek Kalapa, Marsha D. Banks-Harold and Astrid van Rens, with host Pamela Stokes Eggleston, for our December Accessible Yoga Community Forum. The panelists will share their knowledge and experience in teaching yoga for pain care. Our presenters will discuss how to best serve students with chronic pain and related conditions, as well as special considerations for teaching these students.

As part of this discussion, we will invite you to ask questions, share your own work and wisdom, and network with other yoga teachers and organizations whose work with sharing yoga for pain care.

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