WEBINAR | Yoga as a Tool for Managing Chronic Pain


This webinar was broadcast on July 24, 2018. You are purchasing a recording. You have 30 days from purchase to download the recording.

Join Kristy Manuel, a certified Yoga Therapist for a discussion on the new pain science and how some very simple yoga tools may be able to help you assist your clients who suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain can have a significant impact on quality of life. Chronic pain is the most common reason people go to the doctor, affecting more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined! Chronic pain can have serious consequences Including depression, sleep disturbances, fatigue, emotional stress, and the treatment often leaves people with no permanent relief.  Explore the neurobiology of pain and how pain and the perception of pain affects the various systems of the body such as the brain, the neuroendocrine system, and the body tissues, and how simple yoga therapy practices can be powerful tools to help alleviate suffering for those who are afflicted with chronic pain. The new pain science tells us that we have the power to shift how we are perceiving messages from the body and that pain isn’t necessarily coming from something structural.

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Kristy, a 30 year veteran of the fitness industry in many roles including Yoga teacher trainer, yoga instructor, presenter, retreat facilitator, club management, and personal trainer. She found her passion in yoga over 15 years ago after taking her first YogaFit Vinyasa class. She completed her 500-hour Yoga Alliance RYT in 2006 and continuing her studies with a variety of teachers in the USA and India. Kristy is director of the YogaFit Healthcare program and a Senior Master Trainer for YogaFit international. Kristy leads Yoga teacher trainings and workshops worldwide and has developed several of YogaFit’s therapeutically oriented courses including Yoga for Cancer Care, Subtle Body Anatomy, Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma and The Art and Science of Restorative Yoga. Kristy holds a Master’s Degree in Health & Fitness Management from the University of Oregon, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine and holds an American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Certification.

Kristy is based in Southern Orange County California and teaches both group yoga classes and Individual therapeutically-oriented yoga sessions guiding people toward balance both on and off the mat. Her background and experience in both exercise science and traditional yoga enables her to design safe and effective yoga programming for all levels of clients. Kristy discovered the mindful aspect of yoga brought her more into balance physically, mentally & spiritually. Kristy is passionate about sharing yoga with as many people as possible and whether it is a powerful flow class or gentle therapeutic restorative class, one will find options making it accessible and safe for anybody!

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