Robin Rothenberg

Befriending the Body: Yoga for Chronic Pain and Illness


Categorie(s): Health and Wellness,

When: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Time: 6:45 to 7:45 am PST

Chronic pain and illness can be debilitating, alienating us from our best ally in the healing journey: our own body. Therapeutic Yoga offers many tools to help us return to a place of comfort and renewed sense of connectivity and joy to our physical self. This course lays out specific methodology for recognizing and taking those vital steps to re-establish a friendly and welcoming space for your body to heal.

Based on authentic teachings from the yoga tradition regarding the use of breath, adaptation, energy flow and mindfulness, this course will facilitate those who suffer with chronic ailments in embarking on a yoga practice that meets them at the current point of their ailment. It will also be an informational resource for yoga teachers who would like to cultivate more tools to understand how to support students who need to move at a gentler or modified pace.

Robin will combine her deep understanding of the teachings of yoga with current findings from neuro-science to highlight the power of harnessing the mind and body to work together as a healing team. Her expertise in the field of chronic pain and illness has been documented by her research and years of work as a yoga therapist addressing structural pain such as back, hip, neck, shoulder pain, and chronic headaches. She has also worked extensively with conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Rheumatoid Arthritis, M.S., Parkinsons, and Cancer.

The course will offer both didactic information and an opportunity for students to call in and ask questions. By first establishing an understanding of how the five koshas – the dimensions of the physical, energetic, mental, wisdom and spiritual bodies – are linked, Robin will emphasize the importance of employing the breath, self-reflection, deep intention, and heart in our yoga practice in order to truly transform the way we feel.

Speaker Bio: back pain, which was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Her ground-breaking work in the field of yoga research has been written about in the New York Times, Seattle Times, Yoga Journal, Fit Yoga and Natural Health. She continues to work in the field of Read full bio »