Pain Care Aware Certification

For yoga teachers who want to support students with pain during yoga

  • Started Oct 2
  • 195 US dollars
  • Location 1

Service Description

Pain Care Aware is a new paradigm of teaching yoga while being aware of the human complexity of pain. It begins with knowledge and reflection, then adds concepts and language, whereby yoga teachers address pain during yoga. Pain is a human condition. There will be pain during yoga. Being pain care aware means taking into account our own embedded beliefs about pain and about people living in pain, as well as common beliefs that are embedded in our students - about pain, about pain during yoga, how much pain is okay during asana, and how to respond when there is pain during yoga. Pain beliefs and attitudes are impacted by experience, societal influences, context and most importantly by the words and approach of the yoga teacher. Through a pain care aware approach, practitioners create an environment of safety and resilience, including: Understanding pain and its impact on peoples' lives and behaviors and how they respond when there is pain Using language that promotes curiosity and discernment Knowing that words such as pain do not need to be removed during asana practice Avoiding language and instructions that inadvertently reinforce fear of movement, helplessness and a sense of fragility Offering permission and providing options for choice; and, Providing strengths-based and capacity-building approaches to support bio-plasticity and resilience. Pain Care Aware does not seek to treat pain or pathology, but rather to recognize that pain will be experienced during yoga practice, and that our language and approach can be adapted to support students experiencing pain during yoga. Payment Level One - $395 Level Two - $395 Purchase Level One and Two together for a $50 discount $730 Make a deposit now to hold your spot. Payment plans are available (50% up front, plus 2 additional payments of 25% each.) Schedule Level 1 – Foundations Course is a self-paced, online, 30-hour course completed as part of Yoga Teacher Training programs in select Yoga Alliance-accredited school programs (YTS). Completion of Level 1 is a prerequisite of Level 2. Please allow 4 weeks to complete Level 1 before the start of Level 2. Level Two will be led by Jenna Csont, C-IAYT and PCA Trainer on October 2nd and 3rd from 8a-6p at Marigold Yoga in Chicago. In additiona, Jenna will offer virtual mentorship group for Level 1 at no additional cost during September to answer questions and help you stay on track to finish before Level 2 begins.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Classes - If a cancellation is completed at least one hour before the class starts, the class will be placed back in your account. If not, the class will be forfeited. Courses - There is no refund for courses.

Contact Details

  • 2054 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL, USA