Yoga can help you reduce the suffering that comes with headaches. In this workshop, you will develop pain management skills to calm your nervous system and stay ahead of pain patterns. You will get to do poses to that address nausea and discomfort during a headache.
This workshops will give you tools so that you can practice on your own with confidence when you need to prevent pain during tough situations. For example, we will look at how to alleviate neck, jaw, face & shoulder pain with postures that release muscular/mental tension, increase circulation and produce relaxation responses. And we will do this through a variety of pose categories including forward bends, twists, standing poses and backbends.
Healing can sometimes be confusing because each practitioner is different and pain situations can be complex. Yet, Yoga is a pathway to hope and vitality. Through Yoga, there are clues and practices that can support you to find pathways to healing.
Kelly enjoys helping practitioners develop a toolbox of asanas and pranayamas that encourage independence with healing techniques. Once a practitioner has tools, feelings of helplessness transform into knowledge and then mending can begin.
$45 – Early Bird Special – register by August 27 and save $10
$55 per person
Kelly Sobanski is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at the Intermediate Junior III level. Based in Indiana, she has studied directly with BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Abhijata Shridar including six months of study at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Kelly has deep knowledge of Iyengar Yoga therapeutics and pain management, gleaned from her own practice and eight years assisting in Lois Steinberg’s therapy classes at Iyengar Yoga Champaign-Urbana and her time at the Iyengar Institute in Pune. Kelly has worked with many students with intricate and in-depth physical challenges. Kelly inspires practitioners at all levels to cultivate wisdom, intuition and luminance through the endless learning that yoga unveils. She is also a dedicated volunteer including past President of the Board of Directors for the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Mid-West.
For twelve years, Kelly has been dedicated to healing headaches and nerve pain through Iyengar Yoga due to a car accident. This accident was literally a major blow to her brain because she had already suffered a brain injury as a child. Kelly spent time as a therapy student at RIMYI with BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, & Stephanie Quirk. In Addition, Kelly was taught by Lois Steinberg how to open her chest, help the curve in her neck and bring flexibility into her spine. Once the headaches improved, Kelly became an assistant in Lois’s weekly therapy classes. With this first-hand experience, she understands how entangled headaches and nerve pain can be. She strives to help others not to give up and to find ways to bring healing to life. Kelly is a Level 3 CIYT and is certified to teach Iyengar Yoga (RIMYI style) Therapy classes.
Open to all levels.