Yoga can help you manage and cope with chronic pain, whether it is consistent pain or debilitating pain that stops you in your tracks. In this workshop we will explore the how to work with different phases of rest and activity as a means for recuperation and recovery.
Our time together will be part discussion, part asana & part yoga philosophy integration. Kelly has been dealing with chronic pain for over 13 years. She will share coping skills, poses that have helped bring comfort during flare-ups and poses that can help you stay ahead of pain. The goal of this workshop is to create a supportive environment and community so that everyone can practice together and develop skills for finding comfort and inspiration during challenging pain obstacles.
The workshop will include these topics:
This course is designed for those with at least 6 months of consistent Iyengar Yoga practice. It is not for students who have trouble standing up without support or those who cannot get up and down from the floor on their own. These conditions can be better addressed with private yoga sessions.
Please have these props: 1 belt, 3 blankets, 1 bolster, 1 backless yoga chair, 2 blocks, & a cleared off wall space.
Teachers and teachers-in-training who want to learn to better help their students are encouraged to attend this special program.
We plan that this zoom workshop will be recorded. Every registrant will receive access to the recording for one month. If you cannot attend the workshop live, you can pre-register and receive the recording.
$28 – a special rate!
We do expect that this workshop will sell out, so register without delay. One hour prior to the workshop you will receive a unique zoom log-in and specific instructions.
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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.