Neil offers workshops and retreats, and is available for conferences:

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September 2018

Public Pain Education Penticton

September 25th, 2018 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 25th, 2018

Penticton Health Centre, 740 Carmi Ave
Penticton, BC Canada
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Neil provides public pain education sessions in Penticton each second month, for free, on referral from regulated health professionals.  The science…

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October 2018

Saskatoon Pain and Therapeutics Conference

October 20th, 2018
Health Sciences Building, University of Saskatchewan, 107 Wiggins Rd.
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5 Canada
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Neil is presenting at the Pain and Therapeutic Conference in Saskatoon SK, October 20, 2018, for the College of Medicine’s Division of…

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Canadian Physiotherapy Congress

October 31st, 2018November 2nd, 2018

Neil will be participating in three sessions. Precongress course - more details at https://www.montreal18.ca/pre-and-post-congress-courses/ Yoga Therapy - An Integrative Biopsychosocial Approach to Physiotherapy…

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November 2018

Pain Care Yoga Calgary

November 9th, 2018November 11th, 2018
Yoga Studio of Calgary, 5403 Crowchild Trail NW
Calgary, AB Canada
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This is a workshop for health practitioners - regulated health professionals, yoga teachers and movement professions. This workshop provides in-depth integration…

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Public Pain Education Penticton

November 13th, 2018 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm PST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 20th, 2018

Penticton Health Centre, 740 Carmi Ave
Penticton, BC Canada
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Neil provides public pain education sessions in Penticton each second month, for free, on referral from regulated health professionals.  The science…

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Public Pain Education Penticton

November 20th, 2018 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm PST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 20th, 2018

Penticton Health Centre, 740 Carmi Ave
Penticton, BC Canada
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Neil provides public pain education sessions in Penticton each second month, for free, on referral from regulated health professionals.  The science…

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Overcome Pain Gentle Yoga Ottawa

November 30th, 2018December 2nd, 2018
reYoga, 209 Hannah St.
Ottawa, ON K1L7M6 Canada
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This is a workshop for people in pain and for practitioners. No yoga experience needed. For people living in pain: :…

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January 2019

Pain Care Yoga Certification Course with Lisa Pearson, Chicago IL

January 11th

Part 1: January 11-13, 2019 ~ Part 2: March 15-17, 2019 ~ Part 3: Home study/ distance mentorship with Neil Pearson…

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Pain Care Yoga Certification Course with Lisa Pearson, Colorado Springs, CO

January 18thJanuary 20th
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Part 1: January 18-20, 2019 ~ Part 2: February 22-24, 2019 ~ Part 3: Home study/ distance mentorship with Neil Pearson…

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Public Pain Education Sessions

Neil provides public pain education sessions in Penticton each second month, for free on referral from regulated health professionals. While travelling and teaching health professionals he looks for opportunities to offer these sessions in new locations.

  1. The science of pain and pain care.
  2. How the body and the brain respond when there is evidence of danger.
  3. The importance of your nervous system to helping your body regain function.
  4. Pain care techniques for your body mind and spirit.
  5. New ideas and techniques to help you move with more ease.

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Practical Applications of Pain Science—For Health Practitioners

Neil offers conference presentations and weekend workshops to health professionals interested in current pain physiology, and non-pharmacological pain management.

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Overcome Pain Gentle Yoga Workshop/Retreat

This is a workshop for people in pain and for practitioners.

No yoga experience needed.

For people living in pain:

  • Immerse yourself in three days of safe effective practices to decrease your pain and help you live well again. Explore modern science-based views on chronic pain, while empowering yourself with practical tools to improve ease of movement. Heal yourself through yoga techniques designed to wind down your nervous system and promote positive, lasting changes in your body.

The focus for practitioners includes:

  • Experiential learning of techniques—of pain care, mindfulness and yoga
  • Build a personal self care practice
  • Group mentorship—spend time listening to the experiences of people with persistent pain as they learn, practice and discuss pain care techniques.

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Pain Care Yoga Workshop/Retreat

This is a workshop for health practitioners—regulated health professionals, yoga teachers and movement professions.

The focus is on enhancing foundational knowledge, and shifting paradigms of pain, people living in pain and evidence-based pain care.

Come to learn more about:

  • Pain anatomy, biology, physiology, psychology;
  • How suffering impacts every aspect of our existence;
  • How every aspect of our existence can be used to influence pain;
  • How to use ‘moving with ease’ as both a pain education tool and analgesic.

This workshop provides in-depth integration of pain science, innovative pain self-management techniques, yoga philosophy and yoga practices. Participants will gain a solid foundation in pain science, and in yoga philosophy related to pain and pain management.

Daily yoga practices will help the practitioner begin the integration of Pain Care Yoga principles into their clinical or therapeutic practice.

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Pain Care Yoga Certification Course

Part 1—Over the first three days, along with the other health professionals and yoga teachers you will explore current understanding of pain physiology and of the lived experience of pain, while integrating this with the practices, techniques and teachings of yoga. You don’t need previous education about pain or practice in yoga, but you do need a passion for working with people living in pain.

Part 2—On days four-six we will be joined by a group of people living in pain who are interested in learning more about pain and experiencing how yoga can help. You will experience the PCY practices and techniques in a group setting while learning from listening to the experiences of people in pain and the guidance we provide to individualize PCY practices. During this time, you will also be paired with one individual, commencing the case study process required for completion of the certificate. If you live close to the venue, and would like to invite a guest (person living in pain) to attend, then you will be paired with this individual. There is no registration cost for this individual.

Part 3—Mini-Mentorship/Home study submission

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Advanced Pain Care Yoga Workshop/Retreat

This is a workshop for health practitioners—regulated health professionals, yoga teachers and movement professions.

The focus of this five-day program is on developing further expertise, moving beyond foundational principles of Pain Care Yoga and focusing on key areas that will enhance your work.

Come to experience the meditative and compassionate heart of yoga, to integrate gratitude and ritual techniques into your clinical work, and improve patient/client outcomes through application of Pain Care Yoga to specific clinical presentations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss pathophysiologic and yogic views of common regional pain problems.
  2. Explore and experience techniques beyond the foundational practices to gain a deeper skill-set including conscious mindful actions specifically to help manage pain and or psycho/spiritual suffering, mindful goal setting and conscious creation of thoughtful intentions involving personal affirmations, and ritual for better long term outcomes.
  3. Begin to better understand the spirit of consciousness and awareness in pain care.
  4. Enhance facilitation techniques for individual and group settings.
  5. Practice teaching and improve your client interactions through mentoring and peer feedback.

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