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

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March 2019

The Foundation for Medical Excellence conference Vancouver

March 1st, 2019March 2nd, 2019
Hyatt Regency Vancouver Vancouver, BC Canada + Google Map

Neil's presentations - repeated Friday and Saturday mornings Assessment & Management of Chronic Pain: The Vital Role of PT, OT and…

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MISTY conference Montreal

March 9th, 2019March 10th, 2019

Presentations by Neil during Montreal International Symposium of Therapeutic Yoga   Yoga when pain persists: Comparing the power of awareness practices…

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Overcome Pain Gentle Yoga (Pain Care Yoga Certification Course, Part 2) with Lisa Pearson, Chicago, IL

March 15th, 2019

March 15-17, 2019   This is a workshop for people in pain and for practitioners. No yoga experience needed. For people…

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September 2019

Pain Care Yoga certificate training – Naramata

September 16th, 2019 @ 8:00 amSeptember 21st, 2019 @ 4:30 pm PDT

Come join us in peaceful Naramata BC on the shores of warm Lake Okanagan for the 6 day in-person component of…

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Advanced Pain Care Yoga

September 30th, 2019 @ 8:00 amOctober 5th, 2019 @ 4:30 pm PDT

Come join us in peaceful Naramata BC on the shores of warm Lake Okanagan for the 6 day in-person Advanced Pain…

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October 2019

Pain Care Yoga Certification Course (Part 1) with Swami Lisa

October 11th, 2019 @ 8:00 amOctober 13th, 2019 @ 5:00 am PDT
Devandi School of Yoga and Wellness, 4401 Upton Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410 United States
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The Pain Care Course at Devanadi is a multi-tiered approach to Pain Care wellness education. The program is divided into three…

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November 2019

Pain Care Yoga Edmonton

November 1st, 2019November 3rd, 2019
Empowered Collective, Edmonton AB, 1524 91st St SW
Edmonton, AB Canada

Facilitated by PC Facilitator, Shelly Prosko Edmonton, AB . November 1-3, 2019 Empowered Collective, 1524 91st St SW, Edmonton This Pain…

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Pain Care Yoga Certificate training – Montreal area

November 26th, 2019December 1st, 2019
H’Om Yoga, 3187 Harwood
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC Canada
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Come join us at H`OM studio in western Quebec on the shores of the Hudson River for the 6 day in-person…

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February 2020

Banyen Books, book signing

February 7th @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm PST
Banyen Books, 3608 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Neil joins Banyen Books & Sound for a book signing and discussion of topics in his recent release, Yoga and Science…

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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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