Become PAIN CARE AWARE™ certified.
Join me for the PCA Teacher Training (Teaching Groups Full Program)
I will guide and support you as you work your way through Foundations (Part I)
and the program ends with a 3 day, live online practical (Part II)
Practicum May 19, 20, 21st, 2023
(Full attendance all 3 days of the practicum is mandatory to get your certificate
the rest of the program is done at your own pace)
PAIN CARE AWARE™ (PCA™)
Ready to say ‘I've got this’ and believe it when people with pain show up in your classes?
Join the movement - Become a Pain Care Aware™ teacher today!
PCA™ is a two-step training program that brilliantly combines traditional yoga philosophy and current pain science to empower teachers to enjoy teaching instead of spending all their time worried they're going to 'hurt' their clients!
You'll leave this program understanding the lived experience of pain, and armed with the knowledge and tools for what to do when someone has pain during or after movement.
One in four people live with chronic pain so you HAVE people in pain in your classes whether you are ready for them or not so you might as well be ready!
Meet that challenge of teaching real people who have real pain with confidence, knowledge and compassion by becoming Pain Care Aware™.
Turn any style of movement into a class that fosters curiosity & exploration and helps with injury prevention and pain.
Pain Care Aware™ teachers:
What you say in class makes a difference
PCA™ provides an understanding of current pain science and cueing that fosters:
CONFIDENTLY OFFER SAFETY IN YOUR CLASSES
Build your confidence as a teacher so you can hold space with integrity and skill.
More and more people come to yoga & Pilates as a non-pharmacological solution for pain. They are coming to you for guidance on how to feel better and how to get back to movement and living life.
As a teacher or health care practitioner, if you live with pain yourself you will benefit both professionally and personally from the PCA™ program.
Offer greater safety during movement / asana
Compassionately empower students to work at their 'edge' & challenge their limitations with confidence
Teach students to trust their body's innate wisdom
Cue movement in a way that encourages curiosity over fear
Encourage exploration and autonomy
PCA™ provides yoga & Pilates teachers with information and the skills needs to change their cueing.
With the best of intentions, many of us teachers have been inadvertently fostering a sense of fragility & fear of damage in our students.
By integrating yogic and scientific views of pain and pain care, PCA™ gets teachers ready to use language and movement that help change pain and make movement enjoyable.
PART 1- THE FOUNDATIONS COURSE (30 hrs)
Guided, self-paced with my guidance and support (online)
Suggestion: Start by the 1st week of April, 2023
This part of the program includes six modules (30 hours & CEUs) with self-reflection assignments and quizzes.
I will guide and support you through the Foundations Course with the following to get you confident and ready for your practicum.
Welcome meeting + guided Pain Care Aware class
Tuesday, April 4th, 6:45-8:15 pm EST
Movement Guidelines & Language Review
Wed, April 19th, 4-5:30 pm EST
Office hours online:
15 mins weekly, X6 weeks starting April 12th
Live Practicum Prep + Q&A
Sat, May 13th, 10-11:30 am EST
Weekly support emails and audio summaries with tips and key takeaways
Bonus practices to support YOU on your journey
Upon completion of The Foundations course you'll receive a certificate of completion
and move on to PART 2 - THE PRACTICUM.
For the full PCA Teacher Training (Foundations + Practical)
with guidance and support
Regularly $1595 CAD
join today for $1295 CAD (tax included)
PART 2 - PRACTICUM (20hrs)
After receiving your certification graduates are eligible to be added to the
Pain Care Aware network of PCA teachers/studios and placed on the
PCA teacher/studio locations page.
Already completed Foundations? Join me for the Practicum (part II) only.
Regularly $1095 CAD
join today for $900
Wondering how and why language and communication matter so much?
Have a listen to the podcast interview I gave with The Work In on this important topic.
Listen to the end for access to a $150 off coupon for this PCA teacher training.
I will be facilitating this practicum live, online on May 19, 20, 21, 2023 (times TBC)
We will review what you learned in the Foundations course and put it all into practice.
You'll experience what it’s like to be taught with PCA language as I guide you through several practices throughout the weekend.
You'll explore & experience using different cues & language that includes people in pain as you take turns leading each other.
By the end of the practicum you will receive a Teaching Certificate in PCA. The full program (50 hrs) is approved for IAYT-APD and YA-CEU's.