Become PAIN CARE AWARE™ certified.
Join me for the PCA Teacher Training (Teaching Groups Full Program)
Starting October 12th, 2022
I will guide and support you as you work your way through Foundations
The program ends with a 3 day, live online practical
Practicum December 9, 10, 11th, 2022
(Full attendance all 3 days is mandatory)
PAIN CARE AWARE™
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 might as well get ready!
Meet that challenge with confidence, knowledge and compassion by becoming Pain Care Aware™.
Turn any style of movement into a class that helps with injury prevention and pain.
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 yoga and science
for addressing and preventing pain.
Based on traditional yoga philosophy and current pain science learn about the lived experience of pain, and what to do when someone has pain during or after asana.
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 as a non-pharmacological solution for pain and they are coming to you for guidance to help change their pain safely and effectively.
Teachers and HCP's experiencing persistent pain themselves will benefit both professionally and personally from the PCA™ program.
Pain Care Aware™ teachers:
Offer greater safety with movement / asana
Safely and compassionately empower students to challenge their limitations
Reconnect students to their true nature
Cue greater ease of movement
Pain Care Aware provides yoga teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt their teaching language and class cueing to a pain-informed approach to teaching yoga.
With the best of intentions many of us teachers have been inadvertently fostering a sense of fragility and fear of damage in our students.
By integrating yogic and scientific views of pain and pain care, Pain Care Aware™ prepares teachers to use yoga to help change pain.
Pain Care Aware arms teachers with pain care movement guidelines and gives yoga teachers the tools to influence a student’s pain during and after class.
PART 1- THE FOUNDATIONS COURSE (30 hrs)
Guided, self-paced with my guidance and support (online)
This part of the program includes six modules (30 hours & CEUs) with self-reflection assignments and quizzes.
I will guide you through the Foundations Course with the following to get you confident and ready for your practicum Dec 9, 10, 11th, 2022.
Welcome meeting and guided Pain Care Aware class Wed, Oct 12th, 7pm EST
Office hours online: Wednesdays Oct 26 / Nov 2, 16, 23, 30 /Dec 7th, 5-5:15 pm EST
Live Q&A Thurs, Dec 1st, 7-8:30 pm EST
Weekly support emails with tips and key takeaways
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
$1595 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 practical only.
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.
I will be facilitating this practicum live, online on Dec 9, 10, 11th, 2022 (times TBC).
We will review what you learned in the Foundations course and put it all into practice.
You will get to experience what it’s like to be taught with PCA language as I guide you through several practices throughout the weekend.
You will embody class cueing and changing your language to include people in pain and 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.