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Mindful Movement for Pain

Mindful Movement for Pain - Group Class & Private Lessons

I developed mindful movement for pain course out of my many years of experience working with people with long term injuries or pain including chronic pain.

The 6 week workshop is an introduction to this unique approach to pain which is based on current evidence in the field and my many years of teaching experience.

Persistent pain is a mind-body connection that requires a holistic approach to management. Yoga and Feldenkrais improve your ability to sense your movements, habits and attitudes and develop new pathways in your brain for decreasing the feedback mechanisms associated with pain.

The course will give you some simple tools that you can incorporate into your daily life to begin your journey toward healing your persistent pain. The outcome of the course is that you will find yourself more relaxed and better able to move forward toward healing and coping.

The course covers

  • Gentle mindful movement based on Yoga and Feldenkrais which will give you more suppleness, strength and awareness of your body and its innate intelligence
  • Relaxation practices such as Yoga Nidra and body scan that will help you let go of excess muscular and accumulated mental tensions
  • Restorative or Yin style Yoga practices which replenish depleted energy and enhance its flow
  • An introduction to mindfulness meditation and mindfulness in daily life as applied to manage your pain
  • Resources to help you continue your journey at home
  • Education on the biology of pain and current research

Yoga for beginners: this course is also a gentle introduction to yoga for those looking to join a yoga class in a small group setting with expert guidance.

To find out more about the mindful movement for pain classes, call me on 0407 433 565 or contact me here.

I have been attending Feldenkrais lessons with Margery Hellman for years. (you can check!). When I started I had a mild rotation cuff shoulder problem and by the end of the first term, this had healed. As an older woman I find the emphasis on hips, back muscles and shoulders very appropriate for my “ageing” body. The exercises involve gentle stretching and I leave each lesson feeling that my body has had a good, but not strenuous work-out. The classes are also enjoyable – there is no competition or dress code - Fay Briggs
I started Feldenkrais last year because of tight sore muscles and stiffness in my hip. I was amazed at the impact of the subtle movements, even in a short time. Much of the soreness and stiffness in my hip has gone. The Feldenkrais movements are different to anything I’ve done before and I enjoy experiencing a growing inner awareness of my body. I’m exercising in a gentle way, a much wider range of muscles and joints. Margery is a great teacher and I’m encouraged to listen to my body and do what works best for me. - MS

Margery offers group classes, private one-to-one Therapeutic Yoga, yoga for beginners, Feldenkrais and Mindful Movement lessons to aid individuals restore awareness, freedom of movement, health and wellbeing.

Contact Margery

about margery hellman

Feel free to call, email or fill out the form below to discuss the best path for you.

0407 433 565 or 02 9660 5514

marhellman@bigpond.com

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