Yoga Therapy Works
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What if you could go from achy joints to
Yoga For Arthritis On-Line Workshop!
Investment to start moving with more ease is $126.00
“I hurt whenever I move so I just don’t want to!”
How many times have you said this to yourself? Probably every day if you suffer from inflammation of your joints, including Osteo and Rheumatoid arthritis, Gout, Psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, IBS Lupus, Osteoporosis. Or you may experience pain from having a joint replacement.
I understand, because I too have Rheumatoid Arthritis and degenerating disks in my back. I’ve also had the misfortune to suffer debilitating injuries that left me unable to walk and recovery was a very long road. The thought of leaving the house was daunting. So I started by moving my body a little bit every day…baby steps…in the comfort of my own home.
Because of my own injuries and achiness, I’ve become extremely passionate about helping those who don’t think that movement is possible or don’t think their range of motion and quality of life can get any better.
• I believe everyone should move every day.
• I believe that gentle movement of our bodies will lead to a better quality of life
• I believe that movement makes us pain free and happier.
What better way to start moving than in the comfort of your own home, or to compliment your studio classes with a home on-line Yoga for Arthritis practice? As a yoga therapist I’ve had the opportunity to work with countless clients and the results are amazing. Gently moving the joints and creating a safe space for you to connect with your body will bring you ease of movement and yes, reduce pain and inflammation!!! AND I’m inviting you to be one of the first to experience the transformative effects.
This course will give you better range of motion, confidence and strategies for pain management and relaxation, including breathing techniques and an understanding of arthritis and what happens in the body when you’re stressed.
• An understanding of arthritis and what happens in the body when you’re stressed
• Breathing techniques (pranayama) to create breath awareness and reduce stress and inflammation
• Meditation practices you can do outside of any practice
• Video lessons on safe movement yoga (asana) practices you can alternate and do daily, including how to safely get to the floor and back up, core stability and strengthening, upper body practices, standing practices and happy feet, our foundation!
"Tracy’s online yoga poses are easy to follow, flow well and are exquisitely balanced between her as the teacher and her devotion to bringing about healing in her students. This is a rare quality to find and I am very appreciative of the opportunity to continue with her classes online. Tracy continues to find new ways to develop her yoga teachings creatively to bring forth new ways to help and heal those seeking the benefits of yoga. I heartily recommend her classes as there is benefits to all levels and needs." - Namaste Suzanna – Yoga Student
“I would love online yoga for arthritis... I could watch it anytime…If I felt sick (or didn’t feel great) I wouldn’t have to miss it.” Veronica Rohn – Yoga Therapy Client
"Tracy Roberge is a skilled teacher of Yoga and Yoga therapy. Her classes and online classes are well designed and focus on strengthening and healing the body and mind. Her knowledge of how to work the body in yoga is apparent and one leaves feeling renewed and refreshed." Anonymous – Yoga Student
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Can I do this course even if I can’t move very well?
Yes! This course is suitable for all levels, including those with limited mobility.
If I don't have Arthritis, can I still take this class as it's gentle on my joints?
Yes, this class is meant to incorporate gentle movement into the body, so will benefit anyone who wants an alternative to more traditional classes. Those with joint replacements, or recovering from injuries would also benefit.
Can Yoga for Arthritis help with Pain?
Absolutely! Regular yoga practice can help reduce joint pain, improve joint flexibility and function and lower stress and tension. So the good news is, absolutely yoga helps with inflammation, stress, arthritis and pain management. Even starting with once a week with a simple yoga practice is great!
What is Arthritis?
There are many types of Arthritis, but generally it is characterized by pain and stiffness in joints throughout the body. You may also hear the words inflammation associated with arthritis. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear on the joints; rheumatoid arthritis, meanwhile, is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's own immune system attacks joints. But you may be surprised to learn that other disorders like IBS, Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Osteoporosis, Lupus (to name a few) are other presenters of inflammation that would also benefit from safe, gentle movement.
How does yoga help?
Most arthritic joints benefit from regular, low-impact exercise, which can decrease pain and improve mobility. Yoga is an ideal choice since in addition to its physical benefits it emphasizes working with your body as it presents itself on any given day without judgment. Yoga also reduces stress, fosters mental calmness, and teaches students coping techniques, such as breathing exercises, which may help manage pain and depression.
How to start a yoga practice if you have arthritis?
It can be a bit scary trying something you've never done before, or that fear of moving the wrong way when you're already in pain can also be daunting. Consult with your doctor first to make sure you are ready to begin exploring your body. It is advisable to start yoga with a yoga therapist for a private consultation, or specialty workshop or class aligned with the diagnosis in mind. The Yoga for Arthritis Workshop by Yoga Therapist RYT500 Tracy Roberge is designed to offer you modifications to poses and situations when necessary, and to safely get you feeling better gently.
Will I get all the lessons right away?
Yes, all lessons and videos are yours instantly.
How long can I access the workshop and lessons?
Once you purchase, you have unlimited access to work through the lessons and practices. Then when ready, you can move on to either the monthly membership (50% off your first month - coupon code offered in Arthritis product once you purchase***New members only), with access to appropriate chair yoga and gentle pre-recorded sessions, or register in one of Tracy's LIVE yoga for arthritis classes (schedule HERE).
Where do I access the workshop?
I have an online studio that once you enrol, you will gain access to. You can bookmark that page in your browser and return to it when you need. All video lessons will happen within the online studio.
I’ve never done an online program, do I need special equipment?
Not at all! It can be helpful to have some yoga props at home, and Tracy can help you with that if you’d like, but she offers creative solutions to use things that you already have at home to support your practice, like a kitchen chair, blanket or towels etc.
Can I take this Yoga for Arthritis workshop or Classes Live with Tracy?
Yes! Tracy offers Yoga for Arthritis Workshops in studios live at various times throughout the year. Registered Arthritis Classes are also offered in 6 week or 8 week sessions to build on skills and develop confidence. This On-Line Workshop will support you and is an added bonus to the live workshop and classes, so you can reference the material and do the practices in support of a home practice in-between live sessions. Refer to class schedule HERE.
Is yoga for arthritis safe?
Yes! Studies have shown that yoga helps with inflammation, stress and (yes, yes, yes), joint pain associated with arthritis. It also improves balance and coordination. So you’ve come to the right place. However, if you have any questions about starting this program, please consult with your rheumatologist or family doctor to ensure it’s right for you. Then head on over and join me!!
The investment to start moving with more ease is $126
Registered courses will build weekly on themed classes, to give you better range of motion, confidence and strategies for pain management and relaxation.
Yoga For Arthritis
Two Great Times & Locations to Choose from:
6 Week Registered
Location: Yoga & Meditation Centre Calgary
8 Week Registered
Location: The Yoga Studio of Calgary South
What our customers are saying
I greatly appreciate Tracy's knowledge, skills and teaching style. While most instructor check to make sure you are generally doing the correct poses, no one has ever taken the time to finesse poses to optimize benefits and minimize injuries. I have left many OTHER yoga classes with little feedback, little benefit and back strain so I am grateful for Tracy's dedication and expertise. Each class is different with a variety of poses (with and without props). She is also able to teach to different levels within the same class and challenge all participants.
Tracy M - Yoga Student