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Yin Yoga for Rehab Professionals - Empowering Patient Mobility

Yin Yoga for Rehab Professionals - Empowering Patient Mobility

Yin Yoga for Rehab Professionals - Empowering Patient Mobility

This course includes
This course was recorded in February 2023


When treating persistent pain, the following two statements should be embedded into every treatment plan:
1.  Building self-efficacy and resilience are key considerations for exercise prescription.
2.  Active treatment strategies trump passive strategies when treating persistent pain.
Cupping, skin rolling, and other passive modalities have become common strategies for addressing connective tissue mobility and hypersensitivity.  But... Do they build self-efficacy and resilience?
Yin yoga checks the box on both of these statements. Yin yoga is a simple practice that addresses connective tissue tension and creates mobility in the hips, pelvis, and low back.  It empowers patients to change their connective tissue through simple, effective postures.
It also promotes mental stillness to help build resilience and calmness in our nervous system.
Learn more about the power of yin yoga as an exercise prescription for your clients with lumbopelvic pain.


In this course you will:
  1. Understand the difference between yin yoga and other yoga practices
  2. Understand who will benefit from a yin yoga prescription
  3. Learn which simple yin postures can effectively open up the hips and lumbar spine
  4. Understand the connection between visceral pain conditions (IBS, Bladder Pain Syndrome, Painful periods) and connective tissue sensitivity in your pelvic health and low back pain clients.
Join Amber and Carolyn as they unpack the power of yin yoga in this free one-hour course!
The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn is the co-owner of Reframe Rehab, a teaching company engaged in breaking down the barriers internationally between pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science. Carolyn has practiced in orthopaedics and pelvic health for the past 34 years. She is a McKenzie Credentialled physiotherapist (1999), certified in acupuncture (2002), and obtained a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2017.

Carolyn received the YWCA Women of Distinction award (2004) and the distinguished Education Award from the OPA (2015). Carolyn was recently awarded the Medal of Distinction from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2021 for her work in pelvic health and pain science.

Carolyn has been heavily involved in post-graduate pelvic health education, research in lumbopelvic pain, speaking at numerous international conferences and writing books and chapters for the past twenty years in pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science.

Amber Morphy
Pelvic Floor Yoga Specialist
Amber practices a variety of styles of yoga, Ashtanga, Moksha and Yin. Her passion is YIN! She received her Fitness Theory Course and Group Instructors certification through the YMCA and has also attained her CPTN Yoga instructors certification. In August 2009, she had the good fortune to travelling to British Columbia and received her YIN Yoga Teacher Trainer under the guidance of Bernie Clark.

Reframe Rehab
Online Teaching Company

We are a passionate group of highly trained clinicians who champion virtual, live online education courses to develop a biopsychosocial framework for your clinical practice. Our mission is to break down the silos in clinical practice between musculoskeletal pain, pelvic pain, pain neuroscience education, and psychology by providing timely, cost-effective, live online learning opportunities from the world's leading clinical educators on these topics.

Interested in learning more about Reframe Rehab or taking a course with us? Check us out on Instagram @reframerehab or visit our website to view all our course offerings.

Course Material included in this course
  • Yin Yoga for Rehab Professionals - Empowering Patient Mobility
  • Welcome!
  • Slides
  • Introduction to Yin Yoga
  • The Who, What, Where, When, and Why
  • Increased Muscle "Tone"
  • Lumbopelvic Stiffness
  • Organ-Muscle Connections
  • Case Study
  • Questions
  • What's next!
  • Feedback
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