ONLINE TRAINING – The Yoga Approach to Chronic Pain Workshop

Learn practices of asana, pranayama and meditation that will be beneficial for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s

*300 Hour Therapeutic Essentials Track Required Training

Tantra Hatha yoga gives us much in the way of philosophy and practices to help us understand chronic pain and suffering. Through the philosophy of Tantra we can teach our students to understand themselves and their condition from a new perspective and to create a new relationship with their body and mind. Teaching our students this ancient philosophy can help them to find their way into a practice that can be both healing and transformative. Current findings in the field of pain science are showing how we can change our relationship with our body through the relationship with our mind and nervous system. We will look into the current findings of pain science and treatment of chronic pain and integrate the practices and philosophy of tantra hatha yoga. You will learn practices of asana, pranayama and meditation that will be beneficial for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s.

Benefits of this program’s approach:

  • Learn how yoga can effect our relationship with our body and chronic pain
  • Learn how to address the underlying energies of common medical conditions using asana, meditation and pranayama
  • Learn what postures are beneficial for common medical conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis
  • Become more comfortable addressing common injuries and discomforts students ask about in class (i.e. low back pain, headaches, etc.)
  • Develop practices to take care of yourself as a healthy yoga teacher
  • Build awareness around the importance of pranayama and meditation in therapeutic healing
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About Holle Black, E-RYT 500 + YAECP

Holle Black, RYT500

Holle Black is an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500. She has a certification in Yoga Therapy in which she has studied extensively with Yoganand Michael Carroll, Marlysa Sullivan and Stacie Smith. She holds additional certifications in Prenatal yoga and Kids yoga and has also studied with Matthew Sanford, Tias Little and Mark Lilly. She has a strong interest and passion for teaching yoga therapeutically and in underserved populations, especially in the trauma population. This has led her to being involved in a research group between Emory University and the Atlanta VA. She is part of an ongoing study and has led 2 pilot groups and 2 research groups studying the medical benefits of yoga on women with PTSD from sexual trauma while in the military. As part of this project she has received individual training with David Emerson at the trauma center as well as ongoing mentoring with him.
Her love of teaching yoga and seeing the benefit of yoga for both underserved and the trauma population has also led her to co-develop and co-direct Centering Youth. A nonprofit organization whose mission it is to bring Yoga and Mindfulness to people in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system, those who have been sexually exploited, abused or are homeless and others who have not had the opportunity to experience the benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness. You can learn more about this organization at

As part of this organization, Holle creates the class guidelines and protocols for integrating yoga into juvenile court and detention centers in Atlanta as well as overseeing and mentoring the teachers for these programs. She has received 2 awards of recognition for her work from these organizations. They are currently running programs through 2 juvenile detention centers and 2 juvenile courts.

Teaching yoga teachers and therapists in how to teach trauma informed yoga has brought her the opportunity to teach at Emory University in the physical therapy department, she had created a module on trauma for a 500 hour yoga therapy training which is being taught across the country. She is currently developing a certificate in trauma informed yoga for Centering Youth. As part of the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies she teaches a trauma module as well as the Yoga Way: Towards Psychological Health and Well-being which explores the yogic and western views of the mind and how yoga can be used for mental health and transformation.

Her other current and past classes have included teaching in a battered women’s shelter, homeless youth, women who have been sexually exploited and schizophrenia.

Date & Time

Saturdays, July 25, 2020 + August 1, 2020
9:00am – 3:00pm

Sundays, July 26, 2020 + August 2, 2020
9:00am – 3:00pm


Register by June 30, 2020 + SAVE $50!

MycAA Approved

If you are a military spouse, you may qualify for the MyCAA program. The MyCAA program is a career development and employment assistance program offered by the military for military personnel and their spouses. MyCAA provides a maximum educational benefit of $4,000.

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300HrYogaImg.fwCEUs & Yoga Certification Info

  • 20 of CEU Hours toward 300 YA or CEUs
  • $15 Additional CEU certificate due at time of registration
  • Participation in full workshop required to receive 500YA credit.
  • This certification counts as one required module towards 300Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center’s Kunga Therapeutics program

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given for workshops.  10 days prior to the workshop cancellation is permitted for account credit only minus a $25 administrative fee. 10 days and closer to the start date of the workshop the total tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.*

*Different 300hr Teacher Training Track policies apply, see your 300hr Workbook + Training Enrollment forms for more information*