Free Virtual Workshop: Yoga, Meditation and Gentle Movement for Pain Relief

Thursday, 9/23/2021

Free Virtual Workshop: Yoga, Meditation and Gentle Movement for Pain Relief

featuring Donna Brooks, BS, RSMT, C-IAYT
Somatic Movement Educator and Meditation Therapist

Thursday, September 23, 2021 • 7pm – 8pm

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Do you live with nagging pains and injury? Many people have chronic pain and make it worse by ignoring warning signals.  Pushing through injuries or conforming to mental, emotional and movement habits can also cause hurt. Join us for a workshop with Donna Brooks, BS, RSMT, C-IAYT, and learn to respond to your body's needs before you get pain or before it accelerates. You can also learn to navigate your environment to lessen pain triggered from the outside, as well as transform limiting movement and nervous system habits that often keep pain in place or make it worse. You can experience pleasure and satisfaction in movement once again, which may even vanish altogether depending on your pain!

Helpful blog post links for more pain relief assistance through movement:

Relieving Pain and Building Strength -
- Using Somatic Movement in Yoga -


Donna is a certified Yoga Therapist and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator with a Bachelors degree from SUNY Stony Brook. She has been teaching yoga since 1981 and somatics since 1993. She is trained in Iyengar yoga, and has studied with Somatics pioneers like Thomas Hanna, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Emilie Conrad. She's also learned about the geometry and physics of movement and momentum with tennis pro Art Carrington, as well as through Contact Improvisation, and she is even trained in the healing ground work of Judith Blackstone.

In the 1980s, Donna worked with Karin Stephen to teach yoga to AIDS patients. She has also presented her approach to using tensegrity and fascia for Parkinson's patients at Dartmouth—Hitchcock Parkinson's conferences, and offered movement labs at Northfield Mt Hermon, UMass, Norwhich university and GCC. She has instructed courses for the Pioneer Valley TBI support group, as well as Cancer Connection, and ran an ongoing pain clinic at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield for 6 years.

Discover more about Donna by watching her introduction video here, as well as an explanation of somatic movement.

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