Reframing Yoga for Long Term Conditions with Diane Farrell – so sorry this event has had to be cancelled due to health issues for Diane

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Reframing Yoga for Long Term Conditions with Diane Farrell – so sorry this event has had to be cancelled due to health issues for Diane

18 February, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Many people start or restart yoga practice when a diagnosis of a chronic or painful disorder begins to affect their movement and wellbeing.

In addition many people who have been practicing or teaching for years have to accommodate changes in mobility or flexibility associated with normal aging or the general rough and tumble of life!

I have often been struck by the sometimes rigid approaches to these challenges I have observed in too many yoga classes. Often the emphasis is on ‘what do I need to do in order to be able to do that pose as near as possible to how I used to do it’?

My experience in treating people with long term physical conditions and concurrent mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression has led me to believe that strongly focusing on perceived ‘losses ‘ of function or ability and comparisons with our past selves ( what the ‘old me’ could do compared to what I can manage now etc)rarely helps.

In this workshop we will explore other ways to accommodate limitations and even pain. Drawing on insights from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy we will experiment with ways to accommodate physical limitations within a fulfilling an interesting yoga practice.

This workshop is suitable for experienced students and teachers alike. The focus will be on techniques to orient differently to limitations and pain rather than attempting to frame yoga practice as a panacea for all ills!

If you are a teacher this workshop is suitable for FRYOG CPD and BWY CPD.  If you attend please make sure it is noted on the register that you are a FRYOG/BWY teacher for CPD records”.

Diane Farrell has been practicing and teaching yoga for nearly 20 years now. BWY trained in London her approach has evolved over the years but remains firmly based in sound biomechanics and underpinned by a deep curiosity about how the way we are embodied effects how we feel about ourselves and the world. A background in Psychology and Neuroscience informs the work and hr approach is completely non- esoteric. Her style is practical, humorous and driven by the wish to explore the human condition- with all of its inherent ups and downs. She has worked with Peter Blackaby and Dr Chris McHugh and was a co-facilitator on the Grounded Yoga training course in 2012.

Diane teaches classes and CPD for teachers in Brighton and Sussex. She is trained in Compassion Focused therapy and CBT and works a Psychotherapist for the NHS, using compassion focused and embodied techniques to treat a wide variety of mental health difficulties including PTSD, anxiety and depression.


Terms and Conditions of booking: Places are only reserved upon receipt of full payment, and are only guaranteed once you have received confirmation of funds processed. Refunds can only be given if your place can be filled by someone on the waiting list.

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18 February, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Julie Potter