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Mindful Strength Movement For Pain Care

January 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - February 3, 2021 @ 1:15 pm

Mindful Strength Movement for Pain Care

Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3 from 12-1:15pm EST (NYC/Toronto time zone)

This session is now SOLD OUT, we will run this again email support@mindfulstrength.ca to be added to the waiting list.

About this class

Kathryn Bruni-Young (founder of Mindful Strength) is leading this five-week class for people who experience ongoing pain.  Each class will be a bit different, but will follow this structure. The first 10-15 minutes will begin with a simple lesson on one element of pain. The group will then move through a 45 minute practice that combines yoga poses with functional movements, basic strength training, and a restorative cool down. Participants are welcome to stay for an additional 15 minutes after the class to chat if they would like. This class is also open to teachers who work with people in pain.

Click here to sign up now

This class will focus on

  • Understanding a few key points about pain to learn more about our options and become empowered to make decisions about how we move
  • Specific mindful exercises to explore pain
  • Breathing techniques that can help calm the nervous system
  • Functional strengthening movements that will help build tissue (muscles, bones etc…) capacity
  • A range of movements to explore what is possible, some movements will be challenging while others will be restorative
  • Personal choice and exploration, this is a non-dogmatic environment

Key points about pain

  • Pain is not an accurate representation of tissue damage
  • Pain tells us that there is a problem, but it doesn’t tell us what the problem is, where the problem is or how bad it is
  • Becoming more discerning about pain is helpful, discernment = more choices
  • We don’t have to avoid everything that hurts
  • New movements can help us build new experiences and pathways
  • Calming things down then building things up helps build capacity even when pain might be present
  • We can have pain and still be strong

About Kathryn

Kathryn has completed a nine-month long mentorship with physiotherapist, yoga therapist, and researcher Neil Pearson. She has been interviewing clinicians and researchers on the topic of pain science and the bio-psycho-social model over the last two years and has a keen interest in always learning more about pain and movement. Kathryn arrived at the strength training practice with her own history of chronic pain and found strength training combined with relaxation to be very helpful.

Who is this class for

This class is appropriate for people who can get up and down from the floor unassisted. Classes will be well balanced, and there will be some time spent standing, on hands and knees, and on the floor. Options will be given when possible and participants are welcome to stay after class if they have specific questions about movement adaptations. Kathryn is committed to staying within her scope of practice as a movement teacher and will provide general education and movement practices. If you are seeking personalized exercises for specific conditions, or you are in the acute stages of an injury we recommend you visit a physiotherapist.

How this works

  • Sign up using the link on this page, you will receive a receipt in your email (please check junk and spam)
  • You will receive links for the ZOOM calls on January 4th, at this point if you have anything specific to tell Kathryn emails are welcome
  • Classes will be recorded and sent out to the group within 24 hours of the class
  • Recordings will expire after 7 days
  • Participants will receive a PDF document on the basic pain principles presented in this class series, no need to take notes

What you will need

  • Grippy practice surface or yoga mat
  • A resistance band (we recommend red latex-free red Therabands, but any band around 5 feet long works)
  • A weight around 10-15 lbs (4-8 kg) or something like a vinegar bottle or gallon of water
  • A bolster or a couple of pillows
  • A blanket or bath towel
  • Ball to roll on (tennis ball or Yoga Tune Up massage ball)


Early Bird (must register before Dec 15th) $99 CAD

Regular Price after Dec 15th $125 CAD

** $99 CAD is approximately $75 USD, exchange rates fluctuate slightly each day

Click here to sign up now


We hope to see you in class. For specific questions, you can email support@mindfulstrength.ca


January 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
February 3, 2021 @ 1:15 pm