Hope for Chronic Pain

Swami SivasankarianandaSunday, June 24, 2018
1:00 –3:00 pm


Our experience of pain, is the result of a complex alarm system, one of the many protective mechanisms of the body. It is very adaptable, and always changing. We will look at the role of the nervous system, rather than the tissue of the body, in prolonging the pain experience. Research shows that making changes in the nervous system can decrease pain. It also shows that general education in pain neurophysiology, itself, reduces pain, improves movement and decreases our perception of disability.

Learn a holistic approach to pain management, which need not include drugs and surgeries. It takes you as an individual into account, and has positive side effects.

Movement is extremely important in persisitent pain conditions. Often people living in pain avoid moving, for fear of exacerbating the pain. Learn how to approach movement with ease and safety.


Interested in learning more? Join our 5-session course on Pain Management beginhing Thursday, June 28 at 7:15pm.


Swami Sivasankariananda

After 18 years of teaching and service at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Los Angeles, Swami Sivasankariananda joined staff at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in May 2014. She has served as director of the San Francisco Center since February of 2015. She completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there in 2008. She has been on yatra in north and south India and Mount Kailas. She loves to teach and is particularly fond of the Bhakti Yoga practices. She was initiated into sannyas in 2017 and is a certified yoga therapist. She is enrolled in the 800-hour Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training and a 350-hour Pain Care Mentorship Program.