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Yin Yoga for Rehab Professionals - Empowering Patient Mobility

Yin Yoga for Rehab Professionals - Empowering Patient Mobility

Yin Yoga for Rehab Professionals - Empowering Patient Mobility

This course includes
This course was recorded in February 2023


When treating persistent pain, the following two statements should be embedded into every treatment plan:
1.  Building self-efficacy and resilience are key considerations for exercise prescription.
2.  Active treatment strategies trump passive strategies when treating persistent pain.
Cupping, skin rolling, and other passive modalities have become common strategies for addressing connective tissue mobility and hypersensitivity.  But... Do they build self-efficacy and resilience?
Yin yoga checks the box on both of these statements. Yin yoga is a simple practice that addresses connective tissue tension and creates mobility in the hips, pelvis, and low back.  It empowers patients to change their connective tissue through simple, effective postures.
It also promotes mental stillness to help build resilience and calmness in our nervous system.
Learn more about the power of yin yoga as an exercise prescription for your clients with lumbopelvic pain.


In this course you will:
  1. Understand the difference between yin yoga and other yoga practices
  2. Understand who will benefit from a yin yoga prescription
  3. Learn which simple yin postures can effectively open up the hips and lumbar spine
  4. Understand the connection between visceral pain conditions (IBS, Bladder Pain Syndrome, Painful periods) and connective tissue sensitivity in your pelvic health and low back pain clients.
Join Amber and Carolyn as they unpack the power of yin yoga in this free one-hour course!
The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn is the co-owner of Reframe Rehab, a teaching company engaged in breaking down the barriers internationally between pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science. Carolyn has practiced in orthopaedics and pelvic health for the past 37 years. She is a McKenzie Credentialled physiotherapist (1999), certified in acupuncture (2002), and obtained a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2017.

Carolyn received the YWCA Women of Distinction award (2004) and the distinguished Education Award from the OPA (2015). Carolyn was recently awarded the Medal of Distinction from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2021 for her work in pelvic health and pain science.

Carolyn has been heavily involved in post-graduate pelvic health education, research in lumbopelvic pain, speaking at numerous international conferences and writing books and chapters for the past twenty years in pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science.

Amber Morphy
Music and Yoga Teacher, Canada Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, All Things Pelvic

Amber began her yoga journey in 2002. In realizing the importance of yoga to prevent and recover from injuries, she trained in a variety of styles of yoga and now specializes in YIN. Amber received her Fitness Theory course and Group Instructors through the YMCA, followed by a CPTN yoga certification. Amber then took her YIN Certification with Bernie Clark in 2009. She continued her training in Ashtanga with Danny Paradise and Power Yoga with Eoin Finn and Caron Sheply. Most recent courses include Yoga Anatomy with Ray Long and Leslie Kaminoff.

In 2013, Amber began studying the connection between yoga and pelvic health. She has taken several courses through Reframe Rehab and Pelvic Health Solutions. She now teaches yoga exclusively for clients referred by Pelvic Health therapists. Amber has taught yoga throughout the Waterloo Region. She has worked clinically for Pelvic Health Solutions, LifeMark and now All Things Pelvic and Reframe Rehab. Through this work, she provides clients and physiotherapists the opportunity to experience the benefits of the YIN practice.

Reframe Rehab
Online Teaching Company

We are a passionate group of highly trained clinicians who champion virtual, live online education courses to develop a biopsychosocial framework for your clinical practice. Our mission is to break down the silos in clinical practice between musculoskeletal pain, pelvic pain, pain neuroscience education, and psychology by providing timely, cost-effective, live online learning opportunities from the world's leading clinical educators on these topics.

Interested in learning more about Reframe Rehab or taking a course with us? Check us out on Instagram @reframerehab or visit our website to view all our course offerings.

Course Material included in this course
  • Yin Yoga for Rehab Professionals - Empowering Patient Mobility
  • Welcome!
  • Slides
  • Introduction to Yin Yoga
  • The Who, What, Where, When, and Why
  • Increased Muscle "Tone"
  • Lumbopelvic Stiffness
  • Organ-Muscle Connections
  • Case Study
  • Questions
  • What's next!
  • Feedback
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