Yoga for Chronic Pain

This 5-week Yoga Therapy Program is designed specifically for people who are experiencing persistent pain including fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, migraines etc. It will also be very useful for if you are experiencing chronic fatigue, burnout, chronic stress etc.

About the Program

For many people experiencing the effects of chronic pain, the thought of a general yoga class, even a beginners class, can be overwhelming. Many community yoga classes are just too intense and feeling that you are unable to keep up with the rest of the class can leave you feeling frustrated rather than relaxed and calm.

Gentle Yoga allows you to practice at your own level, gradually building strength, flexibility and body awareness.  It enables you to develop a more positive relationship with your body and yourself, through gentle movement, breathing and relaxation techniques. This will help to calm and sooth your nervous system and also help build resilience.

Informed by modern science and understanding while remaining rooted in traditional yoga, the course will be beneficial for anyone:

  • experiencing chronic pain, chronic fatigue etc.
  • seeking a gentle practice to help restore energy & balance, while developing resilience to future stressors.
  • ready and willing to take positive steps to enhance their well-being.

Beginners, as well as those with previous yoga experience, will benefit from:

  • Practicing gentle, breath-focused & mindful yoga movements (asanas), followed by a period of deep rest.
  • Learning safe and effective breathing techniques that will sooth the nervous system and regulate the mind and emotions.
  • Learning simple meditation techniques
  • Receiving guidance, encouragement, and support in integrating these practices into your daily life.

To reinforce the learning and provide a framework for continued reduction of symptoms, all participants will be provided with short, simple practices & tools for home use.

Barbara limits the number of participants in each program to 5 to ensure that each person receives individual care and modifications wherever necessary or appropriate.

Please note: to attend these classes you do not need to have any yoga experience or fit any stereotypical idea of what a yoga practitioner looks like. Barbara’s classes are inclusive and all are welcome.


Program Info

Please check with Barbara for the next dates

6 Prime Road, Grey Lynn


Numbers are limited in this program to ensure each person’s needs are addressed. 

If you have any questions about this program or are unsure if it’s suitable for you, please contact Barbara who will be happy to help.

m: 021 170 2640

Barbara Coley

Barbara Coley, C-IAYT, RYT-500 has been practising yoga for over 25 years and teaching since 2007. She has deepened her understanding of yoga through her extensive studies with her own teachers and mentors, A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan.

Barbara is a certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and Yoga Australia. Barbara works one-to-one with students wishing to improve their physical & emotional health and also teaches yoga therapy classes for small groups facing similar health challenges. Barbara presents workshops and Professional Development programs in the area of yoga therapeutics.

Barbara’s interest is in helping people to achieve their personal goals around health and well-being, using the many tools of yoga.

Svastha Yoga New Zealand

6 Prime Road
Grey Lynn
Auckland 1021

m: 021 170 2640
e: [email protected]

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