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Restorative Yoga for the Chronic Life

Take a restful journey with me to help you rest, sleep and relax better

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You are invited to take a restful journey with me.

Use the most restful tools that yoga offers to rest, relax and sleep better.

  • You have been waiting for yoga created specifically for chronic pain and fatigue
  • You know that calming the central nervous system a vital part of managing fibromyalgia (and anyone struggling with chronic stressors)
  • You need a chance to relax, decompress and focus on yourself for a moment
  • You want to learn a type of yoga that is accessible to almost everyone

"I love yoga with Melissa Reynolds it has helped me feel more relaxed, less cramping, less pain." - Danny from Health-Hats.com

You are in the right place!

Join me in this very exciting program where we learn all about restorative yoga and how it can help us.

Research is showing us that yoga can help us to reduce pain, increase energy, improve sleep, decrease anxiety, help us breath better and calm the central nervous system - let me teach you these tools so that you can utilize them wherever and whenever you need them.

What is the benefit of restorative yoga?

  • Balances and soothes the central nervous system
  • Total relaxation of mind and body
  • Helps us to tune into our body
  • Enhances flexibility
  • Improves our capacity for healing (it was designed by a well known yoga teacher for when people were injured to help them heal faster)
  • It can be done by almost everyone

What are the benefits of a balanced central nervous system?

  • Better sleep
  • Less pain
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Relaxation
  • Good digestion
  • Heal well
  • Have enough energy
  • Less brain fog

“I think it was exceptional. I am dealing with the idea that this will never go away. I think that is my biggest struggle. Other ailments or conditions I have had in the past there has been an operation or cure. It's a bit overwhelming on my flare days.” - Fibro Fighter

What will we do?

  • Learn how restorative yoga can help us
  • Breathe well
  • Invite the rest and digest mode of the central nervous system
  • Learn individual poses that we can use whenever we need
  • Some classes for:
    • helping us sleep
    • in a flare
    • gentle stretching
  • Connect and share our journey together
  • Relax with delicious restorative poses and classes and specially designed meditations
  • With a teacher who has experienced all of this in a body with chronic pain and fatigue


I’m enjoying the idea that I can learn how to adapt yoga to fit in with my life of pain and fatigue. This is definitely gonna be a permanent part of my tool kit.” - Toya

Smultaneously stretch, rest and relax

With gentle, calming poses

So that we can experience a calmer mind, less pain, anxiety and fatigue and sleep better.


What do we do? What is my investment?

This program is designed to meet you where you are, to help you make time for yourself and get some precious rest.

This special program is available to you for just $199, you:

Will rest, relax, make a mindful sleep routine that helps you to sleep better, move in a gentle and accessible manner and share the journey with a group of people doing the same journey as you (SUPPORT).

  • Will learn about why restorative yoga is so helpful and how it can help balance the central nervous system and why we should care about that
  • Tap into the central nervous system using the special tools yoga offers
  • Learn some key poses (you can use these as stand alone tools/classes)
  • Put those poses together into some gentle, relaxing classes
    • Look at our mindful bedtime routine and how restorative yoga fits here
    • Yoga for flares
    • Yoga for rest
  • Relax with delicious restorative poses and classes and specially designed meditations
  • Through a mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions
  • In our exclusive pop up group we will have live sessions each week where I am available to answer questions and we go through a class together. This is a chance to commit some time to yourself for rest. All classes are gentle and calming. They will also remain in the group afterward so you can catch them if you miss the time.
  • Get lifetime access and all updates happen automatically
  • and tools that you can use anytime, anywhere, forever

This program is worth over $300 (the live sessions are worth $160 alone!) but for this beta run (this is the first time we are running this program this way) you get it for just $199.

This is less than you will pay for this many classes in a studio (around here restorative classes cost around $30 each), MUCH less than you'd pay for private yoga classes...

And has the potential to save you hundreds of dollars in physical treatments (see BONUS download for this tip sheet!)

All available from your home (or where ever you are), when your energy and time allows. Plus you help me to shape the program as we go - what an opportunity to voice your preferences and then gain access to all of the resulting upgrades.

You can't really put a value on the feeling of being able to drop into profound rest. What would it be worth to enjoy movement again? If you could improve your sleep, pain or fatigue even just a little? Priceless? Me too!

So take advantage and join us now!

The value of this program is well over $300 so secure your spot now.

We start on August 2nd 2020 and because we work through this together as a group, the enrollment closing date is firm. You need to get in fast. We will not be offering this again this year.

SUPER EARLY BIRD BONUS

If you enroll before July 1 2020 will receive bonus access to the 10 Day Beginner's Journey Toolkit (worth $49) that you will be able to start immediately. This is 10 days of a gentle journey to starting a yoga practice with fibromyalgia.

If you want the "lite" version with just the classes (or you missed the deadline for the group) then you can check that out here.

I'd be so honoured to be part of your wellness journey.

A little bit about Melissa

I have been sharing my journey as a chronic challenge fighter, mama and busy woman for several years. I have been practicing and reaping the benefits of yoga and meditation for years. It is a dream to share this with you.

I lost so much of my life waiting for a diagnosis, waiting for a doctor to help, waiting for research to show me what to do and then trying all the things.

Now I:

  • Have reduced my pain levels by half
  • Dramatically reduced my fatigue levels
  • Sleep 100 times better
  • Have three healthy children (all five years old and under)
  • Experience less brain fog, less anxiety, less digestive symptoms
  • Have a small business
  • Am thankful every single day

I did it the hard way. Now you can do it the easier way. There are no magic buttons, no cures and no easy fixes. But there is the research and learning of those who have gone before. Yoga and meditation are two prominent parts of my whole of life wellness plan.

My blog, Melissa vs Fibromyalgia is featured as one of Healthline’s Top 19 Fibromyalgia Blogs of 2019. My YouTube channel was also included in Feedspot’s Top 15 Fibromyalgia YouTube Channels list. I have written two books: Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: My Journey Fighting Chronic Pain, Fatigue and Insomnia and Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia. I facilitate two Facebook groups: Yoga for Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy and Parenting with Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia.

What people are saying...

In this journey through fibromyalgia you’re really the only person I follow. There are a lot of other fibro groups out there, but they lack research focus. As far as interaction or content or just a presence you’re the only one I found.

You are so intelligent and clear and down to earth and informative and confident! You, more than anyone, have made me feel less ashamed about what I can’t do. Anyway I just wanted you to know that I really admire what you’ve done.” - Lori Baker-Sperry PhD Western Illinois University

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I think it was exceptional. I am dealing with the idea that this will never go away. I think that is my biggest struggle. Other ailments or conditions I have had in the past there has been an operation or cure. It's a bit overwhelming on my flare days.” - A fibro fighter

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"For the first time I'm in a yoga class that I feel like I'm actually going to get it...I really can do this and I love how it feels." - Meshea

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Thanks for your generosity in sharing all this info which can’t be found anywhere else.” - A fibro fighter

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“I like being able to go at my own pace. Each video is very well explained so I am able to follow easily. I especially like that you included bedtime yoga.” – Shelly

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I really love everything that you have for all of us suffering from this painful life we live.” - A fibro fighter

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“Love how practical these tips are and how they take into account how "life" comes into play with pacing.” Lisa

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I’m enjoying the idea that I can learn how to adapt yoga to fit in with my life of pain and fatigue. This is definitely gonna be a permanent part of my tool kit.” - Toya

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"I am deeply thankful for all of your information and resources...I also appreciate your focus on being holistic and trying to treat the underlying cause of the condition, rather than solely the symptoms. You are an inspiration and I am so thankful to have found all of your resources." Maya

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I used the chair yoga on a day where my pain was extremely high. I had already decided that my day was canceled. Going out was not gonna be possible but I did the series and about 10 mins after I noticed I felt more alert and less pain. Before I knew it I was dressed in the car and driving to my sister’s house. I ended up spending the evening there and then going to the grocery store after that. I would have never imagined being able to do a program and have such immediate results.#fibroflash @fibroflash

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"I love yoga with Melissa Reynolds it has helped me feel more relaxed, less cramping, less pain." - Danny from Health-Hats.com

You know yoga can help, let's work through the journey together now!

Your Instructor


Melissa Reynolds
Melissa Reynolds

Melissa Reynolds is a Fibromyalgia, Meditation and Yoga Coach, mama, author, business owner and fibro fighter. It is her mission to help you thrive with chronic pain and fatigue, that you receive the tools, encouragement and hope you need in your journey.

In 2019 she got sick and tired of trying classes labeled as for "beginners" or for "when you're in pain" and finding them all out of reach. They were too long or did poses that were not suitable for her body, even as a long time practitioner. So, with three children five years old and under she trained to be a yoga teacher. She trained so that she could share these tools that have helped her so much. The mindful movement, the breathing and the meditation. She is so excited to be able to share them with you now.


Course Curriculum



What can you guarantee?

Let’s be real: The level of benefit depends on the amount of effort you put in. I can give you the tools, the information and support, but I cannot do the work for you.
I am a coach and yoga teacher, not a medical professional and I can’t guarantee more than that I will make the best resources I can, come alongside you and help you do the work – and I will do this! I have created the best content possible to equip you on your journey. Because that is the most anyone can do. Day to day, it’s on you.

A note - this program is not meant to diagnose or treat you. That is between you and your medical team. My work is meant to equip you to take control of your journey so that you reach your definition of thriving as fast as possible.

Let's be clear here

I don't offer magical fixes. You have to commit to a continual practice, the benefits yoga has to offer are fantastic (and research-backed and experienced by me and many others) and you can feel great after class and experience some immediate benefits -but my biggest benefits came after several years of continual practice. And I do a lot of whole of life things to be as well as possible. You will read all about that on my blog, in my Facebook groups and on my YouTube videos. I am an open book here. Improving your symptoms takes time, effort, lots of different things and support.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This will open in August 2020. It is designed as an eight week program, but you may take as long as you need. Live classes start the first week of August. You will then have lifetime access for as long as the course exists.
How long do I have access to the programme?
How does forever sound? You will have access, including to all updates, for as long as the course exists.
What if I am unhappy with the programme?
This is designed with you in mind, if you genuinely give it a go, I believe you will see benefit. If you feel that it is not for you within the first 30 days you can request a refund. No harm, no foul.
Disclaimer, who's in charge?
You are! You are always in charge of your body. Please check in with your medical team. Continually check in with yourself. And ask questions. This is a course not a live class, and as such I cannot see you, except for what you share. Plus, even in a class the teacher doesn't know what you are experiencing so you are always in charge.
Do I need to check with my physical therapist/doctor?
Yes please, you do need to be cleared to exercise. It is a good idea to run the idea of doing yoga by your medical professional.
What is mindful movement?
It means continually checking in with yourself and being aware of how you are moving and how it is impacting you. You are in charge of your body. Does something feel too strong? Pull it back. Does something feel great? Feel free to hold it a little longer. Cultivating awareness of movement is really beneficial for us.
So what do I get?
Restorative yoga designed especially for chronic pain and fatigue. With the super supportive group. Taking advantage of the benefits that restorative yoga can offer: improved sleep, total relaxation of body and mind, balancing of the central nervous system and more!
Do I have to buy props? What do I need?
I teach you using household items like pillows/cushions etc. so you don't need to buy specialty bolsters. It may serve you to get a yoga mat - no need to buy an expensive one.
What happens when I sign up?
Yay for you joining us! You will receive instant access to your dashboard with all of your bonuses and introductory lessons. Live classes start the first week of August. You will receive your link to the exclusive pop up Facebook group in the introduction lesson. Each week for eight weeks from August 2nd you will automatically receive that weeks lessons in your course dashboard and the live session will be live inside the group. These occur at 10am Monday New Zealand time which is between. 3 and 6pm Sunday evening for Americans and 7am for Aussies. Please see in the group for exact times. The class will remain in the group for as long as it is open so you will have plenty of time to catch up on missed classes.
I know that yoga helps me but I just can't seem to get around to it, will this program help?
Yes!! This is designed as an eight week program. Some modules are longer than others. There is gentle accountability built in using the group - if you prioritise the live session each week this will give you one dedicated session to relax each week and the benefits that come with that. However there is no rush at all. If you want to take longer to work through each module, that is no problem I encourage you to make the most of the live sessions as they are valuable, but these will be recorded for you to access later if you can't make one. The benefits of yoga come from continued practice, so this is designed to help you get started and for you to keep practicing the classes ongoing. I offer ideas about how to work through the program in the first module.

Secure your spot with this super special offer now!

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