Yoga and Meditation for the Chronic Life

Your online studio for accessible yoga and meditation for chronic pain and fatigue

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Join me in the micro mindful movement for chronic pain and fatigue revolution.

  • Would you like to reclaim movement?
  • Start where you are?
  • Without causing flares?
  • Working toward your own goals?

I once met a physiotherapist who was proud of himself because after one year a patient with chronic back pain was talking walks for an hour a day, with no pain reduction. I wondered what the patient's goal was? Mine certainly wouldn't be to double the necessary physical health recommendation without pain relief!

Are you tried of hearing other people tell you that you "should" exercise and how much you "should" do, to the detriment of your quality of life?

Our quality of life matters!

Would you like to move mindfully, relax, stretch and strengthen your body?

In an accessible manner.

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.

Can you imagine feeling pain in a certain area and knowing a pose that can help you manage it? Feeling overwhelming fatigue and using a guided meditation to help you achieve some deep rest. Creating a mindful sleep routine that helps you get to sleep faster. Have tools in your (metaphorical) back pocket to help you as and when you need?

Hope + self-efficacy (knowing you can help yourself and not wait for someone else) = better outcomes for us (that's research proven!).

This is what yoga offers. Call it what you like - stretching + breathing + meditation - if you prefer.

With no spiritual "woo woo" (although I'm happy to share the philosophy behind the eight parts of yoga), no pretezeling, no 90 minute classes and no use of the "c word". (The "c word" is cure.) We don't use that word around here. We are looking for tools to help us manage our well being. And yoga offers these.

This is yoga and meditation designed by a chronic pain and fatigue fighter based on what works for her, for chronic pain and fatigue fighters. As accessible as possible.

Choose your length of class (one pose, 5- 10- 15- 20 minutes), type of class (bed, chair, mat etc), or a meditation/breathing practice and take the time for your self-care.

Stream it on your phone, tablet or computer.

In addition to this you get:

  • New content added monthly.
  • Classes for specific needs (bedtime, flares, chair, backs etc).
  • The ability to suggest new class ideas.
  • Access to the course-related forums so you can chat through ideas related to the classes and ask questions.

“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

Why are you offering this?

You deserve to make your vision for thriving even with everything you have going on, and you deserve to achieve it.

You told me that accessibility is important – being able to access classes as and where you are. In five minute snippets between work/parenting/life? With a toddler coloring next to you? In a flare?

You told me that it can be difficult for us to make and keep appointments - this way you can get all the benefits of mindful movement without the stress and energy of trying to get somewhere at a certain time. You have 15 minutes and want to do some yoga right now? Get out your mat and your phone and you are good to go!

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: Melissa (you) vs Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy and Parenting with Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia. In addition I have created a free micro course and the Fibromyalgia Framework Workbook.

What people say about Melissa's work

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

I absolutely loved all the resources on pregnancy and breastfeeding. Thanks for your generosity in sharing all this info which can’t be found anywhere else.” - A fibro fighter

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

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

I really loved this. It is really well researched and honest. You also have a lovely calming voice.” Amanda

"It was like a reset point where Melissa helped me to focus on the goals I have by breaking it down into smaller goals." - A fibro fighter

"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

"I had a great yoga session with Melissa recently. She kindly commented on my technique and was very encouraging. I learnt a lot and had fun doing it. She's a fantastic coach and I definitely recommend her. The one on one sessions are totally worth it!" Jessie

What is my investment?

For just $29 per month you will receive:

  • Immediate access to all existing classes
  • All new classes - each month we have a new class, pose and meditation
  • Especially designed for chronic pain and fatigue fighters
  • Access to the class forums
  • The chance to suggest new class subjects/focus areas
  • More tools for your toolkit (therapeutic yoga for chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia and more)
  • A monthly live Q&A session with Melissa; Fibromyalgia, Meditation and Yoga Coach - you can ask questions related to your practice or chronic illness journey. These sessions will be hosted virtually, run for 45 minutes and you can submit questions ahead of time if you don't want to ask live. (This alone is worth more than $20 per month)

BONUS for January 2020 only

  • All six Fibromyalgia 101 micro courses (value $69)
    • Fibro 101 introduction
    • Sleep
    • Pain management
    • Central nervous system
    • Normal human needs
    • Fatigue and pacing

All for less than $8 per week! That is less than you will pay for a single yoga class (that may not be accessible to you) in a studio, MUCH less than you'd pay for a private yoga class (and the teacher may not know about chronic pain and fatigue).

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

Plus exclusive discounts- team members receive 25% off private, personalized 1:1 sessions with Melissa - so if you want to check in with your practice, create a personalized toolkit or look at some simple, sustainable changes to help you with your goals - send me an email and we can set it up.

You can't really put a value on the feeling of knowing mindful movement options to enact yourself every day - without needing to wait for another person to help. 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!

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

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.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a virtual wellness studio - as long as you are a member you will have access to all of the classes including all of the new content added every month.
How long do I have access to the programme?
You will have access to all existing content immediately with new content added monthly. You will continue to have access for as long as you are a member.
What if I am unhappy with the programme?
You may cancel at any time. 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.
How do I make suggestions of class ideas?
Email me! [email protected], I'd love to hear your suggestions!
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?
Yoga and mindfulness classes designed especially for you! Available where ever you have your phone, tablet or computer! You will gain immediate access to the existing classes and the new ones added monthly. A pose tutorial, a class and a meditation added monthly. Do feel free to suggest areas of focus, [email protected]
How do I access the group coaching (Q&A) sessions?
Simply click the link to join the live video when they are running! These will run once per month, at alternating times to help those in different time zones get a chance to show up, virtually for 45 minutes (or sooner if all of the questions are answered!). I will send you an email so you know when they are happening. You may send me questions prior to the session or ask during the session. You may ask questions about your practice, about future classes and about your chronic symptom journey. I can't guarantee I have all the answers but hopefully I can point you in the right direction for more information.
What does "therapeutic" classes mean?
This simply means classes designed for a specific purpose - I am always researching and practicing in my own body for classes for a specific aim such as bedtime yoga to help sleep, yoga for when you need to stay in bed, yoga for your back etc.
What if I also want personlized coaching with Melissa?
You get exclusive member discounts! If you want a one off or to set up a package - you get a 25% discount. We can make personalized practices for you and your goals, go through your questions and look at simple, sustainable changes to help you in your journey. Simply send me an email once you're part of the team.

If you've been waiting for yoga that you CAN do, join us now!

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