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Yoga and Meditation for the Chronic Life

Yoga and meditation designed especially for chronic pain and fatigue

  • You have been waiting for yoga created specifically for chronic pain and fatigue
  • You would like to create a toolkit for your symptoms using the tools yoga has to offer
  • You would like to reclaim movement
    • Move without causing flares
    • Working toward your own goals outside of just "exercising" (improve sleep? decrease pain? increase energy?)
    • Honoring where you are in your journey right now
  • You know that calming the central nervous system is something that will help manage your symptoms and that yoga offers us tools to help

You are in the right place!

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

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?

I once met a physiotherapist who was proud of himself because after one year a patient with chronic back pain was taking 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!

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.

I have been working on my health and well being for the past decade; extensively researching and trying new things. As I have improved (halved my pain and fatigue levels and dramatically improved my sleep) I have shared my journey with you. We have learnt that the central nervous system is an important factor and that focusing on holistic measures get us to our goals faster.

Yoga and meditation are two tools that help us with many outcomes - including balancing the central nervous system, helping with sleep, pain, fatigue and more.

I have been sharing that we can do these things, now I am so excited to be able to share how to do these things.

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 pretzeling, no 90 minute classes and no use of the "c word" (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.


“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


“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

 



What do I get? What is my investment?

  • Yoga and meditation especially for chronic pain and fatigue fighters when, where and how you need
  • New yoga or meditation class added monthly (value $20/month)
  • Access to all previous classes
  • A focus on using tools for your individual toolkit (sleep, pain, rest etc.)
  • Exclusive Yoga for Chronic Pain and Fatigue Facebook group where we chat yoga for chronic pain and fatigue together (value $20/month)
  • Restorative Yoga for the Chronic Life course (value over $200) 12 week program to help you learn to rest, relax and balance the central nervous system
  • Foundations of Yoga for Chronic Pain and Fatigue course (value over $200) to help you get started and make your toolkit
  • Access to Melissa's office hours, where you get to ask your questions and submit photos of practice for feedback (value $50/month)
  • SUPPORT in your journey - this is a team that gets it with a teacher who has experienced this in her body and improved her quality of life dramatically

Access to nearly $1000 of resources.

For less than $8 per week!

This is where we work together, in the most energy, time and cost-efficient way possible to get you to your goals.

Bonuses

  • Exclusive access to the library of talks with audio recordings so you can listen to them anywhere, anytime you like
  • How to Save Hundreds of Dollars on Physical Treatments talk and handout

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.


 

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

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 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. I had to become an expert in my condition. Thousands of hours of research and personal trial and error later...

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. I have been practicing and reaping the benefits of yoga and meditation for years. It is a dream to share this with you.

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

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 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.

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


  Slow Flow Yoga
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  Meditation
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Courses Included with Purchase



Restorative Yoga for the Chronic Life Classes Only
Restorative yoga designed especially for chronic pain and fatigue - class only
Melissa Reynolds
$119
The Foundations of Yoga for Chronic Pain and Fatigue
Six weeks to show you how the tools of yoga can help you in your journey
Melissa Reynolds
$149
Melissa vs Fibromyalgia Members Only Group
Fighting Chronic Pain and Fatigue Together with Simple, Sustainable Changes
Melissa Reynolds
$12/m

Original Price: $280


Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the programme?
This is a membership - you will have access as soon as you enroll and for as long as you are a member. Some of the programs are released in a specific order and offered with extra live components.
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. You are always expected to research (including checking in with your medical team) and carefully consider anything you would like to try.
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, meditation and support specifically for you, designed by a chronic pain and fatigue fighter. The tools and support to build your own toolkit so that you can be as well as possible with chronic pain and fatigue. More specifically: *Restorative Yoga for the Chronic Life 12 week program *Foundations of Yoga for Chronic Pain and Fatigue 5 week program *New yoga or meditation classes added every month *Training and support (the exclusive group, teacher office hours and more) *Bonus resources not available anywhere else like the audio downloads of talks, templates to help you in your journey and more A value of nearly $1000 that only grows every month
Do I need any special props or tools?
You will benefit from having a yoga mat (no need to be fancy here). You may also like to purchase inexpensive items such as a yoga block and strap (available from many department stores/sports stores). But I make use of things around the home like cushions/bolsters/pillows. You may also end up with ideas to consider from Melissa or other students and that is totally at your discretion.

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

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