Here is her story:
In 2012 I suffered a bad injury to my back and hip whilst at work, and have been battling with pain ever since. After 3 operations to my lower spine I found myself in a very dark place emotionally and struggling physically with life. About three months ago I was referred to a pain clinic at the hospital where they suggested I tried meditation to help with the persistent pain I had found myself in. This led me to Spanda Yoga School and the wonderful supportive community of teachers and regulars that I have come to know and love.
After completing a further rehabilitation course through the hospital I have found that there are no active management support groups for people suffering from persistent (chronic) pain. So with the help of Spanda Yoga School I have set up a weekly support group for anyone to come and join, and to hopefully spread some positive supportive vibes to my fellow sufferers.
I cannot sing the praises enough of the amazing teachers at Spanda Yoga School, and they too have enjoyed seeing the transformation in me over the 3 months of attending meditation and yoga classes with them. I would love to share this continuing journey with anyone who is suffering and looking for some support, and introduce you to the community they have created, that has changed my world for the better.
“I have a basic set of exercises that anyone can do with me if they haven’t got their own routine, then from 11 to 1130 to complete a guided meditation, lying or sitting as per pain permits. With the final 30mins left for people to chat and share any positive tips and help for each other.
I am happy to share any of the information I have gained from the pain and mindfulness courses I have done with anyone else who hasn’t completed these courses, and of course I would like to invite anyone who wishes to attend.” Liz.