Sarah Jamieson BComm, CYT, PgCPain
When Sarah was 11 years-old, she woke up in the middle of the night with shooting pain through the right-side of her neck and upper back. She passed out on the bathroom floor, her mom called 9-1-1, and that was the beginning of her long and challenging journey with persistent chronic pain.
Over 20 years later, two of the primary things Sarah credits with her reduced and managed experience of pain are practicing yoga and understanding pain. A desire to help other people find relief from persistent pain led Sarah to become a therapeutic yoga instructor specializing in pain relief.
Sarah completed her initial yoga teacher training through Langara College. She has completed additional training through the Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India. She has been fortunate to take multiple trainings with renowned teacher Judith Lasater, including Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Anxiety, Anger & Depression. She has studied yoga anatomy with teachers like Leslie Kaminoff and Susi Hately, and Pain Care Yoga with Neil Pearson.
Sarah has been teaching programs with CHANGEpain since shortly after the clinic opened in 2013. During this time, she has also completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management through the University of Alberta.
In her work at CHANGEpain, Sarah strives to empathize, educate, and empower. She endeavours to make people feel seen, heard, and understood, and provide them with knowledge and skills that will be a source of personal power in their struggles with chronic pain. She’s very good at helping people dealing with persistent pain, and she feels very fortunate to be able to do so.