Shelly Prosko, PT, C-IAYT, PCAYT

Shelly is a Canadian physiotherapist, yoga therapist, educator, author and pioneer of PhysioYoga. She has been integrating yoga into physiotherapy since 1998 with a focus on chronic pain, pelvic health, healthy aging, compassion in healthcare and professional burnout. She guest lectures at numerous yoga therapy and physiotherapy schools, presents at yoga and medical conferences globally, contributes to academic research and writing, provides mentorship to professionals, and offers courses and resources for yoga and healthcare practitioners and the general population.

Her professional courses are highly sought after and have been well received by many physiotherapists, yoga professionals and other healthcare practitioners.

Shelly considers herself a lifelong student and emphasizes the immense value gained from clinical experience and learning from the patients she serves, the professionals she teaches, and the colleagues with which she collaborates.

She is a Pain Care Aware Lead Trainer and has authored book chapters in several rehabilitation textbooks and is co-editor and co-author of the textbook Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain by Singing Dragon Publishers. She is also known for her TEDx talk: Pushing Boundaries in Physiotherapy.

Shelly maintains a clinical practice in Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada and believes compassion is the foundation of healthcare and overall well-being.

In addition to her many skills as a healthcare practitioner, Shelly is also an accomplished figure skater and has traveled the world with many professional ice shows. She is passionate about music, dance and spending quality time with family and friends. She believes that meaningful connections, spending time in nature and sharing joy can be powerful contributors to healing and well-being.

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“Thank you for getting us all interested and motivated! I really loved how you handled our group with humor and sensitivity. The way you are so passionate about yoga was infectious and inspiring. You were so knowledgeable, authentic and pure of heart.”
Pasadena, CA

“Simply being with Shelly is inspiring and uplifting. If that isn’t enough, she then starts to unpack her broad body of knowledge and experience with humility, humour, a deep love and wisdom. I feel honoured and grateful to learn from Shelly.”
Ottawa, ON

“Engaging and resourceful. Shelly’s work is a beautiful integration of research and practical application”
Pelvic Health Course participant

“Thank you, Shelly, for helping me reconnect me to my body and soul today.
You have an amazing way of taking the pieces and pulling them together.
I’m so fortunate to have you in my corner.”
A person living with persistent pain