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Pain Care Aware™ is a program for yoga professionals, fitness professionals and healthcare professionals who work with people in pain.

Our mission is to decrease the impact of pain on individuals and society through the integration of pain science, yoga principles and practices, and compassion science.

PCA does not seek to treat pain, but rather to recognize that pain is a human condition and that our language and approach can be adapted to support students experiencing pain during yoga.




Step 1 – Foundations Course is a self-paced, online, 30-hour course.

Completion of the Foundations Course is a pre-requisite to the Full PCA certification.

Sign up HERE for the Foundations Course and start when you are ready!


Step 2 – Shelly Prosko, physiotherapist, yoga therapist, educator, co-editor/author of Yoga and Science in Pain Care, and pioneer of PhysioYoga, will be offering part 2, the 20 hour practical component, for completion of your full PCA teaching certificate.


You can complete this final portion of the PCA certification LIVE ONLINE with Shelly on

Nov 18 – 20, 2022:

Friday: 3-7 pm MT

Saturday: 9am – 3:30 pm MT

Sunday: 9am – 2:30 pm MT


Option: if above times do not suit your schedule, one-on-one mentorship with Shelly to complete step 2 is also available upon request!


**To register for step 2 with Shelly on Nov 18 – 20, 2022, please contact Shelly HERE


In this course, teachers learn, practice, and teach:

  • new, compassionate language and class cueing skills
  • awareness and regulation techniques
  • class sequencing for balance and ease
  • how to guide students when there is pain in asana

Together we also:

  • review and test knowledge of pain science and yoga concepts
  • receive feedback from your peers
  • participate in classes, offering peer insight in community
  • become a part of a growing community of Pain Care Aware yoga teachers

Ideal for yoga teachers, health practitioners, and other professionals trained in guiding movement (fitness instructors, therapists, Pilates instructors).


Investment for full PCA certification:

Step 1:  30 hours, pre-recorded, online, self-paced, start anytime

Regular Price:  $995 CAD  Special Price: $795 CAD –  register HERE


Step 2:  20 hours, Live Online with Shelly Nov 18 – 20, 2022

Regular Price:  $995 CAD  Special Price: $795 CAD –  contact Shelly to register HERE