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Mindful Yoga for Chronic Pain

The Mindful Yoga for Chronic Pain Professional Training is a unique 35-hour intensive course for yoga teachers, physical therapists, mental health therapists and other healthcare providers who wish to explore an innovative evidence-based program that provides lasting relief by addressing the neuroplasticity underlying chronic pain.

The Learning Objectives for this program are:

  1. Learn how to effectively and safely teach mindful yoga-based practices to people living with chronic pain
  2. Learn how common chronic pain conditions such as back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain can be improved with mindful yoga-based practices.
  3. Identify evidence-based modules for chronic pain-related challenges such as fatigue and emotional distress.
  4. Learn how to tailor movement, meditation and breathing practices for chronic pain processes
  5. Identify effective and clear ways of presenting models of stress in the context of living with chronic pain

Upcoming dates and deadlines

January 31, 2022 – February 4, 2022

Registration now open!

Early Registration Closing Date: Friday, December 31, 2021

Registration Closing Date: Monday, January 24, 2022

Location: This training will be conducted live online via Zoom


Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT

Jim Carson, PhD

Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access should contact us in advance of the program.

Instructors in the Media

Read the article featured in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2021 by Jim Carson, PhD Complementary and Alternative Medicine Services at Pain Treatment Clinics: A National Survey of Pain Medicine Specialists in the United States..

Continuing Education Credits Available

Students who successfully complete this program will earn a Certificate of Completion from Duke Health & Well-Being and an opportunity to earn a total of 33.0 Yoga Alliance continuing education units.



This CE course is approved for 33.0 continuing education units by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) (CEP #100060).

Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.  

Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional is authorized by IACET to offer 3.00 CEUs for this program. 

On behalf of Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development, this CE course has been reviewed and designated as a jointly accredited activity and has been approved for 32.5 JA-AH continuing education units by the Joint Accreditation.

Note:  All target audience members are eligible to receive continuing education credits for this activity. No attendance certificates are issued for this course. Any questions regarding acceptance of JA continuing education credits by credentialing bodies, boards, or professional organizations or associations must be submitted directly to those entities.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development has implemented a process to resolve any potential conflicts of interest for each continuing education activity in order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance, and content that is aligned with the interest of the public.

It is the policy of Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development to require the disclosure of anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity. All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests and/or manufacturers must be disclosed to participants at the beginning of each activity.

The following speakers and/or planning committee members have indicated they have no relationship(s) with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CE activity:
No speakers and/or planning committee members have indicated that they have relationship(s) with industry to disclose.

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