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Pain Relief Yoga Ottawa

I, Eric Peters, suffered for almost 20 years from back and neck pain, having a severe back condition since I was 12 years old called scoliosis (curvature of the spine). I practice “Healing Yoga” almost every day to maintain a pain-free life for myself — and my students. I specialize in helping others deal with pain and discomfort , focusing on individuals with back pain, fibromyalgia and trauma. I offer a range of services including a 12 week yoga for pain course, along with private and group classes.

I will work with you, either together, or as an alternative, to medications and surgery. I have been teaching yoga full time for over 20 years, and it is my highest desire to share what I have learned with you. Please give yourself an opportunity to schedule a 30 minute free consultation, to discuss the best program that will fit your needs.

I am also the author of a book titled “Out of the Cage“, the story of how as a child suffering with scoliosis, I was able to overcome my pain through a regular yoga practice.

It is my highest desire to share what I have learned with you.


Are you suffering from pain?

The mind-body approach  that yoga offers, is appropriate for all chronic pain sufferers. Yoga is such an amazing positive pain coping strategy because of  increase in bodily awareness that  reduces pain through the mind-body connection. 

There is now ample evidence for the use of mind-body interventions in those with fibromyalgia , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, chronic headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome.  Is the pain your are experiencing occurring alongside burnout, spiritual uncertainties, stress, fear or depression?  Is your back pain amplified because you’re worried, for example,  about a sick parent?   Do you feel overwhelmed at work? Are you angry at someone in your life?   It is now a proven fact that our  mental state changes in the way we perceive our pain,  even if there is no damage to  our tissues. 

Pain relief Yoga’s greatest gift is its ability to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (the relaxation response) which is equated with greater pain tolerance as it:

• enhances the brain’s ability to respond and produce endorphins
• reduces inflammation
• stimulates our muscles to relax 
• reduces sensitivity to central pain pathways
• enhances mood and reduces emotional re-activity to pain.


Let us help..

Whether you are 16, 46, 86 or 106 and whether you are suffering from back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis or any other pain,   we can help you benefit greatly from customized classes.  You will learn to give yourself permission to improve and to adapt exercises to fit your needs.   Pain is enhanced and prolonged by fear of exercise.  The opposite is also true, that pain is reduced by calm observation and a sense of self-control.     Your first private session will involve a yoga assessment of your strength, flexibility, alignment and breathing patterns.  From this assessment we will create your own personalized program to deal with your specific issues.  


You will learn through attention to your breath to become detached from your pain. You will learn that you have a choice to either be reactive to the pain you are experiencing, which makes it worse, or to adjust your program so your pain decreases.    You will start to become aware that your pain is not a constant and when it is connected to existing external conditions.     After only a few practice sessions,  you will start to feel the improvement in your body and your mind.  As your body becomes more limber, you will begin to feel that you are in control of the negative effects of your pain. 


We can help break the shackles..


For 20 years we have been helping others ease their pain through pain relief Yoga, and it  is our highest desire to share what we have learned with you.  Please give yourself the opportunity to improve and reduce your pain and/or prevent it from ever occurring again. 
When Eric  was 12 years old he was diagnosed with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine.  He wore a brace for four years, before yoga  set him free.  

He practices every day in order to maintain a normal pain-free life for himself.   Eric specializes in helping others deal with pain and discomfort from a long list of issues, including fibromyalgia, back pain, neck pain, arthritis, headache, anxiety and stress. He offers a wide range of services including private personal assessments and customized private and group classes.

It  is his highest desire to share what he has learned with you. Please give yourself an opportunity to arrange a 30 minute free telephone consultation by filling out the attached form.  

Eric is also the author of “Out of the Cage”  the story of his life as a child suffering with scoliosis and how he overcame it through “Healing Yoga.” Be sure to look at all our customized pain relief sections starting with Fibromyalgia.


If you are interested in purchasing my “Out Of The Cage” E-book covering the story of how I suffered with scoliosis, but was able to overcome my pain through a regular yoga practice. It’s an in-depth look into how I became the person I am today. You can find it available right here for download in PDF and Epub.

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