This is an all-in-one experiential learning and mindfulness event that will occur on Saturday, March 26th at 2pm EST/11am PST in honour of Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. This event is a 1 hour event open to anyone ages 13-25, however, practices will be modified in accordance to joint and pain accommodations.

*Note that if you’re experiencing pain on the day of the event, don’t be discouraged. You can participate by imagining the movements. This not only can be beneficial for your pain care, but the mindfulness practices can additionally help ease tension or stress. Join our facilitators, Neil Pearson and Elaine Oyang, as they help us learn self-regulation practices to manage pain and/or flares.

Meet Our Special Guests!

Neil Pearson

MSc, BScPT, BA-BPHE, CIAYT Pain Educator Physiotherapist Yoga Therapist

Neil is a physical therapist, yoga therapist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. He is an author, international teacher of teachers, consultant to Lifemark clinics across Canada, and creator of many resources to help people in pain to live and move with more ease. Learn more about Neil and access his fee resources at

Elaine Oyang

IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist

Elaine Oyang is a certified yoga therapist who specializes in 1:1 in-person and online care for those living with chronic pain. She aims to help her clients change their story with chronic pain, so that they can feel like themselves again and hit "RESUME" on their life. She draws her experiences from over 16 years of yoga studies to help her clients build their unique toolkit for resilience. You can find her on Instagram (@elaine_yogatherapy) and YouTube ( for accessible yoga and pain care tips.

How to Register:

  1. Click to register using Eventbrite

  2. Answer all of the questions and donate if you wish to support Take a Pain Check.

  3. Check your email for reminders and a Zoom link as the event date gets closer.

  4. We hope you enjoy our event!!

Event Breakdown:

Introduction and Welcome!

Experiential Learning & Guided Meditation - Neil

Movement Based Practice - Elaine

Q&A + Group Discussion

Resources and Connect with us

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