Niamh Moloney & Marnie Hartman
Pain Science Yoga Life is a collaboration between kindred spirits Niamh Moloney and Marnie Hartman. A chance meeting at a pain conference in 2010 saw the beginning of a decade long friendship and conversation about pain care. A shared vision of the 'container' yoga can provide for the multiple dimensions of pain and its care led to the development of Pain Science Yoga Life and an aspiration to inspire yoga and health professionals as well as those suffering from pain to use pain science and yoga to walk the bridge from pain and suffering back to life.
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Niamh Moloney (PhD, MManipTh, BPhysio, SMISCP) is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Yoga Teacher and Pain Researcher. She practices in Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, but also holds an Honorary Fellow position with Macquarie University, Sydney, where she was previously a Senior Lecturer. A passionate advocate of evidence-based practice she has over 60 peer-reviewed publications from her pain-related research. Her increasing appreciation of how yoga philosophy and practices can help address some of the complex aspects of pain and its care has lead her to integrate yoga into her clinical practice and has ultimately inspired the writing of this resource. She runs pain education and yoga courses for people with persistent pain, and teaches widely to healthcare professionals.
'When your roots run deep there is no need to fear the wind'
Marnie Hartman (DPT, CSCS, RYT) is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Registered Yoga Teacher. Her drive for compassionate, authentic interactions and connection to the good in all humans and the wild, led her to a simple life and challenging practice in the bush community of Haines, Alaska. It was here where she first developed an interest in learning how to care for those in persistent pain. She quickly realized the supportive container yoga held for people engaging in pain care. She has incorporated pain science education and yoga as part of her clinical care and teaching for nearly a decade. Marnie owns and operates a private physical therapy and yoga practice, has been an instructor for International Spine and Pain Institute, and an Education Contributor for Yoga Medicine.