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Learn to live better with your pain!

Here you see an overview of the different options

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Join weekly
live group classes

Join these weekly classes online, adapted for you who live with chronic pain, migraines, headaches, or chronic illness. Where you will learn tools to help you with your pain and make movement accessible to you. You can choose to join only this week’s online class for pain as drop-in, or as a monthly membership.


Find more information about these classes by clicking below. 

weekly pain class

8-weeks Pain Management course

This is a course over 8 weeks to help you learn to live better with your pain.


It consists of weekly live sessions and follow-ups by Maria, combined with homework and home exercises and access to video material, audio guides, and written guidelines to support your journey. 

It is in a group format online, with limited spots available, and it is not run so often, so check out the page for this course to see when the next one is running, or contact Maria for 1-1 version instead, which offers additional benefits.

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Pain management course

What is pain really? 

Did you know research shows that when we understand more about what pain is and what is going on in our body it can actually reduce your pain?

This is because everything is processed in the brain, so the pain level is influenced by many things - including your understanding! 

So this course is aiming to help you understand more!


Join this online course, 2hours and 45min on-demand video, you can watch it in your own time within 30days.

Click on the link below to read more about the course and book.

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Research shows that yoga and mindfulness can be very helpful tools for us to better deal with and also reduce our pain, however, understanding more about why this is, how you can use it and adapt it to your individual case is key. Private classes is the perfect way to get a tailormade follow-up for your individual case and pain so we can find things that works best for YOU. I draw on my experience, and training if different approaches such as Myofascial release, nerve flossing, and 'brain training', as well, according to your case.

Before, and during our first session I will do a thorough intake assessment of you, your body, and your needs, following Yoga Medicine's guidelines to help assess your goals and priorities for our 1-1 time together, and how I best can help you. I will send you an intake assessment form for you to fill in upfront, so I have background info on how to tailor this first session as best as possible beforehand.

You can choose to book one session or a package. If you want the best results a package of several sessions is usually what's best, but if you only wish one session I can still give you some tools, tips and recommendations for what to do at home.

Most 1-1 follow-up is done online. Private classes in person could be available in Oslo and Milan.

There is high demand, so please write me to check for availability.

If you are in doubt of weather this is for you and how I can adjust the sessions to your needs - feel free to contact me and we can schedule a free 15min call so you can ask all your questions and I can explain more how it works/clarify your doubts ecc.

1-1 pain

I found Maria from a group I am in with people with daily headaches which have been going on since the Fall of 2021. I taught yoga for 18 years myself. I'm trained in CBT for Migraines and CTTH as well as hypnosis for migraines, both of which help me manage the emotional aspects of an unremitting headache. I signed up for one of her Yoga for migraines and chronic headache classes expecting to learn a little and maybe get some relief.

My headache was gone afterwards and that one was going on 28 hours! I finally have hope that something's going to work! Plus her knowledge, even the bit she shared with me, was impressive. Physically nothing has truly worked to change them before today. I spent hundreds of dollars at the chiropractor which didn’t last when I decreased treatment. I’ve spent money at the neurologist and on medications and on various ice-packs and supplements. Finally I felt like I had some tools from Maria that I could do myself at home to bring relief and even end a headache. I’ve been doing the very simple exercises daily since with results as well! She’s so knowledgeable and gentle and it’s the type of yoga anyone can do at home - no twisting yourself into a pretzel! You don’t even need flexibility.

I highly recommend her.

— Dr. Elizabeth Bonet.
It is hard to put into words what an enormous difference Maria Waag has made in my life. She healed me of chronic 24/7 migraines that doctors and neurologists said would never go away.
She also healed me of my terrifying dread of a future restricted by my pains and disibilities.
Here is my story:
I used to have a 24/7 migraine headache that just would not leave. I had to drop out of university and stop working because the pain was too strong. I had tried every medicine and treatment there is for migraines and tension headaches, but none of them helped. My doctors and neurologists said that I would never get better. I was in complete panic, sorrow and despair. My future was gone, I would never be able to graduate from uni or work again. Until the day I had a life changing phonecall with Maria.

Maria taught me that it is possible to live a full and happy life even with crippling pain and disability.
She taught me that by being self aware and living in the moment, you can experience enormous happiness from small moments where others don`t even take notice.
She taught me to look at life from a new perspective, and that there are advantages to living a life that is outside of a normal life.
She taught me to let go of my anxiety and fear of a future with pain and illness. And when my fear and anxiety let go, MY HEADACHE DISAPPEARED.
Like absolute magic that I would never have imagined possible.

Maria taught me more during that ONE phonecall than years of help from psycologists and therapy has done.

I absolutely recommend her from the bottom of my heart. Thank you Maria,
I can not possibly tell you how grateful I am for you!  Xxx
— Louise Dowsett, 1-1 mindfulness student and pain management follow-up.

Are you new here and want to know more about me and my story?

Watch some of my background and story here! How yoga and mindfulness have changed my life and helped me learn to live happliy with chronic pain and severe diagnoses and uncertainty.

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