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The Shift School

Wholistic Strategies for Overcoming Chronic pain

Persistent pain is a bewildering and expensive condition.  It’s hard to know where to turn to restore health, vitality and movement to your life.  The Shift School is an online community devoted to Pain Care and Healing Chronic pain.  Guided by scientific evidence, the Shift community is all about small, every day practices and lifestyle changes that get you back to your life and out of daily pain.

Mandy taught me so much about chronic pain and gave me the tools to help manage it. I’m a firm believer now that mind body and soul are all connected and equally important. I’m doing things again that bring me joy- working out, playing with my children and cooking - all things that were put on hold when I would experience a pain flare up.
Chris J
Chris J

Step by Step pain Care

Getting back to movement is necessary, but daunting. That’s why, from your first day in the Shift School, you will have access to a step by step process for healing and recovering movement so that you can get back to the things that pain has taken away. This process is affirming and empowering. Specialized programs guide you though the essential elements of pain care: education, awareness, movement and regulation. You will be supported throughout the process by others on the path and group mentors so you can finally move beyond chronic pain.

Yoga for Chronic Back Pain
Yoga for Neck Pain
Yoga for Hip Pain
Yoga for Knee Pain

Pain Care for Life

The first 10 weeks of your Shift School journey will be structured with simple practices and educational opportunities that fit into your everyday, because healing takes consistency!

You will learn that even once you are feeling better, pain care/self care will be an essential part of your life, for the rest of your life. Yay you! Shift School is the best possible resource for helping you get out of pain and stay out of pain. The practice library provides hundreds of classes for self care, gaining strength and mobility, reducing stress and increasing resilience. Shift Challenges offer opportunities to grow and meet your goals with friends. Our community meets twice each month for group coaching with Mandy

Evidence Informed Pain Care

Healing chronic pain and getting back to your life can be fun, empowering and affirming. You already know that there is no magic bullet. Rather, your success will occur one tiny Shift at a time. Evidence based strategies that fit into your life provide the direction and support that you have been searching for.  



Understanding your pain and your role in healing is the first step. Knowledge is power.


Nervous System Regulation

When you have been in pain for awhile, everything is sensitive. Learn how to calm down the sensitivity and ease your pain naturally



Gaining awareness is an important step toward moving with confidence and away from fear.



The Shift School offers ongoing pain care specific movement practices including Yoga, endurance and strength training

Learn and Grow with Others

Living with chronic pain can be incredibly isolating. Evidence shows that having a supportive community of peers and mentors improves your chances of success. The Shift School puts community at the forefront. Fellow students and mentors are always availiable in the Shift School community and in your specialized groups.

Pain Care Endorsements

Mandy Ryle Pain Care Coach

About Mandy

My passion is pain care and restorative fitness. I’ve had the privilege to learn from some of the most esteemed pain science educators in North America and apply this learning to my enthusiasm for helping others move well and meet fitness goals.  I’ve been teaching Yoga since 2008 and working with individuals who suffer from chronic pain since 2012. My interest in biology, anatomy and movement science inform my deeply held belief that every human body is capable of healing and learning. I utilize techniques from many traditions of Yoga as well as Feldenkrais Method® and Strength training to guide my clients and members toward safe, comfortable movement and an improved life. I am also an experienced trainer of Yoga teachers and a Yoga educator teaching in the US and around the world. 

Shift School

90 Day Subscription
$ 195 Semester
  • Pain Care Step by Step
  • Auto Renews
  • Practice Library, Challenges and Groups
  • Twice Monthly Group Coaching Call
  • Same Features as Annual

Shift School

Annual Subscription
$ 715 12 months
  • Pain Care Step by Step
  • Auto Renews
  • Practice Library, Challenges and Groups
  • Twice Monthly Group Coaching Call
  • One Month Free

Group Coaching

Pain care is a wonderful journey, but most people do best with expert guidance. We meet virtually 2x per month.

Step by Step Pain Care

Evidence based step by step programs provide the daily guidance you need to conquer your pain and get your life back.

Practice Library

Hundreds of pain care practices at your fingertips. Engage in pain care aware movement, strength, awareness, regulation.

Quarterly Book Club

Never stop growing and learning. Read alongside your peers in the Shift School.

Peer Support

Pain can be isolating. Disover peers who are healing chronic pain alongside you.

Quarterly Challenges

Learn new skills, get stronger, improve your fitness or commit to new habits.


That’s what the Shift School is all about. Pain is a necessesary part of the human expereince. But pain that steals your future, that disrupts your peace is not normal. Science tells us that there are MANY things that we can do to overcome chronic pain. The Shift School draws from the best, most recent evidence to provide wholistic tools for healing. If you have specific questions about your condition, please email Mandy. We also suggest that you check out our free course Introduction to Pain Care Yoga

Physical therapists are so important in the quest to heal chronic pain, but this is not physical therapy. It is an evidence informed multi modal approach to address ALL of the contributors to your pain, not just the tissues. Though your tissues can and will be addressed here.  The practices in Shift are designed to support you

  • If you have a pain condition, but don’t feel it warrants medical help or are trying to avoid a worsening of symptoms 
  • Are currently receiving medical help, including PT and want to build resilience alongside other therapies. 
  • Have finished PT and still need help or are looking for your next step back to whole wellness.

There is not a free trial but we do have a 30 day money back guarantee. If you do not wish to continue, simply email us within 30 days of signing up and we will refund your tuition and cancel your Shift School Access. No hassle, but a big thank you for giving this approach a try. 

This program is especially for you then. What was likely missing from the approach you tried before was scientific evidence and education. Mandy has developed this program just for those who have struggled to get moving in the past due to pain.

If you haven’t been moving much, there is a higher risk of injury. That’s why we start by learning some movement guidelines that you can use to recover movement AND confidence. The path to fear free movement is a fun and affirmative process and you can absolutely succeed. 

This program is self pay only.