She is very knowledgeable and really understands what those of us with FM and chronic fatigue syndrome are dealing with. She recognized my limitations and abilities and worked closely with me to ensure that I got the most from my sessions. She adjusted her teachings based on how I felt, where the pain was,  and what my energy level and mood was that day. My fibro pain has been reduced since working with her and I would recommend her to anyone suffering from FM or CFS, or even someone who just wants to learn yoga.

Thank you, Simone, for all you've done for me!”   Mary, private client

     “After suffering with Fibromyalgia pain for too long, I learned about Simone's yoga classes. Throughout my classes and private sessions with her, she has been a gentle, patient, sensitive and supportive teacher.

Here is an example of how some classic yoga poses can be adapted to the individual.

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Research shows that gentle yoga is one of the therapies that can greatly reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It may also support substantial recovery.

People with fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome cannot attend just any yoga class and receive benefits. A yoga class taught by a teacher who is not familiar with these conditions may result in an “energy crash” or set back. Some of the symptoms that can be exacerbated by specific yoga poses are low blood pressure, adrenal overstimulation, or dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system.

I am intimately aware of the limitations of both fibromyalgia and CFS/ME, and which poses can be therapeutic for you. These classes
are carefully paced and include plenty of time for restorative or restful poses, as well as discussion of which poses and breathing techniques might be beneficial to practice at home. Some of the things that I take into consideration are:

  1. Your fight or flight mechanism is overstimulated and needs to be calmed

  2. You need poses or exercises that combat orthostatic intolerance

  3. Your heart rate should not go above the recommendations of Dr. Nancy Klimas, and how to do that

  4. You need to build muscle and stamina non-aerobically (called analeptic exercise)

  5. You need poses and breathing techniques that encourage refreshing sleep

  6. Your fascia needs to be released

  7. Your lack of energy is probably not due to depression and is not all in your head

  8. I may have experienced many of the symptoms that you are experiencing (read my personal story here)

For a schedule and more information, click classes

Twice a year, I offer a series class for people with fibromyalgia and CFIDS in which each class focus on relieving a different set of symptoms, for example pain, fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, depression or orthostatic intolerance. For more information, click series classes.

Pause for a Pose Yoga
Yoga for fibromyalgia
 and CFIDS

Pause for a Pose Yoga Therapy


Helping you live with unpredictable wellness


Phone: 916-715-3225

Sacramento, CA

Yoga for chronic fatigue syndrome

and fibromyalgia