Successful Aging Yoga & Breast Cancer Training
By: Carrie Hensley
For over 5 centuries yoga has been recognized as a powerful tool for treating various health conditions. Scientific research is providing increasing evidence for its medicinal benefits. YMEDICA conducts evidence-based studies from which we develop yoga protocols, ensuring maximum safety and effect. YMEDICA promotes optimal health. We are currently training yoga instructors in two upcoming 20-hr trainings at Indra’s Grace in Weatherford, Texas.
The first training, from April 7th-9th, is a 20-hr REWIND® Health Breast Cancer Training. YMEDICA partnered with Mayo Clinic to conduct a 12-week efficacy pilot to test the REWIND® Health Breast Cancer program. Results demonstrated an increase in quality of life, improved sleep and an ease in their physical, mental and emotional pain associated with breast cancer.
In the 20-hr training REWIND Health Breast Cancer Training, participants will learn and teach the REWIND® Health Breast Cancer series and be able to modify the series for individual student needs. In addition, participants will explore the anatomy and physiology of breast cancer, from both a Western and Eastern perspective and their relevance to yoga. Finally, participants will learn the psychology of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment from both a Western and Eastern perspective.
The second training, from May 19th-21st, is a 20-hr REWIND Gold: Successful Aging Training. REWIND Gold is an evidence-based series that has been proven safe and effective in two studies by Arizona State University. Results demonstrated a 31% improvement in agility, 47% improvement in aerobic fitness, 60% improvement in lower & upper body strength and a 97% improvement in lower & upper body flexibility.
In the 20-hr training REWIND Gold: Successful Training, participants will learn and teach the REWIND Gold series. One of the unique aspects of this series is that it can be taught in a chair or on a mat, simultaneously. In addition, participants will explore the physiology, psychology and myths of aging. They will, also, learn the contraindications associated with chronic disease. Finally, participants will hear expert interviews on the latest research in this growing field.
Learn to keep your students safe and tap into the largest growing demographic of yoga participants, almost 14 million (up from 4 million in 2012).
Teachers are also eligible for 20 Yoga Alliance CEUs.
For more information or to register, email Carrie Hensley at [email protected]