Yoga In Healthcare

Aiming to integrate yoga in the Belgian healthcare system

YeS trial session - Tuesday 5 December

The campaign to promote the YeS programme in Forest’s health and social care sector started well. After distributing leaflets and making contact by e-mail, last Monday we gave the first trial session to health and social care professionals.

What better way to discover the health benefits of yoga than to give it a try yourself?

Sign up for the next session on Tuesday 5 December at noon at Av. Dumonceau 56 in Forest!

For information and to register, click here!

Let's meet Nathalie !

We’re delighted to introduce a new member of our team: Nathalie! She is responsible for administration and is our communications assistant. Her skills will enable our association to improve its structure and communication between the various stakeholders.

You can find out more about our team here!

Healthcare Centres : new collaborations

This month, we were in contact with three medical centres located between Ixelles and Etterbeek that would like to include yoga in their health promotion activities. The initial contacts have been positive and classes could start at the beginning of the year.

Now that our circle of teachers has expanded, we would like to double the number of collaborations with healthcare centres this year.

Would you like to start courses in your medical centre? Get in touch with us!

"You can't tame the mind with the mind".

One of yoga’s aims is to teach us to See, with a capital S. The regular practice of postures, breathing and concentration, guided by an experienced teacher and then repeated at home, gradually enables us to acquire a certain clarity of thought and feeling. When we’re stressed, we react with our brains, by thinking. This is rarely effective. On the other hand, acting through the body, for example by regulating our breathing, sends signals to the brain, which in turn sends signals to our internal nervous system. Breathing is a very powerful tool for self-regulating our internal, emotional and physiological states. Through yoga, we learn to know and train our breathing, helping us to better manage our moments of stress.

Want to find out more about the benefits of breathing to reduce stress? Read the article on our website!