- OBTAIN THE RECOGNITION of Yoga therapists and Yoga teachers, with advanced knowledge of yoga for health conditions, as PARAMEDICAL PROFESSIONALS from the Belgian health system.
- GET THE RECOGNITION of Yoga and Yoga therapy as COMPLEMENTARY PREVENTATIVE AND CURATIVE SCIENCES in Belgium.
- DEVELOP A MODEL for the DELIVERY of Yoga and Yoga Therapy THROUGH EXISTING HEALTH INSTITUTIONS and reimbursement systems in Belgium.
YIH has established three horizons for its action plan:
HORIZON 1 - by 2023
HORIZON 2 - by 2026
HORIZON 3 - by 2030
Classes in HC
We organise classes of Yoga and Yoga Therapy in Health Centres providing a certified Yoga teachers. Meanwhile, the healthcare centres identifie potential beneficiaries. In addition, YIH organises a few sessions for medical and paramedical staff.
There is a growing body of evidence on the positive effects of Yoga for physical and mental health. For this reason, YIH aims to disseminate such evidence through different channels. Firstly, an online repository of scientific publications. Secondly, information and links about Yoga and healthcare on our Facebook page. Thirdly, information sessions about Yoga and Yoga Therapy for health.
YIH’s ambition is to build partnerships with academic research teams. Our goal is to describe the existing models of Yoga integration in the healthcare setting and to document their feasibility and efficacy. Furthermore, we are willing to develop adapted models of Yoga and Yoga Therapy to the Belgian healthcare system.
Integrate yoga in healthcare
We plan to create a stakeholders network, including healthcare centres, Yoga therapists and academics. The objective thereof is building a national platform for the recognition, promotion and integration of Yoga and Yoga Therapy in the Belgian healthcare system.