Yoga In Healthcare has five main actions ongoing. Here, what we have been doing so far:
– Establishing some collaborations with health centres;
– Launching our new programme: YeS – Yoga et Soins;
– Disseminating evidence about the benefits of yoga for the health;
– Carrying out a scientific research on the YeS programme, in collaboration with two medical students from the KU Leuven;
– Creating a network of stakeholders.
Have a closer look at them!
Collaborations with Healthcare Centres
We organise sessions of Yoga in Health Centres providing certified Yoga teachers. In addition, YIH gives a few sessions for medical and paramedical staff. We also plan informative sessions about the benefits of yoga to the health.
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, through an online library of scientific publications. Secondly, via on our Facebook page. Thirdly, providing informative 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.
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.