Yoga In Healthcare

NPO acting for the inclusion of Yoga & Yoga Therapy
in an integrative healthcare system in Belgium

yih vision

The YIH vision is to create a model for the integration of Yoga & Yoga Therapy into the healthcare systems. Since Yoga and Yoga Therapy are considered to be complementary, preventive and curative practices.

Vision
Integrative Healtcare

integrative healthcare

Integrative healthcare brings conventional and complementary approaches together.

To do that, it is necessary to establish a care that is well-coordinated between different providers and institutions. 

Furthermore, the approach is holistic and patient-focused. This means that the whole person is treated, rather than one organ system. 1Source: NCCIH

Yoga is a health practice that combines mental focus, controlled breathing and body movements. As a result, it helps relax both the body and the mind.
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yih actions

How do we act to integrate Yoga and Yoga Therapy in the healthcare system?

So far, we have implemented four actions. Each of which has different targets, though in the same direction.

Here, our ongoing activities:

health centres

Collaboration with Health Centres to provide Yoga sessions for the patients and the medical/non-medical personnel.

sharing evidence

Dissemination of evidence showing the benefits of Yoga & Yoga Therapy for mental and physical health.

scientific research

Scientific research and academic partnership to develop a model of Yoga & Yoga Therapy in the healthcare system.

networking

Building a network of stakeholders to integrate Yoga & Yoga Therapy in the Belgian healthcare system.

integration of yoga in health centres

Firstly, organisation of accessible Hatha Yoga sessions for the patients of the healthcare centre.

Secondly, informative sessions about Yoga, Yoga Therapy and their benefits for health, for the medical and paramedical personnel.

Thirdly, based on requests, planning Hatha Yoga classes for the personnel of the healthcare centre.

Finally, monitoring and evaluation of the activities through qualitative and quantitative data collections.

"We believe that the future of the healthcare system lies in the combination of modern medicine with Yoga and Yoga Therapy. Health and wellbeing greatly depend on the individual's lifestyle habits and personal story that are aspects tackled by holistic approaches."

Fundraising

The initiatives of Yoga In Healthcare are financed by Studio222.

What is Studio222?

Studio222 is mind and body-oriented studio located in Saint-Gilles available for Yoga teachers to be rent.

Thanks to the income of Studio222, YIH continues his mission.