Yoga In Healthcare
NPO acting for the inclusion of Yoga & Yoga Therapy
in an integrative healthcare system in Belgium
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.
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
So far, we have implemented four actions. Each of which has different targets, though in the same direction.
Here, our ongoing activities:
Collaboration with Health Centres to provide Yoga sessions for the patients and the medical/non-medical personnel.
Dissemination of evidence showing the benefits of Yoga & Yoga Therapy for mental and physical health.
Scientific research and academic partnership to develop a model of Yoga & Yoga Therapy in the healthcare system.
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.