Learn to Teach the 10-week Yoga4Health Programme

Date: 26th – 30th September 2018
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: TBC
Cost: £500

The Yoga In Healthcare Alliance is pleased to be able to offer yoga teachers the opportunity to undertake a 5-day training programme to train deliver a yoga course, that we created for the NHS in West London

YIHA was commissioned by the West London Clinical Commissioning to design a 10-week course for people with sub-clinical health problems as a way to support behaviour change and reduce social isolation. Designed by expert yoga teachers and yoga therapists the programme is already proving extremely successful and we are offering an opportunity for seasoned yoga teachers to learn to teach this same course and bring it to the NHS in their area and attempt to pioneer it there.

Within West London, GPs refer patients who meet a range of criteria, including at risk of cardio-vascular disease, presenting with prediabetes diabetes, suffering from mild depression/anxiety, or social isolation.

Yoga teachers who enroll on the YIHA Ten Week Yoga Intervention Training Programme will:

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Learn to teach the evidence-based class protocol, its methodology and reasoning
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Understand all elements of the protocol, including psycho-education talks, asana and pranayama, relaxation and group discussion
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Understand best practice for working with the NHS
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Learn how to liaise with NHS staff and Patient Champions to establish Yoga4Health programmes your NHS area
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Understand all the policies and procedures involved in delivering yoga classes to NHS patients

In addition, trained teachers will become part of the YIHA community of teachers and play a leading and pioneering role in bringing yoga into the NHS as an effective self-care intervention to promote health and well-being among patients – and to reduce the burden placed on NHS resources.