How yoga therapists work: Supporting hospice volunteers

How yoga therapists work: Supporting hospice volunteers

By Joanne Hader In 2023 I received a grant from the Seniors’ Secretariat in Prince Edward Island (PEI) to share an 8-week yoga for self-care program for hospice volunteers like myself. In working through the details of offering such a program, I knew I wanted to share...
The wisdom of letting go

The wisdom of letting go

Yoga teaches us over and over, in many different ways, to let go. For example, yoga postures can release tension from our muscles, breathing practices can help us to calm our emotions, and meditation can shine a light on unproductive thought patterns and thereby...
“Triggering” joy

“Triggering” joy

The term triggering has been widely used in recent years, partly because of our increasing understanding of how our nervous systems and bodies work with our psychology. According to Dennis Pelon, PhD, a clinical psychologist and IAYT-certified yoga therapist who...
Can yoga make you smarter?

Can yoga make you smarter?

Many people think of yoga as an activity that helps them become more flexible in their bodies. More recently, yoga practices have been associated with the health benefits of stress reduction, especially as we learn how chronic stress contributes to physical and mental...