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Dosing the Pill of Yoga to Diverse Populations

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 16 Park Lane, Newton Center, MA 02459  See map

A workshop for holistic healers, yoga instructors, therapists, clinicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, administrators, social workers, educations, researchers, massage therapists and those interested in bringing yoga to diverse populations. Anna will be sharing her eleven years of experience in bringing yoga to diverse populations of cancer patients and survivors, people who have had multiple surgeries, those with chronic back pain, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension, torture, trauma in unique environments not limited to schools, medical centers, hospitals, and prisons. Participants will learn about the complex issues of creating physical and mental safety in teaching situations minute to minute and class to class. She will also share about working with profit and non profits, neighborhood and state organizations.

Description: Participants will learn about the barriers involved with delivery the yoga to people from diverse backgrounds with multiple health disparities. Participants will learn  how to create effective protocols for teaching yoga to these populations. Participants explore delivering multiple modifications for chair, mat and wall. Participants will receive resource lists. Questions and Answers session

About the Presenter: Founder and Director of Soul Sanctuary in Newton Massachusetts, where she sees private clients by appointment only. She is an accomplished yoga instructor and the creator of BodyLove®Yoga, a Clinical Yoga Instructor at Boston Medical School, and has been teaching yoga in the Greater Boston area in community health centers, hospitals and at twelve or more community health centers, including seven connected to Boston Medical Center. She also does mobile instruction and teaches at Dana Farber Cancer Center and at Soul Sanctuary to doctor referred patients. Ms. Dunwell was responsible for teaching yoga instructors who taught in dosing study and registered clinical trials yoga intervention of a study of chronic low back pain at Boston Medical Center. Ms. Dunwell has extensive experience in the instruction of yoga for men and women, international and refugee populations. She developed and implemented a grant for working with women recently diagnosed with cancer, another for residential domestic violence programs for abused women and children, and another for youth programs who had experienced an unnaturally high number of deaths.  Ms. Dunwell was a contributor to the (Abstract # 828) Promoting the Mind-Body Connection in Trauma Healing: Training and Intervention and wrote the yoga intervention for that grant and taught it to men and women torture survivors. She is currently teaching at the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  She is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher KYTA-YT2931, E-RYT-200 Experienced Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher - 8781 and she was Trauma Sensitive Yoga Certified at the Justice Resource Center. She is also the Proprietor of her own Bed and Breakfast since 2011. Guests often come to town for planning at local hospitals for later surgery, as well as domestic, national and international travelers. 

Cost: One Day Workshop: Saturday (10am - 4 pm)  February 22, Cost: $150/ $200 w/CEU's (limited to 20 participants) 

Complete and submit application on line  LINK http://annadunwell.com/contact-form/contact-form-2/index.php


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