Apr 10, 2019
An Update on our Impact
As more and more people become interested in yoga and meditation, it is important to recognize the history and purpose behind the practices. Nowadays the historical background of practicing yoga is often overlooked – disguised as a trendy workout and an excuse to wear yoga pants. Back in January, Ways to Wellness hosted a CME course “Introduction to Yoga and Meditation”, led by Justin Julson, Certified Health & Wellness Coach and Yoga Instructor. This course was developed with physician and provider needs in mind. The goal was to educate and equip providers to have a better understanding of the philosophy, history and practice of yoga and meditation to apply personally and professionally in the clinical setting.
We chose to offer this course to dispel misinformation and educate people on the deeper meaning. Yoga is more than just stretching and/or a workout. Justin shared of his own experience: “I came from an all physical perspective focused on weight lifting and training, which left me searching for happiness outside of myself. I began exploring yoga and meditation, and immediately experienced the benefits. Yoga is multidimensional – physical, moral, emotional, energetic and spiritual”.
Participants spent time learning the basic science and application of yoga and meditation, along with experiencing physical poses and breath work. Of those who attended this CME course, 85% stated that this knowledge will improve their clinical outcomes. We ground our education and services in evidence-based programming to provide quality outcomes. This is just one of a variety of CME courses that we have developed, and will continue to develop.
Next week we are hosting another CME course “Farmacy” to Fork, focused on providing education to decrease inflammation through nutrition and cooking. Coming up in April, we are providing out first ever 8-Hour immersive CME retreat called “Bringing the Kitchen to the Clinic”. Participants will spend the day rotating through hands-on experiences in the kitchen and attending didactic lectures focused on various nutrition-related topics. Experience the outcomes for your self – enroll in one of our upcoming CME courses listed below!
Upcoming CME Courses:
Friday, April 26: “Bringing the Kitchen to the Clinic”