Nursing: Easing COVID-19 Stress Through Yoga's Breath and Body Connection

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About the Webinar Course

This webinar course has been previously recorded.  

When today’s world feels stressful and uncertain, the ancient practice of yoga offers tried-and-true techniques for focusing the mind, empowering the body, and soothing the spirit. During this webinar course, longtime yoga teacher Becky Vollmer, Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) 500, will explain how yoga – including movement, breathwork, mindfulness, and meditation – can help improve flexibility and strength in the muscles, improve both mobility and stability in the joints, and engage the body’s parasympathetic nervous system to reduce physical and mental stress. You’ll learn simple breathing, stretching, strengthening, and mindfulness practices that can be done practically anywhere – whether on the job, in the car, or at home. No experience, no stretchy pants, and no yoga mat required!

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the webinar course, the learner will be able to:
  • Self-scan and identify three joints and muscle groups that contribute to tightness, stress and discomfort in his or her body.
  • Perform three yoga techniques to help alleviate physical discomfort or mental stress, which can be done at work or at home.

About the Presenter:
Becky Vollmer, E-RYT 500
Yoga Alliance

Becky Vollmer is a writer, speaker and longtime yoga teacher. She’s also the creator of “You Are Not Stuck,” a global movement focused on empowerment and the magic of soul-guided choices. Becky brings more than 15 years of yoga study and teaching and is an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) 500 with Yoga Alliance. She leads workshops and retreats that blend yoga, breathwork, meditation, and self-discovery at top studios and wellness centers nationwide, reminding fellow seekers that we all have choices, we just have to be brave enough to make them. A woman in long-term recovery, Becky also leads online sobriety support meetings and is a trained Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) leader. She is based in St. Louis, Missouri and is working on writing her first book.

Content Reviewer:
June Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN

Dr. Thompson has a long history of working in emergency care and in the community. She holds a doctoral degree in public health with an emphasis in epidemiology and health services administration. Dr. Thompson has held academic positions at the Ohio State University, the University of Texas, and the University of New Mexico.  She is currently the Lead Nurse Planner for Elite Healthcare. 

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