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Yoga as Medicine

  • Dayemi Community Center 218 N Illinois Ave Carbondale, IL 62901 (map)

What does "Yoga as Medicine" mean? 

Using the ground breaking book *Yoga as Medicine by western-trained physician and Yoga practitioner Dr. McCall, M.D. we will explore the techniques a mindsets a Yogi needs to apply Yoga as a form of personal healing. 

Yoga As Medicine— is the selective use of various yoga tools — such as poses, breathing techniques, relaxation exercises and meditation, as well as dietary and lifestyle advice — to help people with virtually any health condition, physical or psychological.
— Timothy McCall, M.D.

*this book is not required for this class, however it is strongly recommended to purchase a copy to extend the lessons learned in our workshop


Class Itinerary

9:00 am Check-in & opening meditation

9:15 am Warm- ups

9:30 am Yoga for Stress Relief

10:30 am Break

10: 35 am Yoga for Back Pain

10:50 am Yoga for Headaches

11:00 Restorative Practice

11:10 am Guided Reflection & Q&A

11:25 am Final Meditation

11:30 am Departure


What does the class include?

Yoga mats and props will be available for participants who do not bring their own. All participants will be given an informational packet with materials containing information discussed in class. 

Part of the guided reflection portion of class will be creating a Yoga self-care plan. Each participant will be encouraged to continue doing Yoga at home using what they learned in class to guide their home program. There will be time after class to meet with the instructor to review your notes should you need more assistance. 


Do I need Yoga experience to come to class?

Short answer: nope.

Long answer: beginners usually feel awkward the first time they come to class because Yoga is a practice of learning how to get comfortable with discomfort. It challenges us on all levels: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. 

If you feel strange about coming, but truly want to be a part of this experience ask a trusted friend or loved one to join you. The buddy system works! Plus, you can hold one another accountable after class as well. 


Register online to reserve your space. If you wish to attend both workshops on Saturday June 30 at the Dayemi Community Center in Carbondale please click the link to the Partner Yoga Workshop. 

Earlier Event: June 2
Reiki I & II Training
Later Event: June 30
Partner Yoga Workshop