Emergency workers offered yoga classes
Current or former police officers, firefighters, paramedics, medical professionals, emergency service volunteers who have suffered trauma are being offered free yoga classes on the Peninsula.
The Peninsula Yoga Centre has volunteered to become part of the FrontLine Yoga program which offers the free classes.
Classes are taught in a way which ensures conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression and trauma are not worsened.
Class guidelines are based on empirical studies and research done into post-traumatic stress disorder, neurological function and how yoga can help manage the symptoms.
Feedback from participants has been encouraging.
Some are reporting better sleep, a sense of calm and peacefulness as well as getting a sense of community support.
The program has been offered Australia-wide over the past three years and is starting in Woy Woy on Monday, February 6, at 2pm.
Instructor Mr John Wilson is a 20-year veteran of NSW Police who has firsthand knowledge of the effects of work-based trauma and is an experienced yoga teacher.
Media release, 23 Jan 2017
John Wilson, Peninsula Yoga Centre
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