It’s not often you’ll hear the expression “I felt a calling” when someone tells you why they became a medical practitioner. In the case of Annette Tersigni, it happened when she was in a yoga class for health professionals. After participating in a class with stressed out, overworked nurses, she realized she needed to share her knowledge of yoga with them – by becoming a nurse herself. At age 48 she attended nursing school and in 2005 launched The Yoga Nurse program.
What is Yoga Nursing? Yoga Nursing® is a new brand, trend and movement in health care, nursing and yoga created by Annette Tersigni, holistic RN, stress relief, back safety expert and medical yoga therapist. Yoga Nursing unites the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern science of nursing. Its mission is to train and create a global army of modern nightingales, yoga nurses, who will learn and teach the Yoga Nursing Sacred Remedy— in order to enlighten the ailing health care system and relieve stress, anxiety, pain and suffering for both nurses and their patients.
00:40 Meet Annette Tersigni
01:08 Yoga, Yoga, Yoga
02:15 A Calling for Yoga Nursing
02:45 5,000 year of yoga
04:10 (we really did mention Yoda!)
04:32 Taking a class from Deepak Chopra
05:19 Which came first – the Yoga or the Nursing?
06:50 The marriage of yoga & nursing
08:45 Taught 5,000 sessions
09:28 Foot behind head is not required
10:25 What is Yoga Nursing like in the clinical setting?
13:20 Duke Cardiologist – Dr. Mitchell Krucoff TEDxRTP Speaker & the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences
15:09 Energy in the room
17:10 A movement whose time has come
20:20 Evangelizing Yoga Nursing
22:25 Approved by AANC
24:50 Carry on plan?
26:30 “The Yoda of Yoga Nursing”
28:00 When should Yoga be used?
32:00 “Quantified Self” – Dr. Bertalan Meskó & Yoga. Are they compatible?
35:00 Social Media Tip: Jackie Ryder, “Good Content drives action”
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