How Does Chronic Stress Impact Your Health and Happiness

We have a tendency to wear our busyness like a badge of honor. We boast about the craziness of our schedules and we even advertise how little sleep we get or the fact that we haven’t taken a vacation in years.  Ingrained in our culture and work habits is the idea that stress and success are intertwined.  We seem to think that the more stress we experience the more successful we will be. But, how does chronic stress impact your health and happiness?

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Patrick Fisher
Seated Sun Salutations, Part Two

Sun Salutations, or surya namaska, are a great way to energize your body as you stretch and strengthen your muscle groups.  In this video, Yoga 4 Change instructor Angela Centers demonstrates some additional postures that build upon what was demonstrated in the first Seated Sun Salutations video. 

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Patrick Fisher
Students Reach New Heights With Yoga

Warren Buck is a member of Yoga 4 Change's Board of Directors.  He is also the former Principal at KIPP Jacksonville Schools.  Warren shares a testimonial about how Yoga 4 Change's trauma informed curriculum reached some of KIPP's most challenging students and encouraged them to reach for new heights, positively influencing their life's trajectories. 

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Patrick Fisher
Yoga 4 Change Receives Grant To Fund Study On Trauma Informed Yoga

In early January 2018, Yoga 4 Change received a $50,000 grant from the Chartrand Family Foundation to fund an evaluation study to assess the impact of trauma informed yoga on incarcerated individuals. Dr. Danielle Rousseau, PhD, LMHC will serve as the primary faculty during the evaluation and will coordinate efforts between Yoga 4 Change teachers and a team at Boston University.

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Patrick Fisher
Yoga As Part of the Recovery Process

Recent research advocates for the inclusion of yoga in addiction recovery programs.  By addressing the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of practitioners, Yoga builds our self-awareness and helps us to feel more at ease as we approach a more relaxed mental state.

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Patrick Fisher
Seated Sun Salutation

Sun Salutations, or surya namaska, is a great way to energize your body as you stretch and strengthen your muscle groups.  In this video we demonstrate a basic chair variation. 

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Patrick Fisher
Breaking Down the Barriers We Unknowingly Build Around Ourselves - 5 Questions with Chelsea Belfer, Graduate of Yoga 4 Change's First Teacher Training Program

Chelsea Belfer first started volunteering with Yoga 4 Change when she was searching for a sense of direction.  Eventually, she was one of two people to enroll in the organization's inaugural teacher training program.  Chelsea completed her 200 hour training in December 2017 and is now teaching community classes through Yoga 4 Change.  Starting in late January, Yoga 4 Change will offer its next installment of Registered Yoga Teacher training. 

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Patrick Fisher