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Yoga & Ayurveda for Diabetes- Yoga Workshop and Book Launch

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$1 - $48
Yoga workshop and Book Launch

Whether you live with any type of diabetes, have pre-diabetes, are a caregiver to someone with diabetes or a yoga teacher wanting to know more about how you can support a person with diabetes in your class, you won’t want to miss this informative, motivating and life changing workshop.International yoga teacher Rachel Zinman never thought it could happen to her. At age 42, nearly 25 years into her career as a yoga teacher and teacher trainer, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. At first she was devastated and sure there had been some mistake. Fighting her diagnosis, she relied on the profound health benefits of yoga and Ayurveda to help preserve her insulin producing cells. Eventually, facing some hard truths, she knew that the only way forward was to incorporate insulin into her diabetes management plan. This was the start of a journey to write a book to help people living with diabetes discover the profound benefits of yoga and to offer her wealth of knowledge through workshops and retreats worldwide.

In this workshop Rachel will present:

A short talk introducing

  • Why yoga is the perfect compliment to a daily diabetes management plan
  • What sorts of yoga styles are suited to the various types of diabetes
  • How yoga benefits someone living with diabetes and their caregivers
  • The beauty of the healing science of Ayurveda and how knowing ones individual constitution can help manage diabetes

A yoga practice including

  • A simple breathing technique to melt away stress
  • A well-rounded, flowing, easy sequence for every type of diabetes
  • A calming meditation

The workshop will conclude with a short reading from Rachel’s new book, Yoga for Diabetes, How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda, and a book signing.

“So often the medical world treats diabetes, and all chronic disease, from a purely mechanistic, reductive framework, ignoring the complex reality of how disease affects body, mind and spirit. Rachel does a beautiful job of integrating western physiology, yoga and Ayurveda into a fluid practice that can be tailored to our individual needs. “ Lisa Nelson MD – Director of Medical Education, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

$48/$38 if paid by 11/1  – Sign up now – reserve your space!
Books will be for sale at the event for $30 cash or check. proceeds of the book sale goes to the nonprofit org Diabetes Sisters, a national organization specifically for women living with diabetes. There is a local chapter in Princeton. Go to www.diabetessisters.org  for more info.
Rachel Zinman was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008. It took six years for her to accept her diagnosis of type 1 LADA diabetes. She started yoga in high school when she was 17 and by the age of 19 she was hooked.Rachel is passionate about the deeper aspects of yoga and its ability to heal and inspire. She has spent the last 30 years practicing enthusiastically as well as teaching nationally (in Australia) and internationally since 1992.

Rachel was a professional dancer from a young age and trained as a Waldorf educator teaching in both Australia and New York City. She is also a published poet and author, award-winning musician, mother, partner and amateur film maker.

Interested in all aspects of health and wellbeing, she started her Yoga for Diabetes blog to share with the diabetes online community how yoga has helped her to manage her diabetes.

Rachel’s articles on yoga and diabetes have been featured in Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal, Diabetes Daily, A Sweet Life, Insulin Nation, Beyond Type 1, LyfeBulb, Diabetes Counselling Online, Diabetes Alive, Veranda Magazine, Yoga Trail, Yoga4tv, Cleans for a Cure, Mind Body Green and DoYouYoga and most recently in the #1 bestseller, Unleash Your Inner Diabetes Dominator.

Her blog on yoga for diabetes was listed as one of the best blogs for January 2016 by Diabetesmine. She is a featured expert for several online resources for yoga and diabetes.

You can find out more about yoga workshops, retreats and training with Rachel at www.rachelzinmanyoga.com  or her blog at www.yogafordiabetesblog.com .

Karen Rose Tank is kindly hosting Rachel Zinman while she is in Princeton, having lived with type 1 diabetes herself for 21 years (diagnosed at the age of 39) and a graduate of a 200 hour TT in Yoga and Wellness with Melanie Smith at Yogaphoria, New Hope, PA and a 180 hour TT with Andrea Sacchetti in Therapeutic Yoga. Karen is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach helping people with diabetes to manage their blood sugar, loose weight and take control of their health. Yoga has been a large part of Karen’s path of finding both the inner and outer strength and calm to live optimally with a chronic disease.

Details

Date:
November 4
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
$1 - $48
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Website:
http://www.princetonyoga.com

Venue

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
88 Orchard Road
Skillman, 08558
Phone:
609-924-7294
Website:
www.princetonyoga.com
       

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