|Yoga at UHN Hospitals|
Did you know Downward Dog teachers are now instructing classes at University Health Network Hospitals?
Since 2007, Downward Dog has partnered with the University Health Network to provide onsite classes for hospital staff.
Diane Bruni recognized the undeniable need for yoga in hospitals, where doctors, nurses and administrative staff work under high-stress, constantly putting themselves second to those placed in their care. As a means of giving back to those whose bodies and minds are put to the test by the work they do, Diane created a six-week yoga program, which focuses on releasing tension and providing respite from the day-to-day pressures of front-line health care.
These on-going classes are taught by instructors who have been trained at the Downward Dog, and are open to all UHN staff, physicians, volunteers and students to participate in. Currently, there are weekly classes available at Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, and Toronto Western Hospital.