Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Global Wellness Institute announces new initiative to define yoga therapy

Global Wellness Institute announces new initiative to define yoga therapy
September 7, 2019

With extensive evidence acknowledging that yoga breathing and relaxation lower blood pressure as much as aerobic exercise, the non-profit Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is introducing a new Yoga Therapy Initiative.

The Initiative’s mission is to spread awareness about the wealth of evidence-based research, innovations, publications, programs and leadership in the global field and ancient, multidimensional science of yoga therapy.

The Initiative will be chaired by Bija Bennett - a respected author, speaker and business leader whose innovative teachings are derived from ancient yoga traditions.

Bennett (pictured below) is also a wellness consultant and, under her holistic wellness brand YogaAway, she provides programs, products and consulting services to major hospitality brands worldwide.

Commenting on the Initiative, Bennett explains “as one of the world’s earliest systems of holistic health and self-care, yoga therapy is a low-tech, easily accessible, evidence-based system of healthcare that can be applied to a full spectrum of conditions, from chronic disease and mental health to aging and personal growth.”

The Initiative’s Vice Chair is Matthew J. Taylor, PhD and Director of SmartSafeYoga, a leader in integrative rehabilitation who regularly consults with health professionals and recently authored Yoga Therapy as a Creative Response to Pain and serves on two USA-based task forces for non-pharmacological pain management.

The GWI supports 25 industry Initiatives that focus on developing projects, research and trend forecasts that impact wellness in a particular market segment or region of the world - all available free of charge to the global wellness community.

Images courtesy of YogaBar (top) and the GWI (below).

Related Articles

19th August 2019 - 2019 Global Wellness Summit relocates from Hong Kong to Singapore

16th August 2019 - IHRSA announces collaboration with World Wellness Weekend third edition

16th August 2019 - Global Wellness Institute launches ‘Understanding Wellness’ white paper series

24th July 2019 - World Health Organization promotes physical activity action plan at National Sports Convention

12th June 2019 - Auckland prepares for celebration of International Yoga Day

15th May 2019 - Parks and Leisure Australia report focuses on health and wellbeing challenges 

28th February 2019 - Free fitness classes to get Cairns active

8th February 2019 - Sunshine Coast partnerships provide free and subsidised community yoga classes

5th November 2018 - Stroke survivors and people at risk urged to focus on yoga and Tai chi

22nd June 2018 - International Day of Yoga marked around the world

20th June 2018 - Yoga surging in popularity across New Zealand

2nd April 2018 - Yoga in Schools takes wellness from studios to the classroom

29th January 2018 - Wanderlust Taupō yoga festival cancelled after organiser’s liquidation

21st June 2017 - Yoga a key part of New Zealand’s growing exercise participation

15th February 2017 - De Leede ready to launch fifth YogaBar studio

11th April 2016 - Wellness tourism on the rise

7th March 2016 - New YogaFit program approved by Yoga Alliance Australia

31st December 2014 - Study reveals yoga as beneficial as high impact exercise


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

State Wide Pool Services

Known as Hydrilla since September 2020 - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/hydrilla-pty-ltd

read more

Aquatics

 
 

iDwala Pty Ltd

iDwala is the Community Sports Surface Specialist offering the highest quality designs and technical expertise to Councils, Schools and Sporting Clubs looking to create sporting…

read more

Consultants / Design / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

APT Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…

read more

Environment / Sport / Surfaces / Technology

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

THE FITNESS GENERATION

The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business