Subject: Yoga Therapy for Nutrition-Related Conditions: Mechanisms, Evidence, Practical Applications, and Credentialing

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Yoga’s therapeutic use within Western clinical practice has been shown to help manage stress and support resilience in mental health, including facilitating health behavior change and improving relationships with food. A modified gentle yoga practice may enable injured, ill, or sedentary individuals to initiate safe and effective movement and gain benefits of improved physical activity. Recent insight into neurobiological and genetic mechanisms supports the skillful use of yoga for nutrition-related conditions.

Join Annie Kay, MS, RDN, RYT500, C-IAYT, on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 2-3:30 p.m., for a webinar that will define and delineate yoga from general practice and focus on the mechanisms of yoga therapy’s action. Annie will dig into the state of the related scientific literature and discuss four practical applications of yoga through case study presentations: yoga for digestive health, eating disorders, healthy weight, and inflammatory pain. Annie will conclude your learning journey by guiding you through two yoga breathing and movement practices, and wrap up with a discussion around credentialing and future opportunities for RDs in the field of yoga.

Learning Objectives
1. Recognize the difference between general yoga practice and yoga therapy.
2. Discuss the psychophysiological mechanisms of action for yoga therapy.
3. Practice integrative koshic (multidimensional) yoga breathing and movement.
4. Detail four nutrition-related conditions appropriate for yoga therapy and discuss examples appropriate for their application.
1.5 CEUs
$29.99
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.3.7
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About Our Presenter

Annie B. Kay MS, RDN, C-IAYT is an integrative dietitian, yoga therapist and plant alchemist who writes, speaks, and has a private tele-health practice in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. She holds a BS in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell, an MS in Nutrition Communications from BU, and holds certifications in medical yoga therapy and shamanic herbalism. She’s the former Director of the Massachusetts Osteoporosis Awareness Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and was most recently Lead Nutritionist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest holistic education center in the US. Learn more at Annie’s website, anniebkay.com.


Disclosures

Annie Kay, MS, RDN, RYT500, C-IAYT, faculty for this event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

None of the planners for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

An “ineligible company” includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products use by or on patients.

Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. This activity will also award 1.5 credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).