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VPH nurse creates trauma-informed yoga program

Oct. 22, 2020—Julie Stavas, RN, has found a way to marry two of her passions — psychiatric nursing and yoga — at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH). About once every week, she leads trauma-informed yoga therapy to a group of five to 10 patients for 30 to 45 minutes.

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Osher Center offering yoga classes to help employees with back pain

Jul. 12, 2018—The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt will begin offering a third round of yoga classes for employees suffering from back pain or insomnia.

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Vanderbilt’s Osher Center offers Gentle Yoga for Back Care

Sep. 30, 2016—About a third of adults report having back pain in an average year, and the search for relief can take many paths. Sometimes the best approach is to treat with medications, topical applications, or even in a small number of cases, surgery. Amanda Wentworth, who teaches at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt,...

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VUSN study tracking yoga therapy for cancer patients

Jan. 29, 2015—Cancer is bad enough. But cancer patients who receive surgery, radiation and chemotherapy may suffer from side effects that run from irritating to crippling — problems that are postural, musculoskeletal and respiratory, along with lowered self-esteem.

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