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Yoga Therapy International Graduate Profile

Interview with:
Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey - Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia
YTI graduation: June 2013
While in the YTI program, Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey worked privately with an elderly MS student, and taught a small therapeutic yoga class for individuals with spinal cord injury. “The practicums gave me the opportunity to teach many of the things I had been learning, including breath awareness and simple breathing techniques, gentle movement, adaptive modifications, chanting, and meditation,” says Bobbie. “These simple yogic tools allowed me to meet each participant where they were, with a special emphasis on pain management and trauma sensitivity.”

Forest Bathing - Shinrin-Yoku: Teaching about Stress Resilience & Immunity during COVID-19

I first learnt about Forest Bathing a year ago, just before visiting Japan as a faculty exchange for Capilano University in North Vancouver, Canada. I was surprised to learn that Shinrin-Yoku originated from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture in the 1980s (Longhurst & Takemasa, 2018), not from a country like Canada known for its lush forests, vast oceans, and majestic mountains. But after I learnt more about their hectic lifestyle, it made perfect sense that the Japanese people needed to learn the art of relaxation through visiting forests far away from the stresses of a typical urban life.

Zoom Yoga Therapy Spring Offerings from Garden Bay, BC

To help us keep strong both physically and emotionally during these challenging times, Maggie invites you to join her for Zoom Yoga Therapy offerings this Spring being filmed in the beautiful community where she and her husband Walter now live when not working or playing in Vancouver.

Relax & Energize
In this Zoom class, you will experience a mix of standing, seated and supine/prone poses that focus on flexibility, strength & relaxation. No props needed except for a Yoga mat, pillow, chair, and blanket!

Sundays 10-11:30 am 
April 26 – June 14, 2020


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