NSHA/IWK Employees

Nurses in treeAll employees of the NSHA & the IWK get a discount with Moksha Yoga Halifax! Simply show proof of employment, and you can enjoy the following discounts:

*Please note that this discount is only applicable at the Halifax (Dresden Row) location.*

 

 

How Can Moksha Yoga Help You?

STRESS MANAGEMENT Working in healthcare can be incredibly stressful, which, ironically, can take a real toll on your health! Countless studies have shown yoga to be the most effective form of exercise for stress management and reduction.

“The hours and days following a Moksha Yoga class are noticeably less stressful. Life doesn’t change; my ability to deal with it is positively altered.” – Andrew, Respiratory Therapist

“Working in cancer care gives a lot of emotional weight to my day and yoga is the perfect way to help process it. 
I don’t want to get rid of the pressure, just dealing with it is important. The Moksha Yoga instructors have a way of getting me to let it wash over me and make me feel like I can go home and be present there, while still respecting my day.” – Judi, RN

PAIN MANAGEMENT Chronic pain affects 1 in 5 Canadians. The rigours of sitting and standing for long periods, as well as the physical side of patient care, can result in chronic pain and reduced mobility, which also negatively affect your overall sense of well-being. Yoga is a proven effective way to reduce chronic pain, improve mobility and offset the ill effects of standing or sitting for several hours a day.

“Moksha Yoga is helping me work through physical aches and pains caused by sitting for long hours at my desk. And mentally it is ‎a great outlet to relieve stress. I feel happier when doing yoga.” – Fiona, CRO

IMPROVED JOB PERFORMANCE You’re in healthcare because you care about people, so it’s important that you do your job well. Practicing Moksha Yoga gives you time to yourself, to calm your mind and let go of stress. Furthermore,  the meditative aspect of Moksha Yoga will help you cultivate your Emotional Intelligence, helping you to recognize and handle your own emotions, as well as helping you to better connect with your colleagues and patients. Emotional Intelligence is a skill that can only be cultivated through regular quiet self-reflection, a key aspect of every Moksha Yoga class.

“As a nurse, I have seen how taking care of myself through regular practice at Moksha Yoga has allowed me to be a more present, more effective caregiver to others. I truly believe that you cannot serve from an empty cup, and Moksha Yoga helps make sure my “cup” is full.” – Katie, RN

 

Moksha Yoga can also help with:

  • Weight management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Muscular strength
  • Insomnia
  • Boosted immune function
  • Stamina
  • Respiratory ailments