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IDHC Annual event 2017 “Honour your Life”

The IDHC “Honour Your Life” conference in motion gathered over 150 front line workers together for two days of powerful, interactive and culture-infused sessions.

Our goal was to help front line staff to add to their “bundles” and send them home with tools, activities and teachings that will support their work combating diabetes in their communities.  We heard from community members who told their own personal diabetes story and from Regional Chief Isadore Day who shared his story of making this disease a government priority. 

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Teaching Yoga 2

Yoga for Youth in Moose Cree First Nation

Guest blog post today from Brittany Ann one of our student Yoga instructors in Moose Cree First Nation on teaching yoga classes to young women in her community:

Today I had the most rewarding experience teaching yoga to 14 young women from grades 6-8 at a First Nations public school. Initially, I was nervous because this was only my second ever yoga class that I instructed. I am still in awe about how respectful the girls were to each other’s yoga experience.

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Yoga Trainees

YES Yoga Training at SOADI Head Office

 

SOADI recently hosted YES 1 (Yoga Exercise Specialist) yoga training at SOADI head office.  This training gives line front line workers and chance to be able to provide their communities safe Hatha Yoga classes for a variety of groups.  The trainees will return in a few months to finish their practical work, complete their teaching hours and write an exam. Congratulations on completing your first step in becoming Yoga instructors.

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Congratulations to SOADI's YES 2 Graduates

Congratulations to SOADI’s most recent graduates from our YES Yoga instructor program. They will now be able to teach in their home communities, a safe Hatha Yoga class accessible to many fitness levels.

Congratulations on four months of study and training, passing your final teaching practical work and written exam!

From L to R.  Julie Virgoe, Joanne Mitchell, Michelle Nadhee, Sarah Smith, Miriam Beatty and Elaine Issacs

Thorold YES (Yoga Exercise Specialist) graduates

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April Webinar: Finding Peace Through Meditation – With Carolina Lipinski

There is a lot of talk and information about the positive effects of a regular meditation practice.  Meditation has been shown to help people manage their blood sugar levels, help with management of stress hormones and can also help people to manage their diet.  So with all these benefits why don’t people practice meditation more often? Our ancestors had many different forms of contemplative and meditative practices as a part of their regular ceremonies and rituals.  

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Guts and Grease: The Diet of Native Americans

The hunter-gatherer’s dinner is front page news these days. Drawing from the writings of Dr. Boyd Eaton and Professor Loren Cordain, experts in the so-called Paleolithic diet, columnists and reporters are spreading the word about the health benefits of a diet rich in protein and high in fiber from a variety of plant foods 1,2. It’s actually amusing to see what the modern food pundits come up with as examples of the “Paleolithic Prescription.” Jean Carper offers a Stone Age Salad of mixed greens,

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The Gift of Yoga – By Crystal Bomberry

I have been a Diabetes Prevention Coordinator at SOADI since 2009. Not long after I started with SOADI and having just played in a World Cup for women’s lacrosse (Team Haudenosaunee) in June of 2009, I was contemplating the status of my lacrosse career. At the time of the World Cup, I was 32 years old and had been playing since the age of 16.

At some point in 2012, and after having not played since 2009, I had a conversation with my co-worker Mitch Baird that opened my eyes to the concept of ‘longevity’.

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