The Complement of Yoga in Dentistry

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Sechelt Art Gallery

5714 Medusa St

Sechelt, British Columbia V0N3A3

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This 2 hour workshop is tailored specifically towards dental professionals e.g. dentists, assistants, hygienists, front staff, technicians. You will learn practical knowledge, tools, and postures to be able to incorporate into your personal life and workflow. This will help reduce burnout, stress, and common physical injuries.

This workshop is beginner friendly. You don’t need to have any experience in yoga or be flexible to do this (flexibility is a practice - the more you practice the more flexible you become). As long as you are capable of breathing and moving, then this workshop is for you!

The first hour will entail a one hour slow and gentle yoga sequence that can be incorporated into your schedule before or after work to improve flexibility, alignment of the body, reduce pain, and promote relaxation.

The second hour will focus on specific tools and techniques to incorporate into dental work flow during breaks that leaves you feeling less fatigued, stressed, and stiff at the end of the work day.

WARNING: may induce feelings of relaxation, rejuvenation, and smiling at the end of this workshop.

HOW DO YOGA AND DENTISTRY RELATE?

As a practicing dentist in Sechelt, British Columbia, Dr. Diana Liu understands first hand the physical and mental demand and exhaustion in the dental field. You are operating micro power tools hunched over or contorted within a field of millimetres within a living, moving, wet dark cave with limited visibility… sometimes belonging to a child who cannot sit still. I am sure you all have your stories.

Eventually after years, poor posture and lack of body maintenance practices may result in illness in our joints, bones, fascia, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles such as sciatica, herniated disc, osteoarthritis, and tendonitis. Many dental professionals have to take time off work or end their career early due to physical ailments mostly musculoskeletal focused (e.g. neck, shoulder, back, hip, wrist, and hand issues) and mental burnout (e.g. fatigue, feeling overwhelmed and overworked, stressed).

This has led to more dentistal professionals seeking out preventative services such as massage and physiotherapy, which are effective tools, but insufficient alone. When combined with daily yoga, it can lead to powerful release of tension and strain, restoring musculoskeletal health.

Analogously, regular professional dental cleanings are effective, but insufficient alone. When combined with regular brushing and flossing can only restore oral health.


DETAILS OF WORKSHOP

Part 1: Home Practice

A one-hour yoga flow that can be practiced at home connecting deep breathing with mindful movement focused on the neck, shoulder, back, wrists, and hips.

Part 2: Work Practice

  • Intricate and technical breakdown of the correct alignment

  • How to integrate movement practices into workflow using the chair, the desk, and the wall

  • Learn how to remain calm and collected in times of stress in the office using specific breathing exercises

Limited to 10 spots for an intimate class with one-on-one attention so please reserve your spot early. Once you have registered, please email Dr. Diana Liu at zentist.ca@gmail.com for confirmation of your attendance, your name, if you have previous experience of yoga, and if there are any previous injuries or limitations for safety in the practice and customization of the workshop.


WHAT TO BRING

Please wear comfortable clothing (e.g. shorts, leggings, track pants), water bottle, blanket, pillow, a yoga mat (if you have one). I will be providing mats, blocks, straps, and chairs.


TEACHING STYLE:
Dr. Diana Liu’s teaching style is influenced by her science and dance background, looking at the functions and technicalities of each pose explored in a playful manner. Accessible poses are explored in-depth with long holds to feel the proper alignment and engagement, which is crucial for beginners. This is facilitated through supportive props (e.g. chairs, walls, blocks, straps), relevant theories and analogies, and hands-on adjustments to guide people safely and effectively. She teaches with care and compassion with a strong focus on deep breathing and meditation leaving you feeling relaxed, loosened, rejuvenated, and with a smile at the end of the class.


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