The Nursing profession has reached a point of dangerous, critical stress.
Our growing YogaNurse Army offer solutions for nurses, nursing and health care organizations.
I’m positively thrilled you are interested in learning more about YogaNursing.
I get numerous emails from nurses every week with questions about how I did it, how it works and how they can integrate YogaNursing into their lives.
YogaNurse® is a pioneer and leader in the field of holistic nursing.
The YogaNurse model of care is aligned with Watson’s Human Caring Nursing Theory, Holistic Medicine, and Yoga Therapy.
As an accredited provider of continuing education for nurses, we are at the forefront of developing and delivering a treatment plan offering safe, simple, proven techniques that anyone can do. This plan is immediately adaptable for practitioners to use for themselves, their patients, or in the vast corporate health care workplace.
YogaNursing supports the integration of mind-body-spirit and traditional medicine with Western Nursing. YogaNursing doesn’t advocate the use of alternative and/or complementary medicine as a substitute for conventional nursing. We support the conscious, careful, consideration of research and benefits of yoga therapy + nursing as a modality to relieve stress, anxiety, pain and suffering. Where appropriate, we integrate these two treatment modalities to create peace, health and wisdom.
What is YogaNursing?
YogaNursing is a revolutionary holistic nursing model of care. brand, and movement in health care, nursing and yoga-founded and created by Annette Tersigni, RN, stress relief, back safety expert and medical yoga therapist. YogaNursing unites the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern science of nursing. Its mission is to train and create a global army of modern nightingales, (and nightinguys) YogaNurses, who will learn and teach the YogaNursing Sacred Remedy— in order to enlighten the ailing health care system and relieve stress, anxiety, pain and suffering for both nurses and their patients.
What prompted you to create this field?
I took a training in Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, in the mid 1990’s with the brilliant Deepak Chopra and David Simon Mds. At that time I was a full time yoga teacher and they inspired me. I thought “Wow! If I became a nurse as well as being a yoga teacher, I could really make a difference in the quality of people’s lives.” Once, while I was still in nursing school teaching a yoga class, one of my students called me the yoga nurse! That‘s when the YogaNurse and the field of YogaNursing was officially created.
A few months before I graduated from nursing, I met Dr. Jean Watson, distinguished nurse creator of the Watson Caring Theory. Her experiential program burst my heart open with a shining confirmation that my vision for YogaNursing was perfectly aligned with her own theory and practice. With inspiration from Deepak Chopra and Jean Watson, It became crystal clear that there was a natural fit between traditional western based nursing knowledge and the ancient eastern science of yoga.
The marriage of therapeutic yoga and nursing offers people the best of both worlds and insures the greatest success in their healing. I am training nurses who want to be leaders in this new movement, and want to diversify their careers, give sacred service and make a difference.
How does therapeutic yoga help people with grave illness?
Therapeutic yoga improves the function of the nervous and immune systems, increases function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, decreases chronic pain, anxiety, depression and so much more. I have cared for numerous patients with cancer, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety and depression to name a few grave illnesses. I have witnessed exciting and often dramatic improvements AND I have an ongoing abundance of raving testimonials; in addition there is now an abundance of clinical evidence provided from the NIH (National Institute of Health).
How can YogaNursing help to alleviate work place stress?
Work related stress, anxiety and depression costs American businesses billions of dollars. YogaNursing helps to decrease work-related stress which leads to improved morale, productivity, decreased absentee-ism, less employee turnover and fewer work place accidents.
What made you switch careers from the Hollywood high life to YogaNursing?
I believe it was destiny. Everything we do in life prepares us for our ultimate role or service. Although I was one of the fortunate ones to make a living in show biz, I felt increasingly empty in my heart and soul and my life took a radical turn. I decided to “leave the business before it left me” and ultimately dedicate my life to caring for others. Hollywood gave me a terrific training ground for my final role as the Yoga Nurse!
How can I get started in YogaNursing? Can I do this too?
AHH. So glad you asked. That’s exactly what I share in my live trainings, online trainings and in my book, The Yoga Nurse’s Story. START by getting the ‘Essentials eCourse. CLICK ME.
Are the trainings you give in person, for example at the Kripalu Yoga Center, a certification in YogaNursing?
No. The live trainings we give at Kripalu and other locations are an INTRO level training. It is a pre-requisite to becoming a Certified YogaNurse® OR, you can take our digital, home study training called ‘YogaNursing Essentials’. Once you have completed our training live in person, OR taken ‘The YogaNursing Essentials”online eCourse, you can apply for certification. ONLY certification authorizes you to use the proprietary trademark and logos, and call yourself a CYN, Certified YogaNurse®.
Is YogaNurse recognized by National Nursing Associations? Nurse Leaders?
Our programs offer NCEs. (nursing continuing ed credits.) In addition, nursing leaders such as Barbara Dossey and Jean Watson support our mission. In addition, ‘Watson Caring Science Institute’ endorses our programs. Dr. Kathleen Sitzman, is on our BOARD OF ADVISORS.
You want to talk to me on the phone to learn more.
I am no longer available for 1 x1 consultations due to the enormous volume of emails requesting personal advice. Again, this is why we have created our eCourses and in person trainings-to give you the answers- all available on this website. If you do have questions, we’re here for you. Simply write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
You want to hire me or one of our CYNs ( as a speaker/presenter, trainer for continuing ed at your nursing college, symposium/convention/retreat.
Love it! We can offer you a variety of programs customized to your needs. We can set up a complementary consult re dates, availability, fees etc. Find out more by clicking on the SPEAKING tab on this website.
Can I teach the YogaNursing Essentials even if I am not a Certified YogaNurse®?
THIS IS A COMMONLY ASKED QUESTION. You can teach the ‘YogaNursing Essentials’ and I encourage you to do so. You understand per legal guidelines you can teach the YogaNursing Essentials but you are NOT PERMITTED to market/call yourself a YogaNurse®- unless you become a CYN- Certified YogaNurse®. ***
So when you market or teach, consider describing yourself as one or more of the following: fitness nurse, wellness nurse, nurse wellness educator, RN wellness specialist, holistic nurse educator, RN-stress relief educator, holistic lifestyle RN…hundreds of nurses ( who are not who have taken the YN Essentials and joined the www.yoganurseacademy.com have used these terms successfully and are teaching the YN Sacred Remedy and proprietary program with integrity in the work place.
You may state on your resume you have taken a training in YogaNursing.
***However, You are NOT permitted to call yourself a YogaNurse®, or a Certified YogaNurse® CYN; you may NOT use any trademarked logos or YogaNurse® images which is strictly prohibited, unless you take our certification training. If you want to get certified, STEP #1 is take the Essentials home study program OR attend one of our live trainings on site- THEN, if you fall in love with YogaNursing, you can apply for certification. Here> https://yoganurse.com/yoga-nursing-certification-program/
We know the YN Essentials will offer you massive value and inspiration and our focus in our simple seated yoga protocol is absolutely for nurses. We are the only training in the world which focuses solely on nurses utilizing yoga as therapy.
YogaNursing is focused on application as an adjunct therapy in patient care, NOT a traditional yoga class where folks get on the floor. We have also found that many of the advanced chair yoga programs are far too difficult for many clients. The YN Essentials are proven, easy and anyone can do them:)
How can I become a CERTIFIED YOGANURSE®?
Step #1. You have to take a LIVE training with me or purchase The YogaNursing Essentials FIRST. (Again, all on my website under trainings.) After you have done one of the above, you send in an application, on the CERTIFED YOGANURSE page on this website.
We set up a 30 minute interview to see if you are a good fit and it feels mutually beneficial.
You want to teach YogaNursing Stress Relief programs to your organization, and are not sure how to approach the decision makers.
All of this is covered in my trainings, online or in person. You will learn exactly what HR wants to hear and how to get a yes and get paid very well for offering stress relief to their employees. See TRAINING tab.
Truly hope this helps you to get clearer on how we can help. I created all of my trainings in order to expand your nursing career horizons and really make a difference in healthcare + create a life you love.
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In loving service,
Annette Tersigni RN
Founder of YogaNursing®