Healthy Back Programme workshop in Leeds
Healthy Back Programme - new ways forward for employers, therapists and people with back pain
During this workshop, Ned and Isabel will guide you through a revolutionary new approach to healing back pain—the Healthy Back Programme: an innovative Dru Yoga workplace wellbeing programme. It has been developed by physiotherapists, osteopaths, GPs and Dru Yoga therapists. In the past year, the Healthy Back Programme has been implemented for staff in four NHS hospitals, two local government authorities and the Merseyside Police.
The Programme has now been researched in three clinical trials and shown to reduce back pain, improve wellbeing and decrease sickness absence days due to back pain and musculoskeletal conditions.
If you are someone who has experienced back pain, you’ll learn a simple and effective daily programme that can keep you pain-free for the rest of your life.
If you are a yoga teacher, you’ll learn how to become part of the ‘healthy back’ network of instructors who are now teaching the Healthy Back Programme in workplaces throughout the UK.
You’ll receive a hand-out illustrating the movements so you can practise it at home.
Dr Ned Hartfiel
Director of the Healthy Back Programme
Ned is a British-trained nurse and yoga researcher with a PhD in Health Economics from Bangor University. It was during his nursing career that Ned first experienced back pain. In response, he started practising Dru Yoga which significantly reduced his back pain and improved his energy levels. After training as a Dru Yoga instructor, Ned introduced Dru Yoga programmes for employees in the NHS, Conwy and Gwynedd County Councils, Merseyside Police, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, Barclays, Santander and other public and private organisations. Ned has published several scientific papers on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Dru Yoga programmes for improving wellbeing, and reducing back pain and stress in workplace settings.
I'd really recommend the Dru Workshops. I feel so revitalised and enthusiastic about life since attending, I definitely want to come to another one soon!
Call back your power and fly!
Dru Yoga has positively changed my life in all areas. I used to have some sort of block, a kind of disconnect with life. Now everything just flows and I can connect with life on a deeper level.