Chronic Fatigue and Long Covid Workshop

Yoga Therapy for Chronic Fatigue & Long Covid Workshop

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Date: Fri 24 Sept 2021

Time: 1030-1230 BST. (UK Time)

Cost:  £30

Praise for Fiona's training "Yoga Therapy for Chronic Fatigue, Burnout & Long Covid" with YTF:

" was perfect pace and love this way of learning"

Samantha Patchell, Attendee March 2021

"A very enjoyable and informative course. I learned a lot and found it really interesting. I will definitely be able to use the knowledge and techniques for myself and for clients."

Emma Taylor, Attendee March 2021





Workshop Outline:

In this new CPD introductory training on yoga techniques for long-Covid, you will learn what Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can teach us about recovery from long-Covid (long-haulers). Fiona Agombar, author of Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been working with those with Long Covid since April 2020. This two-hour workshop comprises of an interview with breathing expert and yoga therapist Nadyne McKie who has had Long-Covid and who teaches for the Minded Institute on this topic. The discussion will include examples of suitable breathing techniques and precautions when teaching.  This will be followed by a practice with Fiona.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Some breathing practices: what works and what to avoid.
  • A little around the science behind Long Covid.
  • How we can positively impact people experiencing Long covid with certain yoga tools.
  • How post-exertion fatigue impacts on the way yoga is delivered. 
  • The samskaras of our society and the impact on healing for those with chronic illnesses. The need for proper rest and convalescence. 
  • What we have learned about ME/CFS through mistakes that have been made in the last 20 years and how this can help post-viral conditions.

I have loved every minute of the Yoga Therapy for CFS, Burnout & Long Covid course. The information delivered was incredibly good, providing a really good basis of understanding of the topic. The two tutors of Fiona and Sarah were incredible. Their delivery, pace and wealth of knowledge in this area is spot on. Each session went incredibly quickly and I feel well equipped to help my students who are suffering from CFS as well as those to come who may be showing signs of burnout and stress.

Karen Wilson, Attendee March 2021

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Fiona Agombar

About the facilitator - Fiona Agombar

Fiona Agombar is a yoga therapist and teacher in the Krishnamacharya Tradition and is accredited as an advanced teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga. She originally trained with the Yoga for Health Foundation in 2001. She has studied under Bill Feeney, Gill Lloyd, Sarah Ryan, TKV Desikachar, his son Dr Kausthub Desikachar and Adyashanti. She specialises in teaching yoga for fatigue conditions, including CFS/ME, burnout, stress and long-Covid. She set up teacher-training modules on stress and fatigue for Yoga Campus, which she ran for several years together with CPD days for the BWY. She was one of the key speakers for Global Yoga Therapy Day in August 2020 on exhaustion, overwhelm and burnout.  She now teaches online for those with fatigue and other health conditions. Fiona is the author of the books Beat Fatigue with Yoga (Cherry Red Books) and Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, (Singing Dragon). Fiona has Lyme disease which she manages with yoga.