One of the great sessions to come out of the Flexible stream at WellVet Weekend 2019 was presented by Professor Elinor O'Connor, and entitled 'A Vet's work is never done: The importance of after-work recovery for wellbeing'. Elinor is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Professor of Occupational Psychology at the University of Manchester’s Business School. Elinor’s… Continue reading Lessons from WellVet Weekend 2019: The Importance of After-Work Recovery for Wellbeing
Take a deep breath. Inhale steadily through the nose and expand the chest in all directions. Exhale fully through the nose until the chest feels empty. There! Simple, right? Well, unfortunately this apparently simple action can be far from easy when we are stressed, anxious, and finding ourselves in 'fight, flight or freeze' mode. If… Continue reading Build the Breath, Reclaim your Calm
One of the great things about practicing yoga is that regardless of how you are feeling, there is a sequence, or a posture, or a space, for that moment in time. With its endless variety, styles, and education, yoga is there for you regardless of whether you feel strong or vulnerable, happy or sad, energised… Continue reading VetYogi Quiz: Which yoga pose should you do based on your current mood?
Easter weekend can mean lots of things to different people, but to veterinary professionals it can often mean a long weekend on call, or just another weekend without a break. Hopefully you're enjoying the sunshine, a chance to catch up with friends and family, and Easter treats, but if not, allow VetYogi to help you… Continue reading Yoga for the Veterinary Weekend Worker
On Sunday 10th February Sylvie and I will be leading the first yoga and meditation event exclusively for veterinary professionals in NZ, and it is coming around quickly! 'Surgery to Sanctuary' will be a day of yoga classes, yoga and meditation workshops, delicious food, connecting with like-minded colleagues, and relaxation, all in a stunning natural… Continue reading Surgery to Sanctuary: Last chance to book!
With just over two weeks to go we thought you might appreciate a reminder of the awesome day we have planned, so here's the itinerary so you can see for yourselves what we have to offer! Join us to discover how you can build your own personal yoga practice at home, with focus on those… Continue reading What’s in store for Surgery to Sanctuary?
CALLING ALL NEW ZEALAND VETERINARY CLINICS! Look around you; how many colleagues have you seen suffering with problems like stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and burnout? Perhaps you have experienced these symptoms personally; the unfortunate statistics would suggest that most of us have, or worse, at some point in our career. We are not alone. Dr.… Continue reading How could ‘Surgery to Sanctuary’ benefit your staff?