First SDM Camp in USA

Los Angeles: The first SDM camp for United States of America was conducted at Sanatan Dharma Temple, Norwalk, California between 8th -16th March 2014. Dr H R Nagendra visited Los Angeles in January and gave a series of talks on SDM motivating public to initiate lifestyle changes with the support of yoga therapy. With his blessings Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Los Angeles effectively organized the camp with the support of Dr. Amritanshu Ram & Dr. Nidhi Ram, visiting from SVYASA, Bangalore. An SDM teacher training was conducted for interested YIC certified alumni over the weekend.

A total of 12 participants registered for the camp. Sessions were arranged in the evening during the weekdays and morning for the weekend. Two sessions were dedicated to theory of diabetes and understanding yogic concepts. Participants gave positive feedback after the camp and many people showed motivation and interest to continue the practice. Following this, review sessions were arranged every Saturday morning for all camp participants.

Below are the results after 20 hour supervised sessions indicating individual and group average changes over time for fasting blood sugar.

More camps are advertised and arranged for Brea and Buena Park, which are in Southern California, with the support of Bhartiya Seva Sangh and Gayatri Chetna Centre respectively. Also, another SDM camp is being organized in Simi Valley with the support of Yoga Bharti.

For more… see latest issue of Yoga Sudha – May, 2014