SDM – TTC Launched

Stop Diabetes Movement – Teachers Training Course

Stop Diabetes Movement

Stop Diabetes Movement

Stop Diabetes Movement has a nationwide recognition and reaching thousands of people across the country. Keeping the long term sustainability of the project in mind, we have started to train the local yoga instructors in proximity to the areas were SDM camps are being conducted. This facilitates the participants of the SDM camp to continue their practice of yoga over a long period. The formal training would be starting in Parbhani, Maharashtra were around 25 of the yoga instructors are to be trained to specialize in the exclusive IAYT module for diabetes. Many such ‘Trainers training’ programs are to be conducted at our Prashanthi Kutiram campus and also in different parts of the country in the future.

SDM is looking forward to expand in the rural parts of the country as well, made possible through partnerships with Gramothan foundation (AYUSHGRAM project) and Karuna trust. A team from VYASA visited DB kuppe district earlier in the month of May to get in touch with the local community and build rapport. Apart from conducting SDM camps, the team would be involved in health education, yoga for women and yoga for children. There would be regular yoga classes happening for children.

Meanwhile, the SDM camps continued to happen with its usual enthusiasm, this time at the Tarachand Hospital, Pune with 102 participants. A very good response and positive feedbacks from the participants made it possible for the confirmation of yet another SDM camp at the same venue, in the near future. Dates are to be announced soon and if you are a trained yoga practitioner and alumni of S-VYASA residing in Pune, knowing the special techniques practiced in S-VYASA, kindly get in touch with us and you could be a part of this nationwide movement with additional training as well.

Not only in Pune, camps are to be conducted in Hubli (probably in June), Ichalkaranji (June 16th-25th), Aurangabad (Sep 6th -17th) and 3 camps in Bengaluru (June 28th – Aug 6th) in the near future and if you are in any of these localities or any other part of the country, kindly get in touch with us.

Stop Diabetes Movement is planning to conduct more such training programs in Prashanthi campus, from beginning of June. These would be one week intensive training programs starting on 1st of every month, aimed at equipping the yoga instructors with the much needed knowledge to teach yoga for people with diabetes and also to conduct SDM camps more effectively.

Diabetes Research:
Gestational and periconceptional periods are more prone to get epigenetic modifications. Consumption of foods rich in folic acid, betaine, choline Vitamin B6 and B12 would help in reducing the risk of epigenetic modifications and familial diabetes (Vliet-Ostaptchouk et al., 2012)

Contact Details regarding SDM Camps:

  • Mr. Anilkumar G, Joint Co-ordinator, anilg.sdm@svyasa.org | +91 94834 67443
  • Dr.Venugopal V, Asst. Director, Stop Diabetes Movement, dr.venu@svyasa.org | +91 94492 23830

For more see latest issue of Yoga Sudha – June, 2014