Yoga, Ayurveda, and nursing. Holistic?

  1. Hello holistic healers!

    Just a quick background on me: I've worked in an ER for 3 years, and hold an associates in nursing. I recently decided to pause my pursuit in obtaining a BSN, because I have really felt so torn about the path I should be taking. I have been very unhappy in this field over the last year.
    A few months ago, I started doing yoga, and my life has changed dramatically, and for the better! I also have a newfound interest in Ayurvedic science. I am trying to figure out how to combine yoga and Ayurveda with nursing. To be honest, I'm not even certain this is even a holistic nursing question, but I thought this may be a good place to start. Any advice or words of wisdom are welcome! Thank you!
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    Joined: Jul '17; Posts: 3


  3. by   Elektra6
    I joined the American Holistic Nurses Association for my own interest. They are a wealth of information and offer certification options for AN and BSN nurses.
  4. by   AprilDHoare
    Check out I am not personally familiar with the program, but sounds like what you might be looking for. Good luck with your search!
  5. by   ChristinaG104
    Thank you!
  6. by   Providence60
    Hi! I have come to understand how treating the whole person-not just the symptoms presenting themselves-offers patients better health as well as healing what is troubling them. Where I found formal training in treating the whole person was through the National Institute of WholeHealth which teaches based on a whole person approach to health and healing (A Whole Person Approach to Health and Healing, Whole Health Training | National Institute of Whole Health). Their 5 aspects of whole health include physical, emotional, nutritional, environmental, and spiritual. Even government reimbursements are moving towards focusing on disease prevention and patient education and less on only treating a patient's symptoms. Learning is wonderful, and getting paid to apply that learning to helping people feel and become healthier, even better! The NIWH program is accredited by ICE and their training qualifies you to apply for your own NPI number and billing manual. NIWH is also an approved program provider for the Department of Defense MyCAA program (NIWH Offering Educational Scholarships forMilitary Spouses | National Institute of Whole Health) and offers a Holistic Nurse Certification program as well (Holistic Nursing Model | National Institute of Whole Health). I could go on and on as I have been SO delighted with what I learned and the resources the program offered me both as a student and even after completing the program!
  7. by   ChristinaG104
    I love love love this!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!
  8. by   Providence60
    You're welcome Christina and good luck on following your passion to serve others through nursing and in a manner true for you as a nurse and person!