In this episode with Fiona Agombar we talk about yoga therapy for fatigue conditions, including CFS/ME, burnout, stress and long-Covid, which Fiona specialises in.
Fiona Agombar is an author, Rest Activist and yoga therapist in the Krishnamacharya Tradition. She originally trained with the Yoga for Health Foundation in 2001 then qualified as a KHYF teacher in 2011 and is accredited as an advanced teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY). She has studied under Bill Feeney, Gill Lloyd, Sarah Ryan, TKV Desikachar and also the Zen teacher Adyashanti. Fiona was a Trustee of Action for ME (major UK charity) for eight years. She was one of the key speakers for Global Yoga Therapy Day in August 2020 on exhaustion, overwhelm and burnout and a speaker at the Wellness After Covid Symposium in May 2021 and in March 2021 she contributed to the advisory meeting for the British Council of Yoga Therapy on guidelines for teaching those with long-Covid.
She runs a successful introductory course for teachers on Burnout, CFS and Long-Covid with Sarah Ryan through Yoga Teachers Forum. She also runs weekly classes online for those with fatigue and has referrals for long-Covid from a major teaching hospital in the UK. Fiona will be teaching the Long Covid module with Nadyne McKie for the Minded Institute’s Yoga Therapy training in 2022. Fiona and Nadyne have also been commissioned to write a book on Long Covid for Singing Dragon books and are part of a steering committee being set up by Westminster University to investigate the benefits of Yoga for Long Covid. Fiona is the author of the book and DVD 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. She is passionate about campaigning to change attitudes to those with fatigue conditions and describes herself as a Feminine Rest Activist.
Connect with Fiona as follows:
Facebook group: Gentle Yoga for Fatigue with Fiona:
She run classes for fatigue twice a week on Zoom payable by donation.
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Visit her website and enjoy free downloads here:
Find Fiona on instagram and YouTube as well.
Enjoy 20% off her book by using the code Energy20 on the Singing Dragon website.
Further reading recommendation following this episode:
Lost Connections by Johann Hari
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