University Health Plans Moving Online: My Yoga Online Unveils New Wellness Program

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Latest polls reveal major North American universities are following the advent of preventative healthcare taking precedence across Canada and the US. SFU, U of Iowa, McMaster and York have all signed up with The University Wellness Program provided by My Yoga Online. Students and staff have instant, online access to health and wellness videos custom-tailored to meet their concerns.

My Yoga Online University Wellness

What's so great about this program

Just in time for back-to-school, My Yoga Online, the global mind-body health and wellness resource, is proud to announce the launch of The University Program. Simon Fraser University, The University of Iowa, McMaster University, and York University are already on-board. A buzz is generating across the North American educational system, as more universities follow the advent of preventative healthcare taking precedence across Canada and the US by signing on to the My Yoga Online University Wellness Initiative.

"What's so great about this program," says My Yoga Director of Business Development Michelle Trantina, "is that it addresses the key student and staff health concerns really effectively and efficiently. Time-strapped students and staff get instant access to health and wellness videos that address their specific concerns. They get healthier, on their schedule, on their time, in the way that suits them best." A 2008 Report on Post-Secondary Institutions as Healthy Settings, by the Canadian Council on Learning, revealed that the top three student health concerns are: mental health, including anxiety and depression, sleep deprivation, and stress. Addictions and poor nutrition were also noted. BusinessWeek Magazine reported in 2008 that business schools at the University of Chicago, MIT, Harvard and Northwestern had all instituted yoga initiatives.

In response to these concerns, My Yoga Online's University Program offers customized video programming that universities can access on their own websites. Students and staff can use the programming from home, at school, or anywhere with internet access. Each tailored program offers related health and wellness videos by top yoga, Pilates, and meditation instructors, plus nutritional experts, and more.

For more information visit My Yoga Online's University Program.

Michelle Burtnyk, a recent Health Promotion Specialist at SFU, has this to say: "The videos have been extremely popular. According to the number of hits to the page, it's one of our most popular on-line resources. We felt it was important to offer these videos, in addition to other resources and services, in an effort to decrease back pain and stress in the entire SFU community."

My Yoga Online is a global resource for mind-body health and wellness and holistic living. They offer hundreds of yoga, Pilates, and meditation videos and expert information on workplace wellness, green living, expert health advice, a Q&A forum with professionals, and more. My Yoga provides health and wellness content and distribution to major airlines, universities, and media providers such as Tivo, York University, the University of Iowa, and Air Canada. For more information visit or call 1-888-488-3877.

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