Self-care and yoga-academic-practice collaboration for occupational health

Workplace Health Saf. 2013 Dec;61(12):510-3. doi: 10.1177/216507991306101202.


High rates of stress and burnout among nurses and other health care providers justify the exploration of innovative interventions designed to reduce stress and promote self-care among this population. A growing body of evidence supports the physical and psychosocial benefits of yoga and suggests the potential for yoga to support self-care and reduce stress among health care providers. This article describes the formation of an academic-practice collaboration to use yoga as a model for occupational health and wellness among nurses employed at a tax-supported urban health system. In addition, recommendations for program sustainability over time are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Occupational Health Nursing*
  • Occupational Health*
  • Self Care*
  • Stress, Psychological / prevention & control*
  • Yoga*