All posts tagged: Kendra Neilsen Myles

‘Practicing Yoga Safely with Joint Hypermobility’ November 15th (Today!) at 02:30 PM EST via ZubiaLive!

Please join us November 15th (Today!) at 02:30 PM EST via ZubiaLive! This live broadcast, ‘Practicing Yoga Safely with Joint Hypermobility’ can be viewed on ZubiaLive using your desktop by going to register for this live seminar, go to – or through the easy iPhone App (not currently available on Android devices). Link to App on iTunes – iPhone users can also interact with the host in real-time. Live broadcasts via Zubia can be public or private — options I was looking for. Today’s broadcast is an impromptu test to try the Zubia Platform. The plan is to keep things simple, see how a live broadcasting via Zubia works for our needs and share a few helpful tips. This will be a simple and short broadcast, discussing tips for practicing yoga safely with hypermobility and some general medical info on hypermobility related disorders, such as EDS & HSD. During the broadcast, you will be able to post questions if using the iPhone App, but not if viewing via computer. That options will be fixed next week. Also, if you …

6th Annual Wego Health Awards – Lifetime Achievement & The Best Kept Secret Award Nominee

Not sure who, but a few very nice people nominated me for the 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards. I was nominated for both the Lifetime Achievement Award and The Best Kept Secret Award – Thank you! A great email to read when you first get up on the morning — even better when you receive a 2nd email with another nomination a few days later. Submissions for additional Health Activist Award nominees ends tomorrow (Friday, July 7th, 2017). After Friday, people will be encouraged to cast votes/support for the finalists once the nomination period ends. There’s still time to submit additional nominations for all categories and for anyone you feel is deserving of a nomination! Maybe a few people! Go to Winners are decided on by the panel of judges based on a variety of factors, including how many supportive votes a nominee has in a specific category. Link to view my Wego Health profile –

Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga for Hypermobility and Chronic Pain with Kendra Neilsen Myles, C.H.E.S., RYT 200

Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga for Hypermobility and Chronic Pain with Kendra Neilsen Myles, C.H.E.S., RYT 200 of EDS Wellness. Full 55-minute class recorded at The Mindfulness Center as part of EDS Wellness’ Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility with Chronic Pain movement and support group program.   Please remember – Participate at your own risk. EDS Wellness, Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS, their affiliates and this YouTube channel, are not liable for injury or issues that may occur as a result of viewing or participating in this recorded video, or other videos freely available on the Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS YouTube channel. Always ask your physician, physical therapist, or another healthcare provider before trying a new exercise, movement, or another program. When in doubt, just watch. These classes are not suitable for everyone. They are also not to be misconstrued as a directive for everyone living with a type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder, or their related conditions or as healthcare advice. Participation in this recorded class or any of our other videos means that you understand and accept EDS Wellness and Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS’ and its …

Pictures from EDS Wellness’ 2nd Mind-Body Class for Hypermobility and Chronic Pain

A few pictures from our 2nd Mind-Body class for Hypermobility today. We discussed wrist, neck and ankle issues, how to practice yoga safely with Hypermobility, proper form in specific poses, things to look for when practicing yoga, the use of props, and finished with a gentle flow yoga practice. Professional pictures by Christina Maldonado Photography    

Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility and Chronic Pain

This 4 class/seminar series on Mind-Body Strategies for hypermobility and chronic pain, and is a collaboration between EDS Wellness and Dr. Deborah Norris with The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, MD. The purpose of this series of 4 classes is based on two principles: 1. Part of the RYS 200 Yoga Instructor Training Program is a Seva requirement. Seva is a series of 4 yoga classes taught by a particular community – free of charge. It’s the community service requirement of the RYS 200 certification. Of course, I picked the hypermobility/EDS community to teach classes to. 2. One of the projects that I’ve been working on for EDS Wellness is a mindfulness for hypermobility program with Dr. Francomano, based on her experience with a study that she conducted years ago. Originally, the Seva component of my yoga instructor training and the project with Dr. Francomano under EDS Wellness were not one in the same. However, as time went on and because of Dr. Norris’ and The Mindfulness Center’s support of Wellapalooza and the work that I …

Wego Health – Health Activist Awards Nominee for Lifetime Achievement Award

The other day, I found out that I was nominated for the Wego Health Lifetime Achievement Health Activist Award. Even though I’m not familiar with this process and how the winners are chosen, it’s an honor to be nominated. Below are a few links to the nominee profile that I was asked to set up, how you can show your support, or nominate someone else. There are several categories for the Health Activist Awards by Wego Health and people can be nominated for more than one category.  My nominee profile page – Link to Wego Health Awards – Who are some of the outstanding Health Activists who enrich the lives of others by sharing their experience, knowledge, and strength? Nominate them for a WEGO Health. Link to submit a new Nomination – Bio: Kendra Neilsen Myles holds a B.S. in Public Health/Health Education from the University of Maryland. Kendra’s public health, health education, and wellness coaching experience includes program development and implementation, as well as working in patient triage and serving as a liaison …

Wellapalooza 2016 3-Day Integrative Wellness Retreat

Wellapalooza 2016 is 3-day integrative wellness retreat in the MD/DC/VA area – we are a different type of medical or wellness conference! We’ve added a few updates to our event schedule and bios on Team Wella 2016. Additional details and answers to questions that we’ve received are explained below. If you do not find the answers you are looking for, please send us an email to Whatever is not included here, will be either posted tomorrow on the Wellapalooza website and Facebook page or sent in an email. Still, if you have additional questions or if I do not include an answer to your question, please send an email. Wellapalooza 2016 Information Wellapalooza 2016 is thrilled to host incredible speakers such as Dr. Clair Francomano — Geneticist & Ehlers-Danlos syndrome specialist, Dr. Larry Afrin – Oncologist/Hematologist — Mast Cell Activation Disorder specialist, Dr. Christine Mohrhaus Hale — Tenet Healthcare, Dr. Deborah Norris, Ph.D. — The Mindfulness Center, and Rebecca Snow – Nutritionist/Herbalist. Additionally, we are holding a Physicians Learning Lunch in conjunction with Wellapalooza …

51 Tips for Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)

Horraay! I cannot explain how excited I am to finally be able to share this awesome project with everyone! For EDS Awareness month we will be giving you a sneak peek each day from our upcoming e-book ’51 Tips for Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)’ – coming soon for EDS Awareness Month!

What first started out as a joint blog post about parenting and having kids with EDS, turned into a 6 month-long project that Sarah Wells (from My Stripy Life) and I have been working on off and on, waiting for the right time to finish and release it. As we continued to work on it, we kept finding more and more to add, and even more information and resources that we wanted to make sure were included in our post – which then turned our joint blog post into a full resource e-book.

The real, no holds barred advice that we wish we knew and we hadn’t had to figure out for ourselves, the stuff that the medical books don’t always tell you!

Stay tuned for more top tips each day and information about how to get a copy of “51 Tips for Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)’ delivered straight to your inbox!


– Sarah & Kendra