Yoga for Interpreters
Yoga has become quite popular these days. But what is it? And should you be doing it? In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the history or background of yoga, the roots of yoga and the beneﬁts the practice of yoga can bring to an interpreter on and off the job. The practice of yoga cultivates strength and ﬂexibility in both body and mind allowing the interpreter longevity in the ﬁeld due to the physical demands of the job as well as mental clarity and recovery to aid in the mental demands of the job. Interpreters job requires you to be thinking of others' needs, the practice of yoga is way to integrate self-care into your life on a daily basis so you are more fortiﬁed for and present in your daily life and work. Using my own personal experience as well as colleagues, this workshop will focus on common ailments (aches and pains) suffered by interpreters due to the demands of our job. You will have a chance to ask direct questions to me before the workshop and during so that I can address your needs to the best of my ability.
Jen Kagan is a RID certified terp, Certified Iyengar Instructor and a certified member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She owes her interpreter childhood to the Bay Area and then transferred to grow up fast and furiously in New York City. In 2011, she made a move to San Miguel de Allende the heart of Mexico. She lives, teaches and mentors teachers as well as workshops and retreats all over Mexico. www.jenkagan.net. She taught yoga to her colleagues while working as a video relay interpreter. This workshop is an extension of that work and comes from a deep desire to help her fellow terps physically and mentally with the application of yoga. She hopes some of you who practice will gain deeper insight and those who never thought yoga was for them will find this an accessible portal for better health.