Gym memberships, diets, meditation; the New Year is a time where many of us are searching for a new way of living.
Adrianne Vangool wants to shows her patients and readers a gentler route to recovery. (Susan Hallman)
Adrianne Vangool has dedicated her life and practice to healing others and in her new book The Journey of Self-Care to We-Care the physical therapist and yoga therapist takes a holistic approach.
“I wanted to speak to the emotional and the physical experience. To treat the whole person and share techniques that have worked for me and my patients.”
“The whole idea of being human is we are not just one thing. We don’t heal in silos, we don’t heal only one part of us,” says Vangool. “Any injury or trauma, it affects the whole person. I wanted to speak to the emotional and the physical experience. To treat the whole person and share techniques that have worked for me and my patients.”
Vangool is no stranger to life’s pressures. She’s an accomplished athlete at the University of Saskatchewan with Huskie Basketball and a champion pole vaulter with the Huskie Track & Field program. After graduation, Vangool went on to found her own practice in physiotherapy mindfulness, and yoga and built Vangool Wellness in Saskatoon. Her book draws on the clinical experiences of her patients and opens up about Vangool’s own struggles and how she overcame them.
“There’s always more you can do to find regulation, productivity and vibrancy in your life.”
“We often think about health as the absence of disease,” Vangool explains. “We’ve all been stretched over the last few years. There’s always more you can do to find regulation, productivity and vibrancy in your life. It’s a process of coming home for me, helping people remember who they are and reclaiming parts that have been dormant.”
Harnessing the power of yoga and meditation, physiotherapy techniques, and her own poetry, Vangool’s book is a roadmap to holistic wellness with the ultimate goal of healing trauma, managing pain and building empathy for others. For Vangool, this is simply about paying forward the knowledge, kindness and support she received when she was struggling.
“I was lucky enough to have people supporting me, helping me move through it,” says Vangool. “I wanted to offer a guide for anyone looking for a calm in a storm, someone without that personal guide. This book can be it.”
Adrianne Vangool will be sharing the book & techniques at the following events:
1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Ivy Yoga House
6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
For all the details follow this link.