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Please read the information below, including additional details on EDS Wellness upcoming events and important announcements!

A reminder for those coming today and anyone still interested – the Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility and Chronic Pain classes/workshops are being held at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, Md. 

Address for The Mindfulness Center4963 Elm St., Suite 100. Bethesda, MD 20814 (Above the Wells Fargo Bank)

Phone number: 301-986-1090

This series of 4 classes are NO COST and open to the public. 

Registration link (or, download EDS Wellness App on iTunes or Google Play!):

Additional info:


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 to a particular community – free of charge. It’s the community service requirement of the RYS 200 certification. Kendra Neilsen Myles of EDS Wellness picked the hypermobility/EDS community to teach classes to.

2. One of the projects that EDS Wellness has been working on is a mindfulness for hypermobility program. The plan is to also be able to conduct research on the effectiveness of this therapy and program, once it’s been implemented.

Originally, the Seva component of Kendra Neilsen Myles’ yoga instructor training program (YTT) and the project with mindfulness and yoga for hypermobility 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 EDS Wellness does, it made sense to combine efforts. The timing of both projects lined up as well.

Initially, classes will be offered 1x a week on Fridays at 1:30 pm and will last 4 weeks – November 4th – December 2nd, 2016. The hope is that if this series goes well, then EDS Wellness will start offering these classes regularly. EDS Wellness also hopes to be able either broadcast live or provide the video recordings in future.

Class descriptions are below:

Friday, November 4th – Intro to basic principles of mindfulness, yoga, and biology of hypermobility, including a short chair yoga demo (10 mins).

Friday, November 11th – Practicing Yoga safely with Hypermobility – Instruction on positions and modifications with hypermobility, including 20 min gentle flow practice.

Friday, November 18th – Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility – Discussion on Dr. Francomano’s study on mindfulness for hypermobility from NIH and John Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness program, including 30 min meditation/restorative yoga practice.

Friday, December 2nd – Vinyasa Flow for hypermobility and chronic pain – 60 min class. Vinyasa flow yoga for hypermobility and chronic pain is a quicker paced, yet restorative practice. You will be moving the entire class. All levels welcome.

To book your spot, go to [email protected]

And … EDS Wellness has an App!

Go to to download the EDS Wellness app and to book your spot in one or all of our classes! The EDS Wellness App also allows you to make HelpLine appointments and more! (Also available on Google Play!)

The EDS Wellness HelpLine is live! You can schedule 15 minute phone appointments and also send emails to [email protected]. 

Direct link to HelpLine appointment scheduling –