EDS Wellness' Class Reminder - October 24th, 2017
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EDS Wellness' Week of October 24th, 2017 Class & Event Update
Yoga for Chronic Pain - Held Each Thursday & Our "Just 5 Minutes" Classes Begin Again Soon!
Yoga for Chronic Pain today from 1:15-2:15pm at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, MD.

About Our Yoga for Chronic Pain Class: 

Yoga for Chronic Pain is a Hatha combined with slow Vinyasa Flow practice that is both gentle and restorative. A focus on mind-body and lifestyle strategies such as corrective exercise, natural movement, nutrition and stress management are incorporated. This class includes a gentle flow practice to strengthen the core and loose joints while relieving stiffness and tension.  All mobility levels welcome!

Register to Join Us Today!

Our 'Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility with Chronic Pain' support group - held from 2:15pm-3:30(ish) the 2nd Thursday of each month, directly after our Yoga for Chronic Pain Class. Next time we meet is in November. 

About Our 'Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility with Chronic Pain' Support Group & Research Program Initiative: 

This mindfulness and movement-focused program is part of an ongoing initiative to learn, discuss, research and incorporate mind-body strategies in an integrative healthcare program for individuals living with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) with chronic pain, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS). Our Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility with Chronic Pain program focuses on three elements principle components - gentle yoga (movement/yoga portion of this program is listed separately as 'Yoga for Chronic Pain,') meditation, and monthly group meetings. Participants will be expected to utilize the principles learned and discussed in monthly group meetings, and apply them to their daily lives at home while keeping a journal of their progress. Our monthly group meetings will discuss experiences over the previous month, challenges, triumphs, and will include support group discussion and meditation. A research project and online program are also being developed. Details will be announced soon.

Registration for this program is required through The Mindfulness Center's website. Or, go here to register. 

Message from Kendra:

EDS Wellness was founded on the desire to help the broader hypermobility related disorders community learn ways to live well - NOW. We want hope and a brighter future for our children. And we want to know how we CAN help ourselves and that we DO have some control in this life-long, often unpredictable journey. EDS Wellness is only here because of you -- our community -- the one we personally live in and have chosen to professionally entrench ourselves in as well. We continue to be humbled by the consistent support & encouragement received from our nonprofit collaborative partners - the Hypermobility Syndromes Association based in the UKThe International Pain Foundation, The Mindfulness Center and several others.

Thank you to everyone who has filled out our 6 question survey. We've loved reading the responses and feedback. If anyone is interested in submitting feedback, please do. As always, nothing is set in stone. We are always open to feedback and trying to learn ways to help our community best. Additionally, thank you to those who donated to EDS Wellness through Facebook's "Donate Your Birthday" Fundraising Campaign. I was completely surprised and honored to see the notifications that EDS Wellness will receive $180 in donations from several amazing, generous, caring and supportive friends. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. $180 covers EDS Wellness' insurance policies for another month - a cost that is imperative for us to operate as a reputable nonprofit and do the work we do.

Most importantly, we can't thank those who participated with us in the #AmericaRuns5k fundraiser enough! And as always, thank you to Charity Footprints for being an amazing organization to partner with. We raised $287.00 for a deserving individual or family (possibly more than one) in our community was has been impacted by one of the recent hurricanes. Additional details on this fundraiser will be shared soon.

If you have questions, please email

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What people are saying: 

"My daughter has been suffering from POTS and hEDS for 10 years. Although we contacted and visited many doctors and tried a variety of therapies over the years, no one knew how to help my daughter. It doesn't even come close to say how frustrated I was. Fortunately, I met Kendra at her booth with information on EDS Wellness; this moment was a turning point where we found help and hope! I cannot write enough about how Kendra and EDS Wellness has transformed my life, my daughter's life, and the lives of so many others. EDS Wellness is about treating the whole person. In addition to maintaining a website that encompasses so much pertinent information as well as numerous links for help, Kendra has run several amazing conferences (like Wellapalooza) for both doctors and patients. Since there is such a variety of medical issues that patients need to deal with, these conferences focus on mind and body wellness, integrative medicine, and various approaches to deal with chronic pain and other issues. This is an exceptional organization that I highly recommend to everyone!"

Gentle Hatha Yoga for Chronic Pain with KNMyles Class 5 (30 Mins)

Video Recordings from classes, workshops and conferences/retreats are all available on the Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS YouTube Channel. Click to subscribe!

Video recordings from Wellapalooza 2017 & our 2017 Physicians Learning Conference will be shared on EDS Wellness' new e-learning platform - launching soon!
Take Our Super Quick 6 Question Feedback Survey!
Nominated for 4 Wego Health Awards! Thank you!
I Want To Help Support EDS Wellness!

Donations are critical.

To learn about the various ways you can help support EDS Wellness, such as scholarships/sponsorships for patients, please visit Donations. If you would like to donate directly to EDS Wellness'go here. Interested Sponsors/Vendors/Partners can learn more by clicking here

All donations are 100% tax-deductible per 501(c)(3) nonprofit regulations.

 Address for correspondence or to send donation checks:

7717 Maryknoll Ct. 
Bethesda, MD 20817 USA
Phone: 240-687-779

EIN/Tax ID: 81-1592109

EDS Wellness' business documents can be found here.
EDS Wellness, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting health education, integrative healthcare, and wellness strategies for living well with hypermobility-related syndromes, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD), and comorbid multisystem conditions, through print and digital resources, such professional and patient-specific programs, seminars, webinars, conferences, and tax-exempt services.

EDS Wellness provides evidence-based research, education, and support various movement, nutrition, and mind-body strategies by collaborating with healthcare providers and like-minded organizations, to help restore function, improve the quality of life and overall well-being of individuals living with chronic, complex, and multisystemic conditions.

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