Cost: $60 for series or $25 drop-in
Ages: 17 or older*
[*for teens please see our How to Manage Anxiety & Stress workshop on 3/3!*]
Each week we will emphasize certain topics for a more in-depth look at the tools available for emotional well-being.
Day 1 topics (3/17): Breath-work, Mantras, Intro to Meditation
Day 2 topics (3/24): Yoga (no experience necessary), Aromatherapy, more meditation
Day 3 topics (3/31): More breath work, discussion on alternative coping tools, resources for more info, restorative yoga practice, discussion on daily routine
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
Are you experiencing feelings of unease, anxiety, stress or sadness?
More and more people are enduring some or all of these symptoms. At a certain time in my life, I developed a debilitating case of depression coupled with anxiety. My mind raced constantly causing me to be unable to sleep despite being mentally and physically exhausted. I felt as if I had a permanent blockage in my chest preventing me from taking a full breath. I began to feel hopeless and started to have serious harmful thoughts. I felt this way for the next two years. Day in and day out.
As a nurse, I was able to recognize that I was experiencing anxiety and depression but could not find anything that was helpful to ease my burden. Then I found yoga.
Shortly after beginning asana practice I began to feel better. It did not happen overnight, but the tightness in my chest began to loosen. For the first time in years I was able to breathe and for the first time in my life I began to really know my body and explore the connection it has with my breath and my mind. In short, yoga saved my life.
Now I want to offer you some of the tools that helped me on my journey. In this workshop, you will discover how certain yoga poses can help bring you a feeling of ease. You will receive meditation and breathing practices that you can utilize for healing. We will discuss other tools beneficial for bringing a sense of peace and calmness to your day. You will leave the class feeling less alone and less fearful and more empowered, connected and seen.
Questions? email: firstname.lastname@example.org