My focus is on using bottom-up therapies to calm the nervous system. Trauma experts agree that calming the nervous system is essential for trauma release, anxiety relief and creating optimal conditions for health.
The fast paced and cluttered world we live in can create chronic anxiety, grief, dis-ease and depression. We are often overwhelmed by the pressures of life and work, yet we push ourselves beyond capacity and then crash. Then we deal with injury, trauma and stress like a battle wound and push through, ignoring our bodies signs to slowdown, until it gives in. It is as if we have forgotten how to love and nurture ourselves and we push all of our energy out into the world - but that energy is grey, it lacks spirit and sparkle. My life's work is to inspire YOU (my tribe) to remember your are WHOLE. At your core is love and this love (that is already within you) is the key to transformation, healing and joy. Read more about how Yoga Therapy can support your healing.
YOGA THERAPY FOR ANXIETY, CHRONIC STRESS AND TRAUMA
The benefits of yoga therapy for anxiety, chronic stress and trauma include:
Regulate their breath to reduce the effects of anxiety
Reduce physical tension and deep held holding patterns
Regulate your nervous system
With on-going practice many students have been able to:
Significantly reduced the effects of anxiety, stress and trauma
Gain a lasting sense of inner peace & calm
Increase confidence and self-empowerment
More easily regulate their mood
YOGA THERAPY FOR GRIEF
How we experience grief is as unique as we are however, the thread that connects us all is that grief is fragmenting. It often feels as is we have lost ourself in our loss, our beliefs and mere existence are questioned, and for many people it feels as if the ground has dropped out from under us.
Grief fundamentally changes our perception of the world and who we are. Yoga Therapy for grief helps re-establish our foundation and re-connect us with ourselves within the new reality of our life.
Yoga is a very healing practice but we don’t aim to “fix” the pain of grief. We cannot remove grief, but we can change our relationship with it and adjust to the new reality of our life.
Yoga Therapy for Grief teaches us to be “in” grief while living a wholehearted and connected life.
I offer group class series for anxiety & trauma, see details below. Stay tuned for Yoga Therapy for grief and loss weekend retreat.
ONE ON ONE SUPPORT (IN PERSON AND ONLINE)
Each Yoga Therapy session is unique based on your needs. One-on-one allows us to focus on the same practices that I teach in group classes and workshops but customized to your unique circumstance. Depending on your goals, we will spend time healing the deeper wounds surrounding your journey and talk about lifestyle choices that may help you grieve and regain vitality . You can read more about Yoga Therapy HERE. Most people who come for one-on-one sessions are looking for personalized care from someone who understands what they're going through and can provide individual support. If this sounds like you I would be honoured to be that support for you.
YOGA THERAPY FOR ANXIETY and TRAUMA 7-class series
This 7-week series is suitable for anyone suffering from Anxiety and Trauma. The classes are 2 hours with 30-minute talk, 45-minute experiential practice, 15-minute guided relaxation, 15-minute wrap-up, reflections and Q&A.
The talks include information about the nervous system, breathing and the mind-body connection. They are designed to empower participants with knowledge about physiological experiences that occur under stress. My goal is also to normalize what participants are experiencing in their body.
The practice is quite different from a normal yoga class. Practices are carefully selected based on the individuals in the group, best practices for anxiety and trauma, and with modifications for structural limitations. Time is given during each practice to observe and build proprioceptive awareness. After each practice participants are encouraged to observe their energy, subtler physiological awareness, thoughts and emotions.
I’m very aware that being in a group and especially group sharing can be triggering for many so a lot of care is taken to make sure participants feel comfortable and safe in the space and class. I always meet on the phone before the class series to explain the class and provide information about what to expect and understand any concerns the participants might have.