Yoga Therapy & Counselling Workshop
Incorporating neuroscience, with empirically supported yoga therapy and psychotherapy techniques to support our health and wellness. The workshop format allows us dedicated time to learn techniques and put them into practice in a supportive, safe, and caring environment. The supportive group environment provides a caring, compassionate space to connect and not feel alone in mental or physical suffering. Workshops will include a combination of trauma-informed Yoga therapy and Counselling techniques including gentle movement, mindfulness-based self-compassion, meditation, visualization, cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation techniques, self-massage/tapping, hand mudras, Yoga Nidra, mantra's, breathing techniques, journalling, self-reflection, art and expressive therapy techniques.
Workshops are for everyone! No previous experience needed.
Workshop #1: Brain & Stress Sunday March 5th 2023 3-6pm
Dealing with stress, feelings of overwhelm, emotional swings or outbursts, burnout, insomnia, anxiety or fatigue? Learn strategies to build awareness of your body and mind, learn how to adapt with stress,and use the awareness to develop skills to help get grounded through up or down-regulating the nervous system to help support managing the stress response and building internal resilience and healthy coping strategies.
Workshop #2: Brain & Chronic Pain Sunday April 16th 2023 3-6pm
Workshop #3: Brain & Mental Health Sunday May 14th 2023 3-6pm
Joint Freeing Series
Join Kerry for a Yoga Therapy practice of the Joint Freeing Series (JFS) designed by Mukunda Stiles. The progressive Joint Freeing Series helps loosen stiff joints and tight muscle groups using simple, gentle, and specific movements. The Joint Freeing Series is for everyone, and especially helpful to those with chronic pain, arthritis (osteoarthritis), and physical stiffness from over/underuse injuries. The Joint Freeing Series helps your body learn new pathways and patterns of movement that with regular use can help increase mobility, flexibility, and reduce stiffness and pain in the joints. The series includes movements for the ankles, knees, hips, lower/upper spine, neck, shoulders, and wrists. No previous experience needed to attend the workshop. All movements can be done on a mat and/chair and modifications will be provided. Each participant will receive a JFS handout.
Brain & Stress: A Yoga Therapy Approach
This workshop series will combine counselling and yoga therapy with neuroscience to learn and understand how the brain and nervous system respond to stress and how we can empower ourselves to help manage the stress response.
In this workshop, we will learn the basics of neuroscience and how to apply the knowledge to our own experience. You will develop skills of self-assessment with the Stress Bell-Curve, and explore the benefits and buffers of stress and develop an awareness of our own stress response. We will practice and learn about the benefits of yoga therapy for managing stress as we develop greater self-awareness, connection and ease.
You can expect a Yoga Therapy practice including meditation, mantras, visualizations, breath work, guided relaxation, and mindful movement combined with education and time for self-reflection.
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